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Temporary Layoff at the Lansing Grand River Facility 

Click HERE for a message to the members from UAW Local 652 President Benjamin Frantz. 

Click HERE for employment opportunities at UAW Local 652's Avancez Unit.  

Now an International event, Earth Day has been celebrated since April 22, 1970 and its origins are here in the United States. In fact, this annual celebration wouldn’t exist without legendary UAW leader Walter Reuther.

Detroit — I watched in horror last week and this weekend, along with the rest of our nation, as the headlines rolled in once again with reports of bloodshed, terror, tragedy and senseless loss of lives. America woke up Friday morning to the news of a mass shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana that took the lives of eight innocent people and injured several others. By the end of this weekend, at least nine more people had been killed in shootings across the country — in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nebraska and Louisiana.

More lives lost to gun violence.

While no piece of legislation is perfect upon introduction, it is the job of our legislature to hold discussion and make amendments to get things done.  Below is some information on what the Pro Act is, and what it can do.  Our "friends" at the Chamber of Commerce have already began running ads with the intent of discrediting the Act and causing confusion.  Please contact your legislators and ask them to support the Pro Act.  Click for FAQ or

In this issue’s cover story, some UAW members outline what they say they would like to see President Biden tackle early in his term.

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The UAW Retiree Medical Trust has sent out dependent verification requests to approximately 1/3 of all the members of the Medical Trust. The trust is wanting to make sure they are not paying insurance premiums for those that may have passed away or are no longer dependents. Keeping their costs in line helps them to keep premium costs low for the retirees and to increase benefits. Many retirees have called wanting to know if this correspondence is legitimate or a scam. It is legitimate!

Detroit - On behalf of the UAW and all my sisters and brothers, I want to extend our sympathies and prayers on this tragic day to the families of the 10 victims in Boulder, Colorado, shot dead in yet another senseless and unimaginable act of gun violence. This horrific incident comes just days after the shootings in Atlanta, Georgia claimed eight innocent victims.

Detroit -- On behalf of the entire UAW and all my brothers and sisters, I want to extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the families of the victims of Tuesday’s horrific shootings in Atlanta and our prayers for the recovery of the young man who is currently fighting for his life in an Atlanta hospital.