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The observance of Juneteenth is recognition of a profound milestone in our nation’s history.

A culture of belonging and caring for each other starts with each one of us.

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.

Former UAW Vice President Richard Shoemaker passed away Friday March 12 at the age of 81. Shoemaker served as UAW Vice President for three terms including an assignment overseeing the UAW General Motors Department.

Shoemaker, born on October 6, 1939, joined the UAW in 1957 right out of high school when he began working at Deere & Co. Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois where his father worked.

Updated 05/03/2021  Click HERE for Strike Vote Notice

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Taking strong and decisive measures to end the pandemic and create a pathway for a speedy, equitable and sustained economic recovery, President Biden and Congress have made major strides toward protecting the health and safety of the American people.

The new law provides direct payments to struggling American taxpayers and extends weekly unemployment benefits for families in need through Labor Day and makes a substantial portion of aid from last year tax-free.