Local 898-- serving the Ford Rawsonville Plant


Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:00 p.m. – 2 a.m.

UAW Region 1A

9650 S. Telegraph

Taylor, MI  48180

Must be age 21 or over

Tickets:  $10 in Advance

$15 at the Door

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UAW President Dennis Williams Explains Next Steps for Ratification of Tentative Agreement with FCA US LLC

See the full press conference announcing a Tentative Agreement with FCA US LLC from Tuesday 9/15

Watch the Q&A with officials from the UAW and FCA US LLC including UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell

In a message to UAW members at Ford earlier today, UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles released the following statement:
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UAW and FCA US LLC extend contract on hour-by-hour basis

From a statement posted to the UAW’s Facebook page:

****Negotiations Update****

The UAW and FCA US LLC announced this evening that they have extended the existing collective bargaining agreement on an hour by hour basis as 2015 bargaining continues.

In a message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and the 2015 UAW-GM National Negotiating Team, the UAW confirmed that they had extended this year’s contract deadline with General Motors. The full statement as it appeared on the UAW’s Facebook page:

Detroit – The UAW this afternoon announced that FCA US LLC will be the lead target in Big Three auto talks. Read more >>>

Teamsters President Hoffa Pledges Solidarity with UAW Members

In remarks at the Detroit Labor Day Parade today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa pledged solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract negotiations with the Big Three: Ford, Chrysler and GM.

“I know you haven’t picked a target yet, but it’s one of those three,” Hoffa said. “If the UAW goes on strike, I make a pledge on behalf of the 1.4 million Teamster members – we will honor your picket lines. We will walk with you every day. The Teamsters and the UAW are together. They aren’t going to haul those cars if we’re there.”

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UAW 898 Cilvil Rights and Human Rights Committee member, Alfrieda Wade, shares what she learned at Selma, Alabama, about the fight for voting rights and the importance of voting -- for all Americans. Read more >>>

By John Blair. What really happened when Wal-Mart raised the starting pay to $10 per hour. Read more >>>

Former 898 Benefits Rep John Blair is fighting liver cancer now. He intends to win that fight! Read more >>>


UAW Local 898 is hoping to get your feedback on our Member Opinion Survey. Please take the time to complete the survey by April 14, 2015. Please follow the link below or print the attached survey and return it to one of the Executive Board Members:



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Director Rory L. Gamble gets the Special Bargaining Convention 2015 underway with an introduction of the color guard, and the UAW Region 1A choir. It is an amazing display of representatives from Region 1A! 

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Results from Triennial Election held April 3-4, 2014

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