Welcome back Union Brothers and Sisters!
It is my hope all of you enjoyed your union bargained for time away from the plant, and spent time with your friends and families over the recent holidays. Personally, I’m thankful that our union has bargained for us to secure us paid time off.
Solidarity. As we are approaching our 2019 Negotiations between the UAW and GM, let’s not forget to take a moment and thank our bargainers, who will soon be spending their time away from their families to negotiate on our behalf. We must remember to continue to fight for right to bargain in today’s national climate. Our National Bargaining Committee looks out for our best interests, for both active members, and retired, and for that, we are grateful. We are all in this together.
UAW Local 602 is soon hosting our Annual Taste of Black History Program Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3pm at our Union Hall. A flyer for this event can be downloaded at www.local602.org. UAW Local 602 is proud to continue to offer programs like this to the 602 membership, our friends and families, and our surrounding communities. I hope to see you there.
Congratulations to Local 602’s 2019-2021 Election Committee. UAW Local 602 is privileged to have an election committee whose integrity speaks for itself, and members who honor their vital roles in our election process. All election notices are posted on the Local 602 website, Union hall, LDT Plant, and in this publication.
I’d like to encourage you all to check your labels as we are getting into St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and Easter (April 21). Did you know that $100 spent at a local market saves jobs and boosts local tax revenue? Something to consider as we head into spring, the big-box stores don’t offer that kind of reciprocation to a community. Did you also know that American-made & Union-made products have a higher standard they must pass compared to foreign-made products? American-made & union-made consumed items are safer, less expensive, and using our union dollars to support our neighbor, family, and friends proves to provide better in the long run.
Bill Reed, President
UAW Local 602