UAW Local 4911 will be hosting a picnic for our members and their families on Saturday, August 4th at Patriarche Park in East Lansing in lieu of having an Appreciation Day on the Sparrow campus. It is with deepest gratitude that we show our appreciation to our members as we stand together in these challenging times of economic uncertainty. More information regarding the details of our picnic will be announced as plans develop.
As many of you know, our contract expires this year on November 30th and the
Bargaining/Negotiation team will enter into contract negotiations later this year. I hope everyone capitalized on the opportunity to make your voice heard by submitting your completed Bargaining survey and Recreational Event survey which was mailed to your home address.
Our union displays solidarity by standing together during negotiations to protect our interests. Never before has it been so vitally important for us to join the rank and file to protect our collective bargaining rights. We must continue our fight for a living wage, affordable healthcare, vacations, benefits, a safe and healthy work environment, etc. It may also be a great learning opportunity for you to teach your family and children the history of unions and the battle we strive to continue today for economic fairness for all.
Please take an interest in what is happening during collective bargaining as well as on the legislative front with upcoming elections. If you don’t think you want to get involved for yourself, then do it for your children or your grandchildren. If you don’t, you may find them on your doorstep one day wanting to come home to live with you because they may not be able to afford to live on their own.