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If you’re a new member of the UAW, the New Member issue of Solidarity magazine will help give you a better understanding of how our organization f

UAW Local 3047 is looking for ways to provide more information to everyone .  One of the ways we are doing this is through a local monthly Newsletter which should be delivered through this website

*ALL MONTHLY UNION MEETINGS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AS WE ENTER INTO CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS.  PLEASE WATCH THE BOARDS IN YOUR RESPECTIVE AREAS FOR POSTINGS REGARDING ANY UPCOMING MEETING DATES,*

The Big 3 Special Issue of Solidarity Magazine is now online! You can download it here, and share it with fellow UAW members.

We are excited to bring you the latest edition of this historic publication. Solidarity Magazine has long been a wonderful tool to inform UAW members of all the happenings going on, not only in our union, but across the labor movement.

In this issue:

With the vacancy created by the retirement of UAW Vice President and Director of the Ford Department Gerald Kariem, the UAW International Executive Board has unanimously elected UAW Region 1A Director Chuck Browning, 57, to fill the remainder of Kariem’s term, which ends in June 2022. Browning will officially assume his new role on July 1, 2021.

Detroit -- With the vacancy created by the election of Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry to the office of president upon the retirement of Rory L. Gamble, the UAW International Executive Board has unanimously elected UAW Region 1 Director Frank Stuglin, 61, to serve as Secretary-Treasurer. His term officially begins on July 1, 2021 and ends in June 2022 at the 38th Constitutional Convention.

Detroit - UAW President Rory L. Gamble informed staff at noon today that he has notified the UAW International Executive Board (IEB) that he will retire at the end of June. He will serve through June 30, 2021.

Under the UAW Constitution, the IEB will elect a successor to serve the remainder of the term through June 2022.

Juneteenth is an annual celebration on June 19 marking the end of slavery in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in 1863, freedom would not come for many enslaved African Americans until years later. On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers brought news of the Civil War’s end to Galveston bringing with them freedom for the 250,000 people enslaved in Texas. Juneteenth was made an official U.S. federal holiday yesterday.

By Rory L. Gamble CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS BELONG TO US ALL Look around your world these days. People are celebrating the diversity of who they are; what makes us all unique, wonderful people. For UAW members in the workplace and at home we live in a time when prejudices are no longer being tolerated, whether it is racial, ethnic, or sexual identity. We find ourselves living in a time where equality in the workplace and in our communities is valued more than it ever has.