The Veterans Poker Run and Party is still on Saturday August 2, 2014. This will be an excused day off, IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP and PAID prior to 3:00pm Thursday July 31, 2014.
Education Committee Scholarship Scramble Entries are be accepted NOW!
The UAW Local 2209 Scholarship Scramble Golf outing is Sunday Augest 10th, 2014. This year it will be held at Timber Ridge Golf Club in Bluffton, Indiana. This is a 4 person scramble, $65 per person or $260 per team. Meal and A drink are included. Registration will be between 9:15am to 9:45 am on Sunday. THIS WILL BE A SHOTGUN Start at 10:00am. You can fill out your entry form by clicking here, ENTRY FORM Any questions Contact Adam Clark or Jon Wren.
MARION, Ind. -
A formal investigation into a Tuesday chemical explosion at the General Motors Stamping Plant in Grant County begins at 7 a.m. today.
The incident killed one worker and injured eight others.
GM workers say they felt the danger first - a shaking boom, from an explosion in the northwest corner of Marion's 2.7 million square-foot stamping plant.
"I didn't think nothing of it and then the sirens went off, which usually means someone got hurt," said GM employee Rhonda Colburn. "But when they told us to evacuate the building, we were all like something's going on."
Emergency crews say the explosion and subsequent chemical spill involved chlorine dioxide, which can be dangerous to the skin or if inhaled.
"Those are really the main precautions - eyes, skin, mucus membranes or inhalation," explained Marion Fire Chief Paul David.
Estrada, 45, is a veteran member of the union’s board, working from her vice president role to organize union efforts at supplier plants and in the public sector. She has been appointed as the union’s top negotiator and as the leader of the UAW’s General Motors Department, which pits her against GM’s CEO Mary Barra. She is the first appointement coming from the new UAW president Dennis Williams, elected last week during the union’s triennial convention.
From The Detroit Free Press
By Brent Snavely
UAW delegates approved a dues increase today for the first time since 1967, after a long, emotional debate.
Over two hours, 20 delegates spoke forcefully for the proposal and 20 spoke out against it, challenging UAW leadership’s fiscal management. The vote was taken by a show of hands and easily passed with several hundred delegates on the convention floor.
Vermont is the latest state to approve a minimum wage hike.
The state's lawmakers passed a bill Saturday that raises the minimum wage in phases from $8.73 to $10.50 by 2018.Gov. Peter Shumlin is expected to sign the bill, his office confirmed.
TIPTON – It was described as a collective exhale after years of uncertainty, an opportunity to reflect on the efforts to bring manufacturing jobs back to Tipton and simply as “party time” from others.
“Finally,” was all Tipton Mayor Don Havens could muster to open his speech as Chrysler officially dedicated its new Tipton Transmission Plant Tuesday, celebrating its title as the global hub for the production of the fuel-efficient nine-speed transmission.
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