UAW Local 598 Members News

LOC Members Elect Their First CHAIRPERSON and ALTERNATE

Congratulations to Brother Jason Buczak and Sister Takeisha Hillard

Local 598 President Ryan Buchalski performs the swearing-in of LOC Chairperson Jason Buczak and Alternate Takeisha Hillard.


Congratulations to Brother Jason Buczak and Sister Takeisha Hillard 

Jason was elected to the Chair/Committeeperson position, and Takeisha was elected Alternate Committeeperson.  The elections took place on March 17th, and the LOC membership now has
its first Bargaining Unit at Flint Assembly.  A special thanks to the Election Committee for their commitment
to ensuring confidence and integrity were present throughout.  Thank you to everyone who took an
interest in your Local Union and ran for a position, and also to the LOC membership for taking the time to exercise your right to vote.

Detroit - On behalf of the UAW and all my sisters and brothers, I want to extend our sympathies and prayers on this tragic day to the families of the 10 victims in Boulder, Colorad

Detroit -- On behalf of the entire UAW and all my brothers and sisters, I want to extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the families of the victims of Tuesday’s horrific s

Former UAW Vice President Richard Shoemaker passed away Friday March 12 at the age of 81.

The 2020 Presidential Election is just weeks away. Never has your vote been more important. Why? Because the progress unions have made over the last decades to build a strong middle class and enable working people to retire in dignity is systematically being whittled away. Let’s take a hard look at how the working men and women of the United States have fared in the last few years.

“UAW members and our nation need Senate leadership to take pause this close to a presidential election and let whoever is rightfully elected to be president in November nominate the next Supreme Court Justice.

Tune in to the first 2020 presidential debate this Tuesday at 9 p.m.ET! Check your local TV listings to find out where to view it or stream the debate on C-SPAN's Youtube channel:

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DETROIT - “By committing $71 million in investments at the Toledo Transmission Plant and Defiance Casting Plant, General Motors is demonstrating its commitment to the long history and quality craftsmanship of UAW members. These investments create job security for UAW GM members, their families and the Toledo and Defiance communities.”

On Tuesday, September 29, Senator Elizabeth Warren will host a pre-debate virtual rally with union members from across the Great Lakes State. Senator Warren will discuss what is at stake for labor and working families this November -- including protections for people with pre-existing conditions -- and encourage union members to mobilize their networks to help elect Joe Biden.

What a sad day for our nation and for all those who stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Ruth Bader Ginsburg blazed a trail for civil rights and women’s rights and the sanctity of our constitution in her 27 years as a Supreme Court Justice. No words can do real justice to her contributions to the highest court in the land and her contributions to our nation. To this courageous champion of women’s rights and worker’s rights and equality for all.

TOLEDO - UAW elected delegates in Ohio and Indiana met today to fill the vacancy of the Regional Director - a position with a seat on the UAW International Executive Board and elected Wayne Blanchard to fill the remainder of the term which ends in June 2022.

The UAW Constitutional procedure made accommodations for Ohio and Indiana social distancing guidelines by conducting meetings at five locations connected remotely. Region 2B has had a vacancy since the resignation of Rich Rankin earlier this summer.

“We are proud today to announce for our Ford UAW members and our nation that Ford is building this new plant to assemble the truck of the future -- a battery electric Ford F-150. Where once the Mustang changed America, UAW members will now build the truck that will change America -- Built Ford Tough by UAW members.”