Welcome to the P&A, UAW Local 1979 Web Site. The purpose of this page is to keep the members of the Wayne State University Professional and Administrative Union informed and connected. Feel free to visit the page and send us an e-mail, or just keep up on the latest Union news.



How long is this shameful situation with elevators going to go on?
How long can WSU Administration delay, drag, divert, and
mismanage fixing elevators on campus?

In 2019, there were over 150 calls to WSU police to help people
stuck on campus elevators!

That is practically one person trapped
in an elevator every other day!

Elevators don’t regularly work in key buildings, parking structures,
and student housing.

We are tired of the Administration doing “studies”, “assessments”,
and “evaluations” for the last 4 years. The Administration’s handling
of this issue is unacceptable.

We’ve had enough! We want the elevators fixed. NOW.

Use the hashtag:  #FixTheElevators and/or send your experiences through this google form.   


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Snowpile at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Snowpile program! Snowpile offers families admitted on the date of the event the opportunity to come to a special holiday space our staff create for them and choose gifts for all the children in their family. This amazing event is the highlight of our holiday season and impacts many, many patients and families, helping to create special memories during a special time of year.
Individuals or groups can help by following these recommendations when donating gifts.
Please keep in mind:

 SAFETY is the most important consideration when selecting items
 NO USED ITEMS PLEASE. We only accept new toys, games, books, and stuffed animals
 Violent games and books, toy guns, swords, and projectile toys are not accepted
 Please refrain from including drones, slime kits/items, candy, food, glow items or chalk of any kind
 Please refrain from donating items which contain specific religious or political themes
 Due to safety recalls, please avoid dollar store items
 Arts & craft materials must have the non-toxic seal (AP, CP, health label Non-Toxic)
 Crayons (including those in art kits) must be Crayola or Rose Art brands
 Some children are sensitive to natural rubber latex, please:
 Buy only specific name brands whenever possible
 Do not donate items known to contain natural rubber latex including, but not limited to, rubber balloons, Koosh
balls, rubber stamps, rubber balls, rubber erasers, paddles with rubber balls attached, etc.

 Leave gifts unwrapped as it will allow caregivers to see what their gifts options are when choosing items for their child
 Grouping like items together in your donation at drop off is very helpful! For example, all Lego sets together, all infant
toys together, etc.
 Please note that secondary to a variety of hospital policies, donors are not able to directly hand out or provide
donations to patients and families. Rather, our staff will ensure the items are utilized for the benefit of patients and
families during the Snowpile event and beyond.

Suggested Items for Donation
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INFANT-TODDLER (newborn to 2 years)
Bouncy seats and swings
Crib gyms
Fisher Price crib attachments and mobiles
Infant SoundSpa/sound machines
Infant mirrors (no glass, must be shatterproof)
Oball rattles and balls
Teething toys and sippy cups
Bathtub toys
Mr./Mrs. Potato Head
Interactive light/sound/push button toys

Fisher Price ring stack toy
Fisher Price shape sorters
Push and pull toys
Fisher Price xylophone and other play instruments
Play telephones
Tonka/Little Tykes first trucks & cars
Lego Duplo My First Bricks sets
My First Crayola art sets
Simple wooden puzzles

PRESCHOOL (3 to 5 years)
Lego Duplo blocks
Fisher Price doctor play kits
Fisher Price Little People & play sets
Beginner board games: Memory, UNO Moo, Chutes and
Ladders, CandyLand, Zingo, etc.
Beginner puzzles
Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars & play sets
Play-Doh & accessories

Play food sets
Baby dolls
My First Crayola art sets
Crayola Color Wonder art sets
Wikki Sticks art sets
Squigz toys
Mega Blocks sets

SCHOOL – AGE (6 to 10 years)
Superhero action figures
Craft kits
Basic science/STEM kits
Board games: Connect Four, Sorry, Guess Who, Trouble,
Monopoly , Headbandz, Jenga, Apples to Apples Jr., etc.

Card games: Uno, Phase 10, Skip Bo, Spot it, regular card
Video games: rated E for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars & play sets
Lego sets

PRE-TEEN AND TEEN (11 years and up)
Bead/jewelry kits
Craft kits
Sketch pads & art supplies
Adult coloring books and colored pencils
Board games – Monopoly, Battleship, Blokus, Rummikub,
Yahtzee, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Life, etc.
Card games—Uno, Phase 10, Skip-Bo, regular card decks
Videogames: rated up to E 10+ for PlayStation 4 and Xbox

Lego sets
Model/Science Kits
Nail, hair, and body care sets, makeup palettes
Fuzzy socks, PJ pants
Travel bottles/cups/mugs (plastic and aluminum only)

“Where’s Waldo?” or “Look and Find” Books
Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V)
Books (infant through young adult)
Crayola crayons, markers, & colored pencils

DVDs (rated G, PG, & PG-13)
Sound machines and white noise machines
Journals & pens
Nerf basketballs/footballs

Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Bigby
Barnes & Noble

Best Buy


All Monetary donations should be directed to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Child Life Toy Fund
for the purchasing of toys.


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2019 Candidate Endorsements

Macomb County Endorsements

Oakland County Endorsements

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What Has The Union Done For Me?

Ever hear that question?

  • Job Security ________________________Article 1,3
  • Representation_______________________Article 1
  • Grievance Procedure __________________Article 8,13
  • Promotional Opportunities______________Article 15, 16
  • Job Classifications____________________Article 1, 57
  • Relief Periods_______________________Article 33
  • Uniform Pay Scale____________________Article 57
  • Guaranteed Wage Increases______________Article 1
  • Overtime Pay________________________Article 25
  • Shift Premiums ______________________Article 25
  • Paid Holidays________________________Article 47
  • Paid Vacations_______________________Article 49
  • Paid AP Days ________________________Article 45
  • Jury Duty Pay________________________Article 46
  • Bereavement Pay______________________Article 45
  • Military Duty Pay______________________Article 40,41
  • Paid Holiday Closure____________________Article 48
  • Illness Benefits________________________Article 44
  • Long Term Disability Benefits______________Article 52
  • 37.5 Hour Work Week___________________Article 33
  • Severance Pay________________________Article 30
  • Prescription Drugs _____________________Article 50
  • Family Dental Care_____________________Article 51
  • Family Vision Care_____________________Article 50
  • Tuition Benefits_______________________Article 55
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New Website!

Celebrating the holidays - 2010 - photo by Syed Ali

P&A Has a new and improved web site!

The new site will feature:

  • latest calendar of events
  • union news
  • “how to” videos
  • benefit information
  • …and much more.

We even have a new photo gallery!  So…please come back and check our uaw1979.org often!


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