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.

What Standing Committees Do?

What Standing Committees Do?

An effective standing committee is a motivated, energetic and innovative group of members who can apply their abilities to their areas of interest. Standing committees work in cooperation with their local union executive board. They identify topics ,programs and issues that are important to the membership, the community, the local union, the international union and labor movement as a whole. They develop plans and proposals for activities and , when approved by the local union executive board, carry out those plans. Standing committees report out at membership meetings on the progress of their activities and future plans

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General Election Results


Results of March 15, 2016 General Election:

President (1)

Michelle Burns:  37 votes

Rosalind Willis: * 54 votes


Bargaining Team (5)

Don Foshey:   41 votes

Sophia Johnson-Parks: 47 votes

Michelle Burns: 43 votes

Gary Morris:   *61 votes

Rosalind Willis:   *58 votes

Brenda Mansfield: *50 votes

Dawn Waltz:  *49 votes

Charles Plater:   *67 votes


Totals include: Limited Absentee, Main and Medical Campus.

 92 ballots casted

Thank you to all the members who voted,
Election Committee,

Nawana Lawson
Richard Buboltz


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Delta Dental

As a result of the Fact Finder’s decision in May 2015 effective on or about March 20, 2016 the dental insurance premium 20 % co-share cost will begin. This means that the members will pay 20% of the cost of the dental insurance premium. The figures below are the total cost, the university’s share and our share.

We are responsible for the Employee Biweekly Cost.

The figures for this change are as follows:


Delta Dental – 20% Employee Cost Share (March 2016) 12 Month Employees

  Total Biweekly Cost  University Biweekly Cost  Employee Biweekly Cost 
Single  16.88 13.50 3.38
Two Person  31.39 25.11 6.28
Family 56.48 45.19 11.30


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Director’s Scholarship

Attention P&A Members!

UAW Region 1 Director’s Scholarship is available!
Who is eligible?

1. Children and grandchildren of Region 1 members; applicants must be dependents of the UAW member listed on the application.
2. High school seniors who will graduate mid-year of 2016 and begin college in the fall of 2016, or who are already in college.
3. Employees or spouses are not eligible
4. Previous winners of the scholarship are not eligible

The application form is available on the UAW Region 1 website under the tab “Community Caring” and also available at the Union office!

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2016 Election- Duties of Local Union Officers

UAW Constitution 2014-Article 40

Section 1. -President

Section 2. Vice President 

Section 3. Recording Secretary 

Section 4-10. Financial Secretary

Section 11. Treasurer

Section 12. Trustees

Section 13. Sergeant-at-arms

Section 14 & 15. Guide

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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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Dues Increase

“The dues increase passed by the International UAW in June 2014 and scheduled for November 1, 2014 was delayed due to technical issues. The increase  is  one half hour per month so the dues will be 2 and one half hours per month  and that deduction will begin with the check of January 28, 2015 and is NOT retroactive.”

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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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