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P&A, UAW Local 1979 Members, 

There will be a nomination meeting held on June 22, 2017 at 12:00noon in room 384, Student Center Building. 

The nomination meeting will begin the nomination process to fill vacant positions: Trustee (1) Financial Secretary (1) 

Also, the date for election and run- off election (if necessary) will be selected. 


Members must show id.  

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Job Duties of Vacant Positions

Financial Secretary

Section 4.   It shall be the duty of the Financial Secretary to receive all dues, initiation fees, readmission fees, and all other income of the Local Union for any fund from any source and to give official receipts for same, as provided in this Constitution. Financial Secretaries of Local Unions having a check-off arrangement shall issue one (1) receipt for the check received from the company, and otherwise use the procedure outlined above for any other income No receipt shall be issued to individual members unless the company does not show on the check stub or pay envelope the amount of the deduction and the reason therefore.

Section 5.   Th e Financial Secretary shall write all checks drawn on the Local Union funds and report in writing every month at a regular meeting of the Local Union giving the amount of monies received and paid out during the previous calendar month, divided as between the various income and expenditure classifications, and the remaining balances in the fund accounts of the Local Union.


Section 6.  Th e Financial Secretary shall deposit all collections either with the Treasurer, taking a receipt therefore, or in such banks as Local Union Trustees may direct, with advice to the Treasurer as to the amount so deposited.  

Section 7.  Th e Financial Secretary shall by the 20th of each month, submit a monthly per capita tax to the International Secretary-Treasurer in accordance with Article 16, Section 6.  S/He shall receive applications for membership and notify the candidates of their election or rejection. S/He shall assist the International Union in seeing that all members receive the official publication regularly when eligible, provide each member with an official receipt for all monies paid and make available to each member a copy of the International Constitution and bylaws of the Local Union. Union membership cards and/or dues buttons may be issued at the option of the Local Union.

Section  8.  Th e Financial Secretary shall furnish the International Secretary-Treasurer, through the Local Union Information System (LUIS), with the names and addresses of all the officers of the Local Union. S/He shall keep a record of all members initiated, suspended, expelled or deceased, transfers in and out and reinstatements, during her/his term of office and notify the International Secretary Treasurer of same, by updating the Local Union’s membership records in the Local Union Information System (LUIS), and shall perform such other duties as the bylaws prescribe or the Local Union may direct. Th ere shall be maintained by the Financial Secretary a complete record of all active members of the Local Union. Th is record shall have the date of initiation, the date and cause of suspension or expulsion, the date of reinstatement, together with the date of death, home address and such other matters as may be deemed necessary to keep a record of the continuous membership of a member of the Local Union.

 The Financial Secretary shall not make said record of all active members (membership list) available to anyone except pursuant to the provisions of Article 37, Section 9 of this Constitution.

Section 9.  Th e Financial Secretary shall keep an inventory of all records and property of the Local Union, the same to contain, when possible, date of purchase and amount paid for each article. S/He shall notify all members in arrears of the amount of their indebtedness and turn over her/his books to the Trustees for audit and approval when called to do so. S/He shall, on the demand of the International Secretary-Treasurer, produce her/his books for examination and audit and shall comply with the provisions of this Constitution.

Section 10.  Should it be proven that any Local Union Financial Secretary has willfully and intentionally failed to report monthly the full membership of her/his Local Union to the International Secretary-Treasurer; or should it be proven that any Local Union President, Treasurer and/or Financial Secretary willfully and intentionally refuses to sign a check to send in the full amount of per capita tax on the same number of members who have paid dues to the Local Union, the Local Union may be suspended from all privileges and benefits until the deficiency is made good and the officer or officers responsible for such failure shall not be allowed to again hold office in the organization for a period of two (2) years.


Section 12. Th e Trustees shall have general supervision over all funds and property of the Local Union. They shall audit or cause to be audited by a Certified Public Accountant selected by the Local Union Executive Board, the records of the Financial Officers of the Local Union semiannually as provided herein, using the Trustee Audit Form found on the Local Union Information System (LUIS), a copy of which shall be forwarded to the International Secretary-Treasurer immediately thereafter. It shall also be their duty to see that the Financial Officers of the Local Union are bonded in conformity with the laws of the International Union. Th e Trustees shall see that all funds shall be deposited in a bank subject to an order signed by the President and Treasurer and/or Financial Secretary. In Local Unions where safety deposit boxes are used, the Trustees shall see that the signatures of the President, Treasurer and one (1) of the Trustees are required before admittance to the safety deposit box is permitted. In the event the books are not received for audit within fifteen (15) days after the end of each six-month period, the Chairperson of the Trustees shall make a report to the next meeting of the Local Union for action.



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Labor Note Training

Detroit labor Notes Classes are now available!
Classes : Secrets of A successful Organizer
Saturday, June 24, 2017
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Workshops  ( Choose of two free Classes)
All are welcome to these free classes! Email jane@labornotes.org with any questions.

1. Using Social Media to Organize, with Ashley Secord and Phil Bianco of UFCW Local 876. Learn how to cultivate and moderate an online space, and integrate social media into your campaign and as an everyday tool for union members.


2. Turning an Issue into a Campaign, based on the popular book Secrets of a Successful Organizer. Everybody has complaints, but an organizer has the skills to turn problems into opportunities. Learn how to sort out the issues you hear from co-workers, recognize the ones that have organizing potential, and bring people together to make an escalating plan to solve the problem.

Please register in advance at www.labornotes.org/events/2017/detroit-labor-notes-traing

Come at 9:30 to sign in. Classes will start promptly. There is no charge.

University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd,. north of Michigan Ave., across from Fairlane Town Center mall
Social Sciences Building, Rooms 2165 and 2196. North end of campus.
Park free in Visitor Parking on the 3rd floor of the Monteith Parking Structure (MPS).

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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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Speical Election Results

Results of June 13, 2017 Special Election:

Member-at-Large (1)

Angela Moore:  *9 votes

Felicia Smith:  *35 votes

Damont Bellinger:  *4 votes

Totals include: Main and Medical Campus.

 48 ballots casted

Thank you to all the members who voted,
Election Committee





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



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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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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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