“Thanksgiving” is a series of articles submitted by UAW Local 848 members and posted on the website for the purpose of uplifting our members in this time of struggle. This series is intended to be posted from November 26, 2014 until January 2, 2015.
The first installment of a series of "Thanksgiving" articles.
The wheels of justice can turn slowly in labor law cases. Read more >>>
An article in the November 9, 2014 Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning News talks about the Jefferson faciltiy, brings up part of its historic past, and sheds a bit of light into the future. Read more >>>
Results from the November 4, 2014 Special Election Runoff. Read more >>>
Results from the October 28, 2014 Special Election. Read more >>>
Arbitration Update - October 24, 2014
Final briefs were submitted by both parties to the arbitrator on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. We are hoping to have an answer within 45 days, as this is the time period in which most arbitrations are settled. We will let you know when we learn the outcome of this very important judgement.
Information for Members on Layoff
To remain a UAW Local 848 member in good standing after being laid off, the following steps must be adhered to:
• Within the last ten (10) days of the first six (6) months of being laid off, you must submit a letter to the Financial Secretary of Local 848 requesting to remain in good standing.
• To remain in good standing, a similar letter must be delivered in person or sent via certified or registered mail within the last ten (10) days of each successive month.
• In other words, your letter must be received within the last ten (10) days of the month before the month you wish to remain in good standing.
• The letter should contain the following information:
o Request to remain in good standing
o Phone Number
o Clock Number
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and your desire to remain a member in good standing with Local 848.
UAW Local 848
Triumph Contract Negotiations
Check for updates on the Triumph Negotiations under the "2013 Contract Negotiations" category here!
UAW 848 Leadership
President, James Ducker
1st Vice President, Chase Buie
2nd Vice President, Anthony Esparza
Recording Secretary, Kimberly Thomas
Financial Secretary, Jeffery Benge
Trustee, Eddie Conway
Trustee, Claude Cooper
Trustee, Keith Patterson
Sergeant-at-Arms, Ricky Reed
Guide, Erica Rogers
Retiree President, Gene Lantz
Chairperson, Fernando Argumaniz
Committeeperson (Zone 2), Dana Hamilton
Steward (District 20), Kenny Nimmo
Committeeperson (Zone 7), Phil Alley
Steward (District 76), Shannon Moore
Committeeperson (Zone 8), Terry Brooks
Steward (District 80), Brian Caldwell
Chairperson, Kyle Dubberke
Committeeperson (Zone 1), Frankie McIntire
Steward (District 10), Lorenzo Taylor
Committeeperson (Zone 2), David Sartor
Steward (District 20), Robert Wilson
Chairperson, David Berrera
Committeeperson (Zone 1), Carlos Estrada
Committeeperson (Zone 2), Ken Lovelace
Steward (Districts 1-4), Ray Besherse
Information to all UAW Local 848 members regarding the passing of a union dues increase at the UAW Constitutional Convention. Read more >>>
Learn how to update your address with the Local here. Read more >>>
Click here for a list of Union-Made Vehicles and Tires. Read more >>>
Retiree Leroy Hudgens explains why he volunteered to increase his retiree dues. Read more >>>
Listen to Retirees, Learn History
Listen to Retirees, Learn History
by Gene Lantz
Fidel Conde was one of about 500 Mexican Americans brought from the Valley to LTV while Lyndon Johnson was President. Many of them, and their descendants, made aircraft parts there for the rest of their careers.
For a video interview with Fidel Conde, click on http://youtu.be/2p6IqebYG2A.
Without Labor Unions You Would Not Have...
- Weekends without work
- All breaks at work, including your lunch break
- Paid vacation
- Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
- Sick Leave
- Social Security
- Minimum Wage
- Civil Rights Act / Title VII (Prohibits discrimination in hiring)
- An 8-hour work day
- A 40-hour work week
- Overtime pay
- Child labor laws
- Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
- Worker’s Compensation
- Unemployment Insurance
- Workplace safety standards and regulations
- Employer health care insurance
- Employer dental, life, and vision insurance
- Collective bargaining rights for employees
- Wrongful termination laws
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- Whistleblower protection laws
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) – Prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
- Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
- Compensation increases and evaluations
- Sexual harassment laws
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Holiday pay
- Privacy rights
- Pregnancy and parental leave
- Military leave
- The right to strike
- Public education for children
- Equal Pay Acts of 1963 and 2011 – Requires employers to pay men and women equally for the same work
- Laws ending sweat shops in the United States
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Local 848 celebrates 70 years!
"Veteran" designation available on Texas driver license. Read more >>>