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 RETIREE MEETING
MONDAY OCTOBER 9
11:00 am UNION HALL
Tanner, ALABAMA

 Local 2195 retirees collected $600 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey at their meeting on September 11, 2017. At this month’s meeting those in attendance took a collection for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. “We always want to help, and the victims of Hurricane Harvey are definitely in a situation where they need our help,” states Local 2195 Retiree Chair Chuck McDonald. “The UAW has a long history of coming to the aid of those in need and this was no different.”

 Retiree Meeting Scheduled  For September 11, 2017 Is Still On.

Freedom to Join Unions Can Fix This Rigged Economy

Across the country, Americans are working longer hours for less money and fewer benefits, despite being more productive than ever. No matter how hard we work, many are finding it more and more difficult to get by and provide for their families. All the while, a handful of CEOs and those who are already rich have seen their salaries and wealth skyrocket.
This is not by accident.

 Labor Day 2017

Big corporations, politicians and wealthy interests have rigged our economy and our politics against working people for decades. They have robbed Americans of the freedom to earn a decent living, have work-life balance, take a loved one to the doctor or attend a parent-teacher conference without fear of losing their job, and retire with dignity.

DETROIT, MICH. – The UAW International Executive Board (IEB) on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for the release of unjustly charged and imprisoned trade unionists in South Korea, including President Han Sang-gyun of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and KCTU General Secretary, Lee Young-joo. Specifically, the resolution calls on the Government of the Republic of Korea to “rescind all sentences and drop all charges against trade unionists that are related to peaceful protest, including those against President Han and General Secretary Lee...” Read more >>>

UAW President: My Union Suffered Some Setbacks, Here's What We're Doing About Them

 The UAW has a proud history in the south with more than 55,000 active members and 60,000 retirees. Last year alone more than 1,323 workers in the south voted to join the UAW, including Volkswagen workers in Tennessee who came back after a defeat in 2014 and voted to join us. The reason for their support is clear: the UAW delivers for our members.

Read more on www.freep.com >>>

 Film: Atticus v. The Architect: The Political Assassination of Don Siegelman
Govenor Siegelman and the Director will be there for a Q and A after the film, as well as at the VIP reception prior to the film screening.
Film begins at 7pm
VIP Reception at 5:45
Adult Tickets $10+ fees
VIP Tickets (VIP Reception and 1 drink ticket) $35+ fees in advance and $45+ fees at the door.

 Senate Republicans have abandoned their efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and instead are planning to vote this week on a full repeal of the ACA. Non-partisan experts have concluded that 32 million Americans will lose health care due to this bill, with roughly 18 million losing health care next year, including 3 million who would lose their employer-provided insurance. Senate Republicans plan of full repeal will also raise individual premiums by 25% in 2018 and double them in 10 years. And a return of the Medicare Part D donut hole means retirees and seniors will be left paying more for health care and prescription drugs. Reply CALL now or dial 1-318-300-1249 to be connected to your Senator's office, tell them you're a voter in their state, where you live, and that you want them to VOTE NO on repealing the Affordable Care Act!

 Retiree Meeting: Monday, May 8, 2017
Local 2195 Union Hall
Tanner, AL
Meeting: 11:00 am

  RETIREE MEETING
Monday April,10 at 11:00am
Local 2195 Union Hall
Tanner, AL

 The Ryan Health Care Bill puts retirement at risk by making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers

Canton, Miss. – Earlier this month, top executives at Nissan North America received a letter from supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), a coalition of civil rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates who support Nissan employees’ efforts to form a union…

Read the full article on detroitnews.com >>>

 Retiree Meeting
March 13, 2017
Monday 11:00 am
Local 2195 Union Hall
20564 Sandy Rd, Tanner, AL
256-353-7893

  Retiree Meeting
Monday February 13
11:00 A. M.
Local 2195 Union Hall
Sandy Road Tanner, Al
256-353-7893

  Retiree Meeting
January 9, 2017
11:00 am
Union Hall
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and looking forward to the new year. It is difficult to write 2017 since 2016 went by so fast. As we get older it seems that time truly flies. The said part is as time passes it seems to take too many of our friends and relatives with it. 2016 was no exception we lost forty some of our Retiree Members lets hope and pray that 2017 will be a better year.

  Retiree Meeting
Monday December 12, 11:00 am
Location: Local 2195 Union Hall
20564 Sandy Rd.
Tanner AL

To anyone who has ever spent time with UAW members, it’s no secret that we take pride in the work that we do and the products that we build. When you see that something is UAW-made, you know you’re getting something that was crafted with skilled labor. Read more >>>

  RETIREE MEETING MONDAY November 14
11: 00 am
LOCAL 2195 RETIREE UNION HALL
20564 SANDY RD
TANNER, AL
256-353-7893

UAW CARS (USA)

Buick LaCrosse

Buick Verano

Cadillac ATS

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CT6

Chevrolet Bolt (electric)

Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Cruze*

Chevrolet Cruze (diesel)

Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Sonic*

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September 12, 2016
Retiree Meeting
Local 2195
Tanner, AL

  Honoring All Workers on Labor Day

Once again we prepare for the Labor Day weekend. Picnics, cookouts, and football help to celebrate the last hurray of summer. Over the course of time, the real reason for Labor Day has been lost to recreational pursuits, but we should always remember that Labor Day is the one day of the year set aside to recognize America’s workers. After all, it is America’s workers that built this great nation- not the robber barons and vulture capitalists on Wall Street.

 The BCBSM Mobile App Has Arrived!
By downloading the app, members can manage their Blue Cross or Blue Care Network Coverage on the move.

 Benefit Changes for 2017
This is the new benefits changes for 2017:

 Retiree Meeting
May 9, 2016
11:00 am

Local 2195 Retiree Union Hall

 Workers Memorial Day 2016: Dedicating Ourselves Anew

By UAW Region 8 Webmaster John Davis

On April 28, 2016, Workers Memorial Day will once again be observed. This day has been set aside to remember workers who died on the job since 1970. The AFL-CIO organized the event after the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. Each year on April 28, labor pauses to remember those who died on the job in the past year.

  Retiree Meeting
February 8, 2016
11:00 am
Local 2195 Retiree Union Hall
Sandy Lane, Tanner, AL

  RETIREE MEETING
Monday January 11, 2016
11:00 am
Local 2195 Union Hall
20564 Sandy RD, Tanner, AL 35671
256-353-7893

 Thanksgiving Message from UAW Region 8 Director Ray Curry

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner - a time of reflection and taking stock in the blessings in our lives. With the events of the past few days, it is easy to get depressed with the terrorist attacks in Paris. Our sense of security is shaken every time one of these attacks occurs and rightly so. It is important to remember that with all the problems we have, the United States is still the greatest nation on Earth.

Retiree Meeting
November 9 at 11:00 am
at the Union Hall Local 2195.

 Why Can’t Every Day Be Like Labor Day

It is the first Monday in September. You slip out of bed while the family sleeps in. You reach in the closet and grab your “Union First Shirt” and your local union cap. Driving to the union hall you notice a nip in the air as Fall lies just around the corner.

Pulling into the parking lot at the union hall you jump out and start helping with the last minute decorating of the Labor Day Parade float. The parade begins and you walk alongside the float waving at the sparse crowd. Later standing in the crowd, you clap as the last Democrat in your state legislature gives a speech about the importance of raising the minimum wage. Heading back home, you switch shirts, grab your “born to grill” apron and spend the rest of the day stuffing yourself on ribs and potato salad. The plight of the poor bothers you as you watch football on your big screen TV and head off to bed.

  August 28, 2015
Local 2195 Retiree Members:
I trust that everyone receiving this info has enjoyed their summer. As most are aware our last Retiree meeting was in June and our regular meetings will start back on September 14 at our regular starting time 11:00 am.

 June Retiree Meeting

Monday June. 08, 2015

11:00AM-1:00PM

Local 2195 Hall

 

 Food Stamps & Steak and Seafood: Fact from Fiction

By John Davis Local 2195 Webmaster and LUCA Advisory Council Chair

In February, Missouri State Rep. Rick Brattin introduced a bill to prohibit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients from using their benefits to buy "cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood, or steak." Brattin’s bill seems unlikely to go anywhere, but the conservative media outlets are having a field day using the idea to demonize citizens unlucky enough to qualify for food stamps.

Remembering Selma Fifty Years Later
By UAW Region 8 Webmaster and LUCA Advisory Council Chair John Davis

On March 7 and 8, 2015, thousands of people descended upon Selma, Alabama to observe the 50th anniversary of an important event from the Civil Rights movement that has become known as “Bloody Sunday.” The event was marked with politicians, Civil Rights leaders, celebrities and activist coming together to remember the event from half a century ago. News networks from around the world attended the event with recounts of the day’s events being featured on TV, print and internet around the globe. However, fifty years ago the actual event was much different.

 50th Anniversary of the Selma March Planned for March 07, 2015

GM confirms electric vehicle to be built in Orion Township

CHICAGO – General Motors will build an electric vehicle based on the Chevrolet Bolt concept that will be sold in all 50 states. It will be built at the Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Alan Batey, president of GM North America, announced today in a speech to open the 2015 Chicago Auto Show... Read More >>>

(Washington DC/Paris/Tokyo) Nissan Motor Company has refused a US government offer of mediation to resolve a longstanding dispute with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and IndustriALL Global Union Federation over the company’s anti-union practices in the United States, which the unions claim violate Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises... Read more >>>

  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2015
“The Content of Character”

 Dear Santa,

It is me- yeah I know I haven’t written in a while. As a matter of fact, I haven’t written to you in about fifty years. However, this year, Santa, I want something special, so I thought I would write you. This year Santa, I would you to bring my country a conscience.

2014 Midterm Elections: It Is All About Social Security
By UAW Region 8 Webmaster John Davis
October 3, 2014


2014 midterm elections are looming large on the horizon. The midterms are always a difficult cycle to get a true grasp on America’s concerns due to lower voter turnout in the absence of a presidential election. However, we often lose sight of the fact that the House and Senate actually pass the laws that affect us day to day. Since the Supreme Court decided that corporations are people in 2010, money funneled from the wealthy have impacted our elections by flooding the airwaves with ads designed to muddy the issues around candidates and confuse America’s voters into voting for candidates whose agenda is to promote the wealthy.

Once again we prepare for the Labor Day weekend. Picnics, cookouts, and football help to celebrate the last hurray of summer. Over the course of time, the real reason for Labor Day has been lost to recreational pursuits, but we should always remember that Labor Day is the one day of the year set aside to recognize America’s workers. After all, it is America’s workers that built this great nation- not the robber barons and vulture capitalists on Wall Street.

Day two of the 36th Constitutional Convention began at 9:00 AM on Tuesday June 3, 2014. The first speaker of the day was Heather McGhee President of Demos. Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy.

Delegates to the 36th Constitutional Convention were greeted with balloons and banners as this day is reserved for electing your International Executive Board. This includes the President, Secretary Treasurer, Vice-Presidents and Region Directors. This day the delegates will elect the leadership to serve this membership over the next four years.

Delegates At The 36th UAW Constitutional Convention Approved

The 36th UAW Constitutional Convention kicked off at 10:00 AM on June 2, 2014 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. The Convention began with presentation of the colors, pledge allegiance to the flag and the invocation. The International Executive Board was introduced and the retired members of the IEB were recognized.

The 36th UAW Constitutional Convention is being held in Detroit, Michigan June 2-5, 2014. Every four years UAW locals across the country elect and send delegates to this Constitutional Convention to debate and vote on resolutions to the UAW Constitution and elect the International Executive Board. The UAW is truly a democratic organization, providing the membership the final say in how things are done.

On January 20, 2014 the country will pause to celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was a man of humanity, a man of conviction, a man of peace, a man of the poor, a man of the inflicted, a man of vision and foremost a man of God.

January Retiree Meeting

November Retiree Meeting

Retired Region 8 Director Bobby Lee Thompson Passes Retired Region 8 Director Bobby Lee Thompson passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at his home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Originally from Westminster, Maryland, Director Thompson was 76 years old. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children.

Labor Day 2013 – Remembering Our History Labor Day again is upon us and the last hooray of summer. However, it would benefit us all to spend the day contemplating the heroes of the labor movement and the struggles they endured in the plight of working families.

Notice of Cancellation 6-22-2013 the yard sale scheduled at the Union Hall this Saturday has been canceled. Not enough interest for the time involved. Yours In Solidarity Gary (Lamb-Chop) Sutton

Retiree Meeting June 10, 2013 11:00 am Local 2195 Retiree Hall Tanner, AL

Understanding the IRS Scandal – Distractions from the Truth

Worker Memorial Day 2013 UAW Members Killed On The Job In 2012 Were:

Retiree Meeting: Date: Monday, April 8 Time: 11:00 am Where: Local 2195 Retiree Hall, Tanner, Al We will also have our regular clean-up on Thursday April 4, weather permitting we will do some clean up inside and out. We normally start at 9:00 am. Come enjoy the fellowship and be part of helping our retiree chapter keep our Union Hall. In Solidarity, Chuck

2009-2013 Deceased Member List

Retiree Membership Meeting: Monday February 11
Place: Local 2195 UAW Retiree Hall, Tanner, AL
Time: 11:00 A. M.

Retiree Meeting

Meeting: Monday January 14, 2003
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Local 2195 Retiree Union Hall, Tanner, AL

There are suppose to be some visitors from the Medicare Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO program.

December 10, 2012
2012 Christmas Message from Region 8 Director Gary Casteel
2012 has indeed been a busy year in Region 8. Reflecting on the year seems natural as we reach the close- it reminds us of where we are and where we have been.

RETIREE MEETING: MONDAY DECEMBER 10
TIME: 11:00 am
PLACE: LOCAL 2195 RETIREE HALL, TANNER, AL
 

Two issues keep coming up:

Several retirees received two checks in the mail. These checks were for the stated reason that during Contract Negotiations employees that received an up front signing bonus for 1996, 1999, 2000 and/or 2003 were required to pay F.I.C.A. and Medicare taxes therefore there was a settlement made between General Motors/Delphi and the Federal Government that these bonuses were not "wages". If you received a check we suggest you cash and enjoy,

August 21, 2012
Labor Day 2012: Remembering the Pullman Strike and the Dangers of Today
by UAW LUPA Advisory Council Chair John Davis
Since 1894 the first Monday in September has been celebrated as Labor Day – a day to recognize the contributions of workers to building this great nation. Through the years the day has reminded America of the sacrifices workers have made to build this nation.

I trust everyone has had an enjoyable Summer. We have not received any notifications of members that have passed away in the last couple of months. That is good news or we are lacking in our communication.
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Mitt Romney- Just Like You and Me?
by John Davis LUPA Advisory Council Chair
For the past four years the conservative media has hammered President Obama constantly, saying he is “out of touch” and “not like us.” Right wing bloggers have repeated the Kenya Prophecy nonsense.
Now they are hard at work trying to convince us that “Mitt Romney is just like you and me.” They would have us believe that Romney is a self made man, who has used the “American Way” to become a successful business man. But just how much do middle class Americans have with Mitt Romney? Actually very little if you look at who Romney really is. Read more >>>

Mitt Romney’s 15% Tax Issue
By Local 2195 Webmaster and LUPA Advisory Council Chair John Davis
In the South Carolina Republican Primary, candidate Newt Gingrich hammered Mitt Romney with ads paid for by a Las Vegas casino owner. He hit Romney over and over concerning his tax rate and his income tax returns. Of course Newt Gingrich crying foul to anyone is laughable.
 

King Holiday 2012: Dreaming of a World That Wasn’t Robbed of Dr. King

Retiree Meeting

Occupy Wall Street: An Economic History Lesson

Labor Day- by John Davis

The Debt Ceiling: Protecting Subsidies of the Wealthy

UAW Local 2195 Website Takes Honors at the 2011 LUPA Awards

Local Memorial List of deceased members.

Of Budgets, Taxes and Deficits (Oh My)
by LUPA Advisory Council Chair John Davis
These days the media is filled with talk of the deficit and ways to correct the problem. The deficit is and should be a concern to all Americans. However, the conservatives have been hawking the evils of the deficit and pointing fingers and screaming cuts. However it is important to understand the real cause behind the deficit. To understand the issue fully, we need to go back to where the issue began.

Report From Retiree Chair Chuck McDonald

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