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You can now watch the House and Senate Sessions –Live
Just click on “Video” on the left.

UAW Local 6000 Cook Off

07-26-2016

 

Local 6000 Annual Cook off August 6, 2016 at Remick Music Shell at Belle Isle.
Spaces are available and late registration fees have been waived. The start time
is 8:00 A.M. and the judging will begin at 4:00 P.M.

Contact Anthony McNeill at 517 803-9543 for more details.

 
Informational Picket at Marquette DHSS

07-21-2016

On Wednesday July 20, 2016 UAW Local 6000 had an informational picket at the DHHS
office at Marquette. The picket was to shine light on the conditions in the office that has
lead to a 50% turn over in staff in the last year.

The employees at this office have reported to the Local that they are being bullied,
unfairly discipline and not provided with support to do their job.

The leadership of Local 6000 including President Ed Mitchell attended the picket
along with Assistant Director of T.O.P. (Technical Office Workers and Professionals)
Mark Liburdi. State Representative Kivela who represents District 109 also spoke and
pledged to look into the situation and work to help.

 
S.O.S. Vacation Book

07-08-2016

 
Proud To Be UAW!

02-18-2016

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Wayne County Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program

We want to make sure that Local 6000 members knows that MFPP is here to provide free and confidential services to assist our Members with mortgage foreclosure issues.

The link, www.FightMortgageForeclosure.com, will connect you to a reliable source for information on mortgage foreclosure, available options, and answers to frequently asked questions. Most important, by filling out the online application you will be assigned to a member of the MSHDA Certified Counseling Staff who will work with you to determine what your options are and advocate for you with your Lender.

Following are Quick Facts on MFPP that may be of interest to you.

Quick Facts: Wayne County Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program

§ MFPP is a free taxpayer-supported service for Wayne County residents.

§ MFPP has assisted over 5000 residents.

§ One (1) in every thirty one (31) Wayne County homes was in foreclosure in 2010.

§ Only about 50% of families in foreclosure reach out for help and most of them are not aware of free housing counseling services available

§ MFPP has a home retention rate of 58%, for residents that do seek assistance, which is twice the national average.

§ MFPP is a HUD certified agency with counselors certified by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

 
When Ideas Become Dangerous

Many Americans are guilty of historical amnesia when it comes to the benefits we have as a result of labor unions. Today’s anti-unionism culture is growing, spread by corporations and politicians to plant ideas in the minds of the public to destroy the middle-class. The most forceful of these ideas is the one that attacks public employee unions and the negotiated benefits of members of those unions. Corporate lobbyists have spread misinformation about the “idea” of lavish public employee wages and benefits. Partly due to this, these myths are now widely accepted by the majority of citizens. Corporations and politicians continue to perpetuate myths that demonize public employees and union membership. They build on the idea and image of public employees who are greedily sucking the life out of state budgets with huge salaries and pensions. Again, it’s an idea that has been planted in the minds of American citizens to drive a wedge between the public and private sector to further fuel attempts to drive the middle-class in the race to the bottom.

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The Power of Becoming Active

There is power in becoming an active member of our Local. The power is in the ability to use resource available to us such as the freedom of speech, power of the pen, the right to gather publicly and present opposing views without being jailed. Recently, members of Local 6000 have utilized all those powers in writing our legislators in regards to stopping legislation that would be harmful to issues concerning retirement and benefits. Members have also used their power to speak by making appointments with their legislator and to testify at House and Senate Hearings. We have also gathered and held rallies in response to attacks on our retirement benefits, health care, public safety issues, and Wall Street’s attack on Main Street. In the past few months public employees have demonstrated we will no longer sit idly by while corporate America or politicians take what we have worked long and hard to obtain. We will gather where we need to apply pressure, speak up when we are attacked, and oppose legislation that threatens to unravel our futures.

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