UAW Local 6000 would like to thank all our volunteers
for assisting in passing out water to Flint residents this
past Sunday, April 3rd. We had volunteers from as far away
as Georgia assisting. A huge thanks goes to Ben Kaplan,
owner of Right Away Delivery, and his truck drivers, Ken,
Bryant, Jimmy and Kevin for volunteering their time and
delivery trucks to drive through the neighborhoods so we
could deliver door to door.
Again, thanks to UAW Local 6000 member Marseille Allen for
contributing countless hours on behalf of the citizens of Flint. We
managed to deliver another semi load of water as well
as a pallet of baby wipes door to door in under 2 ½ hours.
Thanks to UAW Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem
and Scott Kincaid, who have been so instrumental to our
success by providing our meeting place for the volunteers.
Our next scheduled action in Flint is on Sunday May 15,
2016, please join us, 11:00 at UAW Region
1D, 1940 Atherton, Flint, MI. To volunteer please
call the local at 1-800-243-1985.
Miya Williamson - Can We Talk? Director
Dear Sisters and Brothers of UAW Local 6000
Just a note to congratulate you on your recent retirement from the
State of Michigan, and to thank you for your commitment and
devotion to the UAW!
Being a UAW member is for a lifetime and your membership in the
UAW does not end with retirement.
Now that you have retired some of the challenges, interests and issues
we faced while employed still remain the same. However, some issues
are different due to the threats against our pensions, social security
benefits, health care, and other social issues that may hinder our
well-being. The UAW has stood against all adversaries that threaten
its members, their families and communities, and will continue to do so.
Your fellow retirees encourage you to stay active with YOUR UAW
Local 6000, by attending retired workers chapter meetings, social
activities, and retreats for UAW Local 6000 retirees at the Local,
Regional and Statewide levels.
There are two (2) retiree chapters for our retired members of UAW
Local 6000. We have a Statewide Retired Workers Chapter and
Region 1A Retired Workers Chapter; the Statewide meets in Lansing
and Region 1A meets in Taylor. A copy of the Chapter Officers and
meeting dates are posted on this website. Please take a few minutes
to look us up on the Local 6000 Webpage (www.uawlocal6000.org).
We are also looking into establishing a social media page for our
retirees to communicate with us and each other. Feel free to give
us your issues and concerns. We exist to help “U”! So please think
about joining us and becoming active with us. We are only as strong
as our voices and members.
Remember fellow retirees to stay informed, involved, active and
encouraged in your lives, and with the UAW. “U” R the Union!
Yours in Solidarity,
Bob Sisler, Chairperson, Chairperson Region 1A Retired Workers Chapter
Otis Florence-Butler, Chairperson Statewide Retired Workers Chapter
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.