For the week ending September 16, 2016 your UAW Local 6000
bargaining team has come to a tentative agreement with the
State in our contract negotiations regarding wages and benefits
for the 2 year period beginning October 1, 2017. The tentative
agreement includes wage increases in both years of the contract.
In addition there was no increase in costs or loss of any benefits
in any of our insurances. Complete details will be available soon.
Building and district meetings will be scheduled around the state to
explain the proposal.
You, the membership, will be voting on this. The time frame for
the election has not yet been established.
Please continue to visit the UAW Local 6000 website for further information.
A Tremendous Loss to Local 6000
With a heavy heart and deep sorrow this is to share
that Rosemary DiPonio passed yesterday after a period
of illness. She was born on December 22, 1937 and
left us on September 15, 2016. Respecting her wishes,
she was transported to a donation facility. Please know
that she went peacefully and is now over the pain and
suffering she endured for the last few months.
Rosemary began her life with the Local when the doors
opened in 1986 on Cherry Street. She was our Membership
Clerk and a Bookkeeper until her death. Some of her activities
she shared with the membership of the Local were Bingo
nights, NRA, CLUW and a Notary Public. She was active in
the Democratic Party beginning with her college years and
continued throughout her lifetime. She will be missed.
Further details will follow regarding her Celebration of
Life Memorial Service.
Grandmont DHHS Appreciation Day
Local 6000 Adult Taskforce
The UAW Local 6000 Adult Service Taskforce met to discuss issues
regarding Adult Services and the citizens of Michigan and members
of Local 6000 who are affected by decisions made by the State.
This is what Adult Services Task Force is about.
Advocate for vulnerable Michigan citizens (young and old)
whose voices often go unheard;
Restore and prevent further erosion of the Adult Services
Program, which was created to safegaurd and positively
impact the lives of Michigan's disabled adult population;
Inform, educate and increase public awareness of the needs
of vulnerable adults in Michigan;
To promote the continuance and broadening of State Supported
Adult Services Programs, which include Adult Protective Service,
Independent Living Service and Adult Community Placement;
To respect and advocate for the membership of Local 6000
The members of the task force are Denise Groggin - Chair,
Adam Shultz - Vice Chair
Joy Clegg, Connie Weaver, Jon Waura, Jeanetta Dawson,
Steve Schmitt, Jackie Muzyl, Kenneth Beckman.
For the week ending September 2, 2016, the UAW Local 6000 bargaining team
presented our economic proposals (wages and benefits) to the Employer this
week. Management stated they would not have a response for us until the week
of September 12th. Since we will not be receiving a response from management
until the week of September 12th, there will not be an update next week.
Please continue to visit the UAW Local 6000 website for bargaining updates.