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             |  The “log-on” section of the website contains information that is only available to Local 6000 members and retirees.

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

SSI Advocates To Be Eliminated?

Contact your State Representative and State Senator now. To reach them just go to the link at the bottom of the page will connect you when typing in your address.

The Governor and State Legislature are trying to eliminate the MDHHS SSI Advocacy Program. Their proposed budgets for fiscal year 2015-16 eliminate all eight SSI Advocate positions.

The SSI Advocacy Program is a major profit center for the State of Michigan and significantly improves the financial stability of disabled Michigan citizens.

There is no business case for eliminating a program that brings back 9 dollars for every dollar spent on it?

The SSI Advocacy Program has demonstrated high value and importance for the State of Michigan and it’s disabled citizens and should be restored as a line item in the MDHHS FY 2016 budget. This is especially true in view that the program will increase revenue for FY 2016.

Other key lawmakers to contact:

Sen. James Marleau is the MDHHS Senate Approps Chair.

517-373-2417 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sen. Peter MacGregor is the vice chair.

517-373-0797 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Rep. Earl Poleski is the House MDHHS Approps Chair.

517-373-1795 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bargaining Survey

UAW Local 6000, due to the Employer refusing to negotiate a Primary Agreement for longer than two (2) years, will be back negotiating a Primary Agreement in the upcoming months. Our current Primary Agreement expires December 31, 2015. Please complete the Bargaining Survey so you will have voice regarding the decisions your elected Primary Bargaining Team negotiates.

To complete the Survey you must login to the members section of the website. There you will see the link to access the survey.

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 (
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 Otis Florence-Butler, Chairperson

UAW Region 1A Retirees Statewide Retired Workers Chapter

2015.. Getting ready for Bargaining!







Time for State Employees to Talk To Their Legislators


UAW Local 6000 we must start reaching out to the Michigan Legislature as we go through the state budget process. Here's why in particular, notice the new outsourcing concern we have with Adult Service work.

Concerns regarding the 15-2016 State of Michigan Budget process at the Michigan Legislature. The budget by law must be balanced by October 1. 2015. There are three juvenile justice facilities operated and administrated by the "Department of Health and Human Services" (DHHS). The last three budget cycles we have seen attempts to close them. The three facilities are listed below:

  • Maxey Boys Training School.

  • Bay Pines

  • Shawano Center

They house approximately 90 youth who did not have success in private facilities. The state run facilities are often the place of last resort. Juveniles can be housed after becoming young adults and if the facilities are closed some could go to adult prison.

Just shifting costs to MDOC.

New term of office for Chief/Job Stewards


Attention: Please be advised as of January 1, 2015, the steward election
process was completed. If you failed to submit a Chief or Job Steward
Nomination form (November 2014 Newsbreak) for the new term January
1, 2015 – December 31, 2017, you are no longer a Chief or Job Steward.

For vacant steward districts, please contact your Local 6000
Representative in writing indicating your desire to be appointed
as Chief or Job Steward. Any other questions, please contact the
following individuals at the Local:

Miya Williamson, Financial Sec.-Treasurer 1 800 243-1985 ext. 235
Kelly Barnett, Local Representative/Steward Committee Chairperson ext. 316

Ted Gregg, UAW Local 6000 800-Line Staff ext. 210

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,, 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.