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April 24, 2014
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Local 602 Brings Past Presidents Together

Local 602 recently pulled off a rather amazing reunion with their "Presidents' Social." Eight -- count 'em, eight -- past presidents joined current President Bill Reed for a luncheon and social gathering open to Local 602 members. Shown here, left to right, in the order they served (with the exception of the late Al Pressley) are: Richard Sandborn, Terry Ward, Ted Hartman, Garry Bernath, Matt Strickling, Art Luna, Doug Rademacher, Brian Fredline, and Bill Reed. Some are retired, some are working in other positions with the UAW International. You can see more pictures of the event in this gallery.

Local 602 Candidates Announced
Local 602 has sent us the list of candidates for the general election and election of delegates to the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention. The election will be held from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 29 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 30. See the full information, including polling sites and candidates' names in this pdf:
Download: Local 602 Election Notice 2.pdf
The "Most American" Vehicles
Per the Wall Street Cheat Sheet: At the Kogod School of Business at Washington, D.C.’s American University, researchers have concocted perhaps the most complete system to determine just how “American” a car really is. On top of the reporting used for the American Automotive Labeling Act (AALA), the Kogod team weights each vehicle score based on where it is assembled, to what country profits go, and even where the research behind each vehicle was conducted.
Not surprisingly, Lansing-made vehicles nail down most of the top American-made cars. See the list at:
Free Skin Cancer Screening May 13

Sparrow Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society 
are teaming up to offer a free 
“Skin Screening” 
May 13

5pm – 7pm 
Sparrow Cancer Center 
Come see us! We’ll be looking at you!! 
Call 517-364-2689 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins welcome until 6:30pm. 
Free Parking Available on the Sparrow Cancer Center Deck on the East end of the Hospital, corner of Michigan and Holmes Street.

Pride Ride May 16
The 14th Annual Pride Ride motorcycle show and ride will be on Friday, May 16. You can get the informational flyer and registration form at your union local or here online.
Letter Carriers' Food Drive May 10

The 22nd annual letter carriers' food drive will take place on May 10.This is the largest one-day food drive in the country and helps food banks and their pantries replenish their supplies for the summer.  With so many children receiving either free or reduced breakfast and lunch through school, when school is over they may not have the necessary food for meals in their home.  This drive allows the food to get into the community where it is much needed. Please put out a bag of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier comes on Saturday, May 10.
You can also be a big help by volunteering to help sort items or drive them to collection points, or even donate gas cards. To sign up, call 517-203-5022 or email You can also volunteer online at
If you choose to volunteer as a driver, there is no reimbursement for gas. However, there will be refreshments available for all volunteers at the drop-off locations. The deadline to sign up for the NLFD is May 2. Please see this flyer
for more info.

Local 602 Spring Fling April 27

UAW Local 602 Conservation & Recreation Committee presents
Chili Cook-Off!
Ping Pong Tournament!
Sunday, April 27
UAW Local 602 Union Hall, 2510 W Michigan Ave, Lansing
$5 to register your chili or play Ping Pong
PRIZES will be awarded for Best Chili and Ping Pong!
Hot Dogs and refreshments provided
Taste Chili for free!
Pre-register your chili by filling out this form and turning it in with payment to the Union Hall or any Conservation & Recreation Committee member by April 25.

Work or Shirk weekends at Mystic Lake Camp

Join us at Mystic Lake YMCA Camp for
Work or Shirk
April 25-27
May 16-18

Please join us for another great time as we work together to make improvements to our facilities and grounds. You can get full information, schedule, and registration form in this pdf. Or go to

Local 652 Election Notice - Revised March 20, 2014

Download: Local 652 Election Notice Revised.pdf
Woods and Water 5K May 18

Woods and Water 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, May 18
at 9:00 AM
Free Kids Race at 8:30 AM
GM’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly
Habitat Area
“Come experience the greener side of General Motors”
Early Bird Entry Fee is $15 with T Shirt until May 1
$20 after May 1 Race Day $25
Shirts are not guaranteed on race day registrations.
Registration on race day: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Kids race starts at 8:30 AM Event Starts at 9:00 AM
See this pdf for complete information and registration form, or register online:

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