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Lansing Labor News
Established 1945
April 30, 2017
UAW Local 1753

President Hollis Barker
Mar 16, 2017

You can run for Local's offices

 Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year Holiday. Spending time with family and friends can be such a treat? Right! Just kidding. I enjoy the Holiday Season. Just seems like yesterday. Boy, time just blows by. It’s already March. It won’t be long until spring and warmer temps. I hope everyone remembered to turn in their vacation request. 
 If you attended the February Membership Meeting, you would be aware of what’s going on at the hall. The electrical service is being up-graded. New lights, inside and out. And more wall outlets. So that means no more popping the circuit breakers! Next time you’re around the hall, and the lights are on, stop in and check it out. Hopefully there will be other upgrades in the future, budget permitting. 
 You may also remember that there was some conversation about up and coming elections in May. That’s right, three years have passed, and it’s time to consider whether we keep or replace the leadership of our local. Every officer’s term is soon to limit out. The President, Executive Board and the Bargaining Committee, all offices. 
 As a member of this local for one year, in good standing, and an active member, you qualify to accept your nomination for any office. If you are a retired member you may accept your nomination to the Executive Board. Please pay particular attention to the dates posted in this edition of the Labor News. Also, for postings on the UAW communication Boards in the plant, and at the hall. Just a note of clarification: a member can accept nomination of only one office of the Executive Board.
 In addition, the standing committee terms are due. So, if you as a member have ever considered running for a leadership role, to serve this local and its members, bring it. We need you and your talents and time. 
 As always, in your service, Hollis Barker, President

Vice President Yvonne Vincent
Dec 09, 2014
Election info
Hello Local 1753, I would like to thank the membership for their participation in the General Membership Meetings. Please keep attending and try to bring a co-worker. I would also like to thank the retirees for their participation in events and charities.
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We are having a Christmas Open House at the Hall, Thursday, December 11, from 1-5 pm. We are canceling the December General Membership Meeting. Everyone please take care, be safe and enjoy your families. 
 We are accepting Guide nominations in the Plant on December 11, 12, 16, 17 and 18 during normal lunch times on both shifts. Please head to the cafeteria if you wish to fill this position. The Union Hall will be accepting nominations for Guide on the 16th and 17th from 11 am to 5 pm. Voting will take place on January 8, 2015 in the Plant from 1-4 pm, and at the Union Hall from 1-3 pm. A picture ID is required. Any necessary run-off will be held on January 15, same times and places as above.
Retiree Chair Laura Clark
Mar 16, 2017

March 2017

Greeting and salutations, brothers and sisters. This spring is acting like it has already sprung, I hope you are enjoying the early nice weather.
The Retirees really had a fabulous White Shirt Day soup lunch, with half a dozen different kinds of tasty soups for us. I am so proud of how far this little local has come, this was the best one ever.
The February meeting went well. We had good news in the obits department. We had Sally (Clara) Siebert call and say there was a mistake in the Labor News! Although she did die on the table, they revived her and she is alive! Of course her church is still doing the salad luncheons; we are all invited. (I’ve been there and they are good).
We all talked about a spring cleaning out at home and bringing it in and having a garage sale here at the hall. We have a great location. You can rent a table or, when they run out, bring one and rent a space for yourself. Think about it. We will also have a table for donations to the Local, please only good stuff! All proceeds from the Local will go to charity! The date picked was Saturday, June 17 , from 9 am to 3 pm. Let us hope we have good weather. 
The Lansing CAP was offering community service class on scholarship and I took it, will report at our meeting.
Get your calendars out and mark May 11. There will be a Retirees Executive Board and the General Election at the hall. Remember, you can run and vote except for Bargaining Committee positions! (See Election notice in this edition.)
Meanwhile, I need to thank the five retirees who stepped up to serve the Local on the Election Committee. They are Joan Edmonds, Sharon Knopf, Walt Mansfield, Linda Nichols and Al Vincent. These people will save the Local lots of money since they don’t require lost time. 
Reminder: new legal services plan to begin opening cases. You can call them toll free at 1-800-482-7700.
What does everyone think about ham for April, sort of an Easter nod?

About Local 1753
Nov 10, 2015

UAW Local 1753 is an amalgamated local representing just under 200 employees at General Motors Customer Care Aftermarket in Lansing, Michigan and Drayton Group at GMCCA in Lansing.  We represent about 730 retirees.  We were chartered in 1971, and purchased our hall in 1978.  Our Retiree Chapter was chartered in 2003.   We are located at 3204 W. St. Joseph in Lansing, Michigan, 48917. 


The Executive Board is as follows:

President                      Hollis Barker

Vice President              Yvonne Vincent

Recording Secretary     Terri Reyes

Financial Secretary       Nancy Munchbach
Trustee                         Bob Davis

Trustee                         Chuck Jones

Trustee                         Steven Worthy

Sergeant at Arms          Zach Coburn                    

Shop Chairman            Arniece Stephenson

Retiree Chair               Laura Clark


Important numbers:

Union Hall                    517-487-1753

Union Hall Fax             517-487-2515

President’s Office         517-885-6977

Chairman’s Office        517-885-6934

Benefit’s Office            517-885-6534

Work Center               517-885-6533

Work Center Fax        517-885-6995


Retirees Executive Board:

Chairperson                  Laura Clark

Vice Chairperson          Dennis Slowinski

Recording Secretary     Jerry Kadera

Financial Secretary       Nancy Munchbach

Guide                           Sharon Knopf

Sergeant at Arms         Greg Hutchinson

Local 1753 Obituaries
Sep 24, 2013

Albert Reese Mix Grand Ledge Albert Reese Mix, 82, of rural Grand Ledge, MI, passed away surrounded by his loving family on September 19, 2013 in Lansing, MI. He was born June 20, 1931 in Nashville, MI and raised in Vermontville. Al was retired from General Motors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and baseball player; loved gardening, playing his saxophone and clarinet; enjoyed singing and traveling with his wife, Ruth. The love Al showed to all of his family and friends was the most important for him. He was talented in so many areas, was a kind, gentle, caring and much loved man. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth, sons Thomas and Trent, daughter Teresa (Benny) Knighten; six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; sister Helen Wellman, brothers David (Mary Lou) Mix and Timothy (Linda) Shetenhelm. He was predeceased by parents and two brothers. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, with visitations from 12:00 p.m. until service time. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice .

Archived Articles
Oct 13, 2016
It’s been great -- Al Vincent, May, 2011 I always wondered what it would be like to write my last article for the Lansing Labor News, and now the time has come. Lets go back to the late 90’s. The membership knew that there had to be a new direction for this local and they made some tough choices.
Download: Local 1753 Nominations and Elections April 2011.pdf

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