The year has really flown by! I hope this article finds you all in good health and spirit. I want to thank everyone that attended Lansing Delta Townships recent Open House. We had over 4,300 visitors and by all accounts, it was wildly successful. I also want to recognize local 602’s Conservation and Recreation Committee. This year our local 602 golf outing donations went to Footprints of Michigan. Footprints of Michigan donates shoes to those in need, Veterans and homeless across the state. Thank you Paulina Rodriguez, all of your committee and all who participated for the generous $3,100 donation.
As fall approaches, I hope you all take the time to participate in two very important elections this year.
2022 is an important election year for our state. The Capital Area CAP Council did a screening of local candidates and decided what candidates we would recommend to endorse. UAW endorsed candidates were very successful in the August primaries. We all have a lot of hard work ahead of us to get our endorsed candidates elected on November 8th. You will find a list of our UAW endorsed candidates in this issue of the Labor News; you can also find it on the UAW local 602 website. These candidates were endorsed based on their voting records, knowledge of issues that pertain to our membership and their willingness to communicate with us so that they know what we expect from them. Please consider supporting these candidates. “What the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls.” - Walter Reuther
This is also an important election year for our union. Our top officers will be elected by mail in ballot. All members in good standing, active and retired, are eligible to vote. In order for our members to receive their ballot they must have current mailing addresses at their local union halls, from the UAW monitors election notice:
“PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR UPDATED MAILING AND E-MAIL ADDRESS INFORMATION TO YOUR LOCAL UNION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND ADVISE YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS TO DO THE SAME. IF YOU ARE A NEW MEMBER WHO HAS RECENTLY JOINED THE UAW, YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOUR LOCAL UNION HAS YOUR INFORMATION.”
Please update your address with the union hall if necessary and if you know someone that has moved recently please remind them to take a few minutes to call us with the updated info.