Hello 1753 Brothers and Sisters,
As February is soon ending, I hope you have taken part in African-American History Month in some way. We have a diverse country and a diverse plant. Education is key to building a better, more harmonious future. Most TV stations make some effort for easy access to a history lesson/story that would help grow our understanding of and connection to others. On the service committee board at work, located across from the cafeteria, the civil rights committee will continue to post educational things that have to do with the current national history month topic. Please take a moment to stop by and read the communication provided the committees there! One of the suggestions for this month is the podcast “1619” by the New York Times. This would be helpful for most Americans to educate themselves about our history and issues of equity.
Equity and equality is something that Representative Elissa Slotkin is trying to achieve with her work in the US Congress. She was kind enough to stop by our local Union hall on Feb. 11, 2022, and listen to members’ thoughts and concerns. Some topics of her platform and backed by her voting record, are pro-Union initiatives, Social Security protection, and access to health care services for limited-income households. She will need our help as Elissa Slotkin is running for re-election – this time in the newly formed 7th District, that will now cover all of Ingham, Eaton, Livingston, Clinton and Shiawassee counties, as well as small portions of Genesee and Oakland counties. She stood by our side during our 2019 strike, and helped bring relief to our fellow UAW workers at Sparrow Hospital this month. Please keep this in mind for the August 2, 2022, primary and November 8, 2022, General Election.
March is International Women’s History Month, so keep an eye out for opportunities to learn about and support the women who are leading the charge to create a better world for all of us.