Time goes by so fast, its fall already; I hope everyone enjoyed summer with their family and friends.
This has been a very busy time for our union. In June we held our Constitutional Convention in Detroit. Saying good bye to President Dennis Williams and electing Gary Jones as the new President of the UAW.
We congratulate President Gary Jones and his entire executive staff which includes:
President - Gary Jones
Secretary – Treasurer – Ray Curry
Vice President –Cindy Estrada
Vice President – Terry Dittes
Vice President - Rory Gamble
And also elected was our Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem with Asst. Director Steve Dawes. Congratulations!
In July this year at Sleepy Hollow State park we held our Local 652 Family picnic. It was a great time with lots of fun and good food. I’m looking forward to the next one. My thanks go out to all of you that made this event such a success.
In August, 29 members went up to Summer School at Black Lake Education Center and by the time you read this we will have sent 29 more members to Fall School. What a great way to see what your union is all about and how you can be a part of your union.
This is an important election year for our state as well as for our country. The Capital Area CAP Council along with Lansing Labor Council did a joint screening of local candidates and decided what candidates we would recommend to endorse. We were very successful in the August primaries. Together we have a lot of hard work ahead of us to get our endorsed candidates elected on November 6th. You will find a list of our UAW endorsed candidates in this paper. It will be posted on our Local 652 FB page along with the Lansing Labor News web site. This way you can take a picture of the endorsed candidates list and have it with you when you vote. Don’t forget that the Judges and Proposals are listed at the end of the ballots, sometime on the back and a straight ticket vote will not count for them. Please remember to get your absentee ballots done and turned in. We will need every vote to count. And as a good friend of labor once said “we can’t fix the world in a day, but we can work on it every day” (UAW/ GM Chairman Ted Krumm). And that is what we (all of us)do best, we do the work!