Charity Bowl V Bowling Fundraiser for Autism

The Ride for Autism is sponsoring Charity Bowl V Bowling Fundraiser.
WHEN:            Saturday, April 26, 2014
TIME:               4:30 PM Check In / 5:00 PM Start
WHERE:          Indian Lanes -  4500 13th Street  Wyandotte MI  48192
TICKETS:        $20 per bowler paid in advance / $25 day of the event
INCLUDES:    3 games of 9 pin no tap, shoe rental, pizza and pop.
?????:             Contact Gene Price at (734)307-4069 if you have questions.
You can view the offical registration form on the UAW Local 245 Facebook page:

UAW Local 245 24th Annual Bowling Tournament

UAW Local 245 24th Annual Bowling Tournament

When: Sat, March 8, 2pm – 5pm

Where: Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Road, Allen Park, MI, United States (map)

Tickets: $20 for Local 245 members. $25 for non members. Your ticket covers bowling, pizza, beverages and mystery game. Entry forms were posted in the latest edition of the Beacon. You can also get entry forms at the union hall. We are limited to 54, 4 person teams. Entry forms must be turned in by February 28th.




UAW Local 245 Wild Game Luncheon

UAW Local 245 is hosting another Wld Game Luncheon on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the UAW Local 245 Union Hall. Bring a wild game dish to pass. Tickets are $15 each and include lunch and a Local 245 T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the "Caesar Chavez Academy East" Coats for Kids. Please contact Local 245 at (313) 561-7500 to let us know what you plan to bring. You can purchase tickets from Kim Moore, Kirk Brayman or Mike Susalla. Tickets will also be available at the UAW Local 245 Union Hall. Lunch will also be provided for members that do not like wild game. Please contact the Local if you have questions.

UAW Local 245 General Membership Meeting Moved

The UAW Local 245 General Membership Meeting was moved from Sunday, January 19, 2014 to Sunday, January 26, 2014 due to the Martin Luther King JR. Holiday. 
The meeting is at 1:00 PM at the UAW Local 245 Union Hall. All members from all units, active and retired, are welcome to attend.
In Solidarity,
Kim Moore

2014 R&E Center Committee Schedule

The 2014 R&E Committe Schedule is posted on our Facebook page at the following link:

Hard copies are availble at the R&E Committee office and at the UAW Local 245 Union Hall. We will also publish the schedule in the next edition of the Beacon.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

Local 245 would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Right to Work still Wrong for Michigan One Year Later

The following article was featured in December 7, 2013 edition of the Lansing State Journal:
A year after right-to-work laws were approved with the promise of radically changing Michigan’s business climate, little has actually changed.
And, any changes likely won’t be realized for years, if at all.
While proponents trumpeted the laws as necessary to draw companies to Michigan, there are no examples of businesses that have done so because Michigan now is a right-to-work state. And organized labor, whose leaders blasted the legislation as a union-busting attempt in the state that gave birth to unions, has seen far fewer defections among its members than originally feared.
To be sure, some union members have bolted and more could follow, since right-to-work provisions don’t take effect until current contracts expire. But leaders say the defections are just a fraction of total membership. Most workers, they contend, are choosing to stay with their unions.

The History of Labor Day

The following article is from the US Department of Labor website:
The History of Labor Day
Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Labor Day Legislation

New Stamping Technology from the Research and Innovation Center

The following article is from

July 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

Ford invents new stamping technology

Innovation funded by U.S. grant cuts time, cost to craft auto parts


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