UAW Local 2280


UAW President Dennis Williams Explains Next Steps for Ratification of Tentative Agreement with FCA US LLC

See the full press conference announcing a Tentative Agreement with FCA US LLC from Tuesday 9/15

Watch the Q&A with officials from the UAW and FCA US LLC including UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell

In a message to UAW members at Ford earlier today, UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles released the following statement:
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UAW and FCA US LLC extend contract on hour-by-hour basis

From a statement posted to the UAW’s Facebook page:

****Negotiations Update****

The UAW and FCA US LLC announced this evening that they have extended the existing collective bargaining agreement on an hour by hour basis as 2015 bargaining continues.

In a message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and the 2015 UAW-GM National Negotiating Team, the UAW confirmed that they had extended this year’s contract deadline with General Motors. The full statement as it appeared on the UAW’s Facebook page:

Detroit – The UAW this afternoon announced that FCA US LLC will be the lead target in Big Three auto talks. Read more >>>

The Women's Committee of UAW Local 2280 is sponsoring a Craft Show & Bake Sale in an effort to raise money for the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk for the American Cancer Society!

Teamsters President Hoffa Pledges Solidarity with UAW Members

In remarks at the Detroit Labor Day Parade today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa pledged solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract negotiations with the Big Three: Ford, Chrysler and GM.

“I know you haven’t picked a target yet, but it’s one of those three,” Hoffa said. “If the UAW goes on strike, I make a pledge on behalf of the 1.4 million Teamster members – we will honor your picket lines. We will walk with you every day. The Teamsters and the UAW are together. They aren’t going to haul those cars if we’re there.”

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Summer General Membership Meetings - Postponed

The June, July and August General Membership meetings have been postponed and will be combined with the September 20th meeting. Fear not - should something arise pressing arise, a special meeting will be called.


The Officers of Local 2280 would like to wish you and your familes a fun and safe summer!

Summer is here, which means it's time to round up the family and head over to the park! The Local 2280 Picnic will be held at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metrobeach for you old timers), on Sunday, July 12th! Read more >>>

Local 2280 is once again taking to the lanes for some fun with fellow brothers, sisters, family and friends! The Annual "9 Pin No Tap" Bowling Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Imperial Lanes in Clinton Township! Read more >>>

Applications for the Local's Annual Scholarship Program are now available for pick up! The program is open to the children, grandchildren and legal dependents of our members and retirees. Money for the Scholarship Fund is generated through your participation of our Annual Golf Outing! Read more >>>

Now is the time to submit your resolutions for the 2015 Master Agreement negotiations. If there is something you would like to see in the next contract, this is the way to let the negotiators know! Read more >>>

Can you believe that it is already Christmas time? Mark your calendars for the Children's Christmas Movie on December 14, 2014. Children and grandchildren (ages 12 and under please) of our members and retirees are invited to come see "Penguins of Madagascar" at MJR Cinemas at 15 Mile and Van Dyke in Sterling Heights! Read more >>>

A few people have called the Local requesting copies of the Local Agreement. There may be some hard copies left in the Committee Room, but we have uploaded a PDF copy for your convenience. Read more >>>

October General Membership Meeting
The October General Membership Meeting will be held at Local 2280 on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. Come on over for up to date information on what is happening in the Van Dyke Plant and at the Local!

The Women's Committee is once again sponsoring a Children's Halloween Party for the children and grandchildren of our members and retirees! The party will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Read more >>>

A subsidized Weight Watchers program is available in the plant for those looking to drop a few pounds or achieve better overall health!

Region 1 Camping Trip...

thanks go out to the Recreational Committee for a wonderful weekend!

There is another scholarship opportunity available for our members who will have children entering their sophomore year of college this fall. Read more >>>

Fore! Mark your calendars for the Local 2280 28th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. This year's Outing will be on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. Read more >>>

Results are in for the Local 2280 8th Annual Scholarship Program. With the ever rising cost of tuition, books, housing, etc., we were proud to award 13 children a $500 scholarship to defray their college expenses. Read more >>>

As you may remember from the Region 1 CAP Council Meeting, we discussed starting a CAP Council in both Oakland and Macomb counties. Much interest and anticipation was generated during that meeting. Therefore, we are asking you to encourage your CAP activists to get involved. The more participants the stronger our CAP Council will be. In order for this Council to succeed, we need as many participants as possible.

The by-laws dictate that we need four (4) officers for each CAP Council. We ask that only members who reside in the respective counties take part in these councils.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike Stone, Region 1 CAP Coordinator, at 586-427-9200 or .

Region 1 is excited to introduce the UAW Region 1’s Solidarity Riders. This motorcycle rider’s group will serve to (recreationally) build camaraderie and social networks for the brother and sisters in our region who ride. Solidarity Riders will also be supporting and advancing the causes of Region 1 and our International Union (e.g. the Labor Day Parade) by simply doing something many of us love to do, RIDE.

All active and retired members of UAW, Region 1 and their spouses are invited. We must insist, however, that only motorcycles made in the USA (preferably Union Made) participate.

Please direct questions to your local union local officers or contact Tony Feyers at 586-427-9200.

Riding season is here!!

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The Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center is accepting applications for its campground.

Applications are good for the 2014 season.  The campground is open from May 1st through November 9, 2015, with UAW members having a two (2) week maximum stay per year.  Read more >>>>

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UAW Region 1 is pleased to announce that scholarships are available to those students who are children or grandchildren of UAW Region 1 Local Union members and are graduating from high school this year, or are current college students. The scholarships will be awarded through the UAW Region 1 Director’s Scholarship Fund, administered by the Community Caring Program. The number of scholarships awarded and the stipend amount varies from year to year depending on scholarship program fund levels. The eligibility requirements and application form for the UAW Region 1 Director’s Scholarship are available on the UAW Region 1 website under the tab “Community Caring.” You may download the application form, rules and instructions for your members by going to or get a copy from your Local Union

This scholarship program is open to all students who have reached a high level of scholastic achievement and are interested in continuing their education. We encourage all UAW Region 1 members and retirees who have children or grandchildren who are still dependents and are entering college this fall or are already in college, to urge the students to apply for these scholarships.


Region 1 Director's Scholarship, 27800 George Merrelli Drive, Warren, MI 48092



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Retiree Meetings are typically the second Wednesday of each month (with a break for the summer months July and August) at the Local at 10 a.m. There is an Annual Picnic held at Dodge Park in June, and a Christmas Luncheon in December. Read more >>>

The following is information regarding different services that our ESSP Representatives can provide. Holidays can be stressful and they are here to help. Read more >>>

Once again, the Veterans Committees of Local 2280 and Local 228 are teaming up to put on a Halloween Party for members and friends! Let's all get together for some food, fun, drinks, dancing and an all-around spooktacular time!

Get your chips! The Local is once again holding a Better Made chip sale in the Ford Van Dyke Parking Lot. The sale will run from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013! Cases of 50 bags of fun-sized chips will be available for $14 a case.

There will be a free Flu Shot Clinic at the Van Dyke Plant for all employees with a Ford sponsored medical plan. Please be sure to bring your I.D. and Health Insurance Card for verification purposes!

The Women's Committee of Local 2280 is sponsoring a craft show in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk! Read more >>>

The Dale Carnegie Course® will help you learn to strengthen interpersonal relations, manage stress and handle fast changing workplace conditions. You’ll be better equipped to perform as an effective communicator, creative problem-solver and focused team member. And you’ll develop a take-charge attitude that allows you to initiate with confidence and enthusiasm. Read more >>>



V-CAP is the UAW’s political action fund made up of voluntary contributions from UAW members, retirees and their families. The money is used to support pro-worker political candidates who have earned the endorsement of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP).


From taxes and trade policy to retirement security and health care to education and infrastructure – politics affects our daily lives. That’s why it’s essential for working families to make our voices heard in local, state and national politics by supporting candidates who support us. One of the most effective ways to do that is by contributing to V-CAP.

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It's that time of year again - time to hit the links! The Local is hosting it's 27th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. The purpose of the Outing is to raise money for our Scholarship Fund, used to award scholarships to the children and grandchildren of our members and retirees, all while having fun out on the course!

The General Election of Officers and In-Plant Committee of UAW Local 2280 was held on May 14, 2013, with a Run-Off on May 21, 2013, at the Ford Van Dyke Trailer. Read more >>>

Attention Members! For those of you who have children who will be college sophomores at the beginning of the Fall 2013 Term, here is a scholarship opportunity! Read more >>>

Here is another scholarship opportunity for the children of full-time, active UAW represented Ford employees! Read more >>>

Are you looking for an effective way to strengthen your leadership and communication skills while building greater self-confidence? If so, then Dale Carnegie Courses may be just the thing for you! Read more >>>

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s state capitol building will remain open to citizen demonstrations after workers filed suit and won a temporary injunction against arbitrary closure of the building during massive protests against anti-worker, anti-family legislation supported by Gov. Rick Snyder. 

About 3,000 demonstrators were inside and around the Capitol today, protesting Gov. Snyder’s plan to push a radical change in Michigan’s labor laws through the legislature with little advance notice and no public hearing.  Michigan State Police responded by closing the building, shutting citizens out of the legislative process. 

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There will be an informational meeting held at UAW Local 228 to give an overview of the Dale Carnegie Training Program and how it will benefit you!

In the coming weeks, the Senate is expected to take up the "Bring Jobs Home" Act, which would stop corporations from deducting their moving expenses when they export U.S. jobs to other countries.

Let's take action and call our Senators and ask them to support this Act!

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Effective October 24, 2011, there will be a re-districting in the plant. Some have changed, some have remained the same.   Read more >>>

Please take a look at the letter from Vice President Jimmy Settles and the complete National Agreement Ratification Vote results. Read more >>>

Highlights of the tentative UAW-Ford Agreement are available through While we do not have any concrete information on a ratification vote, you may wish to review the proposed Agreement.

Welcome to UAW Local 2280!

UAW Local 2280 was chartered December 14, 1978 and is located in Historic Downtown Utica. Local 2280 became Amalgamated in 2008 and now represents five units - the hourly workers of the Ford Van Dyke Transmission Plant, Devon Facilities Management, Bay Logistics, Quality Plus Containment and Azar Inspection. We currently serve over 1,500 active members and have roughly 900 members in our Retiree Chapter.

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