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Who We Are
 
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Think of our union as a three tiered organization—international, regional, and local—with each having different functions and responsibilities. All bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions for our members.

International UAW

Organized in 1935 and recognized by General Motors in 1937, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy. UAW represented workplaces range from multinational corporations, small manufacturers and state and local governments to colleges and universities, hospitals and private non-profit organizations. It has approximately 640,000 active members and over 500,000 retired members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. There are more than 800 local unions in the UAW. It currently has 3,100 contracts with some 2,000 employers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. A unique strength of the UAW is the solidarity between its active and retired members. A solid majority of the union's half-million retirees stay actively involved in the life of their union, participating in 690 retiree chapters and playing a vital role in the UAW's community action program.

UAW Region 2B

UAW Region 2B covers the State of Ohio with its headquarters in Maumee, Ohio, and sub regional offices in Austintown, Dayton and Cleveland, Ohio. The UAW became organized with its first Constitutional Convention in Detroit, Michigan, on August 26-31, 1935. The delegations from Ohio played a prominent role with several of its leaders appointed to the International Union's Executive Board. It was the fourth Constitutional Convention, a special convention, held in Cleveland, Ohio, March 27 to April 6, 1939, that the growing UAW assigned numbers to the regions. UAW Region 2B has and continues today to have a vital role in promoting the goals of the UAW and in organizing new members.

UAW Local 211

On December 20 and 21, 1948, our members voted 414 to 29 to be represented by the International Union, UAW. Our charter for UAW Local 211 was issued on December 31, 1948. Our membership is still to this day dedicated to the wants and dreams of those who went before us. We are constantly working to maintain a safe and healthful work place with decent working conditions, secured rights and a satisfactory standard of living. In addition, our members take seriously their responsibilities as citizens of Northwest Ohio and the Maumee River watershed. We voluntarily give our time, money and talent to many worthwhile causes that help and support our community. Our successes, whether past or present, are many and all may be attributed to the rank and file of our local union—the working men and women of UAW Local 211.

 

 

 


 
 
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