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    Local looks to rich history to help homeless veterans


    Bean soup was a staple when the Flint sit-down strikers successfully took on General Motors in 1936 and 1937.


    It was a staple for UAW Local 602 recently when it took on the problem of homeless veterans. Local 602, which represents workers at the Lansing, Michigan-Delta Township Assembly plant, held a bean soup fundraiser for the Volunteers of America homeless veterans program.


    The fundraiser, which raised $725, was held on White Shirt Day, February 11, the day UAW members and labor movement supporters honor the sit-down strikers.


    There was plenty of local media at the event, but that’s not why UAW members do what they do. The UAW has always had a strong veterans' program, including organizing veterans’ stand-downs to raise money and needed items for veterans’ hospitals and helping to build two homes for families at the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.

    May 02, 2013
    UAW Local 373 members and Metaldyne Corporation have shown again how much they care about others. The members collected $1000 in Donations for the VFW Children's Home in Eaton Rapids and their employer, Metaldyne Corporation of Litchfield, Michigan, matched their gift. Pictures and more information can be found here.
    Apr 16, 2013

    Members of UAW Local 373 of Metaldyne took up a collection for a member of theirs who is currently deployed in Afghanistan. They collected food and personal items for Ryan Smith who is tied to Bravo Company BCO/1-36-IN/TF Spartan Azzizulah, Afghanistan.

    Some pictures and more information can be found here.

    Great work Local 373!

    Page Last Updated: May 02, 2013 (11:52:54)
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