Local 387 Links Page
This page is run by the members, for the members, in solidarity. Also,
be sure to check UAW Local 387, Current Events for the latest postings!
Some of these links lead you away from Local 387, and we are not, in any way, responsible for the information on these sites. If you have questions or problems with these sites or would like to have us add or remove a link, please contact me
Union Related Sites:
The U.A W.
The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
Black Lake Golf Course / Clubhouse
350-yard double-ended range; 4 practice bunkers; 4 chipping and putting greens; 9 hole par 3 Little Course; clubhouse; golf shop; dining; lounge; men's and women's locker rooms and club storage. Open to all UAW members and retirees, members of other unions and to the general public on a space available basis.
Black Lake - UAW Family Education Center (Black Lake)
The Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center is located on Black Lake near Onaway, Michigan. It is funded from interest on the UAW strike fund. No union anywhere in the world offers an education center of this magnitude to its members. With
its stunning design, beautiful location, and warm, open atmosphere it is the envy of labor educators.
Black Lake - UAW Family Education Center, Background/History
Black Lake Grounds Rules
Canada’s largest private sector union (UNIFOR)
Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, with more than 300,000 members across the country, working in every major sector of the Canadian economy.
Coalition of Labor Union Women
The Coalition of Labor Union Women has just gone online with an attractive, well-organized site that keeps you up to date on issues that union women care about. An online form will help you join, and the site can put you in touch with the CLUW chapter nearest you.
Industrial Workers of the World
Syndicalist union with a strong anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist history.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Union info and news.
A site full of interesting labor-related information, views and links. Here's where we found some good quotes about workers and labor, for example.
National Education Association
This site, put up by one of the two major unions representing American teachers,
includes a cyber-tour of public schools, a resource room for improving education, and "recess," a teachers' collection of funny statements made by kids.
The AFL-CIO's LaborWEB
Includes the AFL-CIO News On-line, a place for Working Women, union research,
major union campaigns, a list of anti-union products and services unions are boycotting, and more.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
This private group includes government, labor and company representatives, and it's put lots of health & safety info on the web, including information on health & safety products and links.
The Union Label - Buying Union
From the AFL-CIO's Union Label and Service Dept., this site gives valuable information about the conditions and countries behind the products we buy (or won't buy), including updates on political action and the AFL-CIO boycott list.
The United Mine Workers of America
Includes interesting insights into jobs Mine Workers do, and stories of major Mine Worker events and heroes like Mother Jones.
Unions Belonging to the AFL-CIO
Links to unions that have web pages and belong to this, the major federation of American unions.
United Steel Workers
Union info and news..
Walter P. Reuther Archives of Wayne State University
This isn't a union, but it's where the UAW and other unions -- including locals -- send a gold-mine of historical documents, pictures, etc. Holds interesting labor-related exhibits year-round.
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Labor Related Sites:
Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy
U of M - To improve the employer-employee relationship to maximize organizational success and employee satisfaction.
Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union
Insights into how a major union functions in Australia, including bargaining and political action. Represents workers at many kinds of employers, including automaker Mitsubishi and auto partsmakers.
Free the Children
A site by and for children, created by a Canadian youngster and overseen by Kailash Satyarthi, recipient of the 1995 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award. Its goal is to help free children from exploitative child labour and abuse, poverty, lack of education and prejudice. Has lots of info.
General Federation of Trade Unions
News & info on a British federation that includes their metalworking union as well a wide range of jobs and industries like: ceramics, bakers, musicians , writers, clothing and textiles workers, and the footwear and apparel trades, to name a few. It's slow-loading and isn't kept up to date, however.
Global March Against Child Labour
A beautiful site that's just a little too fancy for it's own good, if you don't have a fast modem. Created to show the urgency of ending child labor. Hadn't been updated for a while when we checked, but promises to be reinvigorated by future events.
Human Rights Watch
A well-respected international group fighting mistreatment of workers and other people worldwide.
International Labor Organization
The group that has, since 1919, set international standards for "the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights respecting the rights of workers," pressures governments to adopt those standards, and challenges abuses like child labor.
International Labor Rights Fund
Find out about the struggle for labor rights around the world, and what you can do. Includes the lowdown on child labor, how the International Monetary Fund works and how its policies affect workers,and active campaigns for worker rights.
International Metalworkers' Federation
History, news updates and a list of publications on workers and issues around the world from the international federation the UAW belongs to.
This British site has dynamic, interesting information from the labor movement in many countries, both official and unofficial. When we checked it had up-to-date news from the labor movement in Korea, for example.
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
This small group's campaigns against sweatshops and child labor worldwide has forced major clothing labels like Liz Claiborne, Ralph Loren, and the Gap to change their ways, and they've taken on the worldwide employment abuses of the Disney empire.
National Union of Miners in South Africa
A union that played a tremendous role in democratizing South Africa, they were one of the first unions on the Internet.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions
If anything will remind you that it's a small world on the Internet, this will. Not a fancy site, but it was one of the first union sites on the web.
The IUF world wide federation
With their web site, the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) sponsors lively cyber-campaigns, such as the one against how the Dole Food Co. exploits workers, and especially children, in the Philippines and around the world. Up to date site with good explanations about what's happening, including a letter-writing campaign. Be prepared to have your computer invaded with "cookies" as you browse, however.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa
A beautiful site from the largest metalworkers union in South Africa -- where unions did a lot to bring the nation democracy -- with close to 232 000 members. NUMSA members assemble cars and make car parts, including tires, sell and repair cars and car parts, make steel and similar products, and make goods from steel, aluminum etc.
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Other UAW Locals:
This local represents brewery workers in Wisconsin who make beer.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, this amalgamated local represents members from over 50
diverse companies, with operations ranging from automobile assembly, parts
production, health care, financial services, food service and office and
professional workers. Chartered in 1936, Local 12 has approximately 10,000
active members and over 4,000 retirees.
More than 3,000 Local 14 members build transmissions for most GM light trucks
and some cars at the GM powertrain plant in Toledo, Ohio. Local 14 also
represents 600 members at GM's AP Parts division who manufacture mufflers and
tailpipes for Ford and GM.
Cadillac workers organized in September 1936 when Local 174 -- the home local
of Walter Reuther -- was formed. The local was chartered as Local 22 in 1945.
The 2,900 active members of the local still make the Cadillac at GM's Hamtramck
(Mich.) assembly plant. Members of Local 22 also include 460 workers at the GM
powertrain facility in Livonia, Mich., nurses at three GM facilities, as well as
workers at Vitec -- a manufacturer of gas tanks for various cars. Local 22's
retiree chapter is 6,000 strong.
Based in Kansas City, Kan., the 3,000 active members of Local 31 make the Chevy
Malibu at GM's Fairfax Assembly Plant. The local also represents 2,700 retirees.
The 2,300 Local 160 members at the Warren (Mich.) Technical Center build
prototype, mule and show vehicles for General Motors. The local also includes
Based in Baltimore, Md., Local 239 represents 1,500 members at the GM truck
plant where they build the Astro and Safari; 350 members at Allison Transmission
and approximately 85 members at Murray, a supplier of hose clamps for the Big
Three. It is also the home local for 1,500 UAW retirees.
Local 249 represents 5,000 UAW members at Ford Motors’ Kansas City Assembly
Plant in Pleasant Valley, Missouri. Members build the Ford F-150 Super Cab,
F-150 Super Crew Cab, and F-150 King Crew Cab, as well as the new Ford Escape
and Mazda Tribute sport utility vehicles. Local 249 membership also includes 200
active members from the Kansas City Parts Distribution Center in Lenexa, Kansas,
10 nurses at the assembly plant and approximately 2,000 retirees.
Local 251 represents approximately 2,200 members who work in automotive, health
care, rail transportation, financial services, sporting equipment and other
industries in southwestern Ontario, Canada.
The local represents approximately 1,750 members who work at Ford Motor
Company's Woodhaven (Mich.) Stamping Plant, and 160 members at Ford's forging
unit, also located in Woodhaven. More than 1,600 retirees are also members of
Based in Utica, Mich., Local 400 represents approximately 5,500 men and women
who work at the Visteon trim facilities in Chesterfield and Utica, Ford's Romeo
engine plant, Highland Park warehouse and Michigan proving grounds.The local
also represents 4,000 retirees.
As one of the largest amalgamated UAW locals in the country, Local 412 serves a
diverse membership including salary, hourly, skilled trades and public sector
employees. In all fields – from engineering and design in the automotive and
defense industries to attorneys in the public sector to skilled tradespersons –
UAW Local 412 supports the needs and growth of an active group of over 5,000
This local was born in 1939 in Flint, Michigan to represent workers at one of
the Fisher Body plants where UAW members staged the 1937 Great Sit Down Strike
and the UAW won its first contract with General Motors.
Chartered January 18, 1939, this is the local that brought the UAW to Lansing,
Mich. The 3,100 active members build the Pontiac Grand Am, the Oldsmobile Alero
and the Malibu Classic at the General Motors Fisher Body plant. Local 602 also
includes more than 3,00 retiree members.
This Lansing, Mich., local represents approximately 6,500 General Motors
employees who proudly build the Pontiac Grand Am, Oldsmobile Alero, Cadillac
CTS, Chevrolet Malibu and metal stamping parts.
The members of local 735 make transmissions for General Motors cars and trucks.
In addition to the 4,600 members at the Powertrain Transmission Plant in
Ypsilanti, Mich., and 400 members at the Romulus (Mich.)Transmission Operation,
the local also represents some 2,000 retirees.
Based in Louisville, Ken., this local represents over 9,500 members who build
the Ford Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, Excursion, Mountaineer and F-250 and
F-350 pickup trucks. The local also represents 2,500 retirees.
This dynamic site is from a local that represents Ford and other workers in the
Ann Arbor, Michigan area.
This amalgamated local in Columbus, Ohio represents workers at Metal Improvement
Company, A.V.I. Foodsystems Delphi cafeteria, AC-Delco and Delphi Interiors
Columbus, as well as 2,600 retirees from these locations.
Based in Peoria, Ill., Local 974 represents 13,700 members who make Caterpillar
tractors and diesel engines.
The 1,150 members of Local 1069 build the V-22 Osprey troop transport
helicopter and the Chinook medium-lift helicopter at the Boeing facility in
Philadelphia. Chartered in 1956, the local has a retiree membership of
Chartered in 1966, Local 1112 represents 4,800 workers who build the
Chevrolet Cavilier and Pontiac Sunfire at GM's Lordstown (Ohio) assembly
plant. The local also represents 4,000 retirees.
Chartered in 1968, Local 1590 represents workers at the General Motors
Service Parts Operations facility in Martinsburg, W.V.
Located in Lordstown, Ohio, Local 1714 represents 2,800 members who make
body panels for the Cavalier and other stampings for GM cars and trucks.
This amalgamated local in Spring Hill, Tenn., home of the Saturn, represents
over 6,200 UAW members and has a retiree membership of over 520. The local
also represents American Food and Vending cafeteria workers, Premier
cleaning and support services workers and members at Total Distribution
Systems, a supplier to Saturn.
The local that represents clerical and technical workers at Northern
On-line home of the 450-member Professional and Administrative Union of
Wayne State University. The site includes Local 1979 news and events, as
well as contract information and bylaws.
The National Writers Union (NWU) is the only labor union that represents
freelance writers in all genres, formats and media. With 3,500 members in 17
local chapters nationwide, the NWU works to advance the economic and working
conditions of writers by challenging corporate media giants, lobbying
Congress to pass legislation that protects the rights of writers, creating
viable solutions to provide publishers fair alternatives to unfair practices
and educating and empowering its members.
This is the local that represents General Motors assembly workers in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Includes a wealth of up to date information and
Local 2000 represents 2,050 hourly employees and 675 retirees of Ford's
assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. The facility produces the Ford Econoline
Vans and Mercury Villager.
The 1,100 members of local 2093 make axles and prop shafts for GM, Ford and
DaimlerChrysler at American Axle's Three Rivers, Mich., facility. The local
also includes over 150 retirees.
Located in Athens, Alabama, these members make steering components for
Delphi Automotive. They're one of the largest local unions within Delphi.
This Roanoke, Indiana local represents workers at General Motors' Fort Wayne
Assembly plant, part of GM's Truck & Bus group.
The 1,750 active members of Local 2280 work at Ford Motor Company's
transmission plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The local also includes 450
This amalgamated local represents members at Miller Brewing Company in
Trenton, Ohio, Reliance Electric in West Chester, Ohio, and Cincinnati Flame
Hardening in Fairfield, Ohio.
The National Organization of Legal Services Workers; reviews the political
status of legal help for those who can't afford it.
Local 2322 is an amalgamated local representing some 3,000 workers in
Western Massachusetts at 15 workplaces. It's a diverse local, representing
people from a wide range of cultural, economic, educational, and national
backgrounds, working in jobs that include child care, graduate employees and
human service workers.
This is the local in Bloomington, Illinois, that represents people working
for Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing of America, as well as those at Premier
Manufacturing Support Services, and GATX Logistics.
This Association of Graduate Student Employees (AGSE/UAW) represents student
workers at University of California campuses across the state. The graduate
students do most of the teaching, paper grading and other tasks that keep
the university running.
Representing U.A.W. members employed by American Building Maintenance, Flat
Rock Assembly, International Quality Control, Logistics Services Inc.,
Manheim Detroit, Penstone and Van-Rob Tecumseh.
This amalgamated local is made up of 2,000 members who build Class 8 trucks
for Freightliner in Cleveland N.C., as well as workers at the Ford parts
distribution center in Mebane, N.C.
Formed in 2001, Local 4911 represents 2,300 workers at Sparrow Hospital in
Lansing, Mich. The local includes technicians (such as x-ray, respiratory),
service personnel (such as housekeepers and kitchen staff), LPNs and skilled
This site comes from the state workers of Michigan. It not only tells you
what the union's up to, but keeps you up to date with what's going on in
Michigan and Michigan government, raising public issues that involve us all.
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Solidarity Magazine Online
Center on Budget and Policy
This think tank publishes good, influential research on budget and policy
issues, especially those affecting average workers and low--income Americans.
Its work is praised by the media and both liberal and conservative politicians
for blending rigorous research with the ability to present work in a timely and
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine looks at technology and events from the
point of view of people, not machines, and links this to public policy, culture,
study, and other issues. Some issues are scholarly, some deal with issues like
Economic Policy Institute
EPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about
strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
Fairness & Accuracy in Media (FAIR)
Gets behind the news to expose bias and stereotypes and how out of touch our
news sources often are with the average worker.
In These Times
This respected magazine of "Independent News & Views" is worth checking out.
Some of the latest articles are complete online; others are just teasers,
inviting you to subscribe to the magazine after you've read a paragraph or two.
LabourStart (Daily Labor News)
LabourStart is an online news service maintained by a global network of
volunteers which aims to serve the international trade union movement by
collecting and disseminating information -- and by assisting unions in
campaigning or in other ways.
A news weekly that focuses on Congress, covering both legislative issues and the
House/Senate races. The print version is read religiously by politicians and
The American Prospect
Lively and thoughtful analysis about the American political scene from people
friendly to labor.
The Gallup Poll
A wealth of info on how people are thinking about politics, economics and social
The Nation Online Edition
This excellent weekly journal covering politics, arts, thought and media goes
on-line with a few major feature articles and other goodies, such as Calvin
Trillion's clever political poems. It adds to that forums and other features
designed for the web and lists the highlights of the printed edition.
The Texas Observer
You don't have to live in Texas to get this bit of progressive down-home Texas
wisdom. Actually, the online articles are for us all. Their goal is defending
the powerless, offending the powerful, investigating irresponsible corporations,
exposing outright sleaze-bags, and rocking every boat necessary.
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Administration On Aging
This site has a political info and facts, but also helpful tips for individuals.
With information from what's going on in congress to how the elderly can deal with
the flu, sexuality, or home repair, or obtain services locally. Well maintained
and up to date.
Centers for Disease Prevention
Whether you have a fascination for the morbid or just want to stay healthy, go
to this site to find out about diseases, health risks, and guidelines and
strategies to stay healthy.
Consumer Information Center
Dozens of useful government publications are now on-line. Click on cars,
children, health, food & nutrition, employment, housing, federal programs,
money, travel & hobby, small business or environment, lots of useful
Department of Veterans Affairs
The official U.S. Government site for the Department of Veterans Affairs, with
links to announcements, benefits, organization and policies, VA offices and
medical facilities, research and how to get help.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
From the agency that insures bank deposits, find out what your rights are when
it comes to mortgages, credit cards, leasing, etc. in their consumer section.
A catch-all site of important government databases and links to recent
government reports. It predates the web, and much of its info is still in a
clunky old Telnet format. Its search engine covers many areas, but when we tried
it was too busy to work.
National Committee for Quality Assurance
A non-profit group that takes a hard look at managed-care health organizations
and then lets you know how health plans score in quality management, preventive
health services, etc. The UAW is listed as one of the unions using its services.
Social Security Online
Plan your retirement by looking at your earnings history and finding out how
much Social Security you're eligible for. File your request online, and they'll
send you a report in the mail.
The Census Bureau
You might be surprised at how much info they collect. You'll find a map section
where you can look up the numbers of people who live in various areas, down to
the county, and who they are. You'll find economic indicators, world population,
and interesting reports, such as who lost their health insurance -- but you may
need an Acrobat reader program to read these. This site also gives the latest
figures on U.S. imports and exports.
The Code of Federal Regulations
Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, you can find all
the regulations the Federal government sets, from environmental rules to
The Environmental Protection Agency
Let's just call this a minimalist site. It has information, lots of news
releases and even a page for kids, but, well, you'll see.
The Post office (U.S. Postal Service)
This is the quickest way to find a zip code: type in your address and you'll
even get the carrier route. If you're a stamp collector or like to read other
people's mail, you could hang around the site for a while.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Front page takes a long time to come up, but here you can find more details on
the above figures, news releases, etc.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Explains how mediation and arbitration work to help solve labor disputes, gives
updates on disputes the agency is currently helping with, and hosts an
electronic reading room.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
This is the agency that does the research on workplace hazards; part of the
Centers for Disease Control. Many research findings can be found here.
National Labor Relations Board
Lots of information about activities of the agency that's supposed to enforce
labor law, including defining key terms. Here you'll find their rulings, up to a
couple of weeks ago. You may need to download the Adobe Acrobat reader to read
the documents, however.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Statistics on workplace hazards, health and safety rules, and news on what the
government does to prevent sickness and injury.
The EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity) Commission)
Explains the laws that bar discrimination, including the recent law barring bias
against disabled workers, and tells you how to file a charge if you've been
The Federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
The federal agency that insures most workers' pensions. Includes special online
list of all workers it can't find who are owed pension money.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)
An agency set up to do scientific investigations on ways to prevent chemical
accidents. Their latest discoveries and chemical safety facts are online here.
U.S. Department of Labor
Takes a long time to load, but offers government information on jobs and workers
Public Citizen Global Trade Watch
Keeps track of bills before Congress that affect working people and communities
throughout the world, with clear explanations and up-to-date news on their
progress. From a group dedicated to fighting for world-wide trade and investment
policies promoting government and corporate accountability, consumer health and
safety, and environmental protection.
The White House
Hear your president speak, take a tour, visit a while, and get lots of vital
Gives the entire Congressional Record, right up to yesterday. Don't be
intimidated by all this information; scroll down and you'll see search tools to
help you find what you're looking for. The best place to keep up on Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
How the House works, who's there, and laws they pass. Try not to get paranoid
about the fact that some Democratic parts of the site recently vanished.
This site has had a much-needed facelift and now includes much more useful
information, including explanations of how the Senate works.
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American Gulf War Veterans Association
This site's main purpose is to tell the American people the truth about Gulf War
illness and the possible treatments. The site has links to several related sites
including a "hall of shame," a photo gallery, interviews, live chat and how to
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual
help, war time veterans organization. It is a community service organization
which now numbers nearly three million members, men and women in nearly 15,000
American Legion Posts worldwide.
American Veterans AMVETS
The AMVETS National Headquarters home page, with links to legislative affairs,
and assistance with VA claims, as well as information on AMVETS and its history,
programs and services.
Disabled American Veterans
Provides information about the DAV, as well as links to issues affecting
disabled veterans, speeches, photos, discussion forums and other veteran links
Gulf War Veterans Resource
Pages serving the Gulf War veterans community, with links to help, referrals,
locators, stories you can read and a form to submit your own story. Also
includes a forum for live chat with other Gulf War vets.
UAW Region 4 Veterans
Built by and for UAW veterans in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest, this site
keeps all visitors abreast of veterans' issues and events in UAW Region 4 and
nationally. Special effects are blended with pictures and text to provide
viewers with a powerful experience. Numerous links to other veteran's sites are
also provided. (EXTREMELY SLOW... MEDIA INTENSIVE)
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Specializing in issues concerning Vietnam veterans, this site has links to
legislative issues, veterans benefits, news and resources, as well as upcoming
events, publications and membership services.
WWII U.S. Veterans
This site is dedicated to the millions of men and women from the U.S. who made
the ultimate sacrifice for the good of free people everywhere. The site has
links to the WWII Veterans Memorial Museum, live chat with other WWII vets,
pictures and memorabilia from the 40s, and a locator data base for finding
long-lost war friends.
MOC: American Military History
99 Crucial Sites on 20th Century American Miltary History.
Refinance & Mortgage Guide for U.S Veterans
This mortgage guide for veterans is offered as an educational resource for
those interested in understanding the home ownership possibilities available
through the Veterans Affairs Mortgage Loan Programs.
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