On March 4 and 5, 2016, the Gas Division of Local 223, UWUA convened a special all unions meeting in Dearborn at Local 223’s Union Hall. In attendance for this historic meeting were officers from Local 223 UWUA, Local 132 UFCW, Local 70 UFCW and Local 799 ICWU.
The officers participated in group discussions on topics such as New Technology, Union Building, Right to Work, Young Worker Initiatives, Knowledge Transfer and Contract Negotiations.
In addition to the Gas Division officers, Local 223 President Mike Smith, Vice President Rich Harkins and Recording Secretary John Massengill attended. The attendees hear from guest speakers and shared best practices. The group plans to reconvene later this year in preparation for upcoming contract negotiations The group also held a raffle and contributed $135 to the THAW Bowling Benefit.