Annual Food Drive!

UAW Local 2322 is sponsoring a food drive to help local pantries restock their shelves for the upcoming winter season. We encourage everyone to donate whatever they can to this drive and help us support the needs of our communities. We will be collecting non-perishable food items in our Holyoke & UMass (GEO) offices from October 15th until December 17th, and then we will send the donations to one or more area pantries, where they can be the most help.

Even if you think you can’t give enough, remember that every item helps when you have nothing. If we all are able to donate just one item each think of how many families, together, we could help…

Please check the attached file for a list of suggested food and non-food items. It is set up as a shopping list that you can take with you and give out to others.

*  PLEASE NO GLASS ITEMS  *

This event doesn’t have to be just a union event. Help us make this the biggest collection yet! Spread the word and ask your family and friends to help out too. If you are willing to collect items at your worksite let your Union Representative know so we can arrange delivery to one of the two union offices. The UAW Local 2322 Community Services Committee thanks you in advance for any help you can provide.

Bowling Party – Part 2!

This will be a party for UAW Members, Friends and Family, for a fun night out in Northampton on October 4 from 6:30-8:30PM! Spread the word to your coworkers and let us know if you will be attending (and how many guests you will bring). We need to have a count to reserve lanes so please let us know as soon as you can.

The party will consist of 2 hours of unlimited bowling, free shoe rental and light refreshments (generally chips & salsa, veggie platter, etc and pitchers of soft drinks). The Bowling Alley also has a full bar and kitchen that will be open for people to take advantage of on their own.

If you enjoy this bowling event, it won’t have to end there. Starting Thursday, October 11th at 6:30 pm you can join The UAW “Friends and Family” 8 For 8 League. UAW has worked with Spare Time Bowling to bring you a great offer. 8 weeks of bowling for $8/week. For those who commit to join the league, Spare Time will give each league member a free bowling ball! You can sign up at the bowling alley

Come out October 4th and have some fun! Please RSVP for the party to info@uaw2322.org or 413.534.7600.

Contract Ratification!

Hello GEO-UAW 2322 Members,

We are pleased to announce that, following two days of balloting in the Campus Center and a vote at the GEO Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 20, the tentative agreement negotiated by your elected bargaining committee was overwhelmingly ratified.  The vote was 99% in favor of ratification.  The next step is proofreading the final contract and signing it.  We hope to be in touch soon with dates to expect the negotiated wage increases and other benefits.

We want to thank all of the stewards and activists who helped by flyering, visiting and calling members, staffing our table on the Campus Center concourse, and working on the days of the vote.  Your hard work ensured the largest ratification vote turnout for several contract cycles, and one of the best-attended membership meetings in recent memory.  This is a great start to the year for GEO!

Thank you,
The GEO Bargaining Committee

Jocelyn Silverlight, Bargaining Co-Chair, GEO Co-Chair
Thomas Herndon, Bargaining Co-Chair
Kathleen Baldwin, Bargaining Member
Anders Minter, Bargaining Member
Jonathan Cooper, Bargaining Member
Derek Doughty, GEO Co-Chair
Danielle Allessio, GEO Membership Mobilization Coordinator
Yetunde Ajao, GEO Organizer
Ron Patenaude, UAW 2322 President
Ryan Quinn, UAW 2322 Servicing Rep.
Court Cline, UAW 2322 Servicing Rep.