Food Drive Happening Now!

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 until December 9th, 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…

Suggested food items:

  • Canned fruit or vegetables
  • Canned tuna or salmon-in water
  • Baby food & dry formula
  • Cereal (high fiber/low sugar)
  • Fruit or Vegetable juice (100%)
  • Soups, stews & chili
  • Pancake/waffle mixes
  • Pasta (dry or canned)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned beans
  • Oatmeal
  • Nuts
  • Rice

Non-food items:

  • Diapers (child & Adult)
  • Toilet & Facial tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant

*  PLEASE NO GLASS ITEMS  *

This event doesn’t have to be just a union event. Spread the word and ask your family and friends to help out too. Are you willing to collect items at your worksite?

RA Union and GEO Member, Activist, and Steward Training

UAW Local 2322 is holding a training for GEO and RA Union stewards, activists, and members. While all members are encouraged to attend, a basic stewards’ training is a requirement for acting as a steward for GEO or the RA Union. If you think you might want to become a steward in your department or residence hall at some point this year, or just want to be more involved as a member, please plan to attend.

This training will include:

  • Rights, responsibilities, and roles of stewards
  • Weingarten rightsDuty of fair representation
  • Grievances
  • The steward as organizer
  • Your questions and concerns

Please RSVP to Ryan Quinn.

Thursday, October 6th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Campus Center, Room 165-69

Join Our Standing Committees Start-up Meeting

Your local union is looking for volunteers to join our standing committees. We will be hosting a start-up meeting encompassing all the committees listed below. We’ll discuss how they will work together then break off into groups to begin planning individual committee needs. Check the descriptions below to identify your area of interest:

  • Education/Solidarity
  • Conservation and Recreation
  • Community Services
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Citizenship and Legislative

Tuesday, October 4th 4:00 – 6:00 pm
UAW Local 2322 Office,
4 Open Square Way, 406 Holyoke

Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.