Please Note: All union meetings have been cancelled until Illinois reaches Phase 5 of the Coronavirus Response.
Regular meetings of the Local Union are held on the third
Sunday of every month at the UAW, Local 551 Union Hall
located at 13550 S. Torrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
The Retiree Chapter meetings are held every third Wednesday
of every month at the UAW, Local 551, Union Hall.
ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THESE
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UAW, Then & Now
United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy. The UAW has more than 400,000 active members and more than 580,000 retired members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
There are more than 600 local unions in the UAW. The UAW currently has 1,150 contracts with some 1,600 employers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
A unique strength of the UAW is the solidarity between its active and retired members. A solid majority of the union’s retirees stay actively involved in the life of their union, participating in retiree chapters and playing a vital role in the UAW’s community action program.
Since its founding in 1935, the UAW has consistently developed innovative partnerships with employers and negotiated industry-leading wages and benefits for its members. UAW members have benefited from a number of collective bargaining breakthroughs, including:
- The first employer-paid health insurance plan for industrial workers.
- The first cost-of-living allowances.
- A pioneering role in product quality improvements.
- Landmark job and income security provisions.
- Comprehensive training and educational programs.