On Saturday, March 30, 2013, the memory of labor-leader and social actvist Cesar Chavez will be honored by a celebration on the campus of the University of Michigan-Flint. The events begin at noon with a flag-raising and march from the Harding Mott University Center. See the attached flyer for details.
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In the middle of a class discussion, one of Dave Larsen's writing students blurted out, "There's too much to think about!" Others laughed, but Larsen just nodded.
"Yeah, that's the point," he acknowledged.
LEO Union Council and organizers say goodbye for now to Stevens Wandmacher, outgoing Flint LEO Chair, at a lunch in his honor in Fenton, June 14, 2012.
Stevens Wandmacher, who has been LEO Chairperson of the Flint campus since 2010, retires from his position at the end of June. The LEO Union Council formally thanked Stevens for his outstanding service to union members at the June UC meeting.
As Chair, Stevens worked tirelessly on resolving member problems and grievances on the Flint campus. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was a settlement reached with the School of Education regarding missed performance reviews for Lecturers. As a result, 15 Lecturers got those missing reviews, their earned raises, plus professional development monies. Stevens also served on the 2010 Bargaining Team, representing the interests of the Flint Lecturers.
"UAW Local 599 Gives Records to UM-Flint." Mel Serow, University of Michigan-Flint News, May 20, 2011.
UAW Local 599, one of the oldest and, at one time, the largest UAW local has made a gift of its records to the University of Michigan-Flint. Approximately 200 linear feet of material, including minutes of its executive board meetings, and membership, grievances, appeals, umpire decisions, newspapers, photographs, and other records, dating from 1937 to 2010, will be available for research at the Genesee Historical Collections Center . . . .
Five members of the UM-Flint English Department show their union colors on National Wear Your Union T-shirt Day, Wednesday, April 6, 2011.
L-R: Stephanie Irwin-Booms, Lisa Hine, Dave Larsen, John Pendell, Jim Anderson