Staying a member in good standing
Article 16 of the UAW Constitution
Laid off members are considered to be in good standing for the first six months.
What to do after that?
Use the address and membership update page each month thereafter.
It is very important for each member to regularly keep in touch with your local UAW office.
To update any address or phone number changes simply fill in the form information by locating the tab in the upper right corner of this page.
Attend monthly membership meetings the second Saturday of each month. Unless other wise posted on this site.
President and Shop Chair Billy Rose has made himself accessible to you, the membership, to answer your questions and concerns.
Periodically letters of interest to the membership will be posted on this site.
Brothers and Sisters,
I know and feel the frustration of the membership about the day to day extensions and so does every Shop Chair on the UAW Freightliner/DTNA Council. I wish I could show and/or tell you some of the proposals that were passed but at this time I cannot. A strike HAS to be sanctioned by the International UAW to be legal but please don't be under the illusion that a strike is not on the table. If we are not bargaining Monday, I will be at the Union hall to answer questions all day long so check uawlocal5285.com first thing tomorrow and we will have it posted if I'm there (please don't call as Stacey can't answer 1500 phone calls and conduct the day to day business). Stacey and Bobby have the strike teams and their respective captains so make sure your phone numbers are updated on uawlocal5285.com. The Freightliner/DTNA Council spoke loud and clear to counter the company's offers. The Council has and will continue to bargain in good faith to reach a fair agreement. We are here to represent all 7000 plus members across 3 states and will return to the table every time we are summoned. Please remember to look after our new hires as this process is totally new to them. The Membership is the highest authority!! Stand up and be counted! UNITED WE BARGAIN and DIVIDED WE BEG!!
UAW Local 5285
VP DTNA Council
The plant is operating business as usual. Be at work at your normal time and shift.
UAW International Website News
The Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry, Mt Zion Restoration Church in Gastonia, had a great turn out on Friday March 30, 2018. Brother Joe Manning ,church member (Post Chassis), Brother Sam Kistler (Final Cab) and President/Shop Chair Billy Rose helped pass out food for about 3 hours. Joe and his Pastor Rodney Freeman thanked UAW Local 5285 for our monetary donations to help make it possible.
Laid off members wishing
to remain in good standing.
Next Membership Meeting
Saturday April 14, 2018
Downtown Union Hall
113 E. Charlotte Ave.
Mount Holly, N.C. 28120
Building Our Unions and Protecting Our Communities
We have been working on a new website to better inform our members of any news or upcoming events. It also has feeds from the region and international websites. Check it out. Join our new email club on that site to get any valuable information pertaining to your Union. The temporary web address is
After we get everything set up the link to this website will direct you to the new one.