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.
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 May 12, 2018
Habitat For Humanity
Johan Newcombe Event Center
1840 East Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, N.C. 28054
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.