Welcome to UAW Local 249


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This notice is for current UAW Local 249 membership


Attention Brothers and Sisters,

Yesterday afternoon, we reached an agreement with Ford Motor Company to observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 16, 2015. 

This action was necessary because even though the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been extended, paid holidays, beyond the original expiration date, are not identified in the contract. This is because each paid holiday date is specifically negotiated.

We are proud to honor our nation’s veterans on this day who so bravely served our country to protect our freedom.

Jimmy Settles

Sorry for the confusion they originally told us the 11th on Verterans Day but due to a TWOs issue it had to be moved to the 16th. Going forward we are told in the new agreement it will be observed on Veterans Day. 



Wear RED for Solidarity!

UAW Local 249 members are being asked to wear red on the following days:

Wednesdays: Day & Night Crews

Saturdays: C Crews

Need a RED shirt? Stop & Shop at the Union Hall

Shirts, hoodies, caps, hats are available to purchase (cash/check only)


Check out the MEMBERSHIP EVENTS tab for Membership Activities



Welcome to UAW Local 249’s website. Local 249 is located in Pleasant Valley, Missouri. Our membership totals 7,200 employees with approximately 3,000 retirees. The Kansas City Assembly Plant is the only Ford Motor Company two-system plant in the United States. The Truck System produces the NEW Aluminum Ford F-150 Super Cab, F-150 Super Crew Cab, and F-150 King Crew Cab.  In addition to the F-150 pickups the Kansas City Assembly plant is also building the Ford Transit Commercial Van.  Our membership also includes 30 active employees from the HVC (High Velocity Center) in Shawnee, Kansas and 9 union nurses at our Assembly Plant.

“We in organized labor are a social movement. We’re the only institution that stands up

for working men and women.” –  Stephen Yokich The Late UAW International President

UAW Local 249 is the first Ford Local Chartered January 15, 1937.

  • The regular monthly membership meetings (smoke free) are held the third Sunday of each month at 2 pm unless otherwise posted at the plant. It is important that you attend these meetings to keep informed of events happening with your union.
Huge turnout at yesterday's August membership meeting. UAW Local 249 members say, "It's our time now!"

Huge turnout at August membership meeting. UAW Local 249 members say, “It’s our time now!”

  • Please remember to keep your address and phone number current at the Union Hall and the plant, and make sure you have designated your beneficiary for the death benefit through the Union.


  •  Retirees meeting will be held the third Wednesday of each month at UAW Local 249 Union Hall beginning at 10:30 a.m. Retirees please bring a salad, dessert, or casserole.


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This web page was designed by the Secretaries of UAW Local 249 who are members of the Office & Professional Employees International Union – OPEIU320.

UAW Local 249
8040 NE 69 Hwy
Pleasant Valley, MO 64068

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