|UAW Local 1714|
Civil & Human Rights
The Civil & Human Rights Committee assures the full rights of all members of the union, regardless of their religion, age, nationality, race, color, sex, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. The committee keeps the members informed on steps and procedures when members believe these rights have been violated, either by the management or by other union members. Services in this area are provided by the Fair Practices Department of the International Union.
Members of the committee are: Larry Coston (Chairperson), Joseph Martin (Co-Chair), Jimmy Beckham, Gary Hill, Charlene Long, Melvin Riley, Christine Robinson, Jack Vining, Gloria Washington, and Maria Redd-Yancey
The Civil and Human Rights Committee holds a Black History Celebration day during Black History month, February; and acknowledges National Diversity Day in May. This committee has also hosted bus trips to the Presidential Inauguration and the Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication. They also lend necessary support to all other standing committees.