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Charles E. Hall was elected director of UAW Region 1 by delegates to the UAW’s 35th Constitutional Convention on June 16, 2010, in Detroit. 

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March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere... Read more >>>

Detroit Urban League honors UAW Ford’s Jimmy Settles

(WJBK) – This week the Detroit Urban League holds their signature event The Salute to Distinguished Warriors, honoring leaders in human and civil rights.

Another one of the honorees is a labor leader with a commitment to service – Jimmy Settles.

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UAW Region 1 is offering five weeks of FREE education workshops beginning Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and Thursday, April 13, 2017. Participants will have a choice between morning (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) or evening (5 - 7 p.m.) workshops. Each workshop is for five consecutive weeks. Participants must attend four out of five training sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Workshops being offered this season are:

Tuesday Classes – Morning or Evening: (April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9)
Advanced Grievance Handling: This course explains the grievance process in more detail. Topics include: proper grievance investigation techniques, how to negotiate a grievance with management and preparing for arbitration/mediation. Prerequisite: Grievance Handling

Organizing: This course is a comprehensive introduction on how to organize non-union facilities and how to organize/unify members within their locals to increase solidarity among the membership. It teaches the importance of organizing, as well as how to begin an organizing campaign. Prerequisite: None

Thursday Classes – Morning or Evening: (April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11)
Collective Bargaining/Costing a Contract: This course explains the process to cost-out proposals made to the company or received from the company. As a result, bargainers will not cost themselves out of a contract and will be able to recognize the true value of a proposal with this skill. Prerequisite: None

Arbitration: This course outlines the basic steps and processes to arbitrate a grievance. Members will learn how to identify grievances that should go to arbitration, how to file for a hearing, what to expect during a hearing and how to conduct a hearing as a union advocate. Prerequisite: Grievance Handling

All workshops will be held at Region 1. A registration form is enclosed. AN OFFICER MUST VERIFY THAT THE PARTICIPANT IS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING. All forms must be returned to UAW Region 1 no later than
April 7, 2017. Signed 
Registration forms may be faxed to 586-427-7142 or sent by mail. After the forms are submitted, the students should report to class on their scheduled day(s). No confirmation letter will be sent.

If you have any questions, contact the Region 1 Education Committee at
586-427-9200.

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We are pleased to invite you to attend the Region 1 “Blessing of the Bikes” on May 21, 2017. The attached flyer can be duplicated and posted. You should plan to arrive and assemble between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The blessing will begin promptly at noon. A barbecue will commence after the Blessing. This event is sponsored by the “Solidarity Riders.”

All UAW members in good standing, retirees, spouses and dependents, who ride motorcycles, are welcome to join the Solidarity Riders. This event is open to the public; friends and family are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact Tony Feyers at 586-427-9200.

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 The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s passage of S.J. Res. 27 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.”

In a slap to the face of American workers, the Senate vote today to rollback workplace protections that have existed for over forty years...

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Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers

Canton, Miss. – Earlier this month, top executives at Nissan North America received a letter from supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), a coalition of civil rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates who support Nissan employees’ efforts to form a union…

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UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Julie Kushner

Women have had important roles in UAW history and today women leaders in the UAW are continuing that legacy of leadership. Region 9A Director Julie Kushner has spent her life advocating for social justice for workers and women. Her earliest memories are of her mother showing her what women can achieve when they decide to make the world a better place.

The Board of Directors of the Community Caring Program will host its first annual NCAA Final Four Basketball Playoffs fundraiser this year. You are cordially invited to attend the fun-filled evening that we have planned for you. Viewing of the playoffs will be held in the Region 1 Pavilion on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 5 p.m. until closing. The ticket price allows you entry to the event and all of the food and beverages that you can consume (flyer enclosed).

Please come out and join us in the following activities: basketball machines, games, squares and auctions. The following sponsorships will also be available:

$500 – includes 4 tickets and signage in the Pavilion
$1,000 – includes 8 tickets and signage in the Pavilion
$2,500 – includes 20 tickets and signage in the Pavilion

The monies raised will go toward our No Child Without Christmas charity. These funds are used to make Christmas memorable for needy children and families in the Region 1 area.

Checks should be made payable to: Community Caring Program and should be mailed to the Region.

Tickets are available at the door for $25.00

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The Ryan Health Care Bill puts retirement at risk by making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Speaker Ryan and House Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with a bill that gives millions in tax breaks to the rich. They want to pay for those tax breaks by taxing your benefits and stealing Medicare and Medicaid funds.

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March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere. Here’s the story of one noteworthy UAW woman: Read more >>>

FCA Global Union Alliance Plans First U.S. Conference in Detroit

Union leaders whose members work at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group around the world will convene in March to seek solutions to problems of mutual concern to the company and its unions...

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“The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that under the Ryan health care plan Americans would be forced to pay more money for less coverage. At the same time the bill grants hundreds of billions in tax breaks to corporations and a $7 million annual tax break to the 400 wealthiest U.S. households... Read more >>>

UAW and Caterpillar reach tentative agreement

 The Caterpillar UAW bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement.

No details will be publicly released until Caterpillar UAW members have had a chance to review the agreement and highlights, and vote on the agreement.

UAW members should check with their local unions which will set meetings, including date, time and place to review the details of the contract and conduct ratification votes next week.

We celebrate Women’s History Month by thanking Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a pioneer of workers’ rights, for her bravery and example for all who defend workers. She spent years risking her life facing off with anti-union companies in defense of abused coal miners and child workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries... Read more >>>

SIGN UP FOR A MARCH IN YOUR AREA

March 10, 2017

To the March for Science Organizers:

As President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), I am writing to request that our organization be added as a partner for the March for Science on April 22.

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**REVISED UNOFFICIAL** 62nd Region 1 Bowling Tournament Results

62nd Annual UAW Region 1 Invitational Bowling Tournament
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Imperial Lanes
Clinton Township, Michigan

REVISED UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

2017 Men’s & Mixed Division

** Captain Brian Idzikewski – Local 228 - 3595
** Captain Dwayne Davis – Local 140 - 3564
** Captain Michael Dunn – Local 7 - 3553
** Captain Edward King – Local 1264 - 3523
** Captain Stephen Barry – Local 228 - 3452
** Captain Gary Winters – Local 869 - 3450
** Captain Floyd Locke Jr. – Local 7 - 3442
* Captain Ronald Shooks – Local 653 - 3397
* Captain Ronnie Urquhart – Local 7 - 3374
* Captain Andrew Smith – Local 155 - 3372
* Captain Michael Smigiel – Local 212 - 3327
* Captain Thomas Henry – Local 140 - 3321
* Captain Vanita Parker – Local 140 - 3301
* Captain Bobbie Allen – Local 1264 - 3299

**Denotes Qualifier for National Tournament and Prize Money
*Denotes Qualifier for National Tournament

 Qualifiers Will Be Notified By UAW Region 1

 

Applications for the 2017 UAW Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center Scholarship Program are enclosed. Members in good standing for one year who have NEVER ATTENDED the program are eligible to apply. Past participants in the Family Scholarship Program are not eligible to re-apply. The program is designed to accommodate the UAW member, the spouse and their dependent children (ages 4 to 18 only). The entire family must participate in all scheduled workshops and programs.

Members who are selected will be responsible for their travel expenses and must be willing to use their regular vacation, personal leave time, or union leave (where contracts apply). A complete list of eligibility rules and instructions is outlined in detail on the application. Members will be notified if they are selected to attend or if their names are place on a wait list.

The completed application form must be signed by the local union president or financial secretary and submitted to the region along with a $50 registration fee. The registration fee will be refunded upon completion of the program.

The check should be made payable to: UAW Family Education Center.

All applications must be received by May 1, 2017

Mail applications to: UAW Region 1, 27800 George Merrelli Drive, Warren, MI 48092 Attn: FEC Family Scholarship.

Cancellations must be submitted immediately to the region 1 office so that reservations can be reallocated. Failure to do so at least 10 days prior to the start of the program will result in forfeiture of any registration fees paid.

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UAW Region 1 is pleased to announce that scholarships are available to those students who are children or grandchildren of UAW Region 1 local union members and are graduating from high school this year, or are current college students. The scholarships will be awarded through the UAW Region 1 Director’s Scholarship Fund, administered by the Community Caring Program. The number of scholarships awarded and the stipend amount varies from year to year depending on scholarship program fund. A copy of each form can be downloaded from this site.

This scholarship program is open to all students who have reached a high level of scholastic achievement and are interested in continuing their education. We encourage all UAW Region 1 members and retirees who have children or grandchildren (who are still dependents and are entering college this fall or are already in college) to urge the students to apply for these scholarships.

APPLICATIONS MUST ARRIVE AT: UAW REGION 1, DIRECTOR’S SCHOLARSHIP
27800 GEORGE MERRELLI DRIVE, WARREN, MI 48092
NO LATER THAN APRIL 14, 2017 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
(NO EXCEPTIONS)

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UAW SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN

 Enter the Gun-A-Week Sweeepstakes

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The Michigan Labor History Society (MLHS) is willing and able to take UAW members and their families on an exciting tour that captures the stories of labor history in our area. The society has six experienced guides who can lead bus or walking tours on your schedule. They are glad to do this as an educational program without charge. Read more >>>

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