UAW Region 1


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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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.


UAW Region 1 is offering five weeks of FREE educational workshops beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Participants will have a choice between morning (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) or evening (5 p.m.-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: (February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7) – CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 45 STUDENTS

• Grievance Handling: This course teaches the skills needed to represent workers with grievances. Topics include: what is and is not a grievance, proper grievance investigation techniques and written grievance presentation skills.
Prerequisites: None

• Organizing: This course is designed to introduce tools and techniques needed to make organizing campaigns more effective. It teaches members the importance of organizing, as well as how to begin an organizing campaign. Members who take this course will receive a comprehensive introduction on how to organize non-union facilities and will learn how to organize/unify members within their own locals to increase solidarity within the membership. Prerequisites: None

Thursday Classes – Morning or Evening: (February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9) – CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 45 STUDENTS

• Grievance Handling: This course teaches the skills needed to represent workers with grievances. Topics include: what is and is not a grievance, proper grievance investigation techniques and written grievance presentation skills.
Prerequisites: None

• Collective Bargaining/Costing a Contract: This course will show members who are bargaining local agreements, how to cost out the different proposals made to the company or received by the company. This will allow bargainers to learn how not to cost themselves out of a contract, as well as how to recognize when a proposal is too low. Prerequisites: None

All workshops will be held at Region 1. The 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 February 3, 2017. 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 selected day(s). No confirmation letter will be sent.

UAW Region 1 is providing bus transportation to Washington, D.C. for participation in the “Women’s March” on Friday, January 20, 2017. The itinerary is listed below:


• Buses depart from Region 1 on Friday, January 20th at 10 p.m. sharp
(Please arrive at least one-half hour early to allow for boarding.)
• Arrival in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 21st between 6:30 and 7 a.m.
• Departure from Washington, D.C. immediately following the march on
Saturday (time to be announced)
• Arrival back at Region 1 on Sunday, January 22nd approximately 2 a.m.

We will need two bus captains for the trip. Please mark on the registration form (attached) if you are willing to be a bus captain. Also, please wear your UAW shirts, jackets, etc. Let’s show them who we are!

Members who are interested in attending the march should contact Region 1 to register. Seating is limited; therefore, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis and you MUST be registered in advance to board the bus. There is a small overhead storage compartment on the bus that will allow for personal snacks and drinks. Due to the limited storage space, no coolers are allowed on the bus.

For more information about this march, please call Diane Virelli of my staff at 586-427-9200 or visit the website at

Senator Bernie Sanders writes letter of support to Columbia Graduate Workers

Today through tomorrow, Columbia University graduate workers will vote on forming their union. Union organizers got a big boost today when none other than U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote a letter encouraging fellow graduate workers to come together, participate in the vote and join the UAW.

"Dear Columbia University Research and Teaching Assistants:

I understand that on December 7th and 8th you will be voting in an election to determine whether TAs and RAs at Columbia will have the right to union representation. I had the pleasure of meeting with a number of you in September, and am strongly supportive of your efforts to hold a free and fair union election…"

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The 62st Annual UAW Region 1 Invitational Bowling Tournament, sponsored by UAW
Region 1 and the UAW Department of Recreation and Leisure-Time Activities, will be held at Imperial Lanes, 44650 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, Michigan, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 (one day only – 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. squad times). This tournament has the moral support sanction of the USBC and is open to active members of Region 1, their spouses and retirees only.


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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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