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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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Stand up for someone’s rights tomorrow!

Tomorrow, December 10 is Human Rights Day. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

Stand up for someone at risk of discrimination or violence such as women, a homeless person, a minority group, a LGBT person, indigenous peoples, or anyone else in need.

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Graduate workers and supporters call on university administration to honor collective bargaining rights

NEW YORK – Columbia University research assistants and teaching assistants – whose landmark case restored union rights for graduate workers nationwide – voted 1602 to 623 in favor of joining Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers Union (GWC-UAW). With broad-scale support from members of Congress, New York elected officials, community leaders, faculty and students, graduate workers at Columbia are the first in the country to form their union in the wake of the National Labor Relations Board’s August ruling.

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UAW Members Are At NYC’s Greatest Bookstore – Strand

Region 9A, Local 2179

The UAW is many things to many people. Did you know that we are also Booksellers in Region 9A? Take the time to discover who we really are as a union.

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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On this day, Rosa Parks wouldn’t give up her bus seat

Today marks the 61st anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to sit down for her rights on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, putting the effort to end segregation on a fast track.

Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955, after she refused to give up her seat on a crowded bus to a white passenger.

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Photo Credit: Gary Malerba

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.

NOTE: DEADLINE DATE FOR ENTRIES – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017

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2016 UAW REGION 1 V-CAP DOLLAR DRIVE WINNERS

 

2016 UAW REGION 1 V-CAP DOLLAR DRIVE WINNERS

1ST PRIZE – $5,000

Terri Lemieux – UAW Local 909

2nd PRIZE – $2,000

Thomas Ruperd – UAW Local 228

3rd PRIZE –$1,000 (2 Winners)

Brandon Haney – UAW Local 812
Ed A. Kirby – UAW Local 22 (Retiree)

4TH PRIZE – $500 (3 Winners)

Travis Rivers – UAW Local 7
Norma Roy – UAW Local 5960 (Retiree)
Brian Carlsen – UAW Local 228

5th PRIZE - $100 (4 Winners)

Thomas Skarbo – UAW Local 160 (Retiree)
Lawrence Surzyn – UAW Local 160
Sherron Murray – UAW Local 7
Muhammad Qawwee II – UAW Local 4911

6th PRIZE - $50 (5 Winners)

Ileen Berry – UAW Local 869
Anthony Borkowski – UAW Local 412 (Retiree)
John Seta – UAW Local 228
Robert Peludat – UAW Local 653 (Retiree)
Brian Shephard – UAW Local 2280

The Region 1 leadership and staff thank our members for their participation.

 2016 UAW Holiday Shoppers Guide

Buy American, Buy Union

UAW SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN

 Enter the Gun-A-Week Sweeepstakes

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Joint Statement by UAW and Ford on Louisville Assembly Plant

The following is a joint statement released by the UAW and Ford Motor Company regarding today’s news about louisville assembly plant and the lincoln MKC

To anyone who has ever spent time with UAW members, it’s no secret that we take pride in the work that we do and the products that we build. When you see that something is UAW-made, you know you’re getting something that was crafted with skilled labor. Read more >>>

Stop the TPP!  

Call Congress at 1-855-712-8441.

***National Call-In Day is September 14!***

Multinational corporations and Republican congressional leaders want to jam throught the TPP - an awful trade deal that will put Americans out of work, degrade environmnetal protections and increase prescription drug prices - during the lame-duck congressional session after the elections.

Call your member of Congress and tell him or her

NO TPP IN THE LAME-DUCK SESSION

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 >>>

UAW chaplains are known for their compassion and ability to connect with members in a way that few others can. At their annual conference at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center this summer, they showed how they are also reaching out to band and choir members from a small Michigan city high school. Read more >>>

MARION, Ind. — General Motors is investing $90.9 million in its Marion Metal Center plant to enhance the facility’s process capability and flexibility.

“This investment in stamping dies and equipment will align Marion Metal Center with GM’s future stamping strategy,” said Dan Hermer, GM North America Manufacturing manager. “This will enable our team to continue delivering quality to our stamping customers throughout North America.”

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