|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.
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.
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)
• 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)
• 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
If you have any questions, contact the Region 1 Education Committee at
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.Read more >>>
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...Read more >>>
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…
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
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 $25.00Read more >>>
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.Read more >>>
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...Read more >>>
Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimate of Ryan Health Care Plan
“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 >>>
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.Read more >>>
**REVISED UNOFFICIAL** 62nd Region 1 Bowling Tournament Results
62nd Annual UAW Region 1 Invitational Bowling Tournament
REVISED UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
2017 Men’s & Mixed Division
** Captain Brian Idzikewski – Local 228 - 3595
**Denotes Qualifier for National Tournament and Prize Money
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.Read more >>>
2017 Black Lake Campground Information - Download here! Read more >>>
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
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 >>>