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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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Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan - Request for Donations

The response to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan by the UAW has been tremendous. All of the storage at the UAW Region 1D office is filled with water and it is being disbursed a case at a time to the citizens of Flint.  They are very grateful; however, they cannot take any more water at this time.

If you are interested in helping the residents of Flint, UAW Region 1D is attempting to secure monetary donations for water filters and replacement cartridges for the filers. The United Way of Genesee County is handling the funds, with no administrative fees, so that every penny will go the aid the residents of Flint.  

If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to United Way of Genesee County-Water Fund.  Checks should be mailed to UAW Region 1-D, 1940 Atherton Road, Flint, MI 48507

Thank you for your generous support to the residents of Flint, Michigan.

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 >>>

Sierra Club accounces #Readyfor100

Ready for 100 is aimed at accelerating a just and equitable transition to 100% clean, renewable energy by advocating for ambitious leadership at the local level and amplifying progress to make 100% clean energy “the new normal”.

Sierra Club is launching the campaign today with a challenge 100 U.S. cities: commit to 100% renewable energy! Check out the surprise message they delivered last night at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, happening this week in Washington, D.C.

 

Worker wins rule since first ever Raising Wages Summit, but challenges remain

(Washington, DC, January 19, 2016) – Marking nearly one year since the first ever Raising Wages Summit, the AFL-CIO today released a new report detailing the successes, struggles and path ahead to raise wages for working people.

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UAW International Executive Board Statement Regarding the Flint Water Crisis

“We are proud of the hundreds of UAW members throughout the country who have come forward in recent days to volunteer to distribute water and filters to the families of Flint many of whom are UAW members and retirees. Our members and communities have come together to act in the best interest of the Flint community and Flint’s children.

“It is also morally imperative that the public have faith in their government at this time and that starts with full and total transparency on an issue that was brought on by poor decisions by government officials who put cost savings ahead of the health of Flint residents which could plague the children of Flint for a generation. On behalf of our Flint members, retirees and their families the UAW demands that Governor Snyder release all documents related to the Flint water contamination issue to the public regardless of any public records exemptions. No law that deprives the public clarity on this issue is moral or just for the citizens of Flint who are in peril and whose children are now at risk.”

Detroit – As a day of service on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, UAW Region 1A Director Gamble and members from the region will take it to the streets and to the area’s homeless population. Many homeless Detroiters won’t go to shelters so deliveries will be made directly to the people where they live. The sleeping bags are designed to handle temperatures as low as 17 degrees below zero. Read more >>>

Hartford, Con. — UAW Local 376 members at Colt are resting a little easier today, having learned that the company emerged from Chapter 11 Restructuring on January 13.

UAW leadership has worked closely with management over many months, and anticipated this positive outcome. Nonetheless, there is a collective sigh of relief permeating the plant floor.

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Region 1 has scheduled a Retiree Seminar for four days at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center beginning Monday, May 16, 2016 and ending on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

We are limited to 150 participants and we are reserving only three buses. They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact your retiree chapter/local union to register. Retirees who are paying for themselves, and their spouse, guests or associate members make their payment to the local. No personal checks will be accepted.
 

 

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Labor Board Demands Company Make Shop Floor Announcement that Workers Have Right to Organize

Workers Vow to Continue Speaking Out for Safe, Good Jobs

Selma, Ala. – The federal government has charged Lear Corp., a major supplier to Hyundai, with illegally threatening on multiple occasions to close its Selma factory in an effort to intimidate workers who are organizing for higher pay and basic health and safety protections....

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UAW Members Send Clean Drinking Water to Flint Residents In Need

Do you or your local want to help Flint residents? Contact the UAW’s Labor Liaison with the United Way, Teresa McGinnis, at

uawlaborliaison@unitedwaygenesee.org

FLINT, MI — Members of the UAW from around the state will be donating truckloads of water to Flint residents affected by the city’s water emergency.

UAW locals from around the state have contacted the Flint Assembly UAW Local 598 to ask how they could help residents. On Sunday, Jan 10 UAW locals south of Flint will bring a caravan of trucks to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, according to a news release.

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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 levels.

DEADLINE:  APRIL 15, 2016 (NO EXCEPTIONS)

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DETROIT – General Motors is adding a third shift and more than 500 hourly and salaried jobs at Lansing Grand River Assembly to meet forecasted market demand for the award-winning 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. Read more >>>

The 61st 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 20, 2016 (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 12, 2016

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“International trade plays a vital role in our economy, accounting for roughly thirty percent of the GDP and directly impacting millions of jobs. Unfortunately, many of our trading partners routinely cut corners and break rules to get an unfair advantage both stateside and abroad... Read more >>>

Today the International Executive Board of the UAW unanimously voted to oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Over the past several years we met with the Administration, trade negotiators, members of Congress, and an array of stakeholders on the TPP. From the outset we constructively worked in pursuit of an ambitious agreement that creates prosperity both here and abroad for working families.

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