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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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Challenge Accepted

It wasn’t easy, but more than 300 UAW Local 710 members at Challenge Manufacturing in Kansas City, Missouri, have their first contract signed and ratified – with an assist from their brothers and sisters in UAW Region 5.

It took a three-week strike to finally win the contract at Challenge, a Michigan-based company that located a stamping facility in Kansas City,

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The United States Supreme Court: Why It Matters to UAW Members

Presidential and congressional elections rightfully dominated the national news and our attention last year. Their decisions impact nearly every facet of our lives. The wages we earn, water we drink, our ability to protect ourselves from terrorism, and the education our children receive are all directly impacted by their decisions. That said, we are a nation of laws and our Constitution establishes limits to their power....

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Remembering Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike

Lorraine Agtang Reflects on the Delano Grape Strike, which occurred over 50 years ago.

The March-April Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

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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 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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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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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.

***NEW DEADLINE DATE***

APPLICATIONS MUST ARRIVE AT: UAW REGION 1, DIRECTOR’S SCHOLARSHIP
27800 GEORGE MERRELLI DRIVE, WARREN, MI 48092
NO LATER THAN Tuesday, April 18, 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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