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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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We are pleased to announce that Region 1 is sponsoring a Developmental Advisory Council Meeting to be held at UAW Region 1, 27800 George Merrelli Drive, Warren, Michigan 48092 on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The meeting will convene at 5:00 p.m. We encourage each local union to send one (1) delegate to this very important council meeting however, there will be no lost time paid. All lost time is the responsibility of the local union. Contact your local union if you are interested in attending the Developmental Advisory Council Meeting. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gloria Jean Morgan or Rob Burleson of UAW Region 1 staff at (586) 427-9200. Read more >>>

On Monday, April 14th – the day before tax day – the Michigan Democratic Party and Democratic State legislators will be crisscrossing the state to shine a spotlight on the Republicans’ massive tax shift onto middle class families and seniors, all to pay for a $1.8 billion tax break for corporations and CEOs. These efforts will be similar to the successful SnyderHole events a few weeks ago and are intended to draw the local media’s attention.

These events will highlight people with real stories to tell about how Governor Snyder and Legislative Republicans’ tax hikes are hurting them. These validators will include seniors hit by the retirement tax, middle class families hit by any variety of tax increases, including the cutting of the per-child tax credit and families hit by deep education cuts.

The following is a list of the rally locations and times in the Region 1 area:

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The group will convene, elect its officers, and begin planning rides. Members of your local who are in good standing, retirees and their spouses who love and support the UAW and enjoy riding American-made motorcycles are invited to participate. Our next meeting will be held at two different times to accommendate our membership:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
12 Noon (Afternoon Shift) and 6:00 p.m. (Day Shift), at
UAW Region 1
27800 George Merrelli Dr.
Warren, MI 48092

Questions may be directed to Tony Feyers at 586-427-9200.

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UAW Region 1 is offering five (5) weeks of FREE educational workshops beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and Thursday, April 17, 2014. Participants will have a choice between mornings (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) or evening workshops (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.). Each workshop is for five (5) consecutive weeks.

Participants must attend four (4) out of five (5) training sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion. Workshops being offered this season are:

Tuesday Classes – Morning or Evening: (Apr 15, 22, 29, May 6, and 13)

  • Social Unionism: This is an eye-opening workshop. Participants will learn about our history and what we as a Union need to be doing now. Participants will also examine the need for Labor Unions to be an effective force in the broader community.
     
  • Member-to-Member: -This workshop will consist of the Introduction to the M2M Action Network and Building The M2M Structure; Building Effective Communication and Listening Skills; How to Overcome Obstacles for Recruiting Greater Activism and mapping out a location to maximize effectiveness.

Thursday Classes – Morning or Evening: (Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15)

  • Costing an Agreement: Workshop consists of computation of costs associated with bargaining proposals and contract terms. It will also include costing of economic items in contracts and projected collective bargaining agreements; and identifying internal and external factors that may influence negotiations.
     
  • Organizing 101: One way we can help build the union movement primarily through identifying, training, and developing organizers from our membership. Participants will receive training in the fundamentals of organizing.
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The Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center is accepting applications for its campground.

Applications are good for the 2014 season.  The campground is open from May 2nd through November 1, 2014, with UAW members having a two (2) week maximum stay per year.  Read more >>>>

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UAW Region 1 is pleased to announce that scholarships are available to those students who are children or grandchildren of Region 1 local union members; 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.

In recognition of the increasing importance of higher education, UAW Region 1 is now offering the UAW Region 1 Director’s Scholarship by awarding scholarships in 2014. The number of scholarships awarded and the stipend amount will be determined depending on the program fund levels.

We hope that all Region 1 active members and retirees will encourage their children and/or grandchildren who are in college or entering college in the fall to apply for these scholarships.

To receive an application and complete list of instructions, please click on the link below, Applications must be returned to the Region 1 Headquarters, (27800 George Merrelli Drive, Warren, Mi 48092 - Attention: Nancy Adams Johnson) no later than April 18, 2014 to be eligible for consideration NO EXCEPTIONS.

Employees or spouses are not eligible. PREVIOUS WINNERS OF ANY REGION 1 SCHOLARSHIP ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A SECOND TIME. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A REGION 1 SCHOLARSHIP IN THE PAST, PLEASE DO NOT REAPPLY!

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WHAT IS V-CAP?

V-CAP is the UAW’s political action fund made up of voluntary contributions from UAW members, retirees and their families. The money is used to support pro-worker political candidates who have earned the endorsement of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP).

WHY SHOULD I GIVE TO CAP?

From taxes and trade policy to retirement security and health care to education and infrastructure – politics affects our daily lives. That’s why it’s essential for working families to make our voices heard in local, state and national politics by supporting candidates who support us. One of the most effective ways to do that is by contributing to V-CAP.

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