|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.
‘Non-Union Union’ at Volkswagen Plant Loses Certification
A group billing itself as an alternative to the United Auto Workers union at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum enrollment standards under the German automaker’s internal labor policy.
The candidates on the attached list have been interviewed and endorsed by our screening committee; they meet UAW standards to hold public office. UAW Region 1 CAP believes these people will stand up for our rights and needs in government.
Let us get the word out to support our candidates on November 8th, election day.Read more >>>
When local UAW members want to know what’s happening in their local and what the issues are that bring them together – like who the best candidate for workers is in the upcoming election – there’s no one they trust more than their union local. The UAW members who make that communication happen work tirelessly, usually on their own time, to bring it to their union sisters and brothers. Using all the platforms available to them such as social media, photography, video, publications, websites, email, texting and more, the UAW-Local Union Communications Association (LUCA) on Aug. 25 honored those hardworking communicators for a job well done over the past year. Read more >>>
Local 6000 reaches tentative agreement with State of Michigan
UAW Region 1 is offering five weeks of FREE educational workshops beginning Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Participants will have a choice between morning (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) or evening workshops (5 p.m. - 7 p.m.). 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: (October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1)
• Grievance Handling: This course teaches the skills needed to represent workers with grievances. Topics include: what is and is not a grievance, proper grievance investigation techniques and written grievance presentation skills.
• Union Structure and Protocol: Participants will spend four weeks learning and discussing the protocols, “Do’s and Don’ts” and basic UAW membership information. This course is designed for all members who want a better understanding of how the UAW works. It would be most valuable to the rank and file who are new to the UAW and its procedures. This course will review such topics as the UAW’s hierarchy, how and where dues dollars are distributed, as well as other grass roots level information. Prerequisites: None
All workshops will be held at Region 1. The 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 September 30, 2016. Registration forms may be faxed to 586-427-7142 or sent by mail. After the forms are submitted, the students should report to class on their selected day(s). No confirmation letter will be sent.
If your local needs additional forms, feel free to duplicate the enclosure. Please post the training schedule at all of your represented worksites. If you have any questions on the above, contact the Region 1 Education Committee at 586-427-9200.Read more >>>
2016 Veterans Stand Down
Detroit Rescue Mission Banquet Hall, 3606 E. Forest Ave.
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 >>>
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.”Read more >>>