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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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Nearly five months after the Republican-controlled legislature paused their attempt to dismantle retirement savings for teachers, administrators and support staff, they’re back at it again. Corporate special interests are pushing them to slash school employees’ compensation and rob public employees of their retirement benefits. Read more >>>

Ford Invests $350 Million, Creates or Protects 800 Jobs, Adding New Fuel-Efficient Transmission to Michigan Plant

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2017 – Ford is investing $350 million in its Livonia Transmission Plant, adding a new transmission to expand its lineup of fuel-efficient powertrains as part of the company’s plan to fortify its core automotive business.

The company will create or retain 800 hourly jobs to support production of the new transmission. Ford expects to begin adding jobs late this year, with the majority coming next year and in 2019.

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Guardian: Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us'

“You can make it through Monday,” Michael Sanchez a Tesla worker told the Guardian. “You can make it through Tuesday. Come Wednesday, you start to feel something. Thursday is pain. Friday is agonizing. Saturday you’re just making it through the day.”

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We stand with BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelez workers rallying outside the company’s shareholders meeting today. Support union workers, fight for family-sustaining jobs, only buy AMERICAN-made Nabisco snacks!

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelez) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelez called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery.

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Bobbie Billingsley Worked to Help Others

Renee Seals bought a small metal cross to put on the door at UAW Local 112 when her friend Bobbie Billingsley suddenly died in a car accident. The 18-inch cross helped let members know that there wouldn’t be a union meeting that night.

Seals, a quality team member at the Vance, Alabama, Mercedes-Benz plant and a trustee of the local, brought the cross home with her to honor her friend who worked hard in the ongoing drive to bring UAW representation to the facility.

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Town Hall Shows Unity, Community Support

James Martin is on temporary total disability because of the time he spent working at the Fuyao Glass plant in Moraine, Ohio. He suffers from diminished lung capacity that, according to his doctor, was caused by working with isocyanate glues and primers, powerful chemicals which are known to cause asthma and other breathing problems.

Martin’s life has been drastically changed by the fast-growing Chinese company’s inattention to worker health and safety. He knows he would likely still be working if he was represented by the UAW.

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Unfair labor practices charged at Volkswagen's US plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has filed another unfair labor practices complaint against Volkswagen for hiking health insurance premiums and changing working hours of employees who voted for union representation at the German automaker's only U.S. plant.

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If it’s a late spring or summer Wednesday night, it’s a good bet you’ll find a group of UAW members at the Pete Petrucci courts behind the UAW Region 1 headquarters having a blast as they try to get their ball closest to the pallino.

They’ve played bocce at the region for the last 40 years and hope to expand this Region 1 tradition to a new generation of UAW members...

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On a spring Saturday on May 1, 1886, workers at 13,000 businesses across America took a stand against dangerous work and low wages, and for an eight-hour workday. Read more >>>

2017 Black Lake Campground Information - Download here! Read more >>>

UAW SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN

 Enter the Gun-A-Week Sweeepstakes

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**REVISED UNOFFICIAL** 62nd Region 1 Bowling Tournament Results

62nd Annual UAW Region 1 Invitational Bowling Tournament
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Imperial Lanes
Clinton Township, Michigan

REVISED UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

2017 Men’s & Mixed Division

** Captain Brian Idzikewski – Local 228 - 3595
** Captain Dwayne Davis – Local 140 - 3564
** Captain Michael Dunn – Local 7 - 3553
** Captain Edward King – Local 1264 - 3523
** Captain Stephen Barry – Local 228 - 3452
** Captain Gary Winters – Local 869 - 3450
** Captain Floyd Locke Jr. – Local 7 - 3442
* Captain Ronald Shooks – Local 653 - 3397
* Captain Ronnie Urquhart – Local 7 - 3374
* Captain Andrew Smith – Local 155 - 3372
* Captain Michael Smigiel – Local 212 - 3327
* Captain Thomas Henry – Local 140 - 3321
* Captain Vanita Parker – Local 140 - 3301
* Captain Bobbie Allen – Local 1264 - 3299

**Denotes Qualifier for National Tournament and Prize Money
*Denotes Qualifier for National Tournament

 Qualifiers Will Be Notified By UAW Region 1

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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