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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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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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JOINT COUNCIL MEETINGS PER UAW LOCAL 400 BY LAWS: Read more >>>

 

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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David Alex Dziedzic

East China Twp.

David Alex Dziedzic, age 63, of East China Twp., died on January 30, 2015. He was born to Alex and Irene (Dietlin) on October 13, 1951.

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Visitation will be 1/23/2015 from 4pm-8pm at:

O.H.Pye, III Funeral Home

17600 Plymouth Rd.

Detroit, MI  48227

ph. (313) 838-9770

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As you may remember from the Region 1 CAP Council Meeting, we discussed starting a CAP Council in both Oakland and Macomb counties. Much interest and anticipation was generated during that meeting. Therefore, we are asking you to encourage your CAP activists to get involved. The more participants the stronger our CAP Council will be. In order for this Council to succeed, we need as many participants as possible.

The by-laws dictate that we need four (4) officers for each CAP Council. We ask that only members who reside in the respective counties take part in these councils.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brian Negovan, Region 1 CAP Coordinator, at 586-427-9200 or bnegovan@uaw.net .

Region 1 is excited to introduce the UAW Region 1’s Solidarity Riders. This motorcycle rider’s group will serve to (recreationally) build camaraderie and social networks for the brother and sisters in our region who ride. Solidarity Riders will also be supporting and advancing the causes of Region 1 and our International Union (e.g. the Labor Day Parade) by simply doing something many of us love to do, RIDE.

All active and retired members of UAW, Region 1 and their spouses are invited. We must insist, however, that only motorcycles made in the USA (preferably Union Made) participate.

Please direct questions to your local union local officers or contact Tony Feyers at 586-427-9200.

Riding season is here!!

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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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LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s state capitol building will remain open to citizen demonstrations after workers filed suit and won a temporary injunction against arbitrary closure of the building during massive protests against anti-worker, anti-family legislation supported by Gov. Rick Snyder. 

About 3,000 demonstrators were inside and around the Capitol today, protesting Gov. Snyder’s plan to push a radical change in Michigan’s labor laws through the legislature with little advance notice and no public hearing.  Michigan State Police responded by closing the building, shutting citizens out of the legislative process. 

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All UAW members are invited to be part of the "Heart of America Memorial". This tribute sponsored by UAW Local 400 honors those brave veterans of our Armed Forces serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps that have given their life for our everyday freedom.

Order forms are available now.

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As we approach the upcoming Holiday season there are many fundraising events and volunteer opportunities for the active and retired membership of UAW Local 400. If you are interested in donating your time or have ideas on how we may better serve within our communities please contact Johnny Verellen, Vice President, (586)731-6270 ext. 22 Read more >>>

Place: UAW Region 1 Pavilion, 27800 George Merrelli Dr., Warren, MI

Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Time: 11:00 am

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