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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 >>>

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

**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

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

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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