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Growing Graduate Employee Movement Pursues Collective Bargaining Rights at Private Universities

NEW YORK, NY — Unions seeking representation for more than 3,000 research and teaching assistants (RAs and TAs) filed certification petitions with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today. Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC-UAW), the union for 2,800 Columbia University RAs and TAs, and Student Employees of New School (SENS-UAW), the union for over 350 RAs and TAs at the New School, filed petitions at the Manhattan NLRB office to become part of the UAW.

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2014 Region 1 V-CAP Dollar Drive Winners
2014 Region1 V-CAP Sellers Dollar Drive Winners

UAW Region 1 is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Michigan V-CAP Dollar Drive Drawing and V-CAP Sellers Dollar Drive Drawing (attached). Please share the attached list with your membership.

All winners will be contacted directly by UAW Region 1. Each winner will be responsible for making arrangements for pick-up of prize by contacting Mike Stone of my staff at 586-427-9200.

The Region 1 leadership and staff thank our members for their participation.

In solidarity,

Charles E. Hall, Director
UAW Region 1

Dollar Drive Drawing (attachment).

Region 1 Camping Trip...

thanks go out to the Recreational Committee for a wonderful weekend!

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 Mike Stone, Region 1 CAP Coordinator, at 586-427-9200 or mstone@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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