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The following statement can be attributed to UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada:
“The dirty little secret this report reveals is that, more often than we realize, companies simply aren’t delivering on the good manufacturing jobs they promise our communities.

We meet workers every day who are stuck in exactly the kinds of jobs described in this report – ones that pay barely enough to support a family and that remain ‘temporary’ for months or even years on end.

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The members of the UAW commend President Obama for taking an important step to address our broken immigration system. Across America millions of families are torn apart and many workers will benefit from President Obama’s actions by being able to provide for their loved ones without fear... Read more >>>

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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EXCITING NEWS our LOCAL 653 WEBSITE will now include the 653 LEADER online.

  MEA of Michigan  present a donation to the Charlie Melton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Names of Michigan State Legislators for and against the right to work, this is the official list copied from the Michigan legislature web site. 

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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Attention Local 653 members the Extremist lawmakers are at it again,  Lansings lawmakers are working on passing "Right to Work" legislation.   Clearly  ignoring the will of the people and claiming to be doing this for a better economy and more job's.  Don't fall for it,  get informed and you will see it is detrimental to Michigan.

LOCAL 653 SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ELECTION CANDIDATES

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