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Fast Track is Bad For UAW Families!
Call Congres and Tell Them:
NO ON FAST TRACK!
Tell Lansing, get your priorities straight!
Michigan Republicans don’t like their office building in Lansing. They want new digs. They want a better view of the Capitol. But instead of renovating their building, they’re spending more than double the cost of renovation to build a brand new building. The price tag for the new construction? $70 million! Read More >>>
Tell Scott Walker and his buddies to keep their hands off UAW members' paychecks!
Walker and his cronies are pushing for this legislation despite the fact that the National Right To Work Committee recently admitted admits that right- to- work laws don’t improve economic performance. Read More >>>
GM confirms electric vehicle to be built in Orion Township
CHICAGO – General Motors will build an electric vehicle based on the Chevrolet Bolt concept that will be sold in all 50 states. It will be built at the Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Alan Batey, president of GM North America, announced today in a speech to open the 2015 Chicago Auto Show... Read More >>>
2014 Region 1 V-CAP 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.
Charles E. Hall, Director
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 email@example.com .
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!!Read more >>>
The Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center is accepting applications for its campground.
Applications are good for the 2014 season. The campground is open from May 1st through November 9, 2015, with UAW members having a two (2) week maximum stay per year. Read more >>>>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 levels. The eligibility requirements and application form for the UAW Region 1 Director’s Scholarship are available on the UAW Region 1 website under the tab “Community Caring.” You may download the application form, rules and instructions for your members by going to http://Region1.uaw.org or get a copy from your Local Union
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.
APPLICATIONS MUST ARRIVE AT THE UAW REGION 1 OFFICE
Region 1 Director's Scholarship, 27800 George Merrelli Drive, Warren, MI 48092
NO LATER THAN APRIL 17, 2015 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
Employees or spouses are not eligible. PREVIOUS WINNERS OF ANY REGION 1 SCHOLARSHIP ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A SECOND TIME. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A REGION 1 SCHOLARSHIP IN THE PAST, PLEASE DO NOT REAPPLY!Read more >>>
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).
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.
UAW Region 1 is offering five (5) and six (6) weeks of FREE educational workshops beginning Tuesday, February 24, 2015 and Thursday, February 26, 2015. Participants will have a choice between mornings (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) or evening workshops (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.). Each workshop is for five (5) or six (6) consecutive weeks. Participants must attend four (4) out of five (5) training sessions or five (5) out of six (6) to receive a Certificate of Completion.
Workshops being offered this session are:
Tuesday Classes – Morning or Evening: (Feb. 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th)
• Organizing 101: One way we can help build the union movement primarily through identifying, training, and developing organizers from our membership. Participants will receive training in the fundamentals of organizing.
Thursday Classes – Morning or Evening: (Feb. 26th, March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th)
• Costing an Agreement: Workshop consists of computation of costs associated with bargaining proposals and contract terms. It will also include costing of economic items in contracts and projected collective bargaining agreements; and identifying internal and external factors that may influence negotiations.
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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.Read more >>>