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Register Now for the UAW Region 1D Young Workers Summit Conference in October

The Young Workers Summit Committee in conjunction with UAW Region 1D is proud to announce the 2014 Young Workers Summit Conference October 16-19 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. The mission of this conference is to engage, educate and mobilize young workers, workers not necessarily young in age but in heart and spirit, who are ready to work for social justice by creating a fair and equitable future for all workers.  The goal is for participants to discover a passion to be leaders in their workplaces and communities. 

Download PDFs of the conference materials below and check out the conference's Facebook page to stay up to date on details:
 

UAW President Dennis Williams will join U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa as the three speak before they kick off the traditional Labor Day parade.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Together We WILL WIN!!”

The kick-off is scheduled at 9 a.m. at 2121 Trumbull St., on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street just south of I-7 Read more >>>

LANSING,Mich. – UAW members are pleased to announce the endorsement of the following statewide candidates for the November general election who will protect the rights of Michigan’s working families. The UAW’s endorsements include.. Read more >>>

Spring Hill, Tenn. – Today, in a victory for Tennessee’s workers and families, UAW International Union and Local 1853 joined with General Motors executives to announce the Cadillac SRX as one of two future mid-size vehicles set for manufacturing at the Spring Hill plant, as well as a $185 million investment at the Spring Hill Complex for a new Small Displacement Ecotec Engine program. Today’s news means that GM will retain... Read more >>>

             UAW Region 1

    Charles E. Hall Director

Outdoor Recreation Committee

                                              sponsors

                                  Weekend Camping Trip

 30 Annual UAW Civil & Human Rights and Community Servises Conference

September 28-October 3, 2014

Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center

Video: Welcome to UAW Local 42 in Chattanooga, Tennessee!

We are pleased to announce that UAW Region 1 will be hosting our 15th Annual Car Show to be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014, with all proceeds are used to help area Veterans and their families.

Registration is $20.00 at the door ($18.00 pre-registered).  Registration Form attached.

 

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We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the UAW Region 1 Director’s Scholarship Awards. A selection committee screened the applications and selected 36 candidates for this year’s awards. Those selected will be awarded $500.00.

All awardees will be notified in writing along with the paperwork they must fill out prior to the awards being sent to their college/university.

Congratulations to all the awardees who are listed below, in alphabetical order. It was a very hard decision since all the candidates were well qualified. To that were not chosen, thank you for applying and please feel free to apply again next year.

The following 36 winners were selected by the Region 1 Selection Committee:

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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 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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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 2nd through November 1, 2014, with UAW members having a two (2) week maximum stay per year.  Read more >>>>

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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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