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Rudy Hobbs for Congress

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As you know, Tuesday, August 5th, is the primary election day in Michigan. We have a chance to send a true friend of the UAW’s and working families to Washington. State Representative Rudy Hobbs needs our help. We have gotten him to the threshold of victory and now we need your help to put him in the winner’s circle!

DETROIT — UAW President Dennis Williams issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s executive order on fair pay and safe workplaces: 
 
“I commend President Obama for signing an executive order that will hold companies that receive significant taxpayer dollars more accountable for their actions. Thanks to President Obama’s bold move, companies that repeatedly violate worker rights and workplace safety standards will no longer... Read more >>>

DETROIT – The UAW responded today to the reaction of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) management to being found guilty of violations of U.S. federal labor law.
 
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said, “It is clear that Daimler has acted with hostility and in direct contempt of its neutrality policy in its dealing with pro-union workers at its Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa.  It’s deplorable that Mercedes was found in violation of U.S. law and then publicly claimed it as a victory and an example of its neutral pledge.”
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UAW Region 1-Endorsed Candidates for Macomb, Oakland, Wayne Counties and the Thumb Areas.

2014 Primary Election- Tuesday, August 5, 2014

As you know, all elections are important; however, local municipality elections are one of the most criticial. We need to turn out UAW voters in force so that labor-friendly candidates are elected to office. This is the only way to make our voices heard and to protect our interests.

Downloadable Endorcements in main article.

 30 Annual UAW Civil & Human Rights and Community Servises Conference

September 28-October 3, 2014

Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center

 The Michigan Labor History Society
               ANNUAL LABOR DAY
         MOBILIZATION LUNCHEON

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

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today announced the formation of UAW Local 42, a new local union providing representation for employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

Organized by Volkswagen employees, Local 42 offers workers the opportunity for a voice in the workplace through the German automaker’s “works council” approach to employee engagement. Volkswagen’s business model is premised on employee representation, and Local 42 will represent any interested employees who join the local as members. No employees will be required to join.

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“Earlier this year, the UAW was gratified to earn the confidence and support of many Volkswagen team members,” said Dennis Williams, president of the UAW. “At that time, we said we would not give up on these committed and hard-working employees. We’re keeping our promise.”

Region 1 Retiree Seminar, September 2-5, 2014 – NEW DATES
UAW Family Education Center, Black Lake

Region 1 has scheduled a Retiree Seminar for four (4) days at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center

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2014 National Veteran’s Conference
August 24-29, 2014 – UAW Family Education Center

The 2014 International Union, UAW Veteran’s Conference will be held at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center from Sunday, August 24 through Friday, August 29, 2014.

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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.

DETROIT – We commend President Obama for his leadership and support for the U.S. auto industry. His actions helped prevent a second Great Depression, saving more than a million American jobs in the process. Domestic automakers have pledged investment in U.S. plants through 2015 that will mean more than 40,000 direct manufacturing jobs in the United States.

The renewed American automotive industry is now America’s No. 1 export sector. The Obama administration, American workers and retirees, and the U.S. automotive industry made tough choices and sacrifices to make this turnaround possible. The automobile sector supports over 3 million good-paying jobs in assembly plants, auto parts manufacturing, repair shops, dealerships and other supporting businesses nationwide. In 2012, U.S. automotive exports totaled $133 billion, an increase of more than $17 billion (14 percent) over 2011. Domestic manufacturing has long been the foundation of a strong middle class, and the automobile industry is the one of the most critical for U.S. manufacturing.

Under the president’s leadership, we are implementing higher fuel efficiency standards from 2017-2025, effectively doubling vehicle fuel efficiency, drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating several hundred thousand jobs. About 50,000 of these jobs will be in auto parts manufacturing and vehicle assembly alone.

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From all reports we’ve seen, President Obama is going to propose a budget plan this week that is unprecedented for a Democratic president. It will propose a cut to Social Security benefits for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.

It appears the proposed cut will take the form of “chained” CPI—a discredited way of calculating annual cost-of-living increases that does not keep up with actual costs, eating into benefits.

But there’s more. The president’s budget proposal also would require middle-class seniors—people who make $47,000 a year and more—to pay higher Medicare premiums.

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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. 

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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.

DETROIT – Even after Chrysler Corp.'s Gualberto Ranieri, vice president of communications, said Friday, “Let's set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China,” the Romney campaign put out a false and misleading ad basically repeating his bogus statement made Thursday in Ohio that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China.

Author Greg Palast, in his book, "Billionaires and Ballot Bandits," examines the role Mitt Romney played in the Delphi bailout and how he and other economic vultures made millions as the storied parts supplier went into and came out of bankruptcy. In this video, Palast tells how Mitt and Ann Romney made at least $15 million from the carcass of Delphi and as much as $115 million.  

It also shows how Romney's cronies made more than $4 billion off the bankruptcy. These same billionaires also contributed millions to his presidential campaign. 

DETROIT -- Two days after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a crowd near Toledo, Ohio, that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China, the GOP candidate appears to be unfazed by his incorrect remarks and remains mum on the subject..  Read more >>>

LOCAL 653 SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ELECTION CANDIDATES

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