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DETROIT — UAW President Dennis Williams, surrounded by UAW negotiating committee members, officially began 2015 contract negotiations with Ford Motor Co. today with a handshake with Ford’s negotiating team at the Cass Technical High School in Detroit... Read more >>>

DETROIT— With a handshake UAW President Dennis Williams, FCA US CEO Sergio Marchionne and UAW negotiating committee members, officially began 2015 contract negotiations Tuesday afternoon... Read more >>>

31st Annual UAW Civil & Human Rights Conference
August 30 – September 4, 2015
Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center, Onaway, MI
LOCALLY APPOINTED OR ELECTED DELEGATES ONLY

 

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As you know, working men and women in Michigan have taken a beating in recent years.  In an attempt to combat the attack on the working class, UAW Region 1 is once again sponsoring our V-CAP Dollar Drive Sweepstakes. Read more >>>

Region 1 Camping Trip...

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

We are pleased to announce that UAW Region 1 will be hosting our 16th Annual Car Show to be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 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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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 1st through November 9, 2015, with UAW members having a two (2) week maximum stay per year.  Read more >>>>

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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.
(NO EXCEPTIONS)

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!

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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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