UAW Region 1

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

UAW Region 1 is offering five weeks of FREE educational workshops beginning Tuesday,

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Important Update:

Region 1 Winter Educational Program

Please note that the Region 1 Education Classes begin

Tuesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 13, 2020

We understand a flier was circulated with dates indicating classes start this week. We regret any inconvenience this error may have caused you.

Frank Stuglin was elected director of UAW Region 1 at the 37th Constitutional Convention in June 2018.

Region 1 covers the following counties in Michigan: Huron, Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola and part of Wayne (including Detroit). Region 1 also includes Canadian UAW local unions.

Stuglin became Region 1 assistant director in 2010 at the 35th Constitutional Convention and remained after reappointment at the 36th Constitutional Convention.  He was appointed to the UAW International Staff and assigned to Region 1 by UAW President Stephen P. Yokich.

President Rory L. Gamble: “Owen Bieber’s death is a loss for our union and all working people. He was a man of incredible leadership. He was not afraid of tough battles or taking a stand on controversial issues, ” said UAW president Rory L. Gamble. “He was not only a devoted trade unionist but a social activist whose impact was felt around the world. Whether it was his support to end apartheid in South Africa or in Poland, Owen stood on the right side of history for the nation and the world. ”

The UAW International Executive Board is deeply saddened at the passing today of UAW beloved President Emeritus Owen F. Bieber at age 90.

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Owen Bieber touched the lives of many during his career, including many UAW members and their families. During his 12 years leading the world’s most powerful union that was 1.1 million members strong, he had a hand in supporting struggles for human rights from Africa to Eastern Europe, and advising President Bill Clinton on labor and economic issues.

Bieber’s work as a union leader went beyond rallies and negotiations. The UAW supported labor and civil rights movements with leaders across the globe, where the stakes were about more than higher wages. He is a leader that will be missed, but never forgotten. Do you have a story about Owen? We'd like to hear it!

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There’s a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls.

–Walter Reuther, UAW Constitutional Convention 1970