UAW Region 1

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

(WARREN, Mich.) – Just in time for the cold weather descending on Michigan and Ontario, UAW members from locals throughout Region 1 recently distributed hundreds of warm coats to m

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UAW Region 1 welcomes workers from J.G. Kern to the UAW!  A special thank you for all the UAW members who came out in the rain to support these workers on September 25th in a show of solidarity!  

James Harris was appointed Assistant Director of UAW Region 1 by President Gary Jones at the 37th Constitutional Convention on June 14, 2018.  Prior to that, Brother Harris served as an International Representative at UAW Region 1 since July 8, 2012.

In December of 1994, James became a proud member of Local 1700, Chrysler Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP).  In 1999, he was elected chief steward for two terms before running for committeeman and winning in 2004.  Brother Harris became shop chairman in 2007, where he remained until he was appointed to staff.

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NAFTA—to put it bluntly—was terrible for working families in the United States, as well as our allies to the north and south, Canada and Mexico. The terrible deal triggered job losses, closed auto factories, depressed wages and more power for corporations across all three countries.

Fill out the comment form to tell the U.S. Trade Representative why working families must be prioritized in future trade deals. We provided talking points below for you to use in crafting your own statement

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 

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