2019 UAW Standing Committees Institute - June 23-28, 2019

Registration for this conference is now closed. 

The UAW Education Department will hold its Standing Committees Institute during June 23-28, 2019 at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, Michigan.

This institute will offer training that is useful for members serving on any standing committee;  however, this year’s institute will provide a special emphasis on the four standing committees that do not have a national conference:  Constitution and Bylaws, Consumer Affairs, Conservation and Recreation, and Union Label.  Attendees will learn how to start and effectively run a committee including how to engage members, run meetings, take meeting minutes, create reports, and strategically plan.  An explanation of the roles and responsibilities of all ten standing committees will be covered and attendees will participate in workshops on our core curriculum:  Globalization 101 and The Ethical Consumer.

Eligibility to Attend

This institute is open to UAW members in good standing who are interested in learning more about the purpose of standing committees, and how to effectively run a committee, specifically those standing committees which are not covered by another national conference.  This conference is ideal for committee chairs, co-chairs and committee members.  Members in good standing include members who are on layoff or on strike.  Members on sick leave, retired members, and spouses who are not members of your local union are not eligible to attend. 

Lost Time

The payment of lost time is the sole responsibility of the local union. 


Delegates must complete the conference registration form and return it to the Region 1 office, along with a check or money order in the amount of $75 made payable to “International Union, UAW” no later than Thursday, May 30, 2019.   This registration fee covers the cost of lodging, meals, and materials and is nonrefundable.  All housing is based on double occupancy.  Conference registration forms received without the fee cannot be processed.


Local unions are responsible for delegate transportation costs.  All delegates are expected to arrive at the center by noon on Sunday, June 23rd, and remain until the conference concludes on Friday morning, June 28th.  Arrivals and departures should be arranged accordingly.


Delegates who drive to the Family Education Center should be informed of the “Multiples of Three” rule.  When a local sends more than one delegate to the session, delegates should travel in multiples of up to three per vehicle.  Only one driver per local, per multiples of three is reimbursed for mileage by the International Union.

Cancellation and Replacement   -   (Transfer of $75 Registration Fee)

The regional office should be notified immediately of the names or cancellations and/or replacement delegates.  If no replacement is designated, the registration remains nonrefundable.

In the event of a last-minute change, delegates must be provided the name of the member they are replacing.  Upon check-in at the center, a replacement who provides the name of a last-minute cancellation will be able to transfer the $75 registration fee to their fee.

Miscellaneous Information for Delegates

Please bring a red shirt to participate in “red shirt” Wednesday

The first meal of the conference will be dinner on Sunday, June 23rd and the last meal of the conference will be breakfast on Friday, June 28th.

We look forward to assisting in building a stronger union by educating our members on how to build strong and effective standing committees.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the  UAW  Region  1 office at (586) 427-9200.