UAW Education Committee Conference - April 28-May 3, 2019

The   UAW  Education Department will hold its Education  Committee Conference during April 28 - May 3, 2019, at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, Michigan.

Delegates to this conference will learn how to run their committees and build foundational skills to teach effective workshops at their locals.  Participants will gain an understanding of how adults learn, how to use visual aids and media, and become better listeners in the classroom.  Ideal attendees are Education Committee members and chairs.  After completing this conference, participants will receive access to the curriculum developed by the Education Department.

Eligibility to Attend

This conference is open to UAW active members in good standing. It is ideal for those who currently serve on education committees.  This includes members who are on lay-off 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.

Registration Fee and Cut-off Date

Delegates must complete the enclosed conference registration form and return it to the Region 1 office, along with a check or money order in the amount of $650 made payable to “International Union, UAW” no later than Monday, March 25, 2019.  This registration fee covers the cost of lodging, meals, and materials and is non-refundable.  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, April 28th and remain until the conference concludes at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 3rd.  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 Refunds

Registration fees are non-refundable.  Local unions should select alternates to replace delegates who must cancel.  This conference is an investment in the future of your local union.

Miscellaneous Information for Delegates

  • Please bring a red shirt to participate in “red shirt” day Wednesday.
  • The first meal of the conference will be dinner on Sunday, April 28th and the last meal of the conference will be breakfast on Friday, May 3rd.

 Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the UAW Region 1 office at (586) 427-9200.

Registration Form