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The UAW Financial Officers’ Conference will be held Sunday, March 24 through Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This conference is for local union presidents, financial secretaries/treasurers, trustees and recording secretaries.

The 64th Annual UAW Region 1 Invitational Bowling Tournament, sponsored by UAW Region 1 and the UAW Department of Recreation and Leisure-Time Activities, will be held at Imperial Lanes

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.

The   UAW  Education Department will hold its Collective  Bargaining Conference from March 31, 2019 – April 5, 2019, at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, Michigan.

Michigan Regional Directors are collaborating on a joint New Member Conference at Black Lake.

The focus of this conference will be to inform our newly hired members on various aspects of the UAW. Class sessions will include UAW 101 - Understanding the structure and purpose of the UAW, standing committee training and understanding how union meetings operate.

UAW Region 1 is offering five weeks of FREE educational workshops beginning Tuesday,
February 5, 2019
.  Participants will have a choice between morning (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) or evening (5-7 p.m.) workshops.  Each workshop is for five consecutive weeks.  Participants must attend three out of the four classroom training sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.  The certificates will be handed out on the 5th week

 All classes will be limited to 45 people per class and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

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.   A link to the eligibility requirements and application form for the UAW Region 1 Director’s Sch

Last week was a bad week for autoworkers and the future of our domestic industry. On Nov. 26, General Motors (GM) announced its decision to halt production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants, idling thousands of workers.

Last Friday, President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with promises that it would stop companies from closing U.S. factories and opening new ones in low-wage countries like Mexico...

In a special episode, AFL-CIO's Julie and Tim discuss plant closures at General Motors with longtime autoworker Brad Markell.

Monday, the UAW lodged a formal objection opposing GM's plan to close four American auto plants in 2019. The complaint objected to GM's unilateral decision on the future of those facilities, without the agreement of the UAW, required by the 2015 National Agreement.