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Charles E. Hall was elected director of UAW Region 1 by delegates to the UAW’s 35th Constitutional Convention on June 16, 2010, in Detroit.
He was appointed Region 1 assistant director on Jan. 4, 2010, by then-UAW President Ron Gettelfinger on the recommendation of Region 1 Director Joseph Peters.
In February 2005 Hall was appointed to the UAW International staff and assigned to Region 1. A UAW member since 1972, Hall joined UAW Local 3 where he began working at Chrysler’s Winfield Foundry in Detroit. At the foundry, he performed numerous tasks, including working in the inspections and heat-treat departments.
In 1977 Hall accepted a position in timekeeping at Huber Foundry in amalgamated UAW Local 889. He worked there, as well as at Chrysler’s Dodge Main plant, until it closed in 1980. He returned to Winfield Foundry where he worked until 1983 and was recalled to the timekeeping position.
In 1987 Hall accepted a position at Chrysler Corporate Payroll and was elected chief steward of his unit in 1991. Seven years later, he was voted unit financial secretary and appointed civil rights chairperson for the local. In 2001 Hall was elected financial secretary for Local 889. Three years later, Hall was elected unit chair for the Chrysler Manufacturing Group Accounting (MGA). In 2002 he was elected as delegate to the UAW Constitutional Convention and also served on the credentials committee.
He graduated from Mumford High School in Detroit, and attended Lawrence Technological University where he majored in accounting and finance.
Hall and his wife, Joyce, reside in Southfield, Mich., and are the proud parents of three adult children, Alicia, Charles II and Jason. An avid bowler, Hall also enjoys golfing and reading. He is a member of the Michigan Democratic Party, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Showtime Incorporated (a group that mentors youth-league bowlers), a recipient of the prestigious Nelson Jack Edwards award, and a lifelong member of the NAACP. He is a member of Christian Tabernacle Church.