UAW Region 4

Region 4 includes the north-central states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Members make Caterpillar tractors and diesel engines in Peoria, Illinois, the Ford Ranger pick-up truck at Ford’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant, and truck bodies and access equipment for Oshkosh Truck Corporation. Region 4 also represents workers at Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing of America, as well as members at Premier Manufacturing Support Services, GATX Logistics, and brewery workers in Wisconsin.

Director Profile – Ron McInroy
Region 4 Website


680 Barclay Blvd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
TEL: (847) 459-3888
FAX: (847) 459-5680

Region 4 Agricultural Implement Office:

1530 – 46th Avenue, Suite E
Moline, IL 61265
TEL: (309) 764-3290
FAX: (309) 764-3846

Sub Regional Office:

1530 – 46th Avenue, Suite F
Moline, IL 61265
TEL: (309) 764-3584
FAX: (309) 764-3846

Region News:

From the Archives: Freedom Riders Describe Ordeal

The UAW has a long history of supporting civil rights. From demanding the integration of factories to helping to fund the March on Washington, the UAW has been there to help amplify the voices of those who for so long went unheard. We dug through the archives of Solidarity Magazine to find the article below, which


Spotlight on Committees: Serving Those Who Have Served

Veterans Committees a Key Part in the Life of a Local Military service is a sacrifice for soldiers and families. Long, lonely years are spent without a loved one at home or in a foreign land surrounded by danger. The lucky ones come home without serious injuries. But once they get home, their service and


UAW Region 4 supports Milwaukee CBTU/Labor Council efforts to teach young people about the union movement and more

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chapter of CBTU (Coalition of Black Trade Unionists) held its first annual “Camp Union” from June 19-23. The Milwaukee Chapter headed by UAW Local 469 member DiAndre Jackson put together the initiative to hold the weeklong day camp where junior high and senior high school students would have the opportunity to learn


Almost 70 years battling long distances, segregation and a tornado haven’t stopped Region 4 members at the Pat Greathouse Center

21 years before Walter Reuther unveiled his education center for UAW members in Black Lake, Michigan, Pat Greathouse delivered on his vision in 1949 for uniting UAW members in the Illinois and Iowa area with the Ottawa Union Center. Not only did the center unite members from distant farming and city communities, it provided fellowship


From the director, Ronald McInroy, Region 4: UAW National Community Service Conference Delegates Share Stories on What Works

Historically, this conference has been held at the UAW Walter and May Reuther Facility Education Center in Onaway, Michigan. However, the moderate size of the National Community Service Conference made it a natural to be held at the Pat Greathouse Education Center, which is a smaller venue. One of the highlights of the conference was


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