UAW Region 8

Region 8 covers the southern states west to the Pacific Ocean, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah and California and four Pennsylvania counties:  Franklin, Cumberland, Adams, York.

Region 8 members work in manufacturing, state governments, agriculture and office buildings. They build the Chevy Corvette, Ford Escape, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition, Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks, GMC Equinox, Freightliner and Volvo heavy trucks and electronic communications equipment for various government agencies. Members build school and commercial buses, and are bus drivers in school districts. They also package Planters Peanut products.

The membership of Region 8 is 50,000 strong, in almost 103 local unions across 12 states, including Volkswagen in Tennessee.

Director Profile – Tim Smith
Region 8 Website


151 Maddox-Simpson Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37090-5345
TEL: (615) 443-7654
FAX: (615) 443-7697

Sub Regional Office:

1101 North Point Boulevard
Suite 131
Baltimore, MD 21224
TEL: (410) 342-1740
FAX: (410) 342-1748

Region News:

BREAKING: Another 5,000 Autoworkers Join the UAW’s Stand Up Strike at GM’s Largest Plant

ARLINGTON, Texas – On Tuesday morning, 5,000 members at Arlington Assembly joined the Stand Up Strike, shutting down production at General Motors’ largest plant and biggest moneymaker. The workers who make some of GM’s most profitable vehicles, the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade, are joining the unprecedented Stand Up Strike against all three of

UAW Members at Mack Trucks Reject Tentative Agreement, Walk Out on Strike

After voting by 73% to reject a tentative agreement, nearly 4,000 UAW members at Mack Trucks in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida walked out on strike at 7 a.m. on Monday, October 9. “I’m inspired to see UAW members at Mack Trucks holding out for a better deal, and ready to stand up and walk off

ZF Workers in Alabama Mark 10 Days on Strike

Over 100 union workers at ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, went on strike on Wednesday, September 20, demanding the end of a tier wage system and lower healthcare costs. The striking workers, UAW Local 2083 members, recently rejected a fourth contract proposal by the company which again failed to address workers’ core demands. “Every

Local 2083 Votes Down ZF Offer, Rallies for Strong Contract

It’s not just Big Three UAW members fighting for justice. Autoworkers across the supply chain, across the country, are on the move. In Alabama, workers at ZF who make parts for Mercedes have voted down the company’s latest contract offer and are holding out for a better deal. Region 8 Director Tim Smith, along with

President Lincoln’s Cottage Workers Become the First Washington D.C. Museum to Be Represented by the UAW

The employees at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington D.C. have voted to join the UAW. They are the first Washington D.C. museum staff to join the UAW. President Lincoln’s Cottage is a historic site and museum in Washington, D.C., where Abraham Lincoln lived for more than a quarter of his presidency and developed the Emancipation

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