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 – Mitchell Smith
Region 8 Website

Headquarters:

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:

Local 5285 Member’s Son Ready for the NFL

Tanner Muse, flanked by his father Local 5285 member Kevin Muse, on the left, mother Shannon, and his uncle, Ron, also a Local 5285 member. Tanner Muse Selected by the Las Vegas Raiders Union brothers and sisters at Daimler’s Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant have been following Tanner Muse’s athletic endeavors since he was a young

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Heroes on the Front Lines: Denise Butsch

When Ford Motor Company’s Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky, stopped production in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19, UAW Local 862 member and registered nurse Denise Butsch remained on duty. As one of the local’s six nurses, she answered calls and talked with members who had questions about the virus and resources, or anxiety

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Joint Statement: Rory L. Gamble, UAW President; Ray Curry, UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the Heavy Truck Department; Mitchell Smith, UAW Region 8 Director

CITY OF TULSA: DON’T RISK JOBS, HONOR YOUR AGREEMENT “The hardworking men and women of IC Bus (Navistar) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, their families and their community deserve better than the risky behavior that what we’re currently seeing. After committing to a 40-year lease, the City of Tulsa is seeking to back out of its promise

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Settling a strike in today’s world

On April 17, 2020 UAW Local 1407 ended a 41-day strike against Cummins Filtration in Cookeville, Tennessee by ratifying a contract. Anytime a strike is called there are many issues that make the strike difficult. Not only did they have the normal difficulties, but they also had a devastating and fatal tornado hit their town

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Heroes on the Front Line: David Gordon

David Gordon, Associate Researcher and transitioning to Associate Professor Krogan Lab, University of California, San Francisco UAW Local 5810 “I was wrapping up a genetic interaction mapping project on HIV in January when we became aware of the new coronavirus. Since then, we’ve been working around the clock to find the interactions between SARS-CoV-2 proteins

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