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:

UAW Merges Additional States into Region 8 and Region 4

The UAW International Executive Board (IEB) voted on December 5 to merge the states represented by UAW Region 5 between UAW Regions 4 and 8. This merger became effective today, February 28, 2020. States have been apportioned between Region 4 and 8 in the following way: UAW REGION 4 Current Region 4:  Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska,

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Local 1853 members reel in service to their local community’s children

Sometimes something as basic as going fishing can remind a child that they matter. Members of UAW Local 1853 and Region 8 partnered with the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency at the Tennessee Children’s Home Spring Hill Campus recently to drive that point home. Local 1853 members spent time planning

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MGM National Harbor Dealers Vote to Join the UAW

On Monday, June 11, Dennis Williams announced to applause from the UAW Constitutional Convention hall that workers at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland had voted to form their union. The 950 table game dealers, poker dealers and dual rates will become the newest members of UAW Region 8. We congratulate these workers and

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GM Announces Restoration of Shift and Additional Jobs

From UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada: As a result of increasing sales and the outstanding quality work of the members of UAW Local 1853, General Motors has announced the addition of a 3rd shift of production at the Spring Hill, Tennessee facility in September 2018. This announcement will recall the laid off seniority members of

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UAW Members Endorse Roger Manno for Maryland Congressional Race

Because of his commitment to supporting working families and a strong middle-class economy, the UAW has announced its endorsement of State Senator Roger Manno for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District race. “Senator Manno has a proven track record in the Maryland legislature for standing up for workers,” said UAW Region 8 Director Ray Curry. Region 8

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