Letter a Reminder of Why We Fight

As I was preparing for this segment of Region 1 action line, I was given an excellent article written by Ken Lambert, past president of Local 2280. Retired Director Joe Peters released it in September-October 2009. I believe it is worthy of being re-released for the benefit of our newer membership and as a reminder

UAW Local 3303 Car Cruise and Baseball Night

Once again, UAW Local 3303 in Butler, Pennsylvania sponsored a night at the ballpark to watch the Blue Sox baseball game. It was a great night for the members to get together and support the local baseball team, along with showing their spirit to the community. On Memorial Day weekend, there was a Car Cruise through

Lend a Helping Hand in Gaston County, NC

UAW Local 5286 members are proud to be an integral part of the community where they live in Gaston County, North Carolina. So much so that they have been recognized by several towns in the county for their dedication. Local 5286’s Standing Committees have been working on being involved in the community for years on

It Was a Great Year for Our Region

Region 5’s 71st Annual Summer School was held at The University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma the weeks of June 11 – 16 and June 18 – 23. The first week of summer school brought our retirees and active delegates together. Many lifelong relationships and friendships were developed among these members. The active delegates sat

New Leadership at 2B as Lortz Retires, Rankin Elected

UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz retired May 31 after 47 years as an active member of our union. Lortz, served as Region 2B director and as a member of the UAW International Executive Board since April 2009. “It has been an honor to wake up every morning and fight for the benefits, safety and

Region 1D on the Move

It has been a busy year so allow me to briefly share with you what our region and active and retired members have been doing and where we are headed. Every year Region 1D develops an activities calendar with activities to engage our active and retired members. I’m so proud of the progress we have

Democracy Keeps Our Union Strong

Every three years during the spring, many of our local unions in Region 1A go through their elections. It’s a cornerstone of our great union’s democracy where members in good standing decide who they want to represent them. The process can be lively, to say the least, as candidates campaign on their records or for

From the President: NAFTA Must Work for Workers

A New Trade Deal Needs a New Focus In 1979, Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination and in his speech he called for a “North American accord” which he said will produce “a North American continent in which the goods and people of the three countries will cross boundaries more freely.”

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