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Heather McGhee: No One Fights Alone

Social activist Heather McGhee says sowing dissention based on our differences is a tactic as old as the nation itself. Our job, McGhee said, is to focus on our common interests such as equal opportunity, affordable health care and decent jobs, while at the same time shine a light on the ultra-wealthy and corporations that seek to divide us for their own greedy purposes. McGhee, president of Demos, a public policy organization working for equality in America, received the Owen Bieber Social Justice Award from UAW President Dennis Williams on opening day of the 37th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit. ... Read more

Detroit Mayor thanks UAW for being part of the city’s comeback

The UAW’s 37th Constitutional Convention opened this afternoon with a robust welcome by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan extending a big thank you to the union for the good work members continue to do. Approximately 1,100 delegates are attending the convention. The event is held every four years to conduct the union’s business, including electing International officers. Mayor Duggan, now in his second term as Detroit mayor, has led the city through a turnaround that has netted international acclaim for a comeback that is reshaping the city into a bustling urban hub.  In his remarks, he praised the work of the ... Read more

Summer is getting closer! The 2018 Family Scholarship program

This summer, introduce your family to a once in a lifetime experience! For more than 40 years, Black Lake has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with relaxation. It’s a place to learn about your union, unlock ideas and build new friendships with other working families throughout the United States. It’s a one week summer experience that will leave you and your family filled with a spirit guaranteed to strengthen your understanding and appreciation for your union. Download2018 Family Scholarship Program information

Be a part of Black Lake’s UAW Memorial Walkway

The Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center features a memorial area with an eternal flame and a granite and brass memorial to the Reuther Brothers. The IEB is again offering a way for you to be part of the Memorial Walkway that has been built and paved with bricks inscribed by UAW members, local unions, family members and friends. If you would like to participate in the Memorial Walkway, please fill out and send this order form to: UAW Memorial Walkway 2000 Maxon Road Onaway, MI 49765

Summer’s almost here! The 2017 Family Scholarship program

This summer, introduce your family to a once in a lifetime experience! For more than 40 years, Black Lake has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with relaxation. It’s a place to learn about your union, unlock ideas and build new friendships with other working families throughout the United States. It’s a one week summer experience that will leave you and your family filled with a spirit guaranteed to strengthen your understanding and appreciation for your union. Download2018 Family Scholarship Program information

A beautiful ceremony in a beautiful location

Weddings and reunions — the kind of functions that bring people together and create lifetime memories. One way to ensure that your function will be remembered is to have it at Black Lake. The Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, Michigan, is available for private rentals. Many couples have taken advantage of the center’s affordable facilities — including full catering and lodging — to begin their lives together. Families and other groups have taken advantage of the amenities at Black Lake to bring their group closer together. It doesn’t matter the time of year. Black Lake ... Read more

The 2017 Family Scholarship program

This summer, introduce your family to a once in a lifetime experience! For more than 40 years, Black Lake has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with relaxation. It’s a place to learn about your union, unlock ideas and build new friendships with other working families throughout the United States. It’s a one week summer experience that will leave you and your family filled with a spirit guaranteed to strengthen your understanding and appreciation for your union. Download2018 Family Scholarship Program information

A beautiful ceremony in a beautiful location

Weddings and reunions — the kind of functions that bring people together and create lifetime memories. One way to ensure that your function will be remembered is to have it at Black Lake. The Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, Michigan, is available for private rentals. Many couples have taken advantage of the center’s affordable facilities — including full catering and lodging — to begin their lives together. Families and other groups have taken advantage of the amenities at Black Lake to bring their group closer together. It doesn’t matter the time of year. Black Lake ... Read more

Communication is Key – LUCA helps us stay in the know

When local UAW members want to know what’s happening in their local and what the issues are that bring them together – like who the best candidate for workers is in the upcoming election – there’s no one they trust more than their union local. The UAW members who make that communication happen work tirelessly, usually on their own time, to bring it to their union sisters and brothers. Using all the platforms available to them such as social media, photography, video, publications, websites, email, texting and more, the UAW-Local Union Communications Association (LUCA) on Aug. 25 honored those hardworking ... Read more

Local communicators conference to focus on what’s at stake in November

UAW members are unique in that their local communications come from members in their local union. It’s one of the many ways the UAW is powered — by members communicating with each other. With so many ways to communicate today, it’s crucial local union members have the latest information wherever they turn. That’s why local union communicators gather once a year to learn the most up to date communications available and celebrate one of the strongest member-to-member communication networks in the country. Local union communicators from around the country will gather for the UAW-LUCA (Local Union Communication Association) Communications Conference ... Read more