Tag: Region 1

UAW Region 1, Locals host Virtual Black History Month Celebration

February is National Black History Month and this year, Region 1 celebrated the many accomplishments and contributions made by African Americans to the UAW, our nation and the world via virtual celebration.  The theme for this year’s black history month was The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. You can view the virtual celebration here.    

UAW Cosponsors with KISS-FM, EMG Foundation on Sleeping bag drive to benefit homeless

KISS-FM radio host Mildred Gaddis Countless people are facing staggering statistics of homelessness throughout the country in 2020.  According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 8,351 people are homeless on any given night in the state of Michigan alone.  That is why the UAW joined and the EMG Foundation to cosponsor a sleeping bag drive for the homeless. The Mildred Gaddis show broadcasted the Bed in a Bag Radiothon live on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, from McDonalds,  located at 1000 Mack Ave Detroit, Michigan from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  The 6th annual event is a community effort to raise money ... Read more

Heroes on the Front Line: Travis Fick

Relief Efforts The day COVID-19 shutdown the Warren (Michigan) Technical Center is the day Travis Fick jumped wholeheartedly into the fight against the virus. “It was a Friday. I believe March 20. I had been paying attention, so I knew there was a shortage of personal protection equipment, so I started a Facebook group to see what we could do,” says the Local 160 member. Immediately, he posted information about the need to get protection gear to medical professionals. He called businesses like dentist offices that had closed because they were not essential, but might have N95 masks, gloves, medical ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on General Motors Hamtramck Announcement

“General Motors announcement of new electric truck production at Hamtramck maintaining 2,200 UAW jobs, is a testament to the perseverance of our UAW members and UAW Region 1 under the direction of Frank Stuglin. Over 2,200 jobs and a new technology product will deliver job security and a bright economic future for UAW members for decades to come at Hamtramck.”    

UAW Aramark Workers Strike

At midnight over 850 Aramark workers in Michigan and Ohio walked off the job over better wages, health care and retirement. “We have UAW members who work long, hard hours and are still on public assistance,” said Gerald Kariem, Director of UAW Region 1D. “It’s shameful.” Aramark maintenance workers in Hamtramck, Warren, Flint, Grand Blanc and Parma, Ohio have been working on an extended contract since March of 2018. Key issues involve wages, caps on health insurance, vacation time and 401k retirement. “Every day, UAW members go to work and keep these plants profitable,” said UAW Region 1 Director Frank ... Read more

Auto Show Charity Preview Candlelight Vigil

Last week, UAW members, leadership, elected officials and supporters gathered outside the black tie Auto Show Charity Preview in solidarity with the thousands of workers set to be affected by GM’s decision to close plants later this year. Learn more here >>>

MLIVE: GM workers protest plant closures outside Detroit auto show charity gala

DETROIT — While auto industry insiders hobnobbed at the Cobo Center during an exclusive, black tie preview of the North American International Auto Show on Friday, GM workers and activists with little to celebrate protested outside. UAW members, environmental activists and some elected officials rallied in multiple demonstrations against the planned closure of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and other U.S. factories. Read more at www.mlive.com >>>

DETROIT NEWS: UAW workers rally downtown to urge auto execs to ‘invest in us’

Detroit — Hundreds of United Auto Workers members impacted by impending idling of General Motors plants gathered outside a black tie event at Cobo Center Friday to demand automotive executives “invest in us.” Chanting and carrying signs as they led a candlelight procession from Hart Plaza to the site of the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview, demonstrators aimed to highlight the automaker’s decision to idle several Michigan, Maryland and Ohio plants. Read more at www.detroitnews.com >>>

UAW Members Distribute Hundreds of Winter Coats to Those in Need in Michigan and Canada

(WARREN, Mich.) – Just in time for the cold weather descending on Michigan and Ontario, UAW members from locals throughout Region 1 recently distributed hundreds of warm coats to men, women and children in need during the region’s 7th Annual Coat Drive, part of the region’s longstanding tradition of giving back to local communities in parts of Michigan and Canada.  Region 1 is based in Warren, Michigan, and includes locals in Detroit and other parts of Wayne County, as well as Sanilac, Huron, Oakland, St. Clair, Tuscola, Lapeer and Macomb counties. Region 1 also includes Canadian UAW local unions. Members ... Read more