Tag: Region 1A

In Memoriam: Former Vice President Ernie Lofton

Ernest “Ernie” Lofton committed his life to the UAW, his brothers and sisters in the labor movement and to his community. Along his life’s journey, the Local 600 member became a mentor and pioneer for many. Lofton, who served as a vice president and director of the union’s National Ford Department from 1989 until his retirement in 1998, died Aug. 4 at age 84. “Ernie was a tireless leader and a man who never gave up,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. “I understand that when he showed up to apply for a job with Ford Motor in 1950, the lines ... Read more

UAW Region 1A members reach out to homeless, provide new sleeping bags

Detroit – As a day of service on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, UAW Region 1A Director Gamble and members from the region will take it to the streets and to the area’s homeless population. Many homeless Detroiters won’t go to shelters so deliveries will be made directly to the people where they live. The sleeping bags are designed to handle temperatures as low as 17 degrees below zero. UAW members will deliver 300 sleeping bags to several Metropolitan Detroit areas following the kickoff at St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen, 4860 15th St. in Detroit. The region is recruiting volunteers ... Read more

10 Jobs You Didn’t Know Were Performed by UAW Members

Everybody knows that UAW members build cars, but here are 10 things we bet you didn’t know that UAW members do! 1. UAW members help people build their credit UAW members from Region 1 are Financial Advisers at Financial Fitness Centre in Windsor, Ontario in Canada. 2. We drive your kids back and forth from school UAW members are Bus Drivers at Christina School District in Region 8. 3. We help keep people safe UAW members are Sheriffs at Lucas County Sheriffs Department in Region 2B. 4. And we help keep people healthy, too Hospital professionals at Sparrow Hospital in ... Read more

G.I.V.E.S. Provides Holiday Help to Michigan Families & Children

Three organizations partnered to provide clothing, gifts, and food for 45 metropolitan Detroit families in need during this holiday season. On Thursday, Dec. 18, UAW Region 1A Director Rory Gamble hosted two community organizations, Michigan Welfare Rights and the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Through his charity, Giving Is Very Extra Special (G.I.V.E.S.), toys, clothing, and food were provided to more than 43 families caring for 65 children. This is the sixth year G.I.V.E.S. has assisted underprivileged children and their families throughout the year and during the holidays. The families were chosen by the community organizations ... Read more