Tag: Region 1D

Flint Lear employees vote to join UAW

Nearly 600 employees of the new Lear manufacturing facility in Flint agreed join the UAW on Thursday. “We are thrilled to bring Lear’s exceptional workers into the UAW family, and are excited about the prospect of new jobs available in Flint,” said Gary Jones, president of the UAW. “The UAW represents over 400,000 members and has welcomed over 10,000 new members since August. We welcome these workers and the opportunity to be a part of Flint’s rebirth. We look forward to getting down to business, bargaining great contracts, and helping our new members make a positive impact on the community.” ... Read more

Local 598 Honors Ruben Burks

This weekend, Local 598 renamed their union hall to honor Ruben Burks and his decades of service to the UAW. Burks joined Local 598 in 1955 when he worked at the General Motors Fisher Body Plant 2 in Flint. He worked his way up through the union, eventually becoming director of Region 1C in 1989. He went on to serve as UAW Secretary-Treasurer from 1998 until 2002 and was the first African American to hold the position. In addition to his contributions to the UAW, Burks served the Flint community as a leader in several community organizations. To learn more about ... Read more

We are the UAW: City of Lansing’s Forestry Division

Bobbie Miller of UAW Region 1D, Local 2256 talks about his job and the UAW. See more “We are the UAW” videos on the UAW’s Youtube page >>>

Statement from Local 6000 President Ed Mitchell on Civil Service Rule Changes

Attention UAW Local 6000 Members: You may have read in the news media of the proposed civil service rule changes that would impact state employees. UAW International is working closely with UAW Local 6000 staff to access the proposal and respond. UAW Local 6000 is strongly opposed to the rule changes, which will negatively affect our freedom to collectively bargain the terms and conditions of our workplace. We are asking each and every one of you to be available to attend the Civil Service Commission meeting if these proposed changes should come up for a vote. The earliest meeting would be ... Read more

UAW Members on the Job: Parking Enforcers

Jeremiah Lane, Parking Enforcement Officer in Lansing, MI Since 2015, Jeremiah Lane has been a parking enforcement officer in Lansing, Michigan.  He’s also a UAW member who, like workers everywhere, needs protection in the workplace. “You get used to the name Meter Maid very quickly,” said Lane. “Every curse word you could imagine I heard in my first week.  I’ve had bottles thrown at me, I’ve been spit at. You’re the bad guy no matter what because you’re giving parking tickets, but it would be anarchy if people parked anywhere they’d like and no one enforced the rules.” Some days ... Read more

Statement from UAW Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem on Central Michigan University’s Announced Layoffs

“For every Central Michigan University worker who loses their job to cheap outsourcing there is a family and a community that suffers. This is not the way Michigan can and should be – ignoring the dignity of the work of so many in the trenches. Instead of making hard decisions about controlling spending and administrative salaries, CMU has opted to outsource the jobs of the office professionals who make the university run so smoothly behind the scenes. It’s easy to avoid tough decisions on the backs of hard-working families. CMU should reconsider this rash decision.”

UPDATED: Rally in Flint, MI – Get out the Vote for Hillary Clinton

UPDATE: Big turnout for Hillary. See photos from the rally: Photos by: Debi Kirchner, Local 598 Come join activists from around Michigan in Flint for one of Michigan’s largest rallies. WHO: UAW Members and their families WHAT: Get out the vote rally for Hillary Clinton WHERE: UAW Local 599 812 Leith St. Flint, MI 48505 WHEN: Saturday, October 1, from 10 AM – Noon

Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem on Trump visit to Flint, Michigan

“Running government like a business created the Flint water crisis, and obviously that did not work for Flint, and it won’t work for the rest of America,” said Gerald Kariem, director of UAW Region 1D, which includes Flint. “It is disappointing that the candidate who last year said he wants to ship auto plants to low-wage states and make the good people in Flint beg to get their jobs back at lower pay chooses to show up late in the campaign seeking their support.” Visit our new landing page on uaw.org to get the facts on which candidate really supports ... Read more

UAW Members Helping with Accident Fund

The UAW represents more than just autoworkers and in this on-going web series, we look into some of the unique jobs our membership performs daily. #WeAreTheUAW 2016 UAW ©All Rights Reserved UAW Digital Dept/Communications

UAW Members Keeping You Safe in the Home

The UAW represents more than just autoworkers. In this ongoing web series, we look into some of the unique jobs our membership performs daily. We are the UAW. If you’re a business or home owner and ever needed to get a building or development permit, you may have been helped by one of our members at local 2256. In East Lansing, Michigan (home of Michigan State University), this is especially true. Our members are proud to be part of the union for many reasons.  In this video, find out why from the perspective of a younger worker who has become ... Read more