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The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the availability of the 2022 Richard ‘Dik’ Days Scholarship application. 

For more than 45 years, the Family Education Center has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with recreation.

My Brothers and Sisters,

We have all been through a year that none of us could have possibly imagined, and I want to begin this message with a note of thanks to my UAW family for their strength and Solidarity in facing a worldwide pandemic that has forever altered all of our lives. I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished and I am confident that we will continue to do the hard work to keep one another safe.

Our country is at a crossroads. We must decide what kind of people we want to be; what kind of country we want to live in.

The Chauvin trial and conviction gave George Floyd, the Floyd Family and this country, a measure of justice that we have not seen in our country for many years. The murder of George Floyd posted on social media has served as a wake-up call for all of us.  It reminded us that the struggle for equality is far from over and we must continue to fight for change.

Now an International event, Earth Day has been celebrated since April 22, 1970 and its origins are here in the United States. In fact, this annual celebration wouldn’t exist without legendary UAW leader Walter Reuther.

Detroit — I watched in horror last week and this weekend, along with the rest of our nation, as the headlines rolled in once again with reports of bloodshed, terror, tragedy and senseless loss of lives. America woke up Friday morning to the news of a mass shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana that took the lives of eight innocent people and injured several others. By the end of this weekend, at least nine more people had been killed in shootings across the country — in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nebraska and Louisiana.

More lives lost to gun violence.

In this issue’s cover story, some UAW members outline what they say they would like to see President Biden tackle early in his term.

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Detroit - On behalf of the UAW and all my sisters and brothers, I want to extend our sympathies and prayers on this tragic day to the families of the 10 victims in Boulder, Colorado, shot dead in yet another senseless and unimaginable act of gun violence. This horrific incident comes just days after the shootings in Atlanta, Georgia claimed eight innocent victims.

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2021

Contact: Beverley Brakeman, [email protected]

UAW REGIONS 9 AND 9A APPLAUD ATTORNEY GENERAL JAMES’ INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS ALLEGED AGAINST GOVERNOR CUOMO 

Detroit -- On behalf of the entire UAW and all my brothers and sisters, I want to extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the families of the victims of Tuesday’s horrific shootings in Atlanta and our prayers for the recovery of the young man who is currently fighting for his life in an Atlanta hospital.