UAW Local 571


The Civil and Human Rights Committee is here for our Members

The Civil and Human Rights Committee is an essential guardian of the “No Discrimination” policy of our union.  Members of this committee fulfill the local union’s commitment to assure members full rights regardless of religion, race, creed, color, sex, political affiliation, national origin, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

We are a committee dedicated to the civil and human rights of each of our members 

Need someone to talk to about an issue or problem you may be having, but don't want to necessarily talk to a Councilor or Grievance Rep? 

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We can help you evaluate your situation for appropriate action, and if necessary, help you through the process of approaching your Councilor to get an issue resolved.

One of our goals is to also help educate and enlighten our membership on issues and topics that are relative now.  Through planning, implementing and promoting programs like civic, labor movement and community outreach, we will help recognize the need to ensure compliance of civil and human rights, protect from discrimination, civil liberties, equal opportunity, equal access, equal protection and all rights afforded under the Constitution of the United States of America.   

We will also educate our membership on the rich history between Walter Reuther (UAW President, 1946-1970) and Dr. Martin Luther King and how they helped shape the civil rights movement. 

 We will feature key articles and happenings in our area.  For more information, visit the Civil and Human Rights Committees homepage.


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President Rory L. Gamble: “Owen Bieber’s death is a loss for our union and all working people. He was a man of incredible leadership.

The UAW International Executive Board is deeply saddened at the passing today of UAW beloved President Emeritus Owen F. Bieber at age 90.

Flint Truck and AC Spark Plug Veteran to Lead UAW in 73 MI Counties - FLINT - Michigan Delegates from UAW locals in 73 counties met in Flint today to select a successor to long-time Regional Director Gerald Kariem, who became a UAW Vice President in January.

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Owen Bieber touched the lives of many during his career, including many UAW members and their families. During his 12 years leading the world’s most powerful union that was 1.1 million members strong, he had a hand in supporting struggles for human rights from Africa to Eastern Europe, and advising President Bill Clinton on labor and economic issues.

Bieber’s work as a union leader went beyond rallies and negotiations. The UAW supported labor and civil rights movements with leaders across the globe, where the stakes were about more than higher wages. He is a leader that will be missed, but never forgotten. Do you have a story about Owen? We'd like to hear it!

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