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Detroit – Delegates elected by Local Unions in UAW Region 1 met Thursday and elected James Harris as Regional Director.

Harris hails from UAW Local 1700, Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP). “It is a great honor to represent Region 1 members, retirees and their families,” said Harris. “Our focus will continue to be on representing and servicing our members and creating a family of solidarity to achieve gains in our contracts and grow our union.”

“For 36 years, UAW members didn’t have just a Senator, they had a friend in Carl Levin. He was a strong, caring, deeply committed individual who never forgot the working families of Michigan and this country.

Carl Levin stood for honor and dignity and fairness for all Americans. As Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he steered our nation through the turbulent period after the terror attacks of 9-11 with quiet dignity and a resolve to modernize our military.

This month in labour history


1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

With the vacancy created by the retirement of UAW Vice President and Director of the Ford Department Gerald Kariem, the UAW International Executive Board has unanimously elected UAW Region 1A Director Chuck Browning, 57, to fill the remainder of Kariem’s term, which ends in June 2022. Browning will officially assume his new role on July 1, 2021.

Detroit - UAW President Rory L. Gamble informed staff at noon today that he has notified the UAW International Executive Board (IEB) that he will retire at the end of June. He will serve through June 30, 2021.

Under the UAW Constitution, the IEB will elect a successor to serve the remainder of the term through June 2022.

The observance of Juneteenth is recognition of a profound milestone in our nation’s history. And while our struggles for equality in the United States have been long and difficult and sometimes fraught with setbacks and terrible loss, today we reflect on how far we, as Americans, have come in this journey.

A culture of belonging and caring for each other starts with each one of us. In honor of Juneteenth, on Friday, June 18, we are inviting you to acknowledge and celebrate an important moment in U.S. history.