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Brothers and Sisters, On Monday, we celebrate the great sacrifices and life-changing contributions of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His vision was one of inclusion, of nonviolence, of respecting the rights of each and every one of us and championing the fact that we are all Americans.
In this issue: Welcome Home PFC Ellis Solidarity Around the Globe ZF Joins the UAW And more!
My Sisters and Brothers, I want to begin this first message of 2022 with a deep sentiment of gratitude for our union and for all the hard work, dedication, and fortitude our UAW family showed this past year. We had many challenges to face together, and I watched this membership rise to each one of them and support one another, as we always do.

UAW Bowling Championships Feature Tough Competition, Family Fun

Bowling is serious business for many UAW members. You could tell by the concentration, determination, frustration and exhilaration on the bowlers’ faces as they competed in the UAW International Bowling Tournament.

The day-long event, held Saturday at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan, pits the best bowlers in our union against each other to see who’s best, both individually and as a team.

As I was preparing for this segment of Region 1 action line, I was given an excellent article written by Ken Lambert, past president of Local 2280. Retired Director Joe Peters released it in September-October 2009.

I believe it is worthy of being re-released for the benefit of our newer membership and as a reminder to everyone that the union has made a tremendous impact on society and it continues to fight for ALL workers:

Every three years during the spring, many of our local unions in Region 1A go through their elections. It’s a cornerstone of our great union’s democracy where members in good standing decide who they want to represent them. The process can be lively, to say the least, as candidates campaign on their records or for change.

As demand for his Model T skyrocketed, Henry Ford embarked on an ambitious project to build the world's largest industrial complex. The Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, housed everything needed for automobile production in one massive complex – from refining raw materials to assembly line.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card giving the U.S. a D+. The infrastructure is made up of sectors like aviation, bridges, drinking water, education, electricity, roads and rail.

Today is Father's Day in the U.S., a special day we reserve to honor our fathers and all they do for their families and for society. Father’s Day is celebrated at different times around the world and didn’t become a national holiday here until 1972.

The UAW’s core values affect everything we are and do: how we bargain, how we endorse candidates, how we conduct ourselves and how we treat each other.

Every June 14, Americans celebrate Flag Day, a day set aside to commemorate the adoption of the American flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, the year after the United States declared its independence from Great Britain.