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Membership: More than one million active and retired members. Over 390,000 active members in 2009, and some 600,000 retirees.
One of America’s most diverse unions, with members in auto and heavy trucks, aerospace, agricultural implements and heavy equipment, as well as health care, higher education, gaming, public service and other technical, office and professional occupations.
Locals and Regions: More than 750 UAW local unions in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Local unions are grouped together in 11 UAW regions, empowering members to join together for organizing, bargaining and political action.
President: Bob King
Secretary-Treasurer: Dennis Williams
Regional Directors: Chuck Hall, Region 1; Rory Gamble, Region 1A; Norwood H. Jewell, Region 1C; Gerald Kariem, Region 1D; Ken Lortz, Region 2B; Maurice Davison, Region 3; Ron McInroy, Region 4; Jim Wells, Region 5; Gary Casteel, Region 8; Scott Adams, Region 9; Julie Kushner, Region 9A.
Constitutional Convention: Elected delegates from UAW local unions gathered in Detroit in June 2010, and elected new union officers and regional directors, and set a program of action for UAW members.
Bargaining: 2,500 contracts with some 1,650 employers. Agreements cover wages, health care, benefits, health and safety, fair treatment in the workplace, family leave, promotions, job transfers, vacations and other key issues.
Organizing: The UAW assists workers who want to organize so they can bargain to improve their workplaces. Despite fierce – and often illegal – employer resistance, the UAW has helped thousands of workers organize in recent years in manufacturing, gaming, higher education and other industries.
Political Action: UAW members are active in lobbying Congress, state legislatures and local governments on issues that matter to working families. Key concerns: