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Region 9 successfully held a Bowling Tournament on February 23-24, 2019 at Transit Lanes in Williamsville, NY.  There were approximately 140 bowlers who participated from 6 different locals out of

THE  UAW'S ANNUAL WHITE SHIRT DAY HONORING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO, IN 1936-1937  CREATED THE RECOGNITION OF THE UAW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A STRIKE AGAINST GENER

The UAW Financial Officers’ Conference will be held Sunday, March 24 through Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This conference is for local union presidents, financial secretaries/treasurers, trustees and recording secretaries.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are pleased to announce the  (3) winners of the 2018 UAW Region 9/Tom Fricano Scholarship.

Reet Patel, Daughter Tushar Patel, member of Local 8888 (New Jersey State Winner)

Peyton Popard, Granddaugher of Donald Wells, retired member of local 897 (New York State Winner)

Mikayla Feldbauer, Daughter of Barbara Feldbauer, member of local 3400 ( Pennsylvania Winner)

Region 9 Leadership Conference was held at the Grand Hotel in Cape May, nj.

Registration began on Sunday, August 19, 2018 with opening session  at 7pm Sunday evening. The conference ran through Thursday, August 23, 2018. 

Many UAW Locals participated in The Labor Day Parade in WNY on Monday, September 3, 2018.
A great time was had by all who attended.

On August 2, 2018 Region 9 Veterans Committee along with volunteers from WNY locals held a Hot Dog Roast at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Batavia, NY.  Many thanks to everyone who volunteered to serve our Veterans and appreciation and gratitude to all the Veterans who served and protected the USA!

Please click on photo below to view album - Photos by Jessie Jesson LU 686

On July 26, 2018 UAW Region 9 Veterans Committee and many volunteers held a Hotdog Roast at the Buffalo VA Hospital located at 3495 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. Volunteers started arriving at 9:30 am and were ready to serve the approximate crowd of 250 by 11am. 

Director Jeff Binz and Assistant Director Tom Ashton were in attendance and assisted where needed. Much gratitude and appreciation to Region 9 Veterans Committee and all those that volunteered their time for this great event!

On June 21, 2018 at The Ponds in Bath, NY volunteers from Locals 774 GM Tonawanda, 686 GM Lockport, 897 Ford Stamping, Local 55 and Local 424 along with Wayne Bieger, VCAP/Region 9 and Ed McGowan, Area Director enjoyed a fun filled day with our Veterans. The committee and volunteers took 25 Veterans and 3 staff members from the V.A. Hospital in Bath, NY on a day long fishing trip.

The 37th Constitutional Convention was held at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Mi with registration beginning on Sunday, June 10, 2018 and opening session on Monday, June 11-14, 2018.

This convention is held every four years where elections for the International Executive Board and Regional Directors are held, any and all new resolutions, are proposed, discussed and voted on by the elected delegates from each local union.

Care about jobs and the future of your community? Angry about sweatshops and the exploitation of children? Resolute that looking for the union label is as important today as it was 40 years ago? Think our country does best when we invest in ourselves?