Region 2-B


TO: Local Union Presidents, Recording Secretaries and Unit Chairpersons in Region 2-B, UAW

Enclosed is the 2017 Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Scholarship Application. You may make additional copies as needed. This year only one (1) week session of July 23 - 28, 2017 is being offered, as indicated on the application, beginning on Sunday evening and ending on Friday morning.

All active or laid off UAW members in good standing are eligible if you have never attended the program before. You must also be willing to use your regular vacation, personal leave or union leave time (where permitted by contract) to attend. Past participants of Family Scholarship are not eligible to attend.

Your spouse and children/grandchildren 4-18 years old may attend with you. You may be required to provide a birth certificate or proof of legal guardianship for each attending child. Children under 4 years old cannot be accommodated and other relatives, non-relatives and retirees are not eligible to participate – no exceptions!

Please be aware that only cars built by union members in North America may park on Education Center property. Vehicles with VIN numbers starting with #1, #2, #4 or #5 are permitted to park in the lot. All others must park outside the main gate and a bus will transport you to the Center registration desk.

Your Local may submit as many applications as you like, allocation of space will be on a first come, first serve basis - one application per Local initially. Once our Regional allocation is filled, remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list. If additional space becomes available for our Region, applicants on the waiting list will be contacted and offered the opportunity to attend the program.


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Dear Local Union Presidents:

The 46th International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) will convene on Thursday, May 25, 2017, and will continue through Monday, May 29, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme for this year’s CBTU Convention is “Organizing for Change – Building Our Future.” The convention headquarter hotel is the New Orleans Hilton Riverside.

Please check the CBTU website ( for additional information on the Convention program schedule and to download registration material.

In order to take full advantage of all the activities at the Convention, we recommend a Wednesday, May 24 arrival in New Orleans.

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January 25, 2017

To: Local Union Presidents, Financial Secretaries, Recording Secretaries and UAW-CAP Council Financial Secretaries in Region 2-B, UAW (This training is intended for Locals who did not attend the National FOC.)


This is to advise you that we have scheduled two Financial Officer Trainings. The training provided at each session will be identical, so you may choose the session that is most convenient for you to attend. The first session will be held March 15-16, 2017 at the Region 2-B Indianapolis Sub-Regional Office, 2431 Director's Row, Suite G, Indianapolis, IN 46241. The second Session will be held March 22-23, 2017 at the Region 2-B Headquarters, 1691 Woodlands Drive, Maumee, Ohio 43537. Space is limited and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Ohio State A. Philip Randolph Institute Education Conference!! The date has been set for March 31 - April 2, 2017 in Youngstown, Ohio. Please find the call letter and registration forms here.

 To: All Local Union Presidents, Financial, and Recording Secretaries in Region 2-B, UAW

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Region 2-B has scheduled an Election Committee Training session to be held at the Region 2-B headquarters, 1691 Woodlands Dr. Maumee, Ohio on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. An additional training session will be held at our Sub-regional office 2431 Director's Row, Suite G, Indianapolis, IN 46241 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Registration for both sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the session beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m. and concluding no later than 4:00 p.m.

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 The University of Michigan-Dearborn Center for Labor and Community Studies are celebrating 30 years of building our communities by inviting all workers, union or non-union members, and leaders from a variety of organizations to learn together at the 2017 Black Men In Unions Institute. Read more >>>

To:  UAW Local Union Presidents, Financial Secretaries and Recording Secretaries


The UAW Financial Officers' Conference will be held Sunday, March 5 through Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, FL.

This conference is for Local Union presidents, financial secretaries/treasurers, trustees and recording secretaries.  Local Union bookkeepers may also attend.

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To: All Local Union Presidents, Recording Secretaries and Shop Chairpersons in Region 2-B, UAW


The 58th Annual Region 2-B, UAW Bowling Tournament will be held at Pro Bowl West, 1455 Goshen Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. The selected weekends are: January 28 & 29, February 4 & 5, 2017.

I have enclosed a Tournament Notice to display at your worksite and an official entry form. In addition, one official entry form has been sent to each team captain of record from the past 2016 Regional Tournament. Additional entries may be obtained by contacting the Region 2-B UAW Office by telephone at (419) 893-4677.


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To: All UAW Local Unions, CAP Councils, and Retired Worker Councils in Region 2B

Re: Urgent Need for Blood Nationwide


Over many decades, the relationship between Organized Labor and the American Red Cross has been a tremendous help to those in need in all of our communities. As summer begins, the American Red Cross is facing a difficult collections time and I am asking each of you to help meet the need.

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