April 24, 2024
Region 8 Retirees Welcome VW Workers to the UAW!

April 22, 2204






I am Tim Smith,UAW Region 8 Director and this is my personal communication page. Region 8 represents over 200,000 active and retired United Auto Workers across 18 states across the southern portion of the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

Covering that much area can be a daunting task, but we in the UAW are resilient. Our official page is uawregion8.org, which presents news and events for our members. It is my hope this page will compliment that page and provide addition information for our members.

I will share news from our region, photos of the membership, my schedule (I would love to meet members as I travel across the region) and news from the industries our members work for.

For me it is both an honor and a privilege to serve this membership every day.  I am so pleased you took the time to look at my page and hopefully you will find useful information here!

In Solidarity,

UAW Region 8 Director
Tim Smith

May 24, 2024
Local 2069 Participates In
Standing Committee Institute At Black Lake
May 22, 2024
Keeping Memorial Day a Day of Remembrance
May 21, 2024
Alabama Governor Ivey Says “Alabama Isn’t Michigan”
In Attack On Unions
May 17, 2024
Statement From UAW President Shawn Fain
On Mercedes Alabama Vote
May 15, 2024
Local 1639 Enters Week Two of Bargaining

GM Subcouncil Meeting

May 10, 2024
Local 1956 Enters Into Contract Talks

Local 3058 Begin Contract Talks

May 8, 2024
Excellence -Your Name Is John Davis
May Edition of the Local 2164 Assembler
May 6, 2024
UAW Region 8 Takes Home Five Prizes At the 2024 LUCA Awards
May 03, 2024
Local 2195 May Retiree Chapter Meeting Planned
May 1, 2024
Details of UAW’s Historic Tentative Agreement!
UAW SWFL Retiree Council News
April 27, 2024
UAW Reaches Historic Tentative Agreement
with Daimler Truck

Daimler Victory Rally

April 26, 2024
Worker Memorial Day 2024

UAW Region 8 Retiree Conference Day Three

April 23, 2024
Workers At Volkswagen Vote For Union Representation

UAW Region 8 Retiree Conference

April 19, 2024
In Historic Breakthrough, Volkswagen Workers Become First Southern Autoworkers to Win Their Union

Voting At Volkswagen Ends Today
Thank You To Ashley Lewis
National Advisory Council on Civil and Human Rights Meeting

April 16, 2024
UAW Releases New Video, “Leftover Money,” on Daimler’s Shameless Profit-hoarding as Workers Prepare to Stand Up

April 11, 2024
Day Three Of the Region 8 Leadership Meeting

DNTA Council At the Bargaining Table

April 10, 2024
Day Two Of The Region 8
Leadership Conference
April 9, 2024
Day One of the Region 8
Leadership Conference

State of Georgia Recognizes Retired
Region 8 Director Mitchell Smith
April 05, 2024
Mercedes-Benz Workers in Alabama File for Union Election as Southern Autoworkers Stand Up to Join the UAW
April 4, 2024
Obituary for Former Region 3 Rep Michael Mathis
UAW SWFL Retiree Council Meeting May 14, 2024

April 3, 2024
Local 967 Supporting Striking Teamsters
UAW/Daimler Opening Contract Negotiations - Charlotte, NC
UAW/Daimler Rally in Statesville, NC. Heavy Truck STAND UP!

April 1, 2024
Rally Planned At Local 3520 To Support Bargaining At Daimler Truck
March 30, 2024
Region 8 National Women’s Day Video By Amanda Goins
Looking Back on Women’s History Month
March 28, 2024
For Retired Workers- the 2024 Elections Are About Defending Social Security
March 28, 2024
UAW Region 8 Statement on the
Francis Scott Key Bridge Incident

Local 2164 Assembler Newsletter
March 27, 2024
Region 8 Director Tim Smith Addresses Belmont Law Students
March 26, 2024
Sign Up For LUCA Today-
LUCA Conference is April 28-May 3
March 21, 2024
UAW Region 8 Rosie The Riveters!
UAW Region 8 Spring CAP Meeting Day Two and Three
March 20, 2024
UAW Region 8 Spring CAP Meeting
March 19, 2024
Today, Volkswagen Workers In Chattanooga Filed For Their Election To Join The UAW
March 14, 2024
UAW Region 8 Ask Members To Join in the Effort to Remember¬†“Rosie the Riveter”
UAW Local 5287 Members Ramping Up For Contract Talks
March 12, 2024
UAW President Fain Attends State of the Union Address
March 11, 2024
Local 868 Celebrate International Womens’ Day


March 6, 2024
2024 Financial Officers
Conference Day Three

2024 Financial Officers Conference
Day Two



Detroit Free Press

UAW reaches deal with Daimler Truck as contract deadline nears

Rolling Stone

Biden Congratulates Tennessee Auto Plant on Historic Unionization Drive

Detroit Free Press

UAW scores historic landslide victory to unionize the first foreign automaker in the US

The UAW could make history in the next 72 hours as VW workers vote on union

GM faces 2nd lawsuit over driver data collection without consent

Detroit automakers work to reroute exports and parts after Baltimore bridge collapse

UAW takes action to hold a vote to unionize Volkswagen plant in Tennessee

New Stellantis executive in charge of North America focusing on dealers in EV transition

UAW to support autoworkers in Mexico to strengthen cross-border solidarity

UAW board OKs $40M to organize nonunion plants, battery workers

Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama announce campaign to join UAW

Judge dismisses Marshall lawsuit aimed at derailing Ford EV battery plant

Detroit News

Senators urge non-union automakers to stay neutral in UAW efforts at plants














This site is not an official UAW communication, nor is it intended to be. It is the personal page of UAW Region 8 Director Tim Smith and is maintained and paid for by Tim Smith. No UAW resources were used in the development of this communication. Titles are given for identification purposes only.