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

December 4, 2023
2024 UAW Region 8 Schedule

December 4, 2023
Thousands of Autoworkers Launch Campaigns to Join the UAW at More than a Dozen Automakers

UAW SWFL Retiree Council Meeting December 12, 2023

Today, Thousands Of Autoworkers At More Than A Dozen Automakers Launched Campaigns To Join The UAW

November 29, 2023
Local 3520 Newsletter
UAW To Start Organizing Drives at
13 Automotive Manufacturers
November 21, 2023
Thanksgiving Message From
UAW Region 8 Director Tim Smith
Thanksgiving Video from
Region 8 Director Tim Smith and
AD George Palmer

Local 737 and 1853 Participate in
Nashville NAACP Awards

November 19, 2023
Local 3064 Supports Local Sheriff’s Department Pink Patch Project
Region 8 Voices
Local 2409 Member Ethan Kirby
November 14, 2023
Bargaining Update-
What's Up With Cola
November 12, 2023
UAW SWFL Retiree Council Meeting
November 14, 2023

Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Tina Jenkins
November 8, 2023
Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Stephanie “Bubbles” Collins

Veterans Day Message from Region 8 Director Tim Smith and Assistant Director George Palmer
November 4, 2023
GM Contract Rollout
Ford Contract Highlights
Stellantis Contract Highlights
GM Contract Highlights
Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Penny Rowe
November 3, 2023
Region 8 IAC Representative
Lawrence Hamilton Passes
November 2, 2023
GM Leadership Meeting Scheduled For November 7
Attendance and Reimbursement Policy for Regional GM Informational Meetings

Detroit Free Press

General Motors takes steps towards electric vehicle profitability

Ford adds $8.8 billion to costs with 2023 UAW contract, reveals plan to pay for it

UAW launches unprecedented push to organize 13 automakers in US

UAW members OK tentative agreement with Stellantis

Ford workers ratify historic 2023 UAW contract with 69.3% support for wage hikes, benefits

GM UAW members ratify contract after 54.7% approval in vote

Detroit Free Press-
Analysts: Hitting Ford hard moved GM, Stellantis to better UAW offers 

Detroit News


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.