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 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 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 1, 2023
Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Joseph Williams

October 29, 2023
Local 1853 Join The Stand Up Strike
Region 8 Voices
2926 Member Austin Arington

October 28, 2023
Trunk or Treat At Local 2164

October 27, 2023
Region 8 Lebanon Office Pinkout Day

October 26, 2023
Friday October 27 Pink Out Day
For Breast Cancer Awareness

October 25, 2023
UAW Announces Tentative Agreement At Ford- Local 862 Hold Solidarity Wednesday Rally

Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Vanda Moore

October 24, 2023
Local 276 Of Arlington, Texas Goes on Strike-
TV Interview With Region 8 Director Tim Smith

October 22, 2023
Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Telicia Wilson

October 21, 2023
Local 3047 Celebrate
20th Anniversary

October 18, 2023
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear Visits Local 862
On The Picket Line

Region 8 Voices
3036 Member Delisa Sanders

Despite Kentucky’s ‘Right To Work’ Laws, Labor Unions Thrive In Louisville, And Beyond | Lexington Hearld-Leader Opinion Piece

Video From Local 862 on The Line

October 17, 2023
Local 862 Retirees Join The Picket Line

October 13, 2023
Updates From The Picket Lines
Local 862
Local 1247 and Local 171
Local 1590
Local 946
Local 2420

October 12, 2023
How You Can Support UAW Members At GM, Ford and Stellantis
How You Can Support MACK Truck Members

October 11, 2023
Region 8 Leadership Join Local 2301 On The Picket Line
Region 8 Voices
Local 2195 Member Ken Garner

October 8, 2023
Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Rodney Janes

October 6, 2023
Kentucky State CAP Hold Bowling Green Meeting

October 5, 2023
Call To Action From
The UAW Women’s Department

October 04, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 599 Member Ray Davis
Candlelight Memorial Planned on The Picket Line for 2406 Member Darnell Golden

October 01, 2023
Local 2404 Host Visitors To The Line
Region 8 Voices-
Local 3036 Member Renesha Hughes

September 29, 2023
Donate to Help the Members of 2083
As They Strike For Justice

UAW In The News- Strike Updates

September 28, 2023
Director Smith Joins Local 2406 On The Picket Line
Photos From The
Picket Line

UAW SWFL Retiree Council October
Meeting Planned

Andrew Spar, President Of Florida Education Association And Kender Plowden, An Executive Assistant At F.E.A Join Striking UAW Members

September 27, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 862 Member Timmy Janes

September 26, 2023
Strike Update- Local 2083

UAW Region 8 Director Tim Smith Visits Picket Lines at Locals 860, 816 and 2360

AD George Palmer Joins Local 1649 Orlando, FL On The Picket Line

Texas AFL-CIO Statement of Solidarity on UAW Auto Strike Coming to Texas Facilities

U.S. President Joe Biden to Join UAW President Shawn Fain and Stand Up Strikers on Picket Line

President Biden Urges Striking Auto Workers To ‘Stick With It’ In Picket Line Visit Unparalleled In History

Region 8 Director Tim Smith Visits Picket Lines in Georgia and West Virginia

September 25, 2023
UAW Region 8 Members Participate in Tennessee NAACP
UAW Region 8 Staff Retiree Tom Savage Honored

September 24, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 400 Member Twilla Parker

Winchester Star- Auto Workers Expand Strike To 38 Sites Including Mopar Distribution Center In Frederick County
Strike Update-
Local 236

September 23, 2023
Region 8 Members on the Picket Line

NAACP walking the line with
UAW Local 2406 Memphis, Tennessee.

Local 2083 Tuscaloosa Alabama
2360 Stellantis Mopar Dallas TX
Today at GM local 2404
September 22, 2023
UAW Expands Strike At
GM and Stellantis

UAW Local 2404 GM Charlotte, North Carolina, parts distribution center on strike.
UAW Local 868 PDC Mopar in Atlanta, Georgia Standing Up.
UNA Bigelow Passes
UAW Local 862 Host Stand Up Rally
Local 2083 Enters Day Three of Strike
September 21, 2023
You are the U In Union! Join Us Today!
September 20, 2023
Bargaining Update- Local 862 Rally

Region 8 Voices-
Local 2195 Member
Lue Adams

Local 2083 Votes Down ZF Offer,
Rallies For Strong Contract

September 19, 2023
UAW Region 8 T-Shirt Offers
UAW In The News
September 18, 2023
Local 1853 Ready To Stand Up
September 17, 2023
Local 1590 Day Of Caring Project
Improves Historic Cemetery

UAW On The Sunday Morning Talk Shows
Region 8 Voices-
Local 1407
Member Lisa Lane

September 16, 2023
UAW Local 862 Travel To Detroit To Join Rally
Check Out the Region 8 Supporting Bargaining Page

September 15, 2023
Region 8 Statement on Automotive Strikes
Region 8 Leadership Supporting Local 2083 September 14, 2023
Get Contract Updates Here
Local 129 Members Standing In Support of Detroit Three Bargaining
September 13, 2023

Region 8 Voices-
Local 862 Member
Juan Terry

eptember 11, 2023
More Photos From the Nashville
Labor Day Parade

Region 8 Conducts Grievance
Handling Class

September 9, 2023
Central Labor Council Of
Middle Tennessee Labor Day Rally

Region 8 Voices-
Local 1407 Member Sedric Savage

September 07, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 1183 Member Mack McDonaugh
September 03, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 862 Member Johnny Cordova
September 01, 2023

Director’s Labor Day Message-
Honoring America’s Labor Heroes- The Members
August 30, 2023
Region 8 Veterans Council Meeting - NC / SC / Va
Region 8 Voices-
Local 1407 Member Jenny Gripshover
Local 2164 Newsletter
Happenings At Local 3062
East Tennessee Labor Day Picnic
August 28, 2023
2023 UAW Region 8
Standing Committee Conference Cancelled
August 27, 2023

August 23, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 171 Chris KeeferAugust 21, 2023
Report From UAW Veteran's Conference
North Carolina-South Carolina-Virginia
Civil and Human Rights Meeting

August 20, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 1407 Member Allon Carr
August 18, 2023

Region 8 Members Participate
In Strike Conference

August 13, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 862 Member Nicolas Dean
August 13, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 3064 Member Alisha Partain

August 09, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 3058 Member Keith Brown
August 03, 2023
Region 8 Leadership Visit Local 2164
August 02, 2023

Region 8 Voices-
Local 862 Member Todd Dunn
Who Are we? - UAW!

July 30, 2023
Region 8 Voices-
Local 276 Member Jimmy Mack

July 26, 2023
Region 8 Voices –
Local 862 Member
David Firkins

UAW CS/IPS Seating And Interiors
Council Meeting

July 24, 2023
UAW Region 8 Solidarity Breast Cancer Awareness
T Shirts Available

Who Are We UAW Region 8
Orginial Design T Shirts Available

July 19, 2023
Region 8 Voices UAW Local 276 Members
JaNaye Haynes-and-Shiesha-Smith

President Lincoln’s Cottage Workers Become
The First Washington D.C. Museum to Be Represented By The UAW

July 18, 2023
UAW Open Talks With GM
July 16, 2023
UAW Open Contract Talks With Stellantis and Ford
Region 8 Voices - UAW Local 3064
Member Beverly Fryman

Region 8 Voices- Local 2406 Member Bryan Brazell
Region 8 Voices- Local 1853 Member Dave Mettetal
Region 8 Launches "Region 8 Vocies" Project
July 1, 2023
Retired UAW President Ray Curry Receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award
June 29, 2023
Day Five UAW Region 8 2023 Summer School
June 28, 2023
Day Four UAW Region 8 2023 Summer SchoolJune 27, 2023
UAW Region 8 Summer School Day Three
June 26, 2023
UAW Region 8 Summer School Day Two

June 25, 2023
UAW Region 8 Summer School Begins

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul attacks The Pro Act Bill and Attempts to Replace It With Anti-Union Bill

UAW Region 8 Supports Kentucky Sheriff's Boys and Girls Ranch

UAW Region 8 Leadership Visit UAW Local 967

GM To Invest $500 Million in Arlington in Big Win For Local 276

New Ford 2023 Super Duty Truck to be Built by Local 862 Member

Ford Begins Production of the New F Series Pickup At Louisville Plant

Visit to Locals 5286, 3520, 2404 and 528

UAW Region 2023 Retiree Conference

UAW Region 8 Spring CAP Meeting

Tim Talks- Thoughts From The 2023 Special Bargaining Convention

Report From the 2023 UAW Special Bargaining Convention

Court-Appointed Independent Monitor of the UAW Certifies 2023 International Officer Run-off Election

Region 8 Local Participate in Ford Subcouncil

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.