Building Our Unions and
Protecting Our Communities

Welcome to the UAW Region 8 website. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy.

UAW-represented workplaces range from multinational corporations, small manufacturers and state and local governments to colleges and universities, hospitals and private non-profit organizations.

The International Union is broken down into nine regions. Region 8 includes 40,000 members in the states of Tennessee
West VirginiaNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaMississippiAlabamaGeorgiaKentuckyFloridathe District of ColumbiaMarylandDelawareNew MexicoArkansasTexasLouisianaOklahoma, and the following counties of Pennsylvania: Franklin, Cumberland, Adams, York.

Tim Smith is the Director of Region 8.
George Palmer is the Assistant Director of Region 8.

The purpose to the Region 8 website is to tell the public:

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Region Office
Read a welcome from our Director Tim Smith.


To Read the UAW Constitution Click Here

Region Offices
UAW Region 8
151 Maddox-Simpson Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37090-5345
TEL: (615) 443-7654
FAX: (615) 443-7697

UAW Region 8 Dallas Office
Eldorado Towers
8787 N Stemmons FWY Suite 350
Dallas, Texas 75247
TEL: 214-267-6550

Latest News From Region 8

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 16, 2023
Oklahoma Labor Hall of Fame

November 14, 2023
Bargaining Update- What's Up With Cola
November 13, 2023
Local 2195 Hold November Meeting-
UAW President Emeritus Ron Gettelfinger
Swears in New Officers

November 12, 2023
UAW SWFL Retiree Council Meeting
November 14, 2023

Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Tina Jenkins

November 9, 2023
Who Are We? UAW!
Get Your Region 8 Hoodies Today!
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
November 1, 2023
Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Joseph Williams

Local 2164 Newsletter
Local 2195 November Retiree Chapter Meeting Planned

October 31, 2023

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
Update On Ford Contract
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

The Winchester Star
'We Sacrifice Now': Auto Workers Strike Continues At Distribution Center In Frederick County

Region 8 Voices
Local 862 Member Telicia Wilson

October 24, 2023

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

October 23, 2023
Local 3062 Women’s Committee Lend Helping Hand

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

October 21, 2023
Local 3047 Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary

October 19, 2023

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
Local 862 Members Joined On The Picket Line By UAW Region 8 Director Tim Smith, Assistant Director George Palmer and UAW President Emeritus Ron Gettelfinger
October 11, 2023
Region 8 Leadership Join Local 2301
On The Picket Line

Region 8 Voices
Local 2195 Member Ken Garner

October 10, 2023

Jacksonville Employees Join National UAW Strike

October 9, 2023
Tennessee /Alabama State CAP Elect New Officers

Indian River IAC Support Striking UAW Members

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

Local 946 Joined On The Picket Line By American Federation of Teachers

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

October 02, 2023
UAW In The News Updates
UAW Local 2195 October Retiree Meeting

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 2360 - Local 2404

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

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
Region 8 Voices-
Local 862 Member Johnny Cordova
September 03, 2023
Region 8 Voices-

Local 862 Member Johnny Cordova





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