Skilled Trades

The Brothers and Sisters working as skilled trades workers are an important asset to Region 8. They play an important part in our economy and in our society. There is an already high demand for skilled trades that will only increase as our 'baby boomers' start to retire.

Our Region provides and coordinates many activities for our Skilled Trades members including:

Regional Skilled Trades Leadership Council

This Council meets annually to bring about a better understanding of the common problems of skilled tradesmen in Region 8. The council will exchange views and information with the objectives of protecting the integrity of our job classifications, standardizing contract language, apprenticeship programs, improving working conditions, protecting our work from outside contractors, and reporting our perspectives and opinions to the Director of Region 8 and the International Skilled Trades Department. To contact call 1-615-443-7654.

  • Chairperson Mike Parker Local 862
  • Vice Chairperson Chris Brown Local 1853
  • Recording Secretary Lupe Sanchez Local 276
  • Credentials Committee Chairperson Claude Preston Local 2164

International Skilled Trades Advisory Committee (ISTAC)

This 24-member council (ISTAC) advises the International Executive Board on skilled trades policy matters, including the recommendation of new card classifications. Region 8 has two members.

  • Troy Sellers Local 171
  • Kenny Hines Local 276

Area Skilled Trades Leadership Sub-Councils

The Region 8 Skilled Trades Leadership Sub-Councils meet bi-annually to discuss skilled trades problems, review recently negotiated skilled trade language and to discuss our involvement in politics and organizing, and make reports to the Regional Skilled Trades Leadership Council.

Delaware-Maryland-S.C. Pennsylvania & West Virginia

  • Guy White – Chairperson – Local 239
  • Other positions open

Kentucky-Tennessee-Alabama-Georgia & Mississippi

  • Ronnie Druien – Chairperson – Local 862
  • Richie Griffith – Vice Chairperson – Local 1853
  • Carey Heaton – Recording Secretary – Local 2083

Virginia-North Carolina-South Carolina & Florida

  • Lind Farley – Chairperson – Local 2069
  • Aaron Modlin – Vice Chairperson – Local 3520
  • Charles Nelson – Recording Secretary – Local 5285

• Journeyman Card Applications and Reclassifications

This important task is handled by the following Journeyman Card Committees:

Delaware-Maryland-S.C. Pennsylvania & West Virginia

  • Guy White – Chairperson – Local 239
  • Troy Sellers – Secretary – Local 171
  • Don Martz – Member – Local 239

Kentucky

  • Kevin Mottley – Chairperson – Local 862
  • Ronnie Druien – Secretary – Local 862
  • James Kendall – Member – Local 2164

Tennessee-Alabama-Georgia & Mississippi

  • Ed Jackson – Chairperson – Local 737
  • Darrell DeJean – Secretary – Local 1853
  • Carey Heaton – Member – Local 2083

Virginia-North Carolina-South Carolina & Florida

  • Lind Farley – Chairperson – Local 2069
  • Ralph Pauley – Secretary – Local 5286
  • Bill Richardson – Member – Local 2069

These committees processed a total of 49 Journeyman Card applications since January 1, 2018.

Click on the following link to open the UAW Journeyman Card Processing handbook for helpful information on how to prepare your Journeyman Card Applications. Journeyman Card Handbook.

 

 

 

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