June 25, 2023

2023 Region 8 Summer School Begins

Text and Photos by Region 8 Webmaster John Davis

The 2023 UAW Region 8 Summer School kicked off at 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 25 at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida. Over 275 delegates from across Region 8’s seventeen states are in attendance. Over the next four days, delegates will attend general sessions where reports from the various departments within the UAW and attend classes on finance, CAP, retirement and other subjects.

UAW Region 8 Assistant Director George Palmer kicked the opening session off by welcoming delegates and giving them a run down of the week. One of the projects this week is to capture a new video series featuring Region 8 members discussing subjects related to membership called Region 8 Voices. Assistant Director Palmer explained the program and ask for volunteers to participate.

Once AD Palmer completed with the preliminary information, he introduced UAW Region 8 Director Tim Smith. Director Smith was elected las fall in the first ever International UAW direct elections. “I want to thank you all for your support,” Director Smith stated. “Just to be sure, understand I work for you. I will represent your wishes at the International Executive Board and with your employers. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us and I want you to know I will never loose sight of the fact that the membership is the highest authority. We are UAW and this will always be our motto. This week we have lots of information to share and we are depending on you to take about to your local and share it with your members.”

The delegates were dismissed to the welcome dinner. General session begins on Monday June 26 at 8:30 AM.




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