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Local 2250

November 17 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman Alan Chambliss:

The team meeting (12 minutes) and last break (24 minute break) along with the “EXTRA” 12 minutes that was negotiated totaling 48 minutes will be added together next Wed, Nov 22nd for employees to enjoy Team Thanksgiving Dinners. Van Body will be negotiated with UAW Leadership. We hope you enjoy and have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Alan

principia1Wentzville Welcomes Principia College and                    Dr. Chris O’Riordan-Adjah

On Wednesday, November 15 we had the pleasure of hosting 17 of Principia’s Freshmen Engineering students on a plant tour. Although I’ve done many tours in the past this was far the BEST ever!! What made this tour different from the rest, was the students were from Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, France & Mexico! Seeing through their eyes and the excitement touring the facility, their many questions & engaging conversations during the 1 hour 15 minute walking tour was Priceless!!

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“Congratulations” 

The Interior Team resolved a huge ergo issue for the Team Members installing the IP assembly.  They utilized the RED-X tools to find the true root cause and came up with robust countermeasures to address the problem.  The Team Members on the IP assembly were enthusiastic after the issue was resolved.

Richard Pinkston (QE Lead Interior)

Marissa Fischer (QE Interior Engineer)

Christina Joggerst (Quality Problem Solver)

Khanh Hoang (QE Interior Engineer Missing from picture)

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Committee Meetings & Events

***All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm all are welcome to attend

Community Service Adopt-A-Child names will be available in the cafeteria all day Tues, Nov 21st

Veterans Committee will meet Tuesday, November 21st @ the HALL

Recreation & Conservation Committee will meet Wednesday, November 22nd @ the HALL 

Flu Vaccines  as of yesterday, November 15th ALL of the remaining Vaccines that have not been claimed will be available to GM employees on a first come first serve basis until they are gone.

For computer assistance regarding My Socrates & ADP issues, please contact your (HRD) Human Resource Reps, (1st shift) Kelly Seddens-Poole #72127 or (3rd shift) Donetta Calloway #72125

Backpacks ** If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located by the Tour Holding Room.

Communications For your communication needs regarding committee mtgs, funeral notices for the TV monitor, SOTU & Newsletter please see Denise Black, you may drop them off at the Communications office (mail slot on the door) A-40 (located next to Medical) or via email denise.black@gm.com

**New Safety Glasses Policy effective January 1st, 2018 ALL employees entering the production floor are required to wear safety glass with side shields and to be worn at ALL times. Non-prescription safety glasses are available in General stores, prescription safety glasses are available thru our approved provider.

Eye Care Center of O’Fallon, 409 S. Main Street, O’Fallon Mo 63366 (636)272-3383

Website:   loveeyecare.com

Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wed, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Sat 8:00am to 12:00 noon

 

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Local 2250

November 9 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman Alan Chambliss: I want to CONGRATULATE Wentzville on reaching our goal of 1099 units for all 3 shifts!! This hasn’t happened in the past 5 plus years. As always, we here at 2250 take on a challenge and we excel. This along with the great accomplishment of our BIQ III assessment will help us our future!! GREAT JOB on both!!

Alan 

Flu Vaccines If you are one of the 389 employees that signed up for the Flu vaccine, please come to Medical to get your vaccination before Tuesday, November 14th. Beginning Monday, November 15th ALL of the remaining Vaccines that have not been claimed will be available to GM employees on a first come first serve basis until they are gone. 

Safety Glasses Policy effective January 1st, 2018 ALL employees entering the production floor are required to wear safety glass with side shields and to be worn at ALL times. Non-prescription safety glasses are available in General stores, prescription safety glasses are available thru our approved provider.

Eye Care Center of O’Fallon, 409 S. Main Street, O’Fallon Mo 63366 (636)272-3383

Website: loveeyecare.com

Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wed, 9:00am  to 6:00pm

Sat 8:00am to 12:00noon

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“Congratulations” To Dirk Sutton

(1st shift Final Process Repair)

Dirk Sutton is the definition of a true “Problem Solver”. His immediate response to a situation which was causing the plant money and injuries was phenomenal. His implementation of the Flag system at the alignment pits was out of the box thinking. Who needs Albert Einstein when you have Dirk Sutton. Thank you for your quick response to an ongoing issue.

Committee Meetings & Events

***All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend

Veterans Committee “Poppy” VFW gate drive, @ all entrances Nov 8th & 9th before each shift (10pm, 6am & 2pm). All donations will be distributed between 9 local charities.

**Veterans Day 5K Walk/Run, Saturday, November 11th @ 9am downtown, parade starting @ 12noon along with various activities until 3pm. Come show your support for our Veterans

Veterans Day Ceremony @ Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, at the Chapel, Saturday, November 11, ceremony begins @ 10:55am 2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis 63125

CAP Committee will meet on Thursday, November 9th @ the HALL

Union Label will meet, Tuesday, November 14th @ the HALL

Union Meeting, Wednesday, November 15th @ the HALL

Community Service will meet, Thursday, November 16th @ the HALL


 For computer assistance regarding My Socrates & ADP issues, please contact your (HRD) Human Resource Reps, (1st shift) Kelly Seddens-Poole #72127 or (3rd shift) Donetta Calloway #72125

Backpacks ** If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located by the Tour Holding Room.

Communications For your communication needs regarding committee mtgs, funeral notices for the TV monitor, SOTU & Newsletter please see Denise Black, you may drop them off at the Communications office (mail slot on the door) A-40 (located next to Medical) or via email denise.black@gm.com


 

STATE OF THE UNION

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Local 2250

November 4 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

fall back

Please don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 2:00 am. (Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour)

Flu Vaccines

If you are one of the 389 employees that signed up for the Flu vaccine, please come to Medical to get your vaccination before Nov 14th. Starting Nov. 15th ALL of the remaining Vaccines that have not been claimed will be available to GM employees on a first come first serve basis until they are gone.

benny

“Congratulations”

To

Bennie Reynolds

(1st shift Final Process)

who received his “Golden” 50 year certificates!! Thank you for your Loyal and Dedicated Service to UAW Local 2250 & General Motors. We salute You and to all those who’ve recently received their Milestone Anniversary Certificate!!

Committee Meetings & Events

***All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend 

Consumer Affairs will meet on Tuesday, November 7th @ the HALL

Constitution & By-Laws will meet on Wednesday, November 8th @ the HALL

Veterans Committee  VFW “Poppy”  gate drive, @ all entrances Nov 8th & 9th before each shift (10pm, 6am & 2pm). All donations will be distributed between 9 local charities.

**Veteran Day 5K Walk/Run, Saturday November 11 @ 9am downtown, parade starting @ 12 noon along with various activities until 3pm. Come out and show your support our Veterans.

Civil & Human Rights National Diversity Day display in the café, (3rd shift) Nov 8th & 9th (1st & 2nd shifts).Thank you for your continued support.

CAP Committee will meet on Thursday, November 9th @ the HALL


For computer assistance regarding My Socrates & ADP issues, please contact your Human Resource Reps (HRD), (1st shift) Kelly Seddens-Poole #72127 or (3rd shift) Donetta Calloway #72125 

Backpacks ** If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located by the Tour Holding Room.

Communications For your communication needs regarding committee mtgs, funeral notices for the TV monitor, SOTU & Newsletter please see Denise Black, you may drop them off at the Communications office (mail slot on the door) A-40 (located next to Medical) or via email denise.black@gm.com


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Local 2250

October 27 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

The UAW App and UAW GM Talks

UAW App

Looking for UAW-GM information on the go? Our phones have become quite a handy resource tool! We can check the weather, post to social media, send texts, play games and even order from our favorite restaurants. It is also a way we connect with family, friends, co-workers and now with our union via the UAW App!

Whether you’re an iPhone or an Android user, getting the app is easy. Just text “APP” to 99795.* You’ll be prompted to indicate what kind of phone you are using, then a download link will be sent automatically to your phone. Just follow the link to install the app!

Once installed, get the latest news from a variety of sources that go directly to the app. Or dig into the national events section that features a list of events union members are organizing and attending. Access UAW social media platforms or get information from the UAW Constitution or Big Three contracts. You also can set up notifications to receive the latest UAW news.

For more information on the app visit: https://uaw.org/solidarity-magazine/union-front-yes-theres-app/

UAW GM Talks

The UAW GM Talks page was created to be help with communications specifically for UAW-GM workers. Whether it’s educational, historical events, or UAW members uplifting their communities we formulate posts that matter to the UAW-GM worker.  Every Friday we have a “Friday Update” on current topics and issues workers are raising.

If you have any suggestions for topics or questions you can message the page and we will do our best to get your questions answered and hear what you, our members want to know about. To help get information out to the most members possible please help us by sharing our page and posts. Please like the page if you haven’t done so already. You can find the page here: https://www.facebook.com/uawgmtalks/

Challenge

As President Williams said “Communication with our members is key to a strong union,” That is why we are challenging you to share the UAW App and the UAW GM Talks page with at least 10 people at your worksite. By doing so you can help strengthen communication and build a strong union!

ben and stan

Congratulations

William “Ben” Thomas (1st shift Quality) and his lifelong GM brother Edgar “Stan” Matkins who both recently received their “Golden” 50 year certificates!! Thank you for your Loyal and Dedicated Service to UAW Local 2250 & General Motors. We salute You and to all those who’ve recently received their Anniversary Certificates!!

fall back

Please be advised that Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 2:00 am. (Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour)
Timekeeping systems (KRONOS and TKS) are programmed to manage the time change and pay hourly employees correctly. The Systems will automatically adjust hours worked and Overtime Equalization. However please review the below instruction for managing your employees’ time during the Daylight Savings weekend:

If you have employees who are working on Saturday night (Nov 4th) and they work beyond 2:00 a.m. on Sunday (Nov 5th), please be aware that the employee will appear to have a 7-hour schedule, but will be paid for 8 hours. Any questions or issues regarding pay may be forwarded to timekeepingcorrections@gm.com

Making Stride Breast Cancer walk, Saturday, Oct 28 @ Forest Park (lower Muny parking lot) 9:00am start time.

Adopt a Child Community Service raffle winners: *Blues Tickets, Kendra Brown, *$100 Gas Card, Steve Miller and $50 Visa Gift Card, Kim Wilson

Committee Meetings & Events

***All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend


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Local 2250

October 23 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman Alan Chambliss

ATTENTION:

BIQ III AUDIT

BEGINNING TOMORROW OCTOBER 24TH

As everybody should know by now we are having our BIQ III Audit beginning tomorrow Tuesday, October 24th.  I would like for us all to do our part as a team to be ready when the auditors visit your area. I am proud to say that I have seen in just a few months all of our people working hard to do their part with GMS to achieve BIQ III status heading toward the goal of BIQ IV and I don’t want us to relax as we come to the home stretch of the Audit.  TL’s have your Level 5 BPD board up to date and have an understanding of its function that pertains to your job.  Also have your Team and area up to the WPO standards. I would also like the Team Members to do their WPO and know and follow their SOS/JES.  All these things will go a long way to help us pass the BIQ III Audit and put our plant in a better position for all of our future.

Thank you for doing a great job!!  

Alan!!

 

Committee Meetings & Events

All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend.

Adopt a Child, Community Service will hold their drawing in the Café Tuesday, October 24 (1st shift) 

Civil & Human Rights will meet Wednesday, October 25 @ the HALL 

Education Committee will meet Thursday, October 26 @ the HALL

Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk Saturday, Oct 28 @ Forest Park (Lower Muny parking lot) 9:00am start time


Backpacks ** If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located next to the Tour Holding room. 

Communications For communication needs regarding committee meetings, events and funeral notices for the TV monitor & SOTU please see Denise Black, you may drop them off at the Communications office (located next to Medical) @ A-40 (mail slot is on the door) or via email denise.black@gm.com


STATE OF THE UNION

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Local 2250

October 19 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman Alan Chambliss

ATTENTION:

BIQ III AUDIT

BEGINNING OCTOBER 24TH

 

As everybody should know by now we are having our BIQ III Audit beginning Tuesday, October 24th.  I would like for us all to do our part as a team to be ready when the auditors visit your area. I am proud to say that I have seen in just a few months all of our people working hard to do their part with GMS to achieve BIQ III status heading toward the goal of BIQ IV and I don’t want us to relax as we come to the home stretch of the Audit.  TL’s have your Level 5 BPD board up to date and have an understanding of its function that pertains to your job.  Also have your Team and area up to the WPO standards. I would also like the Team Members to do their WPO and know and follow their SOS/JES.  All these things will go a long way to help us pass the BIQ III Audit and put our plant in a better position for all of our future.

 

Thank you for doing a great job!!  

Alan!!

del    ben

Congratulations to Delmar “Del” Forbeck (1st shift, Final Process) and William “Ben” Thomas (1st shift Quality) on receiving their “Golden” 50 year certificates!! Thank you for your Loyal and Dedicated Service to UAW Local 2250 & General Motors. We salute You and to all those who’ve recently received their Anniversary Certificates!!


Committee Meetings & Events

***All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend.

Adopt a Child raffle sales begin, see any member of Community Service to purchase tickets, drawing will be held in the Café Tuesday, October 24 (1st shift)

Job Fair Thursday, Today, October 19 @ the HALL from 1 to 6pm open to the public

Community Service will meet Today, October 19 @ the HALL

UAW Picnic will be held Saturday, October 21 @ the HALL from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Come enjoy a fun filled day. Must show your union card or badge to enter the picnic.

Civil & Human Rights will meet Wednesday, October 25 @ the HALL

Education Committee will meet Thursday, October


Backpacks ** If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located next to the Tour Holding room. 

Communications For communication needs regarding committee meetings, events and funeral notices for the TV monitor & SOTU please see Denise Black, you may drop them off at the Communications office (located next to Medical) @ A-40 (mail slot is on the    door) or via email denise.black@gm.com


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Local 2250

October 17 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman Alan Chambliss

ATTENTION:

BIQ III AUDIT

BEGINNING OCTOBER 24TH

As everybody should know by now we are having our BIQ III Audit beginning Tuesday, October 24th.  I would like for us all to do our part as a team to be ready when the auditors visit your area. I am proud to say that I have seen in just a few months all of our people working hard to do their part with GMS to achieve BIQ III status heading toward the goal of BIQ IV and I don’t want us to relax as we come to the home stretch of the Audit.  TL’s have your Level 5 BPD board up to date and have an understanding of its function that pertains to your job.  Also have your Team and area up to the WPO standards. I would also like the Team Members to do their WPO and know and follow their SOS/JES.  All these things will go a long way to help us pass the BIQ III Audit and put our plant in a better position for all of our future.

Thank you for doing a great job!!  

Alan!!

Committee Meetings & Events

***All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend.

Adopt a Child raffle sales begin, see any member of Community Service to purchase tickets, drawing will be held in the Café Tuesday, October 24 (1st shift)

Veterans Committee will meet Tuesday, October 17 @ the Hall

Union Meeting Wednesday, October 18 @ the HALL

Community Service will meet Thursday, October 19 @ the HALL

UAW Picnic will be held Saturday, October 21 @ the HALL from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Come enjoy a fun filled day. Must show your union card or badge to enter the picnic.


 Backpacks ** If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located next to the Tour Holding room.

Communications For communication needs regarding committee meetings, events and funeral notices for the TV monitor & SOTU please see Denise Black, you may drop them off at the Communications office (located next to Medical) @ A-40 (mail slot is on the door) or via email denise.black@gm.com


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Local 2250

October 12 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman Alan Chambliss 

With the rising cost of Health Care a new program was created to help people and to also offset the cost of health care and copayments. It is known as “Pocket Doctor”. It’s a 24/7 online health care provider and the (APP) is called (Amwell). It offers a Board certified Doctor. You can also call 1-844-733-3627 or talk with your benefit rep for more information.

Committee Meetings & Events

All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend.

Adopt a Child raffle sales begin, see any member of Community Service to purchase tickets, drawing will be held in the Café Tuesday, October 24 (1st shift)

CAP Committee will meet today Thursday, October 12 @ the HALL

Trunk or Treat Sunday, October 15 @ the HALL from 1 to 4pm

Veterans Committee will meet Tuesday, October 17 @ the Hall

Union Meeting Wednesday, October 18 @ the HALL

Community Service will meet Thursday, October 19 @ the HALL

UAW Picnic will be held Saturday, October 21 @ the HALL from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Come enjoy a fun filled day. Must show your union card or badge to enter the picnic. 

Communications For communication needs regarding committee meetings, events and funeral notices for the TV monitor & SOTU please see Denise Black, you may drop them off at the Communications office (located next to Medical) @ A-40 (mail slot is on the door) or via email denise.black@gm.com

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STATE OF THE UNION

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Local 2250

October 6 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Committee Meetings & Events

***All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend.

*Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk, Saturday October 7 @ 8:00am downtown on the riverfront

*Adopt a Child raffle sales begin

*Retirees meeting Tuesday, October 10, @ 10:30am @ the HALL 

*Union Label Committee Tuesday, October 10 @ the HALL

*Constitution & By-Laws Committee will meet Wednesday, October 11 @ the HALL

*CAP Committee will meet Thursday, October 12 @ HALL  

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 Backpack reminder **If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located by the Tour Holding Room.

Communications For communication needs regarding committee meetings, events and funeral notices for the TV monitor & SOTU please see Denise Black, you may drop them off at the Communications office (mail slot on the door) A-40 (located next to Medical) or via email denise.black@gm.com

**Banking Alert** This is a safety awareness message with everyone to monitor and pay close attention to your bank & credit union accounts. We never think it can happen to US until it does. I’m sharing an incident that happened in August of 2016 with Bank of America. A security breach allowed numerous transactions to my accounts in a 2 day time span. The account protection I paid extra for failed to protect causing over an $8000 nightmare. As you can see, I’m still fighting for justice. You can see the full story online @ KMOV.com. Since the story has aired nearly 7000 former customers across the United States has reached out to me and posted similar horror stories from the same banking institution and the number is growing… Beware

Congratulations A-Zone Van Body Shop!!!

a zone

The A Zone of Van Body Shop is making tremendous strides in WPO.  Even though it is considered an “old” Body Shop the team considers it “OUR Body Shop” and is taking a lot of pride in making it better.  The transformation over the last several weeks has been tremendous.  Recently there was a GMS walk in A Left and A Right and the GMS team recognized the Body Shop for the significant improvement.  This is being accomplished through the engaged Team Members and Team Leaders in Maintenance and Production as well as the Group Leaders and Shift Leaders and supported by the GMS team.  Thanks for what you are doing.  Keep moving the needle!!!”                                 Thanks Steve!!!

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PAYROLL

Payroll launched a new Interactive Portal ‘MyView/MyPay’

Monday October 02, 2017 

What does this mean?

  • MyView/MyPay portal will launch on October 02, 2017 for hourly employees

where they will begin to view their pay slips.

  • MyView/MyPay will replace ADP iPay and the existing ESS portal:
    • MyView/MyPay will load and store pay slips from previous years.
    • Annual W2s will remain in ADP iPay.
  • Employees can view pay slips and update information on the same site.
  • Log-in ID and password are the same for both MyView/MyPay and iPay.

Links

*For questions contact the Payroll Help Desk @ 1-866-245-5957


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Local 2250

September 22 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Committee Meetings & Events

***All committee meetings are @ the HALL, the times are as follows:

6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend.

Veterans’ Committee    Care Package Drive ends today September 22 also the S.O.S. Poker Run will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 10am to 12 noon, please see flyers for more details flyers are posted at each entrance and throughout the plant.

Recreation Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 26

Civil & Human Rights Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 27

Education Committee will meet on Thursday, September 28

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 Backpack reminder **If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located by the Tour Holding Room.

Communications For communication needs regarding committee meetings, events and funeral notices for the TV monitor & SOTU please see Denise Black, you may drop them off at the Communications office (mail slot on the door) A-40 (located next to Medical) or via email denise.black@gm.com

To access MyView Portal

You can access myView Portal using one of the following options:  

                    Option 1:  Log in using ADP GlobalView link (use current ESS/IPAY ID and password)

  1. Go to:  https://ssoportal.globalview.adp.com/login/gm/gm_login.fcc

myviewportal

  1. Enter your IPAY login credentials
  2. Click Log In
  3. You will be routed to the MyView Portal

Option 2: Log in using Socrates single sign on (no need for a separate ID or password)

  1. Click Personal
  2. Click View MyPay
  3. You will be routed to the myView Portal
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PAYROLL

Payroll launches new Interactive Portal ‘MyView/MyPay’

Monday October 02, 2017

A key goal of GBS Payroll is to enhance the employee experience. With that in mind we are launching the ‘MyView/MyPay’ interactive portal for viewing your pay slips and updating your banking and tax withholding information.

What does this mean?

●     MyView/MyPay portal will launch on October 02, 2017 for hourly employees

where they will begin to view their pay slips.

●     MyView/MyPay will replace ADP iPay and the existing ESS portal:

o      MyView/MyPay will load and store pay slips from previous years.

o      Annual W2s will remain in ADP iPay.

●     Employees can view pay slips and update information on the same site.

●     Log-in ID and password are the same for both MyView/MyPay and iPay.

What’s New?

●     The portal has a fresh look, interactive design and user-friendly navigation.

●     It provides a variety of ways to chart and graph trends of your payments, deductions, taxes and net pay.

●     MyPay allows employees to compare up to three pay slips.

●     Simplified and more detailed descriptions.

●     View your pay slip in ‘interactive’ mode or download a print copy.

●     Payroll News Section

●     My Forms (Access to several State Tax websites)

●     Connects to more payroll-related sites.

●     Option to provide feedback about the site

Links

o      MyView/MyPay  https://ssoportal.globalview.adp.com/login/gm/gm_login.fcc

o      ADP iPay https://ipay.adp.com/iPay/private/index.jsf

*For questions contact the Payroll Help Desk @ 1-866-245-5957

 


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Local 2250

September 8 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From the Chairman Alan Chambliss

“Special Notice” to answer the many questions regarding the 125 (TEMPS on Need To Run Jobs). Last month the International asked me, “How many TEMPS were on Need To Run Jobs?” This same question was also asked to my shop committee and I received the same 125 total. This number was then relayed back to the International and you the membership.

Since then I’ve learned the original question that was asked was not the question that should’ve been asked.  What should’ve been asked is, “How many TEMPS are on Need To Run Jobs that are NOT owned by people on sick leave or other leaves. What this means is that when a permanent employee returns back to work from sick leave or some other type of absence, they fill the jobs that TEMPS are on.

We have approximately 325 employees on sick leave and 125 TEMPS on “Need to Run jobs” When the sick leave employee returns, we will still have 200 more employees than we have jobs. This is due to all the job cuts that have been going on since January, beginning with the reduction of a shift in the Van Body shop, combining and reducing jobs etc…

I felt it was necessary for clarity, and I apologize for any confusion and misinformation.

Thank you,

Alan

FYI: It has also been bought to my attention that many (TEMPS) have NOT filled out their paperwork correctly or completely. Please look at your copy and make sure  you have marked (1st Choice) and (2nd Choice) on your paper. If you need to make the proper corrections, you may do so in Labor.

Alan


Committee Meetings & Events

***All committee meetings are @ the HALL and the times are as follows: 6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pmall are welcome to attend.

UAW at the Ballpark Sunday, September 10th @ 1:15pm. Cardinals vs Pirates. The first 12,000 fans 15 and under will receive their very own Build-A-Bear Work Shop Cardinals Pup.

Breast Cancer Shirt Pre-order begins Monday, September 11

Retiree’s Meeting on Tuesday, September 12 @ 10:30am – Until (2pm)

Constitution & By-Laws will meet on Wednesday, September 12

CAP Committee will meet on Thursday, September 14

Women’s Committee Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Sunday, September 17th, Shotgun start time 12noon @ Country Lake Golf Course 21309 Country Lake Drive, Warrenton MO (see flyers for details)

Veterans Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 19th, also the Care Package Drive” will end on Friday, September 22nd. Thank you for all of your donations!!!

Union Meeting on Wednesday, September 20

Community Service will meet Thursday, September 21st

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Backpack reminder **If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located by the Tour Holding Room.

Communications messages for the TV monitor & SOTU please see Denise Black, you may drop them off (door mail slot) at the Communications office A-40 (located next to Medical) or via email denise.black@gm.com


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Local 2250

September 1 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Wishing each and everyone a safe Labor Day weekend

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You work hard. And when Labor Day hits Sept. 4 you know it’s your day to celebrate your role in making our economy strong while you provide for your family. Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer with parades and barbecues and is a mainstay of American culture. But it wasn’t always that way on the first Monday of September.

Labor Day started at the state level. New York was the first state to introduce Labor Day legislation. In 1887 Oregon became the first state to pass it. By 1894, almost 30 states followed suit. But it took a tragedy to make it an officially recognized federal holiday.

Shortly after two striking workers were killed by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marshals Service during the Pullman Railcar Strike in 1894, Congress made Labor Day a national holiday with President Grover Cleveland’s urging as a gesture toward trade unionists.

Since then, all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories have made Labor Day a statutory holiday. Holiday creators envisioned a day of street parades by workers to “exhibit to the public the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” to be followed by a celebration held for workers and their families. In years to follow Labor Day would grow to include speeches by public officials.

Enjoy your hard-earned day off this Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 4, and celebrate the power of solidarity with workers everywhere.

Photos from Reuther Library Archives

Labor Day Message from UAW International Vice President Cindy Estrada

Greetings,

Happy Labor Day to all UAW-GM active and retired members. I hope you enjoy this Labor Day weekend and take time to reflect on the reason we celebrate this holiday.

At Nissan, we recently saw once again how powerful forces can intimidate unorganized workers to keep them from winning their union and a seat at the table. And we know from years of experience that having union rights and a contract with GM doesn’t mean we don’t have to fight every day to hold management accountable and respect our demands.

When organized and unorganized workers join together – whatever their differences – we can take on the 1 percent. We still haven’t gotten there, but I know one-day workers in this country will realize the full power of our humanity and come together in solidarity to make lasting social and economic change for ourselves, our communities, and our country.

In solidarity,

Cindy


Committee Meetings & Events

*All committee meetings are @ the HALL and the times are as follows: 6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

all are welcome to attend

Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 4 downtown, parade starts @ 9:00am, See flyers for route and meeting location, posted throughout the plant, cafeteria and at all entrances…

Consumer Affairs will meet on Tuesday, September 5

Recreation Committee will meet Wednesday, September 6

Women’s Committee will meet on Thursday, September 7

UAW at the Ballpark Sunday, September 10th @ 1:15pm. Cardinals vs Pirates. The first 12,000 fans 15 and under will receive their very own Build-A-Bear Work Shop Cardinals Pup.

Breast Cancer Shirt Pre-order begins Monday, September 11

Retiree’s Meeting on Tuesday, September 12 @ 10:30am – Until (2pm)

Constitution & By-Laws will meet on Wednesday, September 12

CAP Committee will meet on Thursday, September 14

*** Backpack reminder If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located by the Tour Holding Room.

Communications messages for the TV monitor & SOTU please see Denise Black, you may drop them off (door mail slot) at the Communications office A-40 (located next to Medical).


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Local 2250

August 19 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Greetings:

The attached will be posted to the UAW-GM Talks page later today. Please share with your membership. 

Manpower Update

Due to a shift in the car market General Motors has adjusted the production schedules at many of our UAW-GM Plants. This has created some layoffs and the release of many temporary members. We have received many questions about temporary workers remaining in some facilities while members are laid off in others. While we have been able to accommodate many displaced members at other facilities in either permanent or temporary positions we have more work to do.

Attachment B to Appendix A of the 2015 UAW-GM National Agreement provides for temporary employees. Temporary help can be requested by the plant for such needs as vacation replacements, launch support, temporary volume increases, etc. The language also allows a calculated number of temporary help to back-fill for sick leaves, FMLA and unexcused absences. The third provision is for Monday-Friday workers to cover high absences on those days. Once approved by the National parties the plant may hire temporary help up to the number that has been approved. Appendix A Section VII provides for laid off members in the area hire to fill these requests. The UAW has also reached an agreement with GM to offer laid off members outside of the area hire to fill these requests on a voluntary basis.

The UAW, International GM Department, Regional Offices and Local Unions, are constantly reviewing the needs at all the locals and pressuring the company to hire permanent members when there is a need. We will continue do our best to relocate all our laid off members and offer members that desire a transfer to another facility.

Thank you,

Cindy Estrada 

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Benefits, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan representatives will be in the Cafeteria and at all the entrances on Tuesday, August 22 on all shifts, to answer questions and provide information on various medical treatment options.

Committee Meetings & Events

Solar Eclipse, Monday August 21

Civil & Human Rights Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 22 @ the HALL 6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm. As always all are welcome to attend.

Recreation Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 23, @ the HALL, 6:45am, 7:45am, 9:30am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm. All are welcome to attend.

UAW at the Ballpark Sunday, September 10th @ 1:15pm. Cardinals vs Pirates. The first 12,000 fans 15 and under will receive their very own Build-A-Bear Work Shop Cardinals Pup.

S.O.S. T-Shirt sales deadline is Friday, August 25

*** Backpack reminder If you hired in BEFORE December 2016 and have NOT picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole @ ext #72127 located by the Tour Holding Room.

CAP Worker To Worker 8-18-17 

    Today was a great day for all working Missourians. We delivered over 310,000 signatures on petitions to repeal the right To Work Bill. Workers across the State collected more than enough signatures in all 8 Congressional districts. This has never been done before. Outstanding work done by the unions and many labor organizations. This action will block the bill from becoming law on August 28. It will then go on the ballot in November 2018. That will give all Missourians their opportunity to vote for it or repeal it.

    Several hundred activists gathered at the Capitol building in Jefferson City this morning. Labor and Union representatives from each of the 8 congressional districts spoke to the assembly on how harmful RTW is to workers. Resounding cheers were given to each of the reps as they reported on the thousands of signatures that they had collected. We then marched a few blocks from the Capitol to the Secretary of State Ashcroft’s office. A motorcycle motorcade escorted 2 trucks full of petitions. Boxes and boxes of petitions were unloaded from the trucks and delivered to his office. A wonderful sight.

   So now our work really begins. The pro RTW groups are pouring MILLIONS of dollars from across the country to fight us. Gov. Greitens has already put in hundreds of thousands of his “dark money” to push his bill through.

Expect many more flyers in the mail and radio and TV campaigns against the unions. We must make a great effort to educate our families and friends. We MUST get out and vote in 2018!

     Gary Jones and most of the Region staff were there in support of the rally. UAW 2250 had close to 50 members that took their own time to be part of this rally. Some people were just getting off of 3rd shift and some taking their own VR days or taking an unpaid 109. They wanted to be a part of this labor movement.

   Many thanks to the CAP committee, no, I mean ALL the 2250 Committees that made this a success. Together we do win. 

    Reminder: The Habitat For Humanity golf tournament is this Sunday 20 at Wentzville golf club 

Tom Larko CAP Chair      Brad Heitz CAP CoChair


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Local 2250

August 11 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman Alan Chambliss

SATURDAY OVERTIME PAYMENT

As I have been explaining over the past weeks, due to the high demand for the truck and the low volume for the van we have had to run short shifts 6 days per week.

I have been working hard to find a way to protect your overtime on Saturdays. Last week I was able to persuade management to retain volunteers for the 8 hours Monday through Friday to work on WPO and attend end of shift meetings, but for various reasons those opportunities are reducing.

I researched the Wentzville Flex Production Schedule MOU.  I discovered a reference in the language of “scheduled 8 or 9 hours” that I thought might help us.  After pointing out that language in the MOU and with the support of the Regional and International UAW and in discussions with management here and in Detroit we reached agreement that we should approach this situation differently.

The outcome is that, starting August 7th and during this time of reduced van volume, if you are sent home in less than eight hours with no work offered or available, eight hours will still count toward the 40 hour requirement for time and a half pay on Saturday.  As in the past, if you are offered to stay and work and you volunteer to go home, you will lose those hours toward the overtime calculation.  Also, as in the past, Short Work Week will only be payable if there are less than 40 total hours available.


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Local 2250

August 10 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Committee Meetings & Events

VCAP TICKETS , Volunteers are walking the floor today and all next week with raffle tickets and prizes. If you give to VCAP their looking for you!!

CAP, will meet Today, August 10 @ the HALL 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm all are welcome to attend,

1st Annual UAW Open House, Sunday, August 13 @ the HALL from 11am to 4pm, come out and meet the standing committees.

CO-ED Softball Tournament, Sunday, August 20 beginning @ 10:00am 1335 S. Point Prairie Rd, Wentzville 63385, Contact Recreation Committee for sign-ups.

Veterans, will meet Tuesday, August 15 @ the HALL, 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm all are welcome to attend.

Union Meeting, Wednesday, August 16 @ the HALL (15mins after each line time) 6:45am, 8:45am, 2:45pm, 8:45pm & 10:45pm attendance is encouraged.

Community Service, will meet on Today, August 17 @ the HALL @ 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm all are welcome.

Cardinals Tickets & Shirts for “Family day at the Ballpark” purchase deadline date is Friday, August 18th, see Kim Jett for details.

Backpack reminder, if you have NOT picked your backpack up, you may still do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole in the old Communications room. Anyone hiring in after December 2016 does not qualify for a back pack.

Communications notices for the TV monitors or SOTU, contact Denise Black and can also be placed in the mail slot at the Communications office located next to medical A-40

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General Motors is proud to announce our new corporate partnership with Club Fitness. Any employee (and family members) that enrolls will receive a discounted Full Access corporate membership. Club Fitness will be onsite for Q&A/open enrollment during the below dates/times. Be sure to stop by their table to get your questions answered and to take advantage of this great offer!

GM Corporate Discount:                                                                                                                   Club Fitness Onsite Dates:

$0 Enrollment, $0 Processing, only $9.99 Annual Fee, No Contract!                    

 August 14th (Monday): 3:20am – 4:15am

Employee: $19.99 monthly                                                                                                        

 August 14th (Monday): 7:20pm – 8:30pm

Family add-on(s): $16.99 monthly

Membership Details:

Includes unlimited access to all 24 Club Fitness locations (see attached map), Free Child Care, Free Group Exercise Classes, Free Tanning, Free Massage Chairs, Cardio Theater, 24 Hour Access, Smoothie Bar, One Free session with a personal trainer, Access to the latest strength training and cardio equipment, and more…

Student loan refinancing for GM employees, family, and friends.

+Terms and conditions apply. SOFI RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. See sofi.com/legal for a complete list of terms and conditions. SoFi loans are private loans and SoFi does not offer the same flexible repayment terms that are features of federal student loans. Rates effective as of November 1, 2016. Fixed rates from 3.50% APR (with AutoPay) to 7.99% (without AutoPay) and variable rates currently from 2.24% APR (with AutoPay) to 6.29% APR (without AutoPay), depending on loan term selected, your financial history and other factors. Variable rate APRs may increase after loan origination and are capped at 8.95% APR or 9.95% APR depending on loan term selected. Few applicants qualify for the lowest rate. To qualify for the lowest rate, you must have excellent financial history and meet other conditions. The SoFi 0.25% AutoPay interest rate reduction requires you to agree to make monthly principal and interest payments by an automatic, monthly deduction from a savings or checking account. This benefit will discontinue and be lost for periods in which you do not pay by automatic deduction from a savings or checking account. Eligible borrowers must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet SoFi’s underwriting requirements. SoFi loans not offered to residents of Nevada. Other state restrictions may apply. See eligibility requirements at sofi.com/eligibility. SoFi loans are originated by SoFi Lending Corp (dba SoFi) California Finance Lender #6054612. NMLS #1121636. *If you apply and are approved, the interest rate shown in the Loan Documents will include an additional rate discount because of your organization’s SoFi partnership at the time of loan origination. Offer good for new customers only. 1 See sofi.com/disclaimer1

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM? GM has partnered with SoFi to offer GM employees and their family and friends the opportunity to refinance their student loans through SoFi.com/GM. SoFi helps applicants who meet specific eligibility requirements by consolidating and refinancing both federal and private student loans into one single loan. Variable rates start at 2.24% and fixed rates start as low as 3.50% APR (with AutoPay)+ 0.125% RATE DISCOUNT* GM employees, family, and friends are eligible to receive a 0.125% rate discount* when they apply through SoFi.com/GM. Enrollment into SoFi’s program can only be completed online. Applicants will work directly with SoFi to determine eligibility. GM is not involved in the application, data verification, or underwriting processes. JOIN A WEBINAR To learn more about student loan refinancing, SoFi will be hosting 10-15 minute live webinars where you will have the opportunity to ask questions in an anonymous forum. To participate, simply register at SoFi.com/GMWebinars. QUESTIONS? CALL 855.456.7634 For questions, give us a call at 855.456.7634, or email ask@sofi.com. Our team is available seven days a week to answer your questions. Please note, enrollment into SoFi’s refinancing program cannot be completed over the phone. To apply, visit SoFi.com/GM.


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Local 2250

July 31 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman Alan Chambliss: 

The auto Industry is a “Feast or Famine” business. Most of the older work force understands this because they have lived through it and most of the younger work force have yet to experience it. It appears that the “Feast” is coming to an end. I hope not!! It has been reported that several plants have lost shifts and many other plants have shut down for several weeks. Here at Wentzville, we are hearing about and experiencing a reduced schedule because Van sales are way down while at the same time Truck sales are still very high.  I have had several meetings with management to discuss this and to hear what their plans are. They explored several options (gaps on the line, reduced line speed which could lay off many people, reduced schedule etc.…) and they exercised paragraph 8 of the national agreement to reduce the schedule. If things don’t improve, it could get worse.  I then asked to bring back the cutaway van to help with the work schedule. After speaking with Detroit, they agreed to bring as many as they could while at the same time not violating their contractual obligations with Navistar. We should ALWAYS try to gain more work for OUR members and the longevity at the plant. This is still not enough work to compensate for our lost schedule of Vans. Truck body shop can build/produce only so many vehicles per day and the sales are still very good. This is why we are on a six (6) day work schedule.  Sales for the Truck are greater than we are capable of producing in one day. After further discussions, I informed management that we needed to do WPO and other training to give people the opportunity to protect their overtime for Saturdays. They agreed but said they did not know how long they could keep this up. If sales don’t improve for the Van, they may eventually start sending us home during the week without the ability to do GMS things which will cause people to work some Saturday hours for straight time. I have not cut any deals nor have I agreed to us working Saturday for straight time.  It is the nature of the business under our contract. As always, I will continue to be up front with everybody.  I hope you find this informative.

2nd Quarter earnings as of close of business July 25, 2017 was $3.5 billion, totaling more than $7000 in profit sharing so far.

GM Reports Net Revenue of

$37 Billion and Income of

$2.4 Billion from

Continuing Operations

SECOND-QUARTER 2017 EARNINGS

FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

EBIT-Adj. Margin EBIT-Adj. Adj. Auto FCF EPS Diluted-Adj.

Non-GAAP 10.0% $3.7 B $2.6 B $1.89

Vs. Q2 2016 (0.3) pts (4.3) % ($0.7) B +5.6 %

Q2 201 7 RESULTS OVERVIEW

  • EPS-diluted of $1.60, down 8 percent; EPS diluted-adjusted

of $1.89, up 5.6 percent

  • EBIT-adjusted of $3.7 billion and EBIT-adjusted

margin of 10.0 percent

  • North America EBIT-adjusted of $3.5 billion, and

EBIT-adjusted margin of 12.2 percent 

Events 

Attention, the Basics Blue Print Reading and Refresher of Basic Math Skills classes have been cancelled for the following dates (today, 7/31, 8/1, 8/2 and 8/3). If you have any questions, please contact, Donavan Harris, Apprentice Coordinator #72498

Once Upon A Trip Travel, has arranged a “Holiday Cruise” for the members of UAW Local 2250, beginning December 26 thru 29, 2017 to Nassau & Coco Cay Bahamas. For more details, please contact Stacy Lafferty (636) 699-6546

UAW Local 2250 at the Ballpark on Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 1:15pm Cardinals vs Pirates, tickets are $22.00 and the deadline date to purchase is Friday, August 18, 2017. The first 12,000 young Cardinals fans 15 and under will receive their very own Build-A-Bear Workshop Cardinals Pup! Contact the Hall for more details.

Backpack reminder: If you have not picked your backpack up, you may still do so be contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole in the old Communications room. Call #72127 for availability for pick up.


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Local 2250

July 18 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman Alan Chambliss: 

I want to clear up something that I have been hearing on the floor. I’ve heard people say that I said you/we can’t write anymore grievances. That was NEVER said. Let me repeat that, “That was never said” If you are being told anything different, then somebody is NOT telling you the truth. I said, “That we have to learn to resolve the issues. The purpose behind any grievance is to get an issue resolved. Writing a grievance without trying to get it resolved helps nobody and just backlogs our system, ties up our reps and keeps them from doing their job. Having the number of grievances at our plant that we have compared to all other GM plants combined makes no sense.” These are the things that I spoke of. And I still stand behind it. I have always had a low grievance count in chassis while at the same time protecting the people I represented. NOBODY ever lost out because of this!! I GOT IT DONE!!! I would like some feedback but no nasty comments. Opinion or facts are welcomed

Committee Meetings & Events

Union meeting will be held Wednesday, July 19th @ the HALL (6:45am, 8:45am, 2:45pm, 8:45pm and 10:45pm)

Community Service will meet @ the HALL, Thursday, July 20 (6:45am, 8:00am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm).

  • Community Service & Education Committee are also hold a Back Pack Drive from now until Saturday, July 22nd drop off boxes are located at each entrance.

On Friday, July 21st there will be Ice Cream for the Habitat for Humanity Project. Stop by the Suggestions Office from 5:30am to 5:30pm stop by and support this great project while cooling off.

Once Upon a Trip Travel has arranged a “Holiday Cruise” for the members of Local 2250, Dec. 26th thru 29th. Please contact Stacy Lafferty @ (636) 699-6546 for more details.

3rd Annual UAW Local 2250 Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, July 22, 12noon check in, Shotgun start @ 1:00pm Country Lake Golf Club, 21309 Country Lake Drive, Warrenton, MO 63383. Please see flyers @ each entrance

Back Pack Reminder:  If you have not picked your back pack up, you may still do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole in the old Communications room. Call #72127 for availability for pick up. 

BLUE PRINT READING AND REFRESHER MATH  CLASSES 

Learn the of how to read a Blue Print 

Math-WEEK 1                                                                    Math-WEEK 2

Monday  7/24                                                                           Monday 7/31

  • 3rd shift   6:45am-8:45am                           *  3rd shift    6:45am – 8:45am
  • 2nd shift 12:00pm-2:00pm                          * 2nd shift   12:00pm -2:00pm
  • 1st shift 2:45pm-4:45pm                             * 1st shift        2:45pm  4:45pm

 

Wednesday  7/26                                                                      Wednesday 8/2

  • 3rd shift  6:45am-8:45am                            * 3rd shift       6:45am – 8:45am
  • 2nd shift 12:00pm-2:00pm                          * 2nd shift     12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • 1st shift   2:45pm-4:45pm                           *1st shift          2:45pm – 4:45pm

Refresher of Basic Math Skills 

Blue Print -WEEK 1                                                               Blue Print -WEEK 2

Tuesday  7/25                                                                             Tuesday  8/1

  • 3rd shift 6:45am-8:45am                           *3rd shift 6:45am – 8:45am
  • 2nd shift 12:00pm-2:00pm                        *2nd  shift  12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • 1st shift 2:45pm – 4:45pm                         * 1st shift 2:45pm-4:45pm

 

Thursday 7/27                                                                            Thursday 8/3

  • 3rd shift 6:45am-8:45am                              * 3rd shift   6:45am – 8:45am
  • 2nd shift 12:00pm-2:00pm                           * 2nd shift 12:00 – 2:00pm
  • 1st shift 2:45pm-4:45pm                              * 1st shift 6:45am-8:45am

* THE CLASSES ARE 2 HOURS LONG AND ARE 8 HOURS TOTAL

* CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE JOINT TRAINING ROOM NEXT  TO MEDICAL (LOCATED AT A-40)

* THIS WILL BE THE LAST SESSION OFFERED


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Local 2250

July 7 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From The Chairman, Alan Chambliss:

MONDAY FLEX DAY Rules:

  • SOLE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO ALLOW MORE EMPLOYEES 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OFF. IT IS NOT CONTRACTUAL.
    • PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON UNKNOWN PROBLEMS
    .
    • Implemented in Chassis Frame 2 first as a trial. …
    • It would be a manual process in the beginning using the colored sheets. Ask your GL for them.
    • Approvals for Monday will be notified two days following the Saturday approval (i.e. Saturday 5/20 approval on 5/8, Monday 5/22 approval on Wednesday 5/10).
    • Due to the purpose of the program (see first bullet) if a Saturday has been granted (through HCC or vacation “long form” scheduling) the Monday will not be considered unless no one else wants the Monday.
    • There will be no guaranteed number of employees scheduled off. It will depend upon availability of capable replacements. Meaning temporary employees that can cover.
    • The Sunday prior to a flex Monday are not together. If Sunday is mandatory, the employee will be required to be here.

**Reminder, Turnstiles for Chassis Entrance Users***

In an ongoing effort to ensure the security of our people and premises, the turnstiles at the Main Gate will be operational effective 9am tomorrow, June 30th. The badge reader at the turnstile will record your In/Out rings and activate the turnstile.  On Monday, July 3, 2017 at 9:00am the Chassis Gate lobby will be closed for turnstile installation and a temporary access door (inside the current smoking area) will be used for employee entry and exit. The procedure (staying to the right) will continue and badge readers will be present. It is projected that the Chassis entrance turnstiles will be functional and the Chassis entrance will reopen on July 17, 2017. After that, work will begin with a similar plan at the Body entrance. Please be patient as we work to further enhance Security at our facility.

Events 

3rd Annual UAW Local 2250 Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12 noon Check-in, 1:00pm shotgun start

Country Lake Golf Club, 21309 Country Lake Drive, Warrenton, MO 63383

Flyers/Registration forms can be found in the café and at all of the entrances, the deadline for registration is June 24, 2017

UAW Local 2250 at the Ballpark on Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 1:15pm Cardinals vs Pirates, tickets are $22.00 and the deadline date to purchase is Friday, August 18, 2017. The first 12,000 young Cardinals fans 15 and under will receive their very own Build-A-Bear Workshop Cardinals Pup! Contact the Hall for more information. 

BLUE PRINT READING AND REFRESHER MATH CLASSES 

Refresher of basic math skills 

Math-WEEK 1                                                                                      Math-WEEK 2

Monday  7/10                                                                           Monday 7/17

  • 3rd shift 6:45am-8:45am                                            *  3rd shift    6:45am – 8:45am
  • 2nd shift 12:00pm-2:00pm                                         * 2nd shift 12:00pm -2:00pm
  • 1st shift 2:45pm-4:45pm                                            * 1st shift  2:45pm  4:45pm

Wednesday  7/12                                                                      Wednesday 7/19

  • 3rd shift  6:45am-8:45am                                           * 3rd shift 6:45am – 8:45am
  • 2nd shift 12:00pm-2:00pm                                         * 2nd shift 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • 1st shift   2:45pm-4:45pm                                         *1st shift  2:45pm – 4:45pm 

Learn the basics of how to read a blue print 

Blue Print -WEEK 1                                                               Blue Print -WEEK 2

Tuesday  7/11                                                                             Tuesday  7/18

  • 3rd shift 6:45am-8:45am                                               *3rd shift 6:45am – 8:45am
  • 2nd shift 12:00pm-2:00pm                                            *2nd  shift  12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • 1st shift 2:45pm – 4:45pm                                               * 1st shift 2:45pm-4:45pm

Thursday 7/13                                                                            Thursday 7/20

  • 3rd shift 6:45am-8:45am                                                 * 3rd shift   6:45am – 8:45am
  • 2nd shift 12:00pm-2:00pm                                              * 2nd shift 12:00 – 2:00pm
  • 1st shift 2:45pm-4:45pm                                                * 1st shift 6:45am-8:45am

* THE CLASSES ARE 2 HOURS LONG AND ARE 8 HOURS TOTAL. * SIGN UP IS BY SUGGESTIONS OFFICE BY BENEFITS

* CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE HIGH TECH ROOM BEHIND PAINT (LOCATED AT CC-69}


STATE OF THE UNION

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Local 2250

June 29 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Have a Safe & Happy Independence Day with Family & Friends 

Reminder 3rd Shift Holiday Observation~

It has been agreed to allow 3rd shift the opportunity to enjoy the holidays with their families on the 4th of July. 

**Attention, Turnstiles for Chassis Entrance Users***

In an ongoing effort to ensure the security of our people and premises, the turnstiles at the Main Gate will be operational effective 9am tomorrow, June 30th. The badge reader at the turnstile will record your In/Out rings and activate the turnstile.  On Monday, July 3, 2017 at 9:00am the Chassis Gate lobby will be closed for turnstile installation and a temporary access door (inside the current smoking area) will be used for employee entry and exit. The procedure (staying to the right) will continue and badge readers will be present. It is projected that the Chassis entrance turnstiles will be functional and the Chassis entrance will reopen on July 17, 2017. After that, work will begin with a similar plan at the Body entrance. Please be patient as we work to further enhance Security at our facility.

Events 

3rd Annual UAW Local 2250 Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12 noon Check-in, 1:00pm shotgun start

Country Lake Golf Club, 21309 Country Lake Drive, Warrenton, MO 63383

Flyers/Registration forms can be found in the café and at all of the entrances, the deadline for registration is June 24, 2017

UAW Local 2250 at the Ballpark on Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 1:15pm Cardinals vs Pirates, tickets are $22.00 and the deadline date to purchase is Friday, August 18, 2017. The first 12,000 young Cardinals fans 15 and under will receive their very own Build-A-Bear Workshop Cardinals Pup! Contact the Hall for more information.

MATH AND BLUE PRINT READING Class 2.


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Local 2250

 

June 23 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Committee Meetings & Events 

Education Committee will also meet Thursday, June 29 @ the HALL, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm. All are welcome to attend.

3rd Annual UAW Local 2250 Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12 noon Check-in, 1:00pm shotgun start

Country Lake Golf Club, 21309 Country Lake Drive, Warrenton, MO 63383

Flyers/Registration forms can be found in the café and at all of the entrances, the deadline for registration is June 24, 2017

UAW Local 2250 at the Ballpark on Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 1:15pm Cardinals vs Pirates, tickets are $22.00 and the deadline date to purchase is Friday, August 18m 2017. The first 12,000 young Cardinals fans 15 and under will receive their very own Build-A-Bear Workshop Cardinals Pup! Contact the Hall for more information. 

Attention, Attention, Attention

In an ongoing effort to ensure the security of our people and premises, the installation of turnstiles will start on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Main Gate. Pre-work will begin in the Main Lobby this week. Please exercise caution as you move through this area. On Monday, June 19 @ 7:00am the Main Gate lobby will be closed for turnstile installation. A temporary access door (inside the current smoking area) will be used for employee entry and exit. The procedure (staying to the right) will continue and badge readers will be present. It is projected that the Main entrance turnstiles will be functional and Main entrance will be reopened on July 3, 2017. After that, work will begin with a similar plan at the Chassis and then the Body shop entrances. Please be patient as we work to further enhance Security at our facility.

 Reminder 3rd Shift Holiday Observation~

It has been agreed to allow 3rd shift the opportunity to enjoy the holidays with their families on the 4th of July. All 

Blue Print Reading & Refresher Basic Math Classes for Week #2

Classes for this week will be held in Hi-Tech located behind Paint @ CC-69, each class is 2 hours long.

6/26 (Mon) & 6/28 (Wed)  Refresher Basic Math Skills

6/27 (Mon) & 6/29 (Wed)  Blue Print Reading

3rd shift – 6:45am – 8:45am

2nd shift – 12:00 noon – 2:00pm

1st shift – 2:45pm – 4:45pm

golds gym

 

We are excited to share that Gold’s Gym will now offer new members of corporate accounts $0 Enrollment fee at all times with proof of corporate affiliation.

 GM Fort Wayne Takes Home the Gold

jdpowersJune 21, 2017 , The 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study was released today, with GM receiving four individual product awards and top accolades for the Fort Wayne Assembly plant. GM has the most models in the top three ranking again this year, with 11.

GM segment awards in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study include:

  • Chevrolet Sonic – Small Car
  • Chevrolet Silverado – Large LD Pickup
  • Chevrolet Silverado HD – Large HD Pickup
  • GMC Terrain – Compact SUV

Fort Wayne Assembly also received the Gold Award for highest ranked plant in the Americas. This is the first time since 2006 GM has been recognized for a Gold Award.

This study from J.D. Power examines problems experienced during the first 90 days of ownership by owners of 2017 model year vehicles purchased/leased in November 2016 through February 2017. Initial quality is measured as “Problems per Hundred” (PPH) vehicles, with lower scores reflecting higher quality.

Click here to see a breakdown of the results. When reviewing the results, please keep the difference between Compass and IQS data in mind. Differences in data are due to several factors, including:

  • Smaller sample sizes in IQS drive higher variation in scores.
  • Longer length of ownership in IQS drives higher problem rates.
  • Partial year coverage causes seasonal issues to be underrepresented in IQS.

Additional analysis will be done with product development teams over the next several days to review any significant issues not already captured in Compass.


STATE OF THE UNION

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Local 2250

June 15 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Happy Father’s Day to all the men of Local 2250 

Attention, Attention, Attention

In an ongoing effort to ensure the security of our people and premises, the installation of turnstiles will start on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Main Gate. Pre-work will begin in the Main Lobby this week. Please exercise caution as you move through this area. On Monday, June 19 @ 7:00am the Main Gate lobby will be closed for turnstile installation. A temporary access door (inside the current smoking area) will be used for employee entry and exit. The procedure (staying to the right) will continue and badge readers will be present. It is projected that the Main entrance turnstiles will be functional and Main entrance will be reopened on July 3, 2017. After that, work will begin with a similar plan at the Chassis and then the Body shop entrances. Please be patient as we work to further enhance Security at our facility.

3rd Shift Holiday Observation~

It has been agreed to allow 3rd shift the opportunity to enjoy the holidays with their families on the 4th of July. All employees WILL WORK on Monday night, July 3rd (10:30pm start time) and will observe their holiday on July 4th night, returning to work on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 with a 10:30pm start time.

Committee Meetings & Events 

Union Meeting will meet on Wednesday, June 21 @ the HALL. 6:45am, 8:45am, 2:45pm, 8:45pm and 10:45pm. Attendance is encouraged, knowledge is power.

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Civil & Human Rights Committee will also meet Tuesday, June 20 @ the HALL, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm. All are welcome to attend.

Community Service Committee will meet on Thursday, June 22 @ the HALL @ 6:45tam, 1:00pm & 2:45pm all are welcome to attend.

3rd Annual UAW Local 2250 Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12 noon Check-in, 1:00pm shotgun start

Country Lake Golf Club, 21309 Country Lake Drive, Warrenton, MO 63383

Flyers/Registration forms can be found in the café and at all of the entrances, the deadline for registration is June 24, 2017

UAW Local 2250 at the Ballpark on Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 1:15pm Cardinals vs Pirates, tickets are $22.00 and the deadline date to purchase is Friday, August 18m 2017. The first 12,000 young Cardinals fans 15 and under will receive their very own Build-A-Bear Workshop Cardinals Pup! Contact the Hall for more information. 

Important Apprenticeship Application Dates for GM Members 

APPLICATION OPENS: 12:01 am EDT Friday, June 23, 2017

APPLICATION CLOSES: Midnight EDT Friday, June 30, 2017

The UAW / GM skilled trades include occupations in the following areas; Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering / Die Making trades.  More information on the trades is available during the application process.

As with all US-DOL registered apprenticeship training programs, the apprentice will enroll in, and complete required classroom training curriculum outlined by their local joint apprentice committee. To complete the apprenticeship requires approximately four (4) years of on the job training along with classroom courses. The blend of on the job training and classroom will vary by trade.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for consideration, you must complete your application by Midnight EDT, Friday, June 30, 2017. NO Applications will be considered after this date. You must complete all steps in the application and receive a confirmation message to be considered.

 KEY NOTES:

  1. You must be an active GM member (i.e., permanent, temporary, flex) to apply. Not everyone will be tested. National Parties will determine who is invited based on a random drawing.
  2. If you previously applied AND tested, you DO NOT need to reapply, but may revisit your existing application to update your locations.
  3. If you never tested, you must complete a NEW application. (Existing applications without test scores will be deleted).
  4. If you tested BEFORE 2016 and DID NOT apply, you must complete a NEW application
  5. Seniority GM Employees are eligible to test two times. The higher test score will be used.
  6. Non-seniority applicants are eligible to test ONLY once.
  7. ALL parts of the application must be completed to be considered:
      • Contact information
      • Basic qualifications
      • Review Apprentice Preview website and answer knowledge check questions
      • Additional information (e.g. education, experience)

You will receive an online confirmation message upon successful completion.

  1. Do NOT complete application on mobile / cell phone.
  2. Not everyone will interview. A limited number of applicants who meet the test threshold will be selected for interview. 

To create or update your application, go to: 

http://generalmotors-skilledtrades.appone.com


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Local 2250

June 7 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Committee Meetings 

Veteran’s & Recreation Committees will meet on Thursday, June 8 @ the HALL. 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm. All are welcome to attend.

CAP Committee will also meet Thursday, June 8 @ the HALL, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm. This is an important meeting as we will share information to repeal the anti-worker bill. All are welcome to attend.

Elder Court BBQ will be held, Thursday, June 8, for more details see Tina Hayes, Community Service Committee Chairperson.

Women’s Committee will meet on Monday, June 12 @ the HALL @ 6:45tam, 1:00pm & 2:45pm all are welcome to attend.

Susan Komen Race for the Breast Cancer Walk, This Saturday, June 10 downtown St. Louis. West County Mall, Chesterfield Outlet & St. Clair Square still have Bibs & shirts for registration, Today, June 7 from 9am until 7pm or you can get them @ 6:30am downtown the day of the race, Race begins @ 8am.

3rd Annual UAW Local 2250 Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12noon Check-in, 1:00pm shotgun start

Country Lake Golf Club, 21309 Country Lake Drive, Warrenton, MO 63383

Flyers/Registration forms can be found in the café and at all of the entrances, the deadline for registration is June 24, 2017

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APPRENTICESHIP ANNOUNCEMENT 

GENERAL MOTORS Wentzville, MO   UAW LOCAL 2250 SKILLED TRADES APPRENTICE COMMITTEE 

APPLICATION OPENS: 12:01 am EDT Friday, June 23, 2017

APPLICATION CLOSES: Midnight EDT Friday, June 30, 2017

class schedule

 For more information please contact Donavan Harris, Apprentice Committee Chairperson @ ext #72498


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Local 2250

 June 2 , 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

City of Kirkwood, Meacham Park Parade Saturday, June 3, 2017 @ 11am. If you’d like more information or to participate please see DeAngelo Presberry, Eurest Chairperson, Fred Jamison, Trustee or Brad Heitz, CAP Committee.

3rd Annual UAW Local 2250 Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ Country Lake Golf Club 21309 Country Lake Drive, Wentzville. Check-in 12 noon, Shotgun Start @ 1:00pm. $85.00 per player (includes: green fees, cart, prizes & dinner). Registration forms and informational flyers can be found at each entrance and the café. Hurry the deadline date for this event is June 24, 2017!!! 

2017 Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment

Payment

The payment of the Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment (Paragraph (99)(a)) will be paid to eligible members in Roll 23 (week ending June 4, 2017) and distributed during week ending June 11, 2017. 

Eligibility

The eligibility date for this payment is May 15, 2017. Members who were active, on FMLA, or temporary layoff on May 15, 2017, or went on a qualifying Leave of Absence within 90 days of May 15, 2017, are defined as eligible. Such eligible members shall receive a Lump Sum Payment of $1,000.

Eligibility for Partial Payment

Otherwise eligible members who retired or passed away during the twelve (12) month period prior to May 15, 2017 may be eligible for a partial payment (Paragraph (99)(b)). The payment schedule for deceased or retired members will be based on the following table:

WEEKS WORKED AMOUNT OF PAYMENT
13 weeks but less than 26 weeks worked $250
26 weeks but less than 39 weeks worked $500
39 weeks or more worked $750

Overtime Recalculation Payment

Per the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), eligible members that were paid overtime during the qualifying year will receive an additional $0.20 per hour for all premium (time and one half or double time) hours paid.  This additional payment will be included in members’ pay distributed week ending June 18, 2017.  (Example – Eligible member was paid a total of 400 premium hours (time and one half or double time) in qualifying year = 400 X $0.20 = $80.00 additional payment in pay distributed week ending June 18, 2017.)

If you have any questions concerning the Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment, please contact your Local Union Representative.

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GENERAL MOTORS Wentzville, MO   UAW LOCAL 2250 SKILLED                          TRADES APPRENTICE COMMITTEE 

APPLICATION OPENS: 12:01 am EDT Friday, June 23, 2017

APPLICATION CLOSES: Midnight EDT Friday, June 30, 2017

The UAW / GM skilled trades include occupations in the following areas; Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering / Die Making trades.  More information on the trades is available during the application process.

As with all US-DOL registered apprenticeship training programs, the apprentice will enroll in, and complete required classroom training curriculum outlined by their local joint apprentice committee. To complete the apprenticeship requires approximately four (4) years of on the job training along with classroom courses. The blend of on the job training and classroom will vary by trade.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for consideration, you must complete your application by Midnight EDT, Friday, June 30, 2017. NO Applications will be considered after this date. You must complete all steps in the application and receive a confirmation message to be considered. 

KEY NOTES:

  1. You must be an active GM employee (i.e., permanent, temporary, Flex) to apply. Not everyone will be tested. National Parties will determine who is invited.
  2. If you previously applied AND tested, you DO NOT need to reapply, but may revisit your existing application to update your locations.
  3. If you never tested, you must complete a NEW application. (Existing applications without test scores will be deleted).
  4. If you tested BEFORE 2016 and DID NOT apply, you must complete a NEW application. 
  1. Seniority GM Employees are eligible to test two times. The higher test score will be used.
  2. Non-seniority applicants are eligible to test ONLY once. 
  1. ALL parts of the application must be completed to be considered:
    1. Contact information
    2. Basic qualifications
    3. Review Apprentice Preview website and answer knowledge check questions
    4. Additional information (e.g. education, experience)

You will receive an online confirmation message upon successful completion. 

  1. Do NOT complete application on mobile / cell phone.
  2. Not everyone will interview. A limited number of applicants who meet the test threshold will be selected for interview. 

To create or update your application go to:

http://generalmotors-skilledtrades.appone.com 

General Motors LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or protected veteran status.


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Local 2250

 May 19, 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

IMPORTANT:  Change in Hourly Direct Deposit Process effective Monday, June 12, 2017 

In an effort to enhance security and to protect our employees from any potential harmful fraudulent activity, GM Payroll is making the following changes to our direct deposit processing for hourly employees effective Monday, June 12, 2017:

  • All hourly employees will be required to make changes to their direct deposit information through the Employee Self Service (ESS) system that is currently in place. Paper forms will no longer be accepted by the payroll processing team after this date.  Instructions for using the ESS system are included below.
  • We are also encouraging our employees to update their Federal and State W-4 forms through ESS.

The Benefits of Employee Self Service (ESS) include:

  • A single, secure ADP portal where an employee’s confidential payroll and tax information is stored.
  • ESS is easy-to-navigate and is available 24-7, regardless of where the employee is located.
  • ESS is accessed using the same login and password the employee has set up for IPay.
  • The ability to quickly and securely change banking and W4 information online.
  • Eliminates the need for paper forms.
  • Changes are made immediately.
  • Enhanced security, no risk of forms with personal information getting lost, misplaced, or compromised.

ESS Accessibility:

Please note that the ESS site cannot be accessed through IPay, even though the employee will use their IPAY login credentials.  They must use the specific URL above.   

All employees have the ability to register with I-Pay and the ESS Portal to make banking and W-4 changes online.  This is by far the fastest and most secure way of making changes.  We are requiring employees to update bank information online through the portal to eliminate the need for the paper form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll Help Desk at 866-245-5957.

User Instructions – Direct Deposit and W4 Online

Note: Your iPay login is used to access Direct Deposit and W4 Online. iPay registration information is available by using Socrates, https://socrates.gm.com/socratessites/usa/en/gm/home-legacy/home-hr.html,

My Services by clicking on My Time & Money.

Direct Deposit

Important:

  • GM allows a maximum of two accounts for funds to be deposited into.
  • Validate all routing (ABA) numbers and account number with your financial institutions(s) prior to updating your

information online. Inaccurate information entered will delay your deposit.

  • Payroll is processed 4-5 days prior to deposit date. If possible, please refrain from closing your account after

payroll has processed but before the deposit date. GM Payroll Services can only deposit to the account(s) on

record at the time payroll processed.

  • If you have an emergency need to change your account, please contact the Payroll Help Desk at 866-245-5957.

Set Up Main Bank:

  1. Sign into Employee Self Service (ESS), https://ssoportal.globalview.adp.com/login/gm/gm_login.fcc
  2. At Welcome to ADP Globalview, type your iPay user id and password; click Log in button
  3. On the welcome screen, click on Myself; click on Personal information; click on Bank Information
  4. Click on Main Bank
  5. Click Edit
  6. In ‘Bank Key’ field, type financial institution’s routing (ABA) number
  7. In ‘Bank Account’ field, type account number
  8. In ‘Bank control key’ choose one – Checking, Savings, None
  9. In ‘Payment Method’ leave set at Bank Transfer (ACH PDD)
  10. Leave ‘Purpose’ blank – no data required
  11. Under ‘Valid From’, click ‘From’ and type first date of next pay period
  12. Click Save

Upcoming Events 

Annie Malone May Day Parade  will be this Sunday, May 21st @ 1pm downtown, parade route map can be found at all entrances.

Wentzville Days Fair & Music Festival, begins Today, May 19 from 6-11pm, Saturday, May 20 from 10am-11pm and Sunday, May 21st 12noon-6pm. Location Historic Downtown Wentzville Allen & Main Street.

Community Service Blood Drive has been cancelled

Weight Watchers Program has been cancelled due to the lack of survey feedback

29th Annual Run for the Wall  will be held this Monday, May 22nd  (ETA) 5pm VFW Post 5327, as we welcome over 500 motorcycles making their way across the country to the Vietnam Veterans Wall in Washington D.C. Shuttles will be provided to our Veterans to & from the plant for showers, please show your support and cheer them on!

Education Committee will meet @ the HALL on Thursday, May 25th 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

Backpacks  If you still haven’t picked your backpack up, you may do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole in the old Communications room or call ext #72127 for availability for pick up.


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Local 2250

 May 16, 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Union Meeting will be held this Wednesday, May 17th @ the Local 2250 union hall 15mins after line times. Attendance is encouraged. 

Benefits Voluntary Long-Term Disability (LTD) Benefits enrollment period will expire Friday, June 9, 2017. Representatives will be in the plant at the entrances during shift changes and the cafeteria during breaks and lunch today, Tuesday May 16th & Wednesday, May 17th. Please see your Benefit Rep for more information.

UAW/GM GMS Recognition Parking Spots Please DO NOT park in the Special Reserved parking spots when they’re uncovered. These spots are located in Body, Trim & Chassis parking lots, covered/uncovered with the “Red” bags and are reserved for the WPO Recognition Team. Each week a different lot is chosen for the winning team. This week the Chassis lot has been selected (all week all shifts). The WPO Recognition will run for the next (6) six weeks. Congratulations to this week’s winners 1st Shift GCA team!!!  

Annie Malone May Day Parade will be held Sunday, May 21st downtown, for more details please attend the Civil Rights meeting OR contact Fred Jamison… (The parade route can be found on the reverse side) 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: 

Union Label will meet @ the Local 2250 union hall today Tuesday, May 16th 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm 

Civil & Human Rights Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 16th @ the Local 2250 union hall at 6:45am 1:00pm & 2:45pm. Trustee Fredrick Jamison will be available for questions & answers. All are welcome to attend. 

Community Service will meet @ the Local 2250 union hall on Thursday, May 18th, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm 

Education Committee will meet @ the Local 2250 union hall, Thursday, May 25, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm 

Backpack Reminder If you have not picked your backpack up, you may still do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole in the old Communications room. Call #72127 for availability for pick up. 

Communications: If you have Committee notices , Condolences or articles you’d like in the SOTU or on the TV monitors, please see Denise Black or you can drop them off at the Civil & Human Rights/Communications office located @ A-40 next to Medical. SOTU’s can be found at all the entrances, café, paint entrance, body shop bridge and online at www.uawlocal2250.org

parade map 5.16.17


STATE OF THE UNION

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Local 2250

 May 8, 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Congratulations to ALL of the newly elected Officials!!!

Don’t forget to VOTE on Runoff day, Tuesday, May 9 from 4:30am closing Friday, May 10 @ 4:30am 

The UAW-GM National Agreement is Available On-Line

Did you know that you can download and access the UAW-GM contract summary and the full language of the ratified contract online? You can also quickly search through both documents by pressing Ctrl F on your computer and typing in the term you are searching for. You can locate the documents at: https://uaw.org/uaw-auto-bargaining/generalmotors/ or you can find them under the Auto Bargaining

Resources section of the UAW App. #FridayUpdate 

UAW/GM GMS Recognition Parking Spots Please Do Not park in the Special reserved  parking spots when they’re uncovered. These spots are located in Body, Trim & Chassis covered/uncovered with the “Red” bags which are reserved for the WPO Recognition Team. Each week a different lot is chosen for the winning team, this week the Chassis lot has been selected (all week all shifts). The WPO Recognition will run for the next (6) six weeks, Congratulations to this week winners 1st Shift GCA team!!!

Benefits Voluntary Long-Term Disability (LTD) Benefits enrollment period will expire Friday, May 12, 2017. See your Benefit Rep for more information.

CAP & Veterans Committees will both meet @ the HALL on Thursday, May 11th 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

Women’s Committee will meet @ the HALL on Monday, May 15th 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

Civil & Human Rights Committee & Union Label will both meet @ the HALL on Tuesday, May 16th 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Mexican Heritage display

Annie Malone May Day Parade will be held May 21st downtown, for more details on meeting location & time see Trustee Fred Jamison.

Community Service will meet @ the HALL on Thursday, May 18th, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

Education Committee will meet @ the HALL, Thursday, May 25, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm

Backpack Reminder If you have not picked your backpack up, you may still do so by contacting Kelly Seddens-Poole in the old Communications room. Call #72127 for availability for pick up.

Communications: If you have Committee notices , Condolences or articles you’d like in the SOTU or on the TV monitors, please see Denise Black or you can drop them off at the Civil & Human Rights/Communications office located @ A-40 next to Medical. SOTU’s can be found at all the entrances, café, paint entrance, body shop bridge and online www.uawlocal2250.org

SUBJECT: 2017 Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment

DATE: May 9, 2017

TO: Labor Directors, Personnel Directors, Finance Managers, Labor Relations Managers

PAYMENT

The payment of the Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment (Paragraph (99)(a)) will be paid to eligible employees in Roll 23 (week ending June 4, 2017) and distributed during week ending June 11, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility date for this payment is May 15, 2017. Employees who were active, on FMLA, or temporary layoff on May 15, 2017, or went on a qualifying Leave of Absence within 90 days of May 15, 2017, are defined as eligible. Such eligible employees shall receive a Lump Sum Payment of $1,000.

ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTIAL PAYMENT

Otherwise eligible employees who retired or passed away during the twelve (12) month period prior to May 15, 2017 may be eligible for a partial payment (Paragraph (99)(b)). The payment schedule for deceased or retired employees will be based on the following table:

WEEKS WORKED                                                             AMOUNT OF PAYMENT

13 weeks but less than 26 weeks worked                                       $250

26 weeks but less than 39 weeks worked                                       $500

39 weeks or more worked                                                                $750

OVERTIME RECALCULATION PAYMENT

The Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) dictates an overtime recalculation for the Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment. The FLSA requires such bonuses to be rolled into the FLSA “regular rate” for the purpose of calculating overtime payments. The basic premise of the FLSA is that hours WORKED over 40.0 in a week must be paid at a minimum of time and one-half. When awards are based on a percentage of defined wages, this isn’t an issue because overtime payments are included in the definition. The Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment is not based on a percentage of wages, so a portion of the bonus must be attributed to each hour worked to calculate overtime due to employees.

Below is an example of the simplified version of the formula payroll will use to calculate the overtime recalculation payment. The overtime recalculation payment will be paid to eligible employees in Roll 24 (week ending June 11, 2017), and distributed during week ending June 18, 2017. Overtime recalculation payments tend to cause questions among the workforce because the amounts paid to employees vary, depending on the number of hours in excess of 40.0 the employee worked each week, during the qualifying eligibility period (May 16, 2016 through May 15, 2017). Please keep this in mind as employees receive their overtime recalculation payment, week ending June 18, 2017.

Performance Bonus Payment                                                                   $1,000

Total Hours Worked during qualifying year                                        2,500 hours

OT-HF Recalculation Rate                                                                      $0.20                             ($1,000 / 2,500 hours) * ½ = $0.20

OT-HF hours paid during qualifying year                                           400 hours

OT Recalculation Payment Amount                                                     $80.00                            $0.20 * 400 hours = $80.00

If you have any questions concerning the Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment, please contact me.

Jaclyn Wills

LR Wage Administration

30400 Mound Road

586-435-4538

jaclyn.wills@gm.com


STATE OF THE UNION

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Local 2250

 April 24, 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

4.24.1

4.24.2

Last week we celebrated the first Chevy Colorado ZR2 rolling off the end of Final with Chairman Mike Bullock behind the wheel!! BIG Thanks to Mike who was instrumental in getting the Wentzville plant a new product to secure our future and adding additional jobs!! But thanks to the dedicated men & women of Local 2250 Wentzville who play an important role in making sure that every vehicle we build is the best it can be for our customers and maintain our “Truck of Year” status!!! Job well done!!! 

Voluntary Long-Term Disability (LTD) Benefits are being offered by Met Life Insurance Company. Voluntary LTD through MetLife is a self-paid, supplemental LTD benefit program that is available to hourly employees who are eligible for GM provided disability benefits but are not eligible for Extended Disability Benefits up to age 65. This would be most Entry Level Employees hired after 2008.

MetLife LTD benefits are designed to supplement your GM provided disability benefits. Benefits begin after your GM provided disability benefits end and continue until Social Security Normal Retirement Age as long as you remain disabled.

LTD provides a monthly benefit equal to 40% of your pre-disability income after your EDB or S & A benefits expire. .

This is a one-time special enrollment opportunity. Enrollment Period is April 18, 2017 to May 12, 2017

Community Service would like to thank everyone for their donations in this weeks March of Dimes gate drive. Thanks to you we raised a total of $4273!!!

Education Committee will meet on Thursday, April 27 @ the Hall 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm. This months topic of discussion will be “Bereavement”. The 50/50 drawing will also be held and broadcast live via Facebook. All are welcome to attend.

Civil & Human Rights Committee will celebrate Mexican heritage in the Café on Wednesday (3rd shift and all day Thursday (1st & 2nd shift) May 3rd & 4th. If you have any items you’d like displayed please see Denise Black, Larry Mosby or any Civil Rights member. All items will be returned to their owners after the display. Thank you in advance.

Annie Malone May Day Parade will be held May 21st downtown, for more details see Trustee Fred Jamison.

4.24.3

*****It’s Election Time**** With only 8 days left, we encourage everyone to Please make sure you get out to VOTE, polls open at 4:30am,Tuesday, May 2nd closing at 4:30am Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Good Luck to all the candidates!!

Communications: If you have Committee notices or articles you’d like in the SOTU or on the TV monitors, please see Denise Black or you can drop them off at the Civil & Human Rights/Communications office located @ A-40 next to Medical. SOTU’s can be found at all the entrances, café, paint entrance, body shop bridge and online at www.uawlocal2250.org


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Local 2250

 April 13, 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Easter 

****Union Meeting**** Union Meeting will be Wednesday, April 19 @ The Hall 15 minutes after line time. Attendance is encouraged “Knowledge is Power” Hope to see you there. 

Voluntary Long-Term Disability (LTD) Benefits are being offered by Met Life Insurance Company. Voluntary LTD through MetLife is a self-paid, supplemental LTD benefit program that is available to hourly employees who are eligible for GM provided disability benefits but are not eligible for Extended Disability Benefits up to age 65. This would be most Entry Level Employees hired after 2008.

MetLife LTD benefits are designed to supplement your GM provided disability benefits. Benefits begin after your GM provided disability benefits end and continue until Social Security Normal Retirement Age as long as you remain disabled.

LTD provides a monthly benefit equal to 40% of your pre-disability income after your EDB or S & A benefits expire.

MetLife Insurance will be in the plant cafeteria April 19 and 20 and at the Union Hall April 19.

This is a one-time special enrollment opportunity. Enrollment Period is April 18, 2017 to May 12, 2017. 

Veteran’s Committee will meet on Thursday, April 13 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm, all are welcome to attend.

CAP Committee will meet on Thursday, April 13 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm, all are welcome to attend.

Union Label Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 18 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm. As always, all are welcome to attend.

Community Service Committee will meet on Thursday, April 20 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm, as always all are welcome to attend.

Civil & Human Rights Committee will meet on Thursday, April 20 @ The Hall 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm, all are welcome to attend.

Education Committee are still selling  50/50 raffle tickets, drawing will be held on Thursday, April 27th.

Communications: If you have Committee notices or articles you’d like in the SOTU or on the TV monitors, please see Denise Black or you can drop them off at the Civil & Human Rights/Communications office located @ A-40 next to Medical. SOTU’s can be found at all the entrances, café, body shop bridge and online at www.uawlocal2250.org

How to Register on ADP iPay Statements

Pay slip information is posted the day prior to payday. You can bookmark the iPay website for easy access.

Please do not copy/paste when typing in the iPay site. If you have problems entering the site, ADP suggests closing and reopening your browser.

Go to https://ipay.adp.com and click on “Register Now”

STEP 1: Obtain Registration pass code

  • Contact GM Service Center @ 800-584-2000
  • Enter Registration code

STEP 2: Enter your Identity Information

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
  • Confirm last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
  • Month and Day of Birth
  • Click on “Next”

STEP 3: Enter personal registration code, if necessary.

  • If your account is “locked”, call the iPay help desk at (888) 337-2400 and have them issue a personal registration code.

STEP 4: Get User ID and Password

  • Read rules about your password
  • Create password
  • Confirm password by retyping it
  • Write down your password!
  • Click on “Next”

STEP 5: Select Security Questions and Answers

  • Select security questions 1, 2 & 3 and answers 1, 2 & 3
  • Write down your security questions and answers
  • Click on “Next”

STEP 6: Enter your Contact Information (NOTE: Be sure to enter a valid email address – this address will be used for password resets or for notification that your pay statement has posted if you sign up for that service. Entering a phone number is optional. The phone number will be used for text message notification for password resets or that your pay statement has posted if you sign up for that service.)

  • Enter Personal Email
  • Enter Personal Email
  • Click on “Next”

STEP 7: Enter Activation Code

  • You will receive an email or a text message from ADP with an activation code.
  • Enter code.
  • Click on “Next”
  • Close Window.
  • You will receive an email from ADP. Follow instructions in the email to access your pay information at https://ipay.adp.com 

If you are registered for iPay and are having issues accessing your pay, banking or W4 information on Socrates, please contact the People Services Help Desk at 800-584-2000 or gmnapeopleservices.us@gm.com

Right-To-Work 

The UAW along with the AFL-CIO and other Unions will be gathering signatures on a petition to repeal the “Right To Work” Bill that Gov. Greitens signed into law. Once the “Citizens Veto” has enough valid signatures, the Referendum will be placed the 2018 ballot for all Missourians to vote on. The requirement is to have at least 5% of the registered voters’ signatures in at least 6 of the 8 Congressional Districts in Missouri. Our goal will be to collect close to 300,000 signatures, as some will likely be ruled invalid. The deadline to have signatures turned in to the Secretary of States office will be before August 27, 2017. (We will have internal deadlines much will be sooner than this date.)

Many members saw Right To Work (RTW) petitioners at their polling place when they voted Tuesday April 4th. These were trained petitioners from the AFL-CIO making a “test run” on what we will need to do to be successful with our petition drive. It was confirmed that proper training eliminates many of the problems that other petitioners have experienced.

Director Gary Jones knows that many of us are anxious to get started and do what is necessary to reverse RTW.

The UAW will conduct our own training in the next few weeks. Those members interested in becoming trained petition circulators, should submit their names to the union hall or the CAP Committee uaw2250capchair@yahoo.com . This will be an all summer project with many moving parts. Currently several members are being trained to be notary publics. Notarizing each Petition Circulators sheets as they are turned in is a requirement. We will need many members to volunteer their time to help, from all the different counties and cities that we live in. Our concentration will be our members and their families. We want our petitions completed correct the first time, with valid signatures on every sheet we turn in. Your help is needed to make this a successful effort.

The other side is wasting no time. The “For RTW” groups have already set up offices in Jefferson City and are amassing millions of dollars to fight us. We expect to see billboards, radio and TV ads pushing their agenda.

We will be conducting our own fundraisers to help off set the costs associated with getting our message out to all of our members in Missouri on how RTW is destroying, and not helping the hard working men and women in our State.

Currently, “Right To Work Is Wrong” T-shirts are being sold by the CAP Committee on all shifts – $18/shirt without a pocket and $20/shirt with a pocket. We’ll have them available at the CAP meetings on Thursday 13 and at the General membership meetings on Wednesday 19.

Van Simpson,        Local 2250 President

Tom     Larko,       Local 2250 CAP Chair


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Local 2250

 April 7, 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, The Easter Bunny will be hopping around The Union Hall on Sunday, April 9 from Noon until 3:00pm *The Hunt begins @ 2:30pm sharp. Bring the kiddies and their baskets for an afternoon of Fun, featuring clowns, face painting, and balloon artist lunch will be provided. See ya there!!!!

“Reminder”  UAW Local 2250 Bass Club Tournament Lake Ozarks, Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 7:00am to 3:00pm Coffman Access.  Entry fee is $70 per boat.

Women’s Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 11 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm all are welcome to attend.

CAP Committee will meet Thursday, April 13 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm all are welcome to attend

Veteran’s Committee will meet on Thursday, April 13 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm, all are welcome to attend.

****Union Meeting**** Union Meeting will be Wednesday, April 19 @ The Hall 15 minutes after line time. Attendance is encouraged “Knowledge is Power” Hope to see you there!

Union Label Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 18 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm. As always, all are welcome to attend.

Community Service Committee will meet on Thursday, April 20 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm, as always all are welcome to attend.

Civil & Human Rights Committee will meet on Thursday, April 20 @ The Hall 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm, all are welcome to attend.

Communications: If you have Committee notices or articles you’d like in the SOTU or on the TV monitors, please see Denise Black or you can drop them off at the Civil & Human Rights/Communications office located @ A-40 next to Medical. SOTU’s can be found at all the entrances, café, body shop bridge and online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Voluntary Long-Term Disability (LTD) Benefits

We are happy to announce, that as a result of the 2015 UAW GM national negotiations, a new self-paid voluntary Long Term Disability Program will be offered to certain hourly employees.  The enrollment period will begin on April 18, 2017, and conclude on May 12, 2017.

Active employees who are eligible to participate are:

  • In-Progression employees
  • Subsystems LLC employees
  • Traditional employees with less than 10 years of credited service
  • Employees on non-disability leave or layoff less than 6 months

For more information, go to:  https://enroll.benefitsconnect.net/gmltd

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Local 2250

 March 17, 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

**Happy St. Patrick’s Day** 

Community Service will have a “Food Drive” beginning Monday, March 20 thru 25th. Collection containers will be located at all the entrances. Non-perishable items only and NO Glass Containers Please. In need of easy after school snacks, all donations will support the St. Louis Food Bank. Let’s stock those shelves!!!

Summer School for those wishing to attend the 71st Annual Region 5 educational summer school June 11-16 and or June 18 – 23, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma and have NEVER attended may sign up at the Union Hall until March 24th, 2017.

General Election Sign-Ups will be 6:30am to 3:30pm April 3, 4, 5 & 6 on April 7th from 6:30am to 3:00pm with the drawing for positions at 3:00pm. **Polls will open for the Election at 4:30am Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and close 4:30am Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ The Hall, for more information please call (636) 327-5796

Benefits Reminder  “In Progression” employees with seniority prior to March 1, 2016 and have NOT added your dependents to your dental and vision may do so by calling 1-800-489-4646 select Health & Insurance when prompted.

Suggestion Program Spotlight

The UAW-GM Suggestions Program is a program to recognize employees in North American facilities for their ideas. Ideas are evaluated and many are implemented because they remove waste, solve a problem or give an improvement in a process.

A suggestion can be submitted on a paper form or through the electronic system, GoStars. You must have an active GMID to access GoStars, the electronic system.

A suggestion can be submitted by an individual or a team. So maybe during your next team meeting, get together and brain storm as to what suggestions your team can submit.

That suggestion could solve a problem that took the team working collectively to resolve.

There is always room for improvement and the Suggestions Program is no different.

We are currently updating the program, so look for new improvements to come!!

If you have Committee notices or articles you’d like in the SOTU or on the TV monitors, please see Denise Black or you can drop them off at the Civil & Human Rights/Communication office located @ A-40 next to Medical. SOTU’s can be found at all the entrances, café, body shop bridge and online www.uawlocal2250.org

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Local 2250

 March 10, 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

***Daylight Savings Time Reminder***

 Don’t forget to set your clocks (1) one hour ahead Saturday night, March 11 going into Sunday morning. Spring Forward!!! 

UAW Men’s Competitive Softball  on Sunday, March 12 from 3 to 5pm we will hold tryouts on Diamond “E” @ Ozzie Smith’s Sports Complex for the upcoming 2017 softball season. Spring, Summer and Fall Leagues will be reschedules if need be due to weather).  IF you have any questions please contact Coach Kevin Dandois (636) 578-3683 and Trustee/Rec. Liaison Fredrick Jamison (314) 497-3067

Union Meeting will be this Wednesday, March 15th 15 minutes after each shift @ the Union Hall. 6:45am, 2:45pm and 10:45pm All are encouraged to attend.

Civil & Human Rights will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and hold their Irish Heritage display in the café on Wednesday, March 15th (3rd shift) and Thursday, March 16th  (all day). If you have any Irish items you’d like to put on display, please contact Denise Black (office next to Medical). All items will be returned the day after the display.

Civil & Human Rights Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm @ The Hall, All are welcome to attend.

Community Service will meet on Thursday, March 16 at the Hall 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm. Anyone wishing to become a member are welcome to attend.

General Election Sign-Ups will be on April 3rd thru April 7th @ The Hall, please call (636)327-5796 for more information and sign up times as they may vary.

Summer School for those wishing to attend Oklahoma educational summer school and have NEVER attended may signup at the Hall until March 24th, 2017.

Vice President Stan Stevenson, MARCH ON MISSISSIPPI   

On March 4th local Unions from all over met at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi for a major civil rights movement. We supported the democratic right to freely organize a union at Nissan. There were major Political figures such as Senator Bernie Sanders, Danny Glover, NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks, and others.  I was proud to attend this call to action with all my sisters and brothers from Region 5 UAW. Standing up and fighting for social economics justice for all. Mississippi is the center of the civil rights movement, which has championed economic and political justice. Nissan recognizes and cooperates with unions all over the world, but are targeting this primarily African-American workforce with second class treatment. The workers have faced intimidation and threats, that if they join the UAW, the company will close the plant. These threats are a violation of fundamental human and civil rights. The purpose of this march was to demand that Nissan respect the right to organize and stop its anti-union threats.  This was a great opportunity for us to lead and seize the moment and bring awareness to this critical civil rights movement and the UAW’S roll in this struggle. I’ve participated in several marches and I’m so glad I didn’t miss this one! I would like to thank Regional Director Gary jones and his staff for making this possible. And also to the membership who was able to attend, thank you! It was one of the best marches I’ve attended.  In Solidarity!

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Local 2250

 February 23, 2017                        online at www.uawlocal2250.org

BODY SHOP UPDATE 2

The Union met with management to resolve several issues in regards to the reduction of a shift in Van Body.

An accurate seniority list of body employees by classification, shift and operation is being compiled. We have identified employees in the wrong classification, wrong job address and wrong seniority date. Until that task is completed we will not know a cutoff date to hold body shop. The top seniority 447 assemblers and team leaders will remain in Body.

Union and Management have agreed to combine the seniority list in 1st and 2nd shift Van Body to create the new 11 am shift. The employee who has the highest plant seniority date on their operation from either 1st or 2nd shift will be retained on their operation. The displaced employee will be able to choose an open operation in van or truck body, seniority permitting, and if no open job exists, bump the low seniority employee on any shift in van or truck body.

If the higher seniority employee elects not to stay on his job, the lower seniority employee can. The higher seniority employee can bid on an open job or if no opening exists, bump low seniority.
Management and Union have agreed to allow body employees to voluntarily 63b transfer to GA. Voluntary 63b’s will be limited to the number of seniority employees who would otherwise be reduce involuntarily. Voluntary 63b’s will not be able to apply for another 63b for 6 months. Voluntary 63b’s will not be able to apply for Return to Former Group.

The Union is attempting to answer all questions and concerns about the shift reduction in Van Body. If you have questions and concerns, place a committee call, otherwise, a special meeting will be held at the Union Hall on 2/26 at 11 am.


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Local 2250

 February 20, 2017                           online at www.uawlocal2250.org

BODY SHOP UPDATE

Management announced today of their intention to eliminate a shift of production in Van Body shop “due to a shift in market demand from van to truck.” Per Paragraph 8 of the National Agreement: “the products to be manufactured, the location of the plants, the schedules of production, the methods, processes and means of manufacturing are solely and exclusively the responsibility of the Corporation.”

There will be no lay off of any employee from Wentzville Assembly Center.

There will be no reduction in metal finish or K line body fitters.

The start time for the two remaining shifts in Van Body will be 11:00 pm and 11:00 am.  These two shifts will have 2) twenty minutes breaks and a 30 minute lunch. The shifts will be able to run up to 9 hours per Flex Plan A of the Overtime memorandum.

6 Team Leader and 14 Team member jobs will be added to Van Body. 3 Team Leaders will be added to Metal Finish. 3 tag relief jobs will be added to metal finish and 6 tag relief jobs will be added to Truck Body. A total of 32 additional jobs are being added to Body Shop.

After the elimination of a shift in Van body, there will be 447 remaining employees in Body shop (not including metal finish and K line body fitters). The top 447 seniority employees will be retained. There will be no 6 day a week temps in body after the reduction. All jobs will be covered by seniority employees excluding the Saturday time off requests.

Employees who are displaced from Van Body 1st shift will have the opportunity to remain on 1st shift by filling the open jobs on 1st shift Truck Body or if no openings exist, bumping the lowest seniority employee on 1st shift Truck Body. Those 1st shift Van Body employees who want to remain in Van Body will have the opportunity to transfer to 2nd or 3rd shift and apply for a “preferential start” time in Van Body. Those 1st shift Van body applicants will fill the open jobs on 2nd or 3rd in Van Body and if no openings exist, bump the lowest seniority employee on 2nd or 3rd shift in Van Body.

All moves will be done by classification and seniority.

We will have a special meeting at the Union Hall on February 26 at 11 am to answer any questions.


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Local 2250

 February 1, 2017                           online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From Chairman Mike Bullock:

In the new 2015 Local Contract the Union was successful in negotiating the following language: “Management will periodically review the overtime hours worked on each production shift off “K” line to determine that a reasonable relationship exists between the shifts with respect to scheduled plant production overtime.”

Management’s production schedule for February only scheduled 325 units for 2/11. 325 units would only require 1 shift to work.  The Union requested that management review the overtime hours between the shifts when determining which shift would work. The results of that survey are: 1st shift average: 377.68 2nd shift average 421.91 3rd shift average 512.03. It has been mutually agreed that 1st shift will work 2/11 to meet the production schedule.

General Motors 4th quarter profit results will be announced February 7th. VP Cindy Estrada posted the following announcement on the UAW-GM page Friday:

Reminder: If you want to defer either a flat dollar amount or a percentage of your Profit Sharing to the PSP, you must enter your deferral before 4 p.m. EST on February 9, 2017.

If no deferral is entered, 100% of the Profit Sharing payment will be included in your normal paycheck on February 24, 2017.

Everyone’s Profit Sharing deferral is re-set each year to “0”. If you elect to defer any of the anticipated Profit Sharing to your pre-tax PSP, you have until 2/9 to do that. The website address is gmbenefits.com.

Legal services for all active and retired UAW-represented employees has resumed. The phone number to open a new claim is 800-482-7700.

Vacation applications are being distributed now. They need to be turned into management by February 28th.

3rd shift employees: Management and Union have agreed to alter your work schedule for the July 4th week to allow 3rd shift employees to have the night of July 4th off. Your work week schedule will be: Sunday night start for July 3rd, Monday night start for July 4th, return on Wednesday night for July 6th. Normal for the rest of the week. This change will allow 3rd shift employees to work until 6:30am July 4th, have July 4th night off and not have to return until 10:30 pm July 5th. 

Temporaries: Temporary employees are being utilized two ways:

*One is per Appendix A of the 2015 National Agreement (page 189). The language reads: “Temporary employees may be utilized, with approval of the National Parties, any day of the week to replace employees not at work for certain absence codes, specifically, unexcused absences, Intermittent FMLA leaves/absences, or sick leave of absence of less than 12 months. The number of Temporary Employees eligible at each facility will be based on that facility’s average of the aforementioned absences calculated as a percentage of total absenteeism multiplied by the number of full-time employees (active on roll plus temporarily inactive).” We currently have 230 members on a leave of absence. There are 198 temps working at Wentzville Assembly per Appendix A. These temps are working 6 days a week. As part of our Local Agreement, we bid sick leave job openings to seniority employees. So where Appendix A says temps are hired to cover sick leave openings, we may have a seniority employee on the sick leave opening and the temp is covering the opening left by the seniority employee.

*The second way temporary employees are utilized is per the MOU Wentzville Flex Production Schedule that was negotiated by the National Parties June 2015. This agreement allows Wentzville to operate on a 6 day production schedule to meet customer demand for the products we manufacture. Wentzville Assembly Center hired a pool of temporary employees to allow seniority employees to notify management through HCC of their request for time off on a Saturday. There are 585 temps assigned to this temp utilization. They maybe scheduled to work every Saturday. If they are working more than 1 day a week, it is because of product launch, hunting season or other approved absences per Appendix A.

There are 783 temps currently working at Wentzville Assembly Center. 198 are working 6 days a week per Appendix A and 585 maybe working 1 day a week per the Wentzville Flex Production Schedule.

Any questions about this contact your committeeman.

Community Service will hold a Gate Drive on Thursday, Feb 2nd & Friday, Feb 3rd to help raise money for the Special Olympics and the Polar Bear Plunge. David Hurst will “Take the Plunge” on Saturday February 4th.Thank you for your continued support.

Education Committee will be selling shirts for $10 & up (limited sizes) in the cafeteria on Monday, Feb 6th for “White Shirt Day” as we honor the historical day Saturday, Feb 11th.

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Local 2250

January 23 , 2017                           online at www.uawlocal2250.org

NEW LEGAL SERVICES PLAN TO BEGIN OPENING CASES

The new Legal Services Plan is called the UAW-FCA-Ford-General Motors Legal Services Plan (“Plan”).

Effective Wednesday, January 25, the Plan will begin taking new cases.

A new case can be opened by calling this toll-free number: 800-482-7700.

Eligible participants in the Plan will include active and retired UAW-represented employees at FCA, Ford and General Motors and their surviving spouses.

What legal services or matters will be covered by the Plan?

The Plan will offer an “office work” benefit, which will provide services for the following types

of legal matters:

• wills and trusts                                             • powers of attorney                 • deeds

• purchase or sale and other uncontested issues regarding residential real property

• uncontested family matters                      • credit reporting

• contracts for goods or services                 • residential leases

• birth or marriage certificates                    • name changes

“Office work” services will include advice, document preparation, document review, factual and legal research, and correspondence. No representation will be provided by the Plan in court or in any litigation situation.

In addition to office work services, the Plan does provide UAW members and retirees with full representation, including attendance at hearings, for Social Security disability applications, suspensions and terminations.

For many legal matters that are not covered under the new Plan, or that require court activity,the Plan intake staff can still process a participant’s inquiries. Such matters will be referred to outside private cooperating attorneys, who will provide legal services to Plan participants at a reduced legal rate.

Unused Vacation payout in accordance with Paragraph (193b). Employees that have unused vacation hours from 2016, employees can expect to receive payment on January 27, 2017. When viewing your pay statements for vacation pay you may see up to 2 line items for payout with the description of VACPRO for vacation, or HOL PRPO for holiday.

Profit Sharing Payments will be paid on February 24, 2017.

Please note that there is a separate election to defer a portion of this payment into the Personal Savings Plan (PSP). Consider saving just a little bit more for your retirement.

Log into your PSP account at http://www.gmbenefits.com/ to enter your deferral.

January 23, 2017

Subject:  Profit Sharing Deferral into Personal Savings Plan

The purpose of this HR Bulletin is to inform you that in the event there is a payout under the Profit Sharing Plan for Hourly-Rate Employees in the United States (Profit Sharing Plan), eligible participants will have the opportunity to elect to contribute, on a pre-tax basis, up to 100% of their Profit Sharing payout to their Personal Savings Plan (PSP) account subject to tax law limitations. Any outstanding payroll or benefit overpayments, special court orders for child support arrearages, tax levies or similar obligations will be deducted from your Profit Sharing payout before any contributions are made to the PSP.

In accordance with the provisions of the Profit Sharing Plan, all prior contribution elections have been set to zero. Participants may elect to change their Profit Sharing contribution election on file, either online at gmbenefits.com or by speaking to a representative at the GM Benefits & Services Center at 1-800-489-4646, any time between January 26, 2017 and February 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. ET. No changes will be accepted after this window period.

Beginning January 24, 2017, a letter that outlines the contribution election process will be sent to eligible PSP participants based on their preferred method of communication on file at Fidelity. The contribution election letter is attached for your reference.

If you receive any inquiries from participants regarding this information, please direct such calls to the GM Benefits & Services Center at 1-800-489-4646.

Trish Colbeck
Savings Plans Administration


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Local 2250

 January 19 , 2017                           online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Backpack Reminder,  All GM (hourly & salary) employees that have not picked up their backpacks may do so at the Communications Room located @ the west end of the administration hall (next to the Tour holding room). This includes employees hired after October 1, 2016. Must present ID to receive backpacks, you may contact Kelly #72127 Laurie #72138 for hours of availability.

Community Service will meet Today, January 19, 2017 @ The Hall 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm. All are welcome to attend.

CAP will meet Today, January 19, 2017 @ The Hall 6:45am 1:00pm and 2:45pm all are welcome to attend.

Education Committee will meet on Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ The Hall 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm all are welcome to attend. The will also honoring “White Shirt Day” on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Graphic t-shirts will be sold in the cafeteria on Feb. 6 (limited sizes) $10 and up.

Unused Vacation payout in accordance with Paragraph (193b). Employees that have unused vacation hours from 2016, employees can expect to receive payment on January 27, 2017. When viewing your pay statements for vacation pay you may see up to 2 line items for payout with the description of VACPRO for vacation, or HOL PRPO for holiday.

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Local 2250

 December 20 , 2016                            online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Earlier this week General Motors announced investments of $552 million for key U.S. manufacturing facilities located in Tonawanda, Local 774, Lockport, Local 686, and Rochester, N.Y., Local 1097, and Parma, Ohio Local 1005.

UAW GM Vice President Cindy Estrada noted, “The UAW’s negotiations with GM to reinvest in the Tonawanda, Rochester, Lockport and Parma plants have paid off not only for our members but also for those communities. Our strategic bargaining efforts will keep and grow great American auto manufacturing jobs in places that have seen too much manufacturing disappear and will solidify the job security our members deserve.”

“We here in UAW Region 9 want to thank the General Motors Company for their confidence to invest in our 3 New York facilities in Tonawanda, Rochester and Lockport. This investment will benefit the communities of these Upstate New York GM facilities and are reflections of the local Leadership of the UAW and General Motors and our great UAW membership at these locations,” said UAW Region 9 Director Terry Dittes.

UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz agrees, “For Parma and Ft. Wayne today’s investment news continues to create good, stable jobs for our family and communities’ economic future. Through the collective bargaining process UAW members at Parma stamping and in Ft. Wayne have secured long term commitments to continue to produce world class products for General Motors.”

These investments include:

*UAW Local 774, Tonawanda Engine – $295.9 million for future engine production

  • retained and 67 new jobs

*UAW Local 686, Lockport – $31.86 million for components

  • retained jobs (incl. 13 salaried)

*UAW Local 1097, Rochester – $5.9 million components

  • retained jobs

*UAW Local 1005, Parma Metal Center – $218 million for new presses, dies and sub-

assemblies

140 retained jobs

Also, this week the UAW President Dennis Williams gave a statement on the Legal Service Plan.

“I am pleased to announce that the UAW has finalized the documents with GM, Ford and FCA that establish the new Legal Services Plan that was bargained during the most recent round of negotiations with the Big 3. Benefits covered under this plan will include a variety of office legal services as outlined in the collective bargaining agreements and are available to all eligible active members, retirees and surviving spouses.

I would like to commend Vice Presidents Settles, Vice President Estrada and Vice President Jewell along with their respective national negotiating teams on their hard work at the bargaining table on behalf of our well deserving members.

The Legal Services Plan is expected to begin operations as early as January of 2017.  The specific dates and details of the plan will be communicated as the implementation begins.”

See a previous post on UAW GM Talks concerning the tax on the Legal Service Plan.

On behalf of the entire Civil & Human Rights Committee We we’re able to bless (1) Thanksgiving Family in the Ferguson area and (1) Christmas Family in North City with our “Adopt-A-Family For The Holidays” Raffle. Winners: 50’ Flat screen TV Teresa Singleton (2nd shift), Kindle Fire Curt Clark (1st shift Final repair) and a $50 Grocery Gift Card Darius “Tiag” Smith (2nd shift Mat). Congratulations to all of the winners, and Thank You All for your continued Support~

Santa Claus is Coming to the Wentzville Assembly Center!!!!

Santa Claus is will be checking his list, have you been Naughty or Nice?? Mr Claus & His Reindeer will be in the plant on Wednesday, December 21st on all shifts. Photos are encouraged.

Holiday Break Schedule to allow the teams to get together to celebrate the holiday season

1st shift Wednesday, December 21st @ 11:16am

2nd shift Wednesday, December 21st @ 7:16pm

3rd shift Thursday, December 22nd @ 3:16am

   Wishing Everyone a Safe & 

                Happy Holiday~   


  

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Local 2250

 December 15 , 2016                            online at www.uawlocal2250.org

There has been some erroneous information on the floor over what the bulletin meant in last weeks SOTU. What the bulletin says is that the Corporation is going to change how accredited service is calculated for the issuing of a 25 year or 50 year service award. No one will lose or gain accredited service towards their retirement.

Service Award Program

The U.S. Service Award Program acknowledges the service of active employees in 5-yearincrements of service. The program also includes an employee gift at the 25 and 50 year milestones.

In order to simplify the program, we are changing the way we calculate service as of January1, 2017. Service Award eligibility for all employees will be based on your Benefit Service Date. Previously, eligibility was calculated using credited service under GM Pension Plan or service time for those employees hired under the 2007 or later contracts. This change does not affect any eligible retirement benefit including pension benefits.

Your Benefit Service Date represents your most recent continuous service time with any adjustments, including approved service at GM divested units. This same date is used for other benefit programs, including vacation eligibility and is commonly referred to as “Service Date”. It may be found in “Manage My Information” on the Socrates “My Services” page.

Please expect to receive any future awards based on your Benefit Service Date. Thank you for your years of loyal and dedicated service to General Motors.

For questions, please contact the GM North America People Services Center at: 1-800-584-2000 or  gmnapeopleservices.us@gm.com

Legal Services, Please be advised that we have reached an agreement and finalized the Legal Service Plan with Ford, FCA and GM. The services will start during the month of January 2017, specific dates and details will be forthcoming.

FYI: We have received many questions regarding whether or not our members will be taxed in 2016 for the Legal Service Plan. This is to advise that there will NOT be a tax for the 2016, please share this helpful information with retirees.

On behalf of the entire Civil & Human Rights Committee we’d like to Thank each and everyone for their support of our “Adopt-A-Family For The Holidays” Raffle. We we’re able to bless (1) Thanksgiving Family in the Ferguson area and (1) Christmas Family in North City with the proceeds. Drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 20th. Prizes are as follows: 50’ Flat screen TV, Kindle Fire and a $50 Grocery Gift Card.

Santa Claus is Coming to the Wentzville Assembly Center!!!!

Santa Claus is will be checking his list, have you been Naughty or Nice?? Mr Claus & His Reindeer will be in the plant on Wednesday, December 21st on all shifts. Photos are encouraged.

Holiday Break Schedule to allow the teams to get together to celebrate the holiday season.

1st shift Wednesday, December 21st @ 11:16am

2nd shift Wednesday, December 21st @ 7:16pm

3rd shift Thursday, December 22nd @ 3:16am


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Local 2250

 December 9 , 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Apprentice and Skilled Trades Update

Recently the UAW-GM Skilled Trades and Apprentice Committee identified 205 members that will be offered an apprenticeship in one of 21 UAW-GM locals. Those that have been selected will soon be receiving an offer package from the Joint Local Apprentice Committees. This is the first group of apprentices that was negotiated during the 2015 National Bargaining. The National Committee has begun discussions on identifying the next group of apprentices that will be indentured in early 2017.

Apprentices are indentured to fulfill future needs for journeypersons in our locals. There are currently 298 openings for journeypersons or journeyperson-in-training across 25 UAW-GM locations to fill immediate skilled trade needs. The locations and trades for these openings have been posted in all the UAW-GM sites. A skilled tradesperson that holds a UAW-GM skilled trade date of entry may apply for these openings in the Employee Placement System.

Those skilled trade journeypersons that do not have a date of entry or are non UAW-GM members may apply on the gm.appone.com web site for posted openings. In accordance with the National Agreement the process for hiring journeypersons without a date of entry is the sole responsibility of General Motors and those that pass the screening process will be tested and interviewed by the Company.

In addition to the 205 new apprentices, 368 skilled trade positions have been filled with UAW-GM members and 193 new skilled trade journeypersons have been hired in the 2016 year.

Service Award Change Talking Points 

  • Currently Service Awards are calculated based on Credited Service (CS) reported by Fidelity
  • 33% of the workforce, 16,300 members are In-Progression with no CS calculation
  • Service Award certificates are given at five year increments with a gift for 25 and 50-year achievement.
  • Effective January 1, 2017 GM will change to Eligibility Service (ES) or Seniority reported from PeopleSoft
  • This will allow the In-Progression members to start receiving awards
  • 49% of the membership will see no change
  • 5,500 members will realize a gain in their calculation
  • 3,100 members will realize a loss in their calculation
  • The average loss using ES vs CS is 2-3 years
  • 2,748 members have more than 25 less than 50 years, 160 less than 25 years
  • Those within 5 years will receive an award (51 are within 50 yr. and 150 are within 25yr.)
  • A letter will be sent by GM informing impacted members of these changes.
  • Going forward, when a member achieves 25 or 50 years of ES, they will be contacted to receive their award.

Q:  I received a letter indicating that I have been impacted by the change.  What does that mean?  How have I been impacted?

A:  Service Award eligibility is based on your Benefits Service Date.  To locate your Benefits Service Date, on the Socrates Home Page, click on “Personal”, and under the “My Information” category, click on “My Personal Information”, “My Information”.

Q:  Could you provide me with my “credited service time” that I would have had if the program did not change?

A:  We will not be able to provide that information since we moved to lapsed time and credited service calculations are no longer being calculated.

Q:  Since I now have received additional time, I would like a certificate.  How do I receive one?  I would be willing to pay for this, if I have to.

A:  Milestone certificates will be provided to employees during their 5 year milestone year.  Certificates are not available for employees that have surpassed their 5 year milestone with the change to lapsed time due to cost and vendor restraints.

Q:  Why did you change the program?

A:  The program was changed to simplify the process.

Q:  I received my 10 year certificate this year but now I have 8 years with the program change.  Does that mean that I will receive another 10 year certificate in a couple years?

A:  No.  Our vendor will review their historical database to ensure that employees are not sent another milestone certificate.

Q: I am eligible to receive a 25/50 year award.  When will I receive the package to make my selection?

A:  Packages should arrive in 6-8 weeks.

Q: Why are the milestone awards being sent directly to the employee’s manager instead of me?  I have been the site contact for the last couple years.

A:  The distribution of milestone awards has been changed to simplify the process.

Q:  The managers of the employees are receiving the milestone awards for their employees directly, how could I get that changed and have them sent to me for distribution?

A:  The distribution of milestone awards has been changed to simplify the process.  In an ongoing effort to streamline our process and reduce costs, we can no longer provide and maintain manual distribution lists.

Q:  I would like to obtain a list of all the employees that will be receiving service awards in my area.  How can I obtain this data?

A:  Direct leaders of salary employees can now see the Benefit Service Date for their employees on Leader Dashboard.

Q:  Distribution of Service Awards

A:  Service Awards for salary employees are shipped to the employee’s direct leader.  Service awards for hourly employees are shipped to the facility contact.  Changes to the facility contact list should be sent awardsandrecognition@gm.com

Q:  Employee instructions on how to elect Gift Award for 25 or 50 years of Service.

A:  When the employee receives their ordering package, they can select a gift.  Ordering instructions as well as the certificate # are included in the package of materials.  Gifts must be selected within 90 days from receipt of the ordering package.  If a gift is not selected within this time period, GM will send a gift to the employee on their behalf.  All gifts are sent by our vendor Engage2Excel to the employee’s home address.


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Local 2250

 December 3 , 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From Chairman Mike Bullock: The distribution of the backpacks has been going smoothly. We have extended pickup dates and times for two additional days. If you haven’t picked up your bag, you can still pick them up from 10:30 pm 12/4 until 9:30 pm 12/6. If you know of someone on sick leave and that person would like you to pick up their backpack, have them send you a picture of their badge and bring that to the cafeteria along with your ID, we will let you sign for and pick up their backpack. The email addresses that some of you provided will be entered on a distribution list for the State of the Union and the Local 2250 Newsletter.

About the backpack. The backpacks were jointly paid for by both the Corporation and the UAW. They are a symbol of the need for all plants to be 100% GMS compliant and a reward for your help in getting us there. There are 47 GM manufacturing plants in North America. Wentzville is ranked #45 in GMS compliant. We have a long way to go. GM is supplying us with the resources to get us there: GMS coaches, TL training (scheduled to start next week), GL training (in progress), TM training (next month), etc. It is up to us to accept it and make it work for us. Ensure your JES is accurate, your footprint should be defined, min/max on your material is maintained, understand Andon use, etc. There are 94 statements in GMS that we are graded on, today we are only 57% compliant. Being #45 of 47 GM plants will not secure Wentzville’s future. In the Truck Group, Silao is #6, Arlington is #24, Ft. Wayne is #32, and Flint is #40.

Holiday Pay for Temps: Here is the contract language that dictates whether or not you will be paid for a holiday:

A temporary employee will receive pay for all holidays that occur while they are employed provided they:

  • Worked at least 90 days prior to the holiday
  • Would otherwise have been scheduled to work on such day if it had not been observed as a holiday. (the definition of #2 is that if a temp has worked at least 3 of the previous 6 weeks on that day, it will be considered one of your “scheduled days” and you will be paid for that holiday as long as you met the criteria from #1 and 3)
  • Must have worked the last scheduled work day prior to and the next scheduled work day after each specified holiday in their work week. For each Christmas holiday period, the employee must have worked the last scheduled work day prior to each holiday period and the next scheduled work day after each holiday period.

From The Veteran’s Committee: The Veterans committee is doing a farewell to some of our Local 2250 family that are deploying with their military units. Let’s show them the gratitude and respect our soldiers deserve. This will be on Sunday Dec.4th. 12pm to 4pm at the Union Hall.  Let’s all wish them Godspeed and to come back to us safely.

Important Information about Your Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountBeginning January 3, 2017, WageWorks will be replacing Acclaris to service Flexible Spending Accounts. Participants will not have access to flexible spending accounts via WageWorks until that date. This communication informs you of important upcoming activities that may affect you during this transition.

Now through December 16, 2016 Your 2016 Dependent Care FSA will continue to be supported by Acclaris. The last day to manage your account and submit your FSA reimbursement requests through Acclaris is December 16, 2016.

Blackout Period: December 17, 2016 through January 2, 2017

During this time, you will be unable to access your 2016 FSA funds while we transfer your account information, including your account balance, from Acclaris to WageWorks. If you incur an eligible, out-of-pocket expense during this time, you may submit your claim directly to WageWorks beginning January 3, 2017. Claims received by Acclaris after December 16, 2016 will be denied and participants will be directed to resubmit the claim(s) to WageWorks.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to your WageWorks FSA account will not be available until January 3, 2017.

Starting January 3, 2017

If you had a balance remaining in your 2016 Flexible Spending Account, your balance will be available to manage and submit reimbursement claims to WageWorks. As a reminder, your Plan has a grace period which allows you to use your 2016 FSA funds for eligible expenses incurred between January 1, 2016 and March 15, 2017. You may submit 2016 run-out claims through April 30, 2017.

If you have a remaining 2016 balance or have elected to have a 2017 FSA, you will receive a Quick Start Guide from WageWorks that will provide detailed information on how to manage your account via the secure WageWorks website or the WageWorks® EZ Receipts® mobile app. If You Have Questions Learn more about the WageWorks® Flexible Spending at www.wageworks.com and the Support & FAQs Center. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact the WageWorks team through your WageWorks account, social media, blog, or by phone. The WageWorks Customer Service team is available at 1-877-924-3967 to assist you between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


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Local 2250

 November 29 , 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

          The Corporation and the UAW are jointly distributing backpacks in appreciation of your commitment to GMS. The UAW is requesting that UAW employees fill out the “UAW Contact Information” cards to receive their backpack. The “contact cards” will be utilized to provide our members with updated information from the International UAW and Local 2250 via text or Facebook posts.

The completed cards should be given to your Team Leader and he/she can pick up your backpack on the scheduled pickup day. Your phone number and email address is not a requirement to receive a backpack. If a UAW member prefers not to fill out the “contact card” they may pick up their backpack in the cafeteria training room before or after the shift with their plant badge.

Distribution Schedule will be as follows:

Trim – Wed 11/30 6:30am thru 6:30am   

Chas – Thur 12/1  6:30am thru 6:30am

Stamp, Body & Paint – Fri. 12/2 6:30am thru 6:30am

Mgt & Temps – Sat 12/3 6:30am thru 11pm

**Trades & Quality – Anytime during the scheduled dates/times must show UAW contract information card and a photo ID.

**Photo ID (Badge) must be shown to receive your bag

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LifeSteps will be in the Café today 11/29 (1st shift until 10:30am) and (2nd shift from 7:30pm until 12am) and again Wednesday 11/30 (11:00am until 5:00pm). Please stop by for you FREE Personal Health Screening.

Education Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 6 @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm all are welcome to attend.Civil & Human Rights Committee will meet on Thursday, December 13 @ The Hall 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm. As always, all are welcome to attend.

Poage Chevrolet in response to the Pink Camaro “Like our Page” campaign, several shirts are available for the following employees: Charles Taylor, Dwayne Bass, Peggy Vanderbos, Austin Wheeler and Kaithlyn Gildehaus. No department or shifts were given, therefore you may contact Denise Black @ #72331 to pick up your shirts @ the Civil Rights Office located @ A-40 next to medical.

Habitat Committee would like to thank the entire Membership for your generous donations throughout the year including: bake sales, ice cream socials personal & monetary donations to make baskets for the “Silent Auction” which helped us raise over $19,000.00 for the Habitat Celebration Of Trees!!


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Local 2250

 November 10 , 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Happy Veteran’s Day to all Our Veterans, Thank You for Your Service!!!

The VFW Annual Buddy Poppy drive will be held on November 10th at all entrances. VFW Post 8828 from Troy, MO will be selling Poppy’s this year.

From its inception, the Buddy Poppy Program has helped the VFW live up to its motto, “to honor the dead by helping the living.” The Buddy Poppy – small red flower symbolic of the bloodshed in World War I by millions of Allied soldiers in defense of freedom – was originally sold to provide relief for the people of war devastated France. Later, its sale directly benefited thousands of disabled and down-and-out American veterans.

In addition the Veteran’s Committee is asking that everyone bring in can goods for the Jefferson Barracks Food Pantry for Veteran’s. A collection basket will be at all doors on November 10th.

Women’s Committee will meet on Thursday, November 10th @ The Hall 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm. As always, all are welcome to attend.

Community Service will meet on Thursday, November 17th @ The Hall, 6:45am, 1:00pm & 2:45pm in addition, Adopt-A-Child names will be handed out on Thursday 11/17 and Friday 11/18 on (1st) first break thru the end lunch break in the Cafe.

Civil & Human Rights Committee our final Diversity Day display will be Nov 16th & 17th in the café. If you’re interested in donating items to be placed on display, please see Denise Black or Kelly Seddens-Poole @ A-40 located next to medical for more details. All items will be returned.

If you’d like to attend the silent auction for the Celebration of Trees for Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County on Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6pm at Ameristar in St. Charles Mo., you may visit their website @ www.bidpal.com/cot2016   where you will be able to purchase tickets and browse the items that will be available for the Silent Auction.

In accordance with the provisions of the UAW-GM National Agreement and in order to better understand employee’s interest in transfer opportunities, improve the Employee Placement Systems performance and enhance process efficiency, the National Parties have agreed to an Employee Placement System “Refresh” (closure) of all open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Employee Placement System Applications effective December 31st, of each calendar year.

Employees currently listed on open plant requisitions will not be removed from those list as a result of this action.  They will remain on those requisition list until the actual requisition is closed.

Employees who currently have an open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire or a Return to Former Community Application who wish to transfer to another plant must enter a new application in the Employee Placement System.

Beginning December 1st, of each calendar year, the Employee Placement System will be available for you to enter your new application.  Plant Requisitions processed on or after December 31st will take into account only the new open applications filed on or after December 1st in the Employee Placement System.

Employees who apply will receive jobs offers in accordance with the provisions of the 2015 National Agreement.  Employees will also continue to be allowed to select multiple plants on the same Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Application.

Please note that any time you receive a job offer to another location, whether you choose to accept or decline a job offer, all of your applications on file will be closed.  As a result you will have to enter new applications identifying all the plants you would like to transfer to in the Employee Placement System if you have interest in future transfer opportunities to other plants.

Please contact the UAW Placement Department at (313) 324-5000 or National Employee Placement Center at (586) 986-6486 if you have any questions.

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Local 2250

 November 03 , 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

Tuesday, November 8th With only 5 days left until Election Day, this year’s election is very critical to US ALL, please make sure you get out and vote and take someone to the polls that may need a ride. Early voting is also encouraged.

Uniform Store: With the demand likely to increase next week, we will open twice a week instead of once for the months of November and December, effective November 9, 2016. We can always look forward to increasing the hours further if the demand warrants and cut back when the demand lessens. Hours as follows: Open every Wednesday, 1:00pm to 4:30pm and every Friday from 5:30am to 9:00am.

Flu Shots, the remaining flu shots are available on a first come first serve basis in the Medical Department before and after each shift, breaks and lunches.

Effective Immediately there will be an increase in the frequency and quantity of inspections of all incoming and outgoing bags. This will include badges, containers and packages carried in and out of the building. If you observe any suspicious activity please immediately report it to security, your group leader, labor relations or call the AWARELINE @ 1-800-244-3460 or www.awareline.com

Civil & Human Rights Committee, our final Diversity Day display will be Nov 16th & 17th in the café. If you’re interested in donating items to be placed on display, please see Denise Black @ A-40 located next to medical for more details. All items will be returned.

Veteran’s Committee:

The VFW Annual Buddy Poppy drive will be held on November 10th at all entrances. VFW Post 8828 from Troy, MO will be selling Poppy’s this year.

From its inception, the Buddy Poppy Program has helped the VFW live up to its motto, “to honor the dead by helping the living.” The Buddy Poppy – small red flower symbolic of the bloodshed in World War I by millions of Allied soldiers in defense of freedom – was originally sold to provide relief for the people of war devastated France. Later, its sale directly benefited thousands of disabled and down-and-out American veterans.

In addition the Veteran’s Committee is asking that everyone bring in can goods for the Jefferson Barracks Food Pantry for Veteran’s. A collection basket will be at all doors on November 10th..

If you’d like to attend the silent auction for the Celebration of Trees for Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County on Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6pm at Ameristar in St. Charles Mo., you may visit their website at www.bidpal.com/cot2016   where you will be able to purchase tickets and browse the items that will be available for the Silent Auction.

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Will be in the plant on November 29th and 30th in the café for FREE health screenings.


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Local 2250

 October 25 , 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From the UAW Leadership:

Thank you to all the members who took the time to vote on October 20th. 60% of the seniority membership voted. 71% of those seniority members who voted, voted “For” the Local Contract.  Thank you from the UAW Leadership!

GM 3rd Quarter Results:

GM announced 3rd quarter results for the Corporation today. GM posted record 3rd quarter Corporate earnings of $2.77 Billion, more than double from a year ago. GM North America posted earnings of $3.5 Billion. GM Europe and GM South America continue to underperform for the Corporation. GM sold 2.4 million vehicles globally in the 3rd quarter, 919,000 in North America, the most vehicles sold in a quarter this year. That is 16.5% of the total North American auto market.

What does it mean for us? The Year to Date GM North America profit is $9.4 billion, or $9250. for each qualified employee. Since 2011, UAW-GM employees have earned over $30,000 in profit sharing. Below is a paystub that a member shared from 1995. Note how much his profit sharing was from 1994.

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Trunk-A-Treat Thank you all that attended and passed out all the Sweet Treats you provided the kiddies on Sunday. You put smiles on faces and supported the local dentist in the area!

Women’s Committee would like to Thank all of those who supported or participated in Saturdays American Red Cross “Making Strides” breast cancer walk.

Civil & Human Rights Committee will meet TODAY @ The HALL at 6:45am 1:00pm and 2:45pm. As always all are welcome to attend.

Community Service  “Blood Drive” will be held in the café training room tomorrow night, Wednesday October 26 for 3rd shift only from 10:30pm to 2:30am. Donations support the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Education Committee will meet on Thursday, October 27 @ The HALL at 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm. All are welcome

Habitat for Humanity “Habitat Celebration of Trees” will hold their silent auction on November 19th, 2016. If you’d like to make a monetary donation or build a basket to be auctioned off, please see Pat Wyse, Marsha Steele or Becky Schieffer before November 1. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

FLU SHOTS, everyone who signed up will receive a Flu Shot, distribution days will be announced.

Vote  Only 14 days til election day Tuesday, November 8th. This year’s election is very critical please make sure you get out and vote and take someone to the polls that may need a ride. Early voting is also encouraged.


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Local 2250

 October 11 , 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

This edition is dedicated to Absentee Voting in the State of Missouri

 ABSENTEE VOTING

Registered Missourians who expect to be prevented from going to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election.

Absentee voters must provide one of the following reasons for voting absentee:

  1. Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote;
  2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability;
  3. Religious belief or practice;
  4. Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter’s polling place;
  5. Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained.
  6. Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.

Voters can request absentee ballots from their local election authority in person or by fax. Faxed absentee ballot requests should be submitted to the appropriate local election authority. Relatives within the second degree (spouse, parents and children) may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee. DO NOT SEND ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE. ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT TO THE APPROPRIATE LOCAL ELECTION AUTHORITY BY THE DEADLINE IN ORDER TO BE VALID. Contact information for local election authorities and an absentee ballot application form may be found at the links below.

Mail in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to any election. Voters can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5:00 p.m. the night before the election.

Voters requesting an absentee ballot by mail who have registered by mail and have not voted in person are required to submit a copy of their personal identification unless they provided a copy with their registration application. Examples of acceptable identification are:

  1. Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
  2. Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
  3. Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri;
  4. A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter;
  5. Driver’s license or state identification card issued by another state; or
  6. Other identification approved by the secretary of state under rules promulgated pursuant to subsection 3 of this section other identification approved by federal law.

This identification requirement, as well as the notary requirement for absentee ballots, does not apply to overseas voters, those on active military duty or members of their immediate family living with them or voters who are permanently disabled and their caregivers.

Below are locations in numerous counties in Missouri surrounding Wentzville Assembly Center. You must vote in your registered county:

St. Louis City Board of Elections
300 N. Tucker
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 622-4336
FAX (314) 622-3587
M,Th, F- 8-5 Tu, W- 8-6

St. Louis County Board of Elections
3232 Laclede Station Road
Maplewood, MO 63143
M-F- 8-4:30 Sat 9-1

Franklin County County Clerk’s Office
400 E. Locust, Ste. 201
Union, MO 63084
(636) 583-6355
FAX (636) 583-7324
M-F- 8-4:30

Jefferson County County Clerk’s Office
729 Maple St., Rm G17
Hillsboro, MO 63050
(636) 797-5486
FAX (636) 797-5360
M-F- 8-5

Lincoln County County Clerk’s Office
201 Main St.
Troy, MO 63379
(636) 528-6300, X 1
FAX (636) 528-5528
M-F- 8-4:30 Wed til 6, 11/5- 8-12

St. Charles County Election Authority
397 Turner Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
(636) 949-7550
FAX (636) 949-7552
M-F- 8-5 11/5 8:30-12:30

Warren County County Clerk’s Office
101 Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 302
Warrenton, MO 63383
(636) 456-3331
FAX (636) 456-1801
M-F- 8-4:30


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Local 2250

 October 7, 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada: 

At the conclusion of the 2015 UAW-GM National Negotiations $8.3 Billion of investment was announced for our UAW-GM facilities.

Since that time the UAW-GM Department, under the direction of Vice President Cindy Estrada, has secured an additional $1.524 Billion of investment for our plants.

With these investments come job security for members and the next generation of UAW members.

So far in 2016 we have had a population growth of nearly 4,000 UAW members within General Motors.

The fight continues, with the efforts of the National, Regional and Local Unions we constantly negotiate with GM over new work for our membership. 

The following is the report the Joint I.E. team submitted:

A throughput problem was isolated in the Van Body Shop affecting consistent shipping.  The business partners were given an assignment to identify areas of concern and provide resolutions to the Plant Leadership.  The group worked together in developing a plan to collect data and perform trials to identify areas of opportunity for improvement.  The analysis of the data showed areas where changes could be made to support the teams in the shop.  The project group then developed a summary of the findings and presented to leadership for approval.  The suggested options were adopted and will be implemented across all shifts during week of 10/10/16 to improve throughput and support of the teams in the Van Shop.

The results from the Van Body throughput analysis will be the addition of 2 operators and 1 team leader per shift added to Van Body.

The Community Services Community and GM are having their semi-annual Blood Drive in October. 1st and 2nd shift can sign up in the Cafeteria on October 6th and 10th. The Mississippi Valley Blood Bank will be in the plant for 1st and 2nd shift Blood Donations on October 13th.

3rd shift signups will be October 18th and 19th in the Cafeteria, with Donations on October 26-27.

The Community Services Community is having an Adopt A Child Fundraiser. The Committee is raffling off a 50” TV (donated from the picnic by a member), a pair of Hockey tickets and a $50 Best Buy gift card. Tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 22 for $20. See Wanda Richard on 1st, Tina Hays on 2nd or Mike Fleschert on 1st. Drawing to be held October 20.

Management made the following announcement today:

URGENT SCHEDULE CHANGE NOTICE

10/7/16

We are going to immediately start canvassing for two voluntary shifts (3rd starting at10:30pm on calendar day November 7 and 1st shift starting at 6:30am on calendar day November 8) for the holiday of Tuesday, November 8, 2016. This is a unique opportunity to work a weekday holiday and have a three day weekend from scheduled production (November 11-13).

We are hopeful that we can work together to regain some of the units we have lost this year and provide a three day weekend for our hard working team.

We will announce the outcome of this canvas as soon as possible.

The shop committee requests that if any members have questions about the tentative local contract, please submit them in the Suggestions Box at any of the three front entrances.

Union meeting October 19th at 6:45am, 2:45pm and 10:45 pm.

Local Contract balloting October 20th 5:00am to 12 midnight.


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Local 2250

 October 5, 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

From UAW Local 2250 Shop Committee:

We have not received any questions about the tentative Local Agreement in the boxes at the entrances. One question the committee has been getting repeatedly is about the MOU on learning a secondary job.

Here is the exact language that was agreed to: 

Under the current conditions the parties agree that all team members will be trained, certified, expected to perform, and maintain proficiency on a minimum of two jobs within the team. The teams will define the process by which the above items are to be implemented. Either party may escalate concerns related to this understanding through the Document 40 Issue Resolution Process.

This agreement is without precedent or prejudice to either party. “ 

That is the entire MOU.

So the questions we hear from the floor are “what does it mean?”

To understand why this has been negotiated into our Local Agreement a history lesson is needed. In the 2015 National Contract, Document 40 (page 433) Global Manufacturing Systems was negotiated. “GMS is the single, common global manufacturing system that engages and aligns all employees.” “It is agreed that the Parties will jointly implement and execute the entire system”. “Every GM plant will execute the entire GMS system.” In the 2009 Local Contract negotiations, the Bargaining Committee negotiated that “rotation would be voluntary.” During the negotiations for the 2011 Local Contract, Management had demands on the table that would remove that language. The 2011 Bargaining Committee was steadfast in our position that “rotation would continue to be voluntary.” The rotation language that was originally negotiated in 2009 will still remain in our 2015 Local Contract. LD 106 states in part “The Parties encourage and will support those teams that decide to rotate jobs voluntarily. Rotation of jobs on a voluntary basis should be discussed in the team meeting. Rotation of jobs may include 2 or more operations in the team.

Duration and schedule to be mutually agreed to by the operators.” This language will remain in the new 2015 Local Agreement. 

Why “minimum of two jobs”? The original voluntary rotation language from 2009 said that voluntary rotation would include 2 or more jobs. Management wanted operators to learn all the jobs in their team. The Shop Committee resisted this language. To comply with GMS the language had to be phrased “minimum of 2”. Remember LD 106 says “the parties encourage voluntary rotation.” If there was not a requirement to learn a “minimum of 2 jobs”, there would be nothing for the “parties to encourage”. We encourage you to learn them all, but at a minimum, at least 2.

Train, certify, perform and maintain proficiency.” This won’t happen overnight. There are 5 statements to GMS and 94 principles in those statements. Every Group Leader and Team Leader will have GMS training first. Every Team member will need to be trained in “Job Instruction Training”. JIT is a “Hands on Standardized training process that teaches the content of the job instructions”. Team members will then train other team members in their team on their operation per the Job Instruction Training method.

The teams will define the process by which the above items are to be implemented.” The team will decide how to choose the secondary job to be learned. They will decide when training is done. They will decide how to “maintain proficiency.” The timing of implementing this is the team’s choice.

“Either party may escalate concerns related to this understanding through the Document 40 Issue Resolution Process.” This process is outlined in Document 40 of the National Agreement. Concerns originate at the UAW-GM Local Leadership Council. The Council consists of: The Local Union President, Shop Committee Members, Plant Manger’s staff, Personnel Director, the UAW International Regional Representative and other members may be designated as appropriate.

The Bargaining Committee has set the date for the vote on the 2015 Local Contract. We will vote on October 20, 2016 at the Union Hall between 5 am and 12 midnight. We chose October 20th because the Union meeting is October 19th. If anyone has further questions, come to the October union meeting. Union meeting times are 15 minutes after the shift ends, 6:45 am, 2:45 pm, 10:45pm.

We encourage you to submit questions at the Suggestion boxes located at the three front entrances.

The entire Bargaining Committee supports the 2015 Local Contract and ask that you vote “For” approval.


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Local 2250

 September 28, 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

We have received the official list from the corporation for the 100 conversions.

On October 3rd we will convert all temps with a temp hire date of 5/11/2015. On October 10th we will convert all temps with a temp hire date of 5/16/2015. Because some temps that were in the top 100 have either indicated they do not want to be converted at this time or have quit to become a GM salaried employee, we will be able to convert some temps with a temp hire date of  5/18/2015. Those temps with a 5/18/2015 temp hire date and whose GMIN number is less than 379000000 will be converted on October 17th.

All conversion meetings will be held in the cafeteria training room. 1st shift temps will be converted at 2:30pm, 2nd shift temps will be converted at 1:30pm and 3rd shift temps will be converted at 6:30 am. 5/11/2015 temps should report to the cafeteria training room on 10/3 for conversion. 5/16/2015 temps should report to the cafeteria training room on 10/10. 5/18/2015 temps should report to the cafeteria training room on 10/17.

Congratulations to all!!

*There were no questions about the Local Contract in the Suggestions box.

Education Committee: will meet on Thursday, September 29th at The Hall @ 6:45am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm. All are welcome to attend.

**VOTER REGISTRATION**

This upcoming election is a very important and crucial to US ALL. If you know of someone who has moved, recently married/name change or has not voted in the past few major elections or have NEVER registered, they must register by October 8th to be eligible to vote in the November 8th Presidential election. We must talk to our Family, Friends, church members, neighbors etc. ******************************************ROCK THE VOTE!!!!! 

Congratulations to 2nd Shift Chassis TL Carl Williams for being voted FSC Fathers’ Support Centers 2016 “Father of The Year”. Mr Williams is a single father who gained custody of his 2 children ages 5 and 7 while also caring for his mother. Unfortunately, he lost his job as an ABA Paraprofessional with the Special School District of St. Louis County after college credits were required – something he didn’t have. Williams came to the FSC organization thinking it would be a segue to better employment but gained far more than he expected!  After completing a 6 week “boot camp” in the FSC Family Formation Program which is designed to remold men and improve their relationships with their children and their families, Mr Williams was awarded “Father of The Year”  beating out 2 other candidates, Mr Williams was formally recognized at “A Toast to Fathers” at Windows on Washington and given the honor of throwing out the first pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals with his family looking on!! For more on his story

Carl Williams voted Father of the Year

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Congratulations Carl!!


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Local 2250

 September 26, 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

We learned at the Sub Council meeting in Detroit, MI last week that Wentzville will be converting 100 temps to permanent on Oct. 3 and 10. All 100 will be temp conversions, there will not be any offers to Nat Hire for this requisition. The official list of conversions has not been received from Corporate yet, but the list of temps provided locally indicates that the top 100 temps on roll will encompass all of 5/11/2015 and some of 5/16/2015. Depending on how many accept the offer of conversion, it may or may not include the entire group from 5/16/2015. In the past there has been some temps who have declined conversion. Those temps who decline conversion remain on the list and will be offered the next time a conversion is offered.  As soon as the official list is provided by Corporate, another announcement will be made.

The shop committee has been going around the plant, meeting with members, to understand the reasons for the contract’s failure. We will compile the list of reasons and questions and try to address the issues here. If a member would rather submit a question in writing, we will accept those also. Just drop them off in the “suggestion” boxes at the entrances and we will answer those too.

Why the re-vote? The tentative contract will not take effect until the membership approves. All demands by either party had to be submitted by July 14, 2015. No additional demands can be submitted for this contract.  Every demand that was agreed to by the parties or withdrawn by the parties was discussed at numerous meetings before being resolved. If we thought we could have got more from a demand, we would have got it before signing off. Again the entire Bargaining Committee unanimously approved of the tentative Local Agreement as presented.

Will the break schedule ever change? As long as the Colorado and Canyon are the hottest selling product in the Corporation, the break schedule is not going to change. The Shop Committee wants Wentzville Assembly Center to be the sole manufacturer of the Colorado/Canyon, we do not want the Corporation looking for another plant to build our product. The bigger concern is, when the break schedule does change, that means our product is not selling and the break schedule won’t be the only thing that changes. BTW, Wentzville is not the only plant working 8 straight hours, lunch on the end.

We should get more VR days because we work 6 days a week. No one has to work more than Plan A of the OT provisions of the National Contract. Plan A says that you have to work 2 out of 3 Saturdays. Here at Wentzville, we have 600 temps on roll to get our members excused 1 out of 3 Saturdays. If you requested a Saturday off on the HCC system after having worked the 2 previous Saturdays, and were denied, contact your committeeman. Your vacation entitlement, including VR time, is negotiated through the National Contract. It is not a Local Contract issue. Wentzville is not the only plant working the Flex Saturday schedule.

Why are Breaks changed every day. Management’s ability to change breaks is included in Par. 88 of the National Agreement. Par. 88 says that management can change the established shift hours or lunch with discussion with the Shop Committee as far in advance as possible of such change. In those discussions, management will inform the Union of where the breakdown is, how long the breakdown is anticipated to be and why it is necessary to change break. There are times that after this discussion, the break is not changed. All break changes are logged when they happen and reviewed weekly at the Shop Committee meeting. The Shop Committee has had discussion at the last several meetings concerning the excessive amount of changes (per Par. 88) The Shop Committee has been successful in adding language to our tentative Local Contract that management cannot change a break without 12 minutes notice and no sooner than 18 minutes before the scheduled time. Last week, 1st shift did not have any of their breaks changed, 2nd shift had 6 breaks changed and 3rd shift had 3 changed.

The International Union is coming down to settle our contract. The Shop Committee has not requested assistance from the International Union to settle our Local Contract.

I understand GMS is coming to Wentzville no matter what. GMS was negotiated into the 2015 National Contract. All GM plants will be 100% compliant with GMS. The language we submitted in our tentative agreement will get Wentzville 100% compliant. “Employees will be expected to train, certify, perform and maintain proficiency on a minimum of 2 jobs.” Some members have concerns with the term “minimum of 2”. During negotiations, management wanted our members to learn all the jobs in your team, we settled on “minimum of 2”. Our opinion, management won’t be able to provide the manpower to learn your secondary job. Wentzville has a long way to go to even begin “job training”, WPO, BPD boards, standardized work, etc. Keep in mind, UD 106 in our current contract still says “rotation is voluntary”.  Additionally, our Local Contract retained all Team to Team bids. What that means is that we still bid job addresses in the departments, not Teams. Most plants on full rotation bid their department bids into a Team and then you get the open job in that Team. We will continue to bid job addresses.

If a temp is on an open job in GA, will there still be 5 bids every quarter? Yes. Management resisted this demand for months. They never wanted to bid openings in Trim or Chassis. The committee heard from members wanting to get back to GA and was able to resolve this demand.

This is all the room we had for questions today, we have more to discuss in the next State of the Union and welcome anyone to submit questions at the Suggestion box.

In solidarity,

The Bargaining Committee


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Local 2250

  September 1, 2016                               online at www.uawlocal2250.org

WE HAVE A TENTATIVE LOCAL AGREEMENT!

THE SHOP COMMITTEE HAS WORKED TIRELESSLY TO SECURE A LOCAL AGREEMENT THAT HAS NUMEROUS IMPROVEMENTS.  DETAILS WILL BE RELEASED ON 9/6.  ALL SIGNED AGREEMENTS WILL BE AT THE UNION HALL 9/6/2016 AT 10:00 A.M.

RATIFICATION MEETINGS WILL BE HELD 9/16/2016 AT 7 A.M., 12 NOON, AND 3 P.M.  VOTING WILL OCCUR ON 9/16/2016.