Info Bulletin : 4-13-2017


REMINDER: If you are planning on running for a UAW Local 2000 Union office, the nomination period ends for nomination drop offs at the union hall THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 14TH at 5:00 PM. Nominations received by mail must be postmarked no later than Sunday, April 16th at 11:59 PM.

GENERAL ELECTION: The General Election will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 12:00 PM (noon) until Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM (noon) (24 hours). Units 1 (OHAP), 2 (Nurses) and 3 (Leadec) will vote in trailers outside the plant near the main employee entrance off of Abbe Road.

A Run-Off Election will be held (if necessary) at the same locations as the General Election on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 12:00 PM (noon) until Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM (noon) (24 hours). Further details will be communicated in upcoming bulletins and postings.

***Units 4 (Source Providers) and 5 (Detroit Chassis Avon) and Retirees will vote at UAW Local 2000 Union Hall.

NEXT PAID HOLIDAYS for Unit 1 OHAP are Good Friday, April 14th and the Monday following Easter, April 17th. Unit 1 OHAP members must work Thursday, April 13th and Tuesday, April 18th or have an excused absence for those days to be paid for the holiday. The next paid holiday for Unit 3 Leadec (formerly Voith) members is Good Friday, April 14th. Leadec Unit 3 members must work their regularly scheduled shift prior to and their regularly scheduled shift following the holiday unless the absence is due to an approved contractual absence as provided in the agreement. Unit 4 Source Providers will be off Good Friday April 14th (without pay) and the Monday after Easter with pay but must work Tuesday, April 18th to be eligible for holiday pay. Unit 5 Detroit Chassis members will not be working Good Friday or the Monday following Easter. Those members who still have floating holidays available will be able to request 10 hours pay for Monday.

VACATION SHUTDOWN PERIOD: The official two-week vacation shutdown period has been scheduled for the weeks of July 3rd and July 10th.

2017 March of Dimes UAW/Ford F-150 Supercrew 4x4 raffle tickets are being sold 1 for $10 or 3 for $20. The drawing will be held at the March of Dimes Golf Outing on August 22nd. See ERC Amy Jaynes Brown for tickets at the plant or call 440.933.1516.

WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY: On Friday, April 28th, President Bill Samples and UAW-CAP President Jim Slone will be speaking at Workers Memorial Day services being held at the two local memorial sites dedicated in 1992. Services will be held at the old courthouse in Elyria at 12:00 PM (noon) and at Lorain City Hall at 5:00 PM in remembrance of those workers who have suffered illness, injury or who have died on the job and to renew the fight for workplace safety. We ask active and retired members to attend either one or both of the events if they are able.

UAW-FORD ROUGE POWERHOUSE MEMORIAL $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP: Applications are being accepted for dependent children of full time active UAW-represented Ford employees. Applications and complete details are available at the union hall or at The application deadline is May 1st.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Due to our regularly scheduled May General Membership Meeting falling on Mother’s Day, the next General Membership Meeting is Sunday, May 21th at 2:30 PM at UAW Local 2000, 3151 Abbe Road, Sheffield Village.