Info Bulletin : 12/12/2017


FEED THE NEEDY: Over $13,000.00 was raised by UAW Local 2000 members, OHAP salaried employees and others for Feed the Needy this year. The annual food distribution fed 462 families Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks to all who participated and donated.

UNIT 1 OHAP UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND CALL THE UNION HALL OR HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. You must file for unemployment online at or call your processing center. If your week ending date is not available online or via phone, call your processing center and ask a LIVE PERSON to file it for you. ODJFS business hours are 8:00 - 5:00 Monday through Friday, except holidays.

A CREW (DAY SHIFT): You will be laid off for ONE (1) WEEK using Mass Layoff # 1700647. Your last day will be 12/15/2017 and your return to work date will be 12/25/2017 (for unemployment purposes). You will call to file or file online a total of TWO (2) times: On Sunday, 12/17/2017, you will reopen or file an additional claim. On Sunday, 12/24/2017, you will claim week ending 12/23/2017. **DO NOT CLAIM WEEK ENDING 12/30/17 BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING PAID BY THE COMPANY FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEK.** Your return to work date is 01/02/2018. You must return to work on that day to receive your holiday pay or have an excused absence.

If you do not make application and file your claim correctly and within the ODJFS’s defined time period, they will not pay your benefit for the layoff week(s). Appeals for failing to file timely are seldom won and we want to be sure everyone is paid their due benefit. Full details and instructions from the ODJFS are available in human resources and at the union hall. The ODJFS instructions will also be posted on our website at

WAITING WEEK INFORMATION: Unit 1 OHAP members who were on layoff status and serving their waiting week will be denied unemployment. You must go to the ODJFS web site and print your unemployment benefit payment documents showing ZERO amount paid as well as the document under the “Claim Details” section, “View Claim Summary/Payment History” that shows “WW Served” as the most current status and take them to Human Resources to sign up for your SUB pay. If you aren’t able to print your paystub showing ZERO AMOUNT PAID, print ANYTHING from the ODJFS with your Social Security number on it and use that instead. Signing up for SUB this time will start your auto SUB for one year in the event of future layoffs.

Members on TLO who have exhausted their unemployment benefits must do the following: 1) Once logged into the ODJFS web page, print the MAIN PAGE, which states that “No weekly claims can currently be filed. You have exhausted your total benefits payable.” 2) Go to the VIEW CLAIM SUMMARY/PAYMENT SUMMARY PAGE and print that out. 3) Go to VIEW DETERMINATION NOTICES and print out your last paystub. 4) Take all THREE (3) pages to Labor Relations and you will be able to sign up for SUB pay. The company has agreed to allow you to sign SUB cards for the remainder of the month, so you won’t have to take the paperwork in every week. In other words, you will only be required to bring this information once a month instead of weekly. If you have any questions/concerns, please call President Bill Samples at 440.934.3151, extension 1.

UAW CAVS NIGHT - CAVS VS PISTONS SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH: There are lower-level tickets available that will be sold on a first come / first serve basis. The tickets are in section 100, rows 9-14 and section 117, rows 8-15 at the cost of $112.00 per ticket. Tickets will be sold in the plant on Wednesday, December 20th from 10:00 – 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. If any tickets are still remaining, they will be sold at the union hall on Friday, December 22nd from 8:00 – 11:00 AM. Children 15 and under will be included in a drawing to go down on the court with the Cavs during the National Anthem. Please see Brooke Jesse or President Bill Samples to purchase tickets if you are unable to get them at the plant.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The next General Membership Meeting is Sunday, January 14th at 2:30 PM at UAW Local 2000, 3151 Abbe Road, Sheffield Village. Please attend and be informed.

The Executive Board, Chairpersons, Committee Structure, Appointees and Office Staff
wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.

                              Bill Samples, President                          Herb Bennett, Chairperson Unit 1

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