Info Bulletin : 1-10-2018


RETURN OF H-LINE NIGHT SHIFT: H-Line Night Shift will start back up on Monday, February 19, 2018. Those who have been out for an extended amount of time will be called to come in for training purposes. Shift Preference requests are also being reviewed to accommodate those needs, as well.

MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY is Monday, January 15th: Unit 1 OHAP – You must work the day after the holiday or have an excused absence for that day to receive holiday pay. Unit 3 Leadec – To be eligible for holiday pay, an employee must work their regularly scheduled shift immediately prior to and their regularly scheduled shift following the holiday. Unit 4 Source Providers – To be eligible for holiday pay, an employee must work their nearest scheduled work day both preceding and following the holiday. Unit 5 – Detroit Chassis - To be eligible for holiday pay, the employee must work on the nearest scheduled workday, both preceding and following the holiday.

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 # 1700756. Your last day worked will be 01/19/2018 (for unemployment purposes) and your return to work date will be 01/29/2018. You will call to file or file online a total of TWO (2) times. YOU WILL NOT REOPEN YOUR CLAIM ON 01/14/2018 BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING PAID SHORT WORK WEEK FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY WEEK. On Sunday, 01/21/2018, you will reopen or file an additional claim. On Sunday, 01/28/2018, you will claim week ending 01/27/2018.

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.

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.

                       Bill Samples, President                              Herb Bennett, Chairperson Unit 1

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