Info Bulletin : 5-10-2018


CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION ELECTION RESULTS: The Constitutional Convention Delegates are Herb Bennett, Bill Samples, Michael Donovan and Michael “Stumpy” Stempowski and the Alternate Delegate is Jason Wells. Congratulations to all who were elected. On behalf of all the candidates, thank you to all who took the time out to vote in this election.

UAW-FORD ROUGE POWERHOUSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – 55 $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded. 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 scholarship web site: The application deadline is May 15th.

UAW FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Applications are available at the union hall for the 2018 Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Scholarship being held at the UAW Education Center at Black Lake in Onaway, Michigan for the week of July 22-27, 2018 (deadline June 22nd). A $50.00 refundable registration fee must be submitted with the application. Checks must be made payable to UAW Family Education Center. Members must use vacation time, personal time or take a union leave of absence to attend. Lost time will not be paid by the union.

OHAP $1,500.00 INFLATION BONUS LUMP SUM PAYMENT: Eligible employees will receive the $1,500.00 Inflation Bonus Lump Sum Payment on Friday, June 8th. Full time hourly employees on active employment rolls are eligible if they acquired seniority as of May 15, 2018. Eligible seniority employees on active roll, personal or medical leave of absence, FMLA Leave, temporary layoff or short-term military duty on May 15, 2018 will receive the Inflation Bonus. Per the National Contract: Short Term Supplemental (STS) and Temporary Part Time (TPT) members are not eligible for the Inflation Bonus Lump Sum Payment. TESPHE and FIA elections ARE available for this payment.

SUMMER VACATION SHUTDOWN: The dates for the summer vacation shutdown will be the weeks of July 2, 2018 and July 9, 2018.

CORRECT ADDRESSES & PHONE NUMBERS NEEDED: Too often, our members are unnecessarily terminated when the plant and/or the union cannot get pertinent, time sensitive information to them because we do not have current contact information. If your address and/or phone number has changed, please call the union hall at 440.934.3151 Ext. 0 and go to the human resources office to update your information as soon as possible.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Due to membership action at the April meeting, the next General Membership Meeting is Sunday, May 20th at 2:30 PM at UAW Local 2000, 3151 Abbe Road, Sheffield Village. The meeting was moved forward a week due to Mother’s Day falling on the regularly scheduled meeting day. Please attend and be informed.

Bill Samples, President / Herb Bennett, Chairperson Unit 1 / Melanie Myer, Chairperson Unit 2

Ida Hess, Chairperson Unit 3 / Brian Plumley, Chairperson Unit 4 / Tony Rollison, Acting Chairperson Unit 5