Info Bulletin : 8-28-2018

08/28/2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE UAW LOCAL 2000 NEWSPAPER COMMITTEE/MEDIA DEPARTMENT. They brought BIG WINS home for our local from the Midwest Labor Press Association Conference, which was held this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thanks to their great efforts, our local took 1st place in Best Commentary, Best Front Page and Best Web Page, 2nd place in Best Individual Photo and 3rd place in Best Photo Collage. Our Media Department does an outstanding job of making UAW Local 2000 shine in the national spotlight and we cannot express our gratitude enough for the pride they take in the work they do.

UNIT 1 OHAP UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: You must file for unemployment online at http://unemployment.ohio.gov or if you do not have internet access, call your processing center number (listed in previous correspondence). ODJFS business hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, except holidays.

B CREW (NIGHT SHIFT): **DO NOT REOPEN OR FILE AN ADDITIONAL CLAIM FOR WEEK ENDING 09/01/2018 BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING PAID SHORT WORK WEEK BY THE COMPANY FOR THAT WEEK DUE TO THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY.** You won’t reopen or file an additional claim until 09/09/2018. You will be laid off for TWO (2) WEEKS using Mass Layoff # 1800396. Your last day worked will be 09/07/2018 (for unemployment purposes) and your return to work date will be 9/24/2018. You will call to file or file online a total of THREE (3) times: On Sunday, 09/09/2018, you will reopen or file an additional claim for week ending 09/08/2018. On Sunday, 09/16/2018, you will file a claim for week ending 09/15/2018. On Sunday, 09/23/2018, you will file a claim for week ending 09/22/2018.

A CREW (DAY SHIFT): You will be laid off for THREE (3) WEEKS using Mass Layoff # 1800397. Your last day worked will be 09/21/2018 and your return to work date will be 10/15/2018. You will call to file or file online a total of FOUR (4) times: On Sunday, 09/23/2018, you will reopen or file an additional claim. On Sunday, 09/30/2018, you will file a claim for week ending 09/29/2018. On Sunday, 10/07/2018, you will file a claim for week ending 10/06/2018. On Sunday, 10/14/2018, you will file a claim for week ending 10/13/2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not wait until the Saturday following your layoff week to make application for benefits because there is a chance that you may encounter a technical problem that could force you to file your application late. 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 are seldom won and we want to be sure members receive their unemployment benefits.

UAW REGION 2-B SCHOLARSHIP: Information about and applications for the Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Program are available at the union hall, in ESSP Rep Tanya de Almeida’s office at the Ohio Assembly Plant or they can be downloaded and printed online at https://region2b.uaw.org/call-letters-1/richard-t-gosser-scholarship-applications. TO BE ELIGIBLE: An applicant must be a son, daughter or ward of a member in good standing of a local affiliated with the Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Program, and who is not employed full time by the International Union. The applicant must be a senior of a high school class graduating between January and July, 2019. After filling out the application form completely, have it certified (signed) by the UAW Local 2000 President, Vice President, Financial Secretary, Recording Secretary or Unit Chairperson, and mail or bring it to: Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Program, 1691 Woodlands Drive, Maumee, Ohio 43573. Please call 419.893.4677 with further questions.

LORAIN COUNTY ORGANIZED ANNUAL LABOR DAY FAMILY CELEBRATION AND CAR SHOW TO BE HELD SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND. Please plan on attending at Black River Landing in Lorain from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. There will be live music, kids’ rides, 50¢ hot dogs, soda, bottled water, chips and more. There will also be many free giveaways and thousands of dollars in free door prizes. A free drawing ticket will be given to each adult at the event. The drawing will be held at 5:15 PM and you must be present at the time of the drawing to win door prizes. The Labor Day Celebration Committee is asking attendees of this year’s celebration to bring a non-perishable food item to the event to help feed the hungry in Lorain County. The drop off points for food items will be at the ticket sales tents.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The next General Membership Meeting is Sunday, September 9, 2018 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 / Melanie Myer, Chairperson Unit 2

Ida Hess, Chairperson Unit 3 / Brian Plumley, Chairperson Unit 4 / Kevin Patton, Chairperson Unit 5