Info Bulletin : 11-21-2018


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

B CREW (NIGHT SHIFT): You will be laid off for three (3) weeks using Mass Layoff # 1800503. Your last day worked will be 11/23/2018 and your return to work date will be 12/17/2018. You will call to file or file online a total of FOUR (4) times: On Sunday, 11/25/2018, you will reopen your claim. On Sunday, 12/02/2018, you will file a claim for week ending 12/01/2018. On Sunday, 12/09/2018, you will file a claim for week ending 12/08/2018. On Sunday, 12/16/2018, you will file a claim for week ending 12/15/2018.

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 NATIONAL FORD CONTRACT RESOLUTIONS: Members interested in submitting national contract resolutions may do so by getting a resolution form from, from the union hall or from your Bargaining or District Committeeperson. Please drop your completed resolutions off at the union hall or return them to your Committeeperson.

UPCOMING HOLIDAY - THANKSGIVING: UNIT 1 OHAP have Thanksgiving Day November 22nd and the day after Thanksgiving November 23rd off but must work Wednesday, November 21st or have an approved absence to be paid for the holiday. UNIT 3 LEADEC also has Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving off but must work both the day before and the day after the holiday to be paid for it. UNIT 4 SOURCE PROVIDERS has Thanksgiving Day off and must work on the nearest scheduled work day both proceeding and following the holiday to be paid for it. UNIT 5 DETROIT CHASSIS has Thanksgiving Day off and must work on the nearest scheduled workday, both preceding and following the holiday, to be eligible for holiday pay.

LUNCH WITH SANTA: The Women’s Committee is sponsoring Lunch with Santa on Sunday, December 16th from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at UAW Local 2192 (the old Local 425 union hall), 5300 Baumhart Road in Lorain. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at OHAP now through December 7th by Women’s Committee members.

OLD SCHOOL SKATE PARTY: The Motorcycle Committee is sponsoring an Old School Skate Party on Friday, December 28th from 9:00 PM to midnight at Skate World, 4952 W. Erie Avenue in Lorain. Tickets are $5 for children 12 years old and younger and $10 for everyone else. Tickets include admission and skate rental. Please contact Will Pettyjohn at (440) 222-8861 for tickets.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The next General Membership Meeting is Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:30 PM at UAW Local 2000, 3151 Abbe Road in Sheffield Village. Please attend and be informed.

Wishing you and yours a happy, safe Thanksgiving holiday!

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

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