Info Bulletin : 4-26-2019


WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY COMMUNITY OBSERVANCES: On Friday, April 26th, President Bill Samples and UAW-CAP President Jim Slone will be speaking at Workers Memorial Day services being held at the two local memorial sites. Services will be held at the old courthouse in Elyria at 11:30 AM and at Lorain City Hall at 4:30 PM in remembrance of those workers who have suffered illness, injury or who have died on the job and to renew the fight for workplace safety. We ask active and retired members to attend either one or both of the events if they are able.

OBSERVANCE AT OHIO ASSEMBLY PLANT: Workers Memorial Day will be observed by two one-minute moments of silence, one at 7:00 AM and one at 7:00 PM. Security will make an announcement over the PA system. Please join with your co-workers in observing the moment of silence to honor our brothers and sisters who have lost their lives due to occupational-related incidents. A Workers Memorial Video is currently being aired on the FCN monitors. Posters advertising the Workers Memorial Day have been posted around the plant. HR/Security will get on each radio channel one hour before the moments of silence as a reminder, and flags will be flown at half-mast.

UNIT 1 (OHAP): UAW-FORD ROUGE POWERHOUSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: 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.

NEXT PAID HOLIDAY – MEMORIAL DAY: MONDAY, MAY 27TH: Unit 1 OHAP: You must work Tuesday (the day after the holiday) or have a proper excuse to be paid holiday pay. Unit 3 Leadec: Members 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 regularly scheduled work day both preceding and following the holiday. Unit 5 Detroit Chassis: Employees must work on the nearest scheduled workday, both preceding and following the holiday.

UNIT 1 (OHAP): UAW-Ford $1,500.00 Community Engagement Scholarship for Dependent Children assists UAW employees with college tuition costs for their dependent children and promotes community involvement by requiring the dependent to perform 8 hours of volunteer service at a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Applications can be accepted only for courses that began after January 1, 2018 and the application deadline is June 1, 2019. For classes that began after January 1, 2019, the deadline is June 1, 2020. Please visit for further details and to download the application and forms.

UAW FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Applications are available at the union hall and at for the 2013 Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Scholarship being held at the UAW Education Center at Black Lake in Onaway, Michigan on the week of July 21-26. A $50.00 refundable registration fee must be submitted with the application. Checks must be made payable to “UBE, Inc.” Members must use vacation time, personal time or take a union leave of absence to attend. The deadline is Friday, June 28th.

LORAIN COUNTY UAW-CAP MEETING will be on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM at UAW Local 2000 union hall.

SUMMER VACATION SHUTDOWN is only one week this year, which is the week of July 1st.

LOCAL 2000 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE ANNUAL LABOR DAY FAMILY CELEBRATION on Sunday, September 1st: Volunteers are needed for setting up, working the food line and cleaning up, all on the day of the event. The first 50 volunteers will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s event, please contact Joe at 440.934.3151, extension 2 to sign up and give Joe your t-shirt size. The deadline for signing up to volunteer and receiving a commemorative t-shirt is Wednesday, June 26th. Please see Linda at the union hall to donate $5 to the event and have your name published in the event program as an individual sponsor. The $5 sponsorships help to fund the festival.

Due to Executive Board action following the scheduled meeting for April in which there wasn’t a quorum, the next General Membership Meeting is Sunday, May 5th 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 Meyer, Chairperson Unit 2

Pedro Natal, Chairperson Unit 3 / Brian Plumley, Chairperson Unit 4 / Kevin Patton, Chairperson Unit 5