Info Bulletin : 4-1-2020

04/01/2020

4 – 1 - 2020

OHAP PLANT STATUS

Our plant was originally expected to return to work on 4/14/20. The current return to work date is yet to be identified, but “estimated to be,” late April to early May.

Continue to use the RTW dates on the Unemployment Bulletins for Unemployment claiming purposes.

VACATION SCHEDULE / 4 - 1 LETTER

The letter that the Company is required to deliver to the Union regarding our Summer shutdown period… is being extended to 5/1/20. This decision was made by the National Parties and they will be speaking to it this week. We were informed initially that they were tentatively looking at the weeks of 7/6/20 & 7/13/20 for OHAP. LUMP SUM TRANSITION BONUS FOR CONVERTING EMPLOYEES

It was initially reported out that the Lump Sum Transition Bonus would be paid out on Friday, April 3, 2020. I received an e- mail this morning stating that the payout is, “being held” by the Company, due to a concern over Unemployment benefits being impacted. The plan now is to pay the bonus out upon return to full production. We informed the Company that it is unacceptable to hold this bonus and we are demanding the payout be made immediately. I will keep you informed on the status as this plays out this week.

GENERAL ELECTION POSTPONED

The Election Committee unanimously voted to postpone the General Elections scheduled May 5th and 6th. Due to The President's mandate and ambiguity of the return to work for OHAP and the other Units, they feel more time is needed to secure alternative options. Updates to follow.

HR HOURS OF OPERATION

HR will be operating remotely during this downtime period. They will be monitoring voicemail calls at:

440-933-1208 or 440-933-1502

For Medical leave returns and if you have not received a SUB payment within two weeks of an Unemployment payment, or if you have exhausted your Unemployment benefits entirely.

Contact Labor Relations at: jcarte53@ford.com

BENEFITS OFFICE HOURS

Hours for the Benefits office this week

Monday through Thursday from 6am to 4:30pm

440-933-1071

CONGRATS TO ALL THAT RETIRED

We would like to congratulate all of those that retired under the recent incentive window. The biggest group is retiring effective today. We wish you all many happy years of retirement! Well deserved! CONGRATULATIONS!

All requests have been submitted to release the 60,000.00 payout.

The Company expects Retirees will see this payout within 3 to 4 weeks.

COVID-19 MASS LAYOFF INSTRUCTIONS

For Unemployment Filing Purposes:

Last day worked: April 3, 2020 or April 10, 2020

Return to work: April 14, 2020 (tentative return to work for purposes of unemployment only.)

All Ohio employees laid off due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic should use the following mass-layoff number – 2000180 – when filing for benefits to speed the processing of unemployment benefits.

ADDITIONAL WEEK DETAILS

Employees who worked either week ending 3/21/20 or 3/28/20… will NOT claim any Holidays in April. (4/10 & 4/13) You will not receive holiday pay because you have been laid off beyond the eligibility window. Continue to login each Sunday to claim your last eligibility week.

Those employees who work week ending 4/4/20… will receive holiday pay for 4/10/20 and SSW so they will not need to claim Unemployment for the week of 4/10/20. They will start their Unemployment claim with instructions to be announced.

OHIO UNEMPLOYMENT & SUB PAY PROCESS FOR FIRST TIME FILERS ONLY

 Filing for unemployment benefits is a two-step process.

1. Employees must file an application for benefits during the week of 4/3/2020 & 4/10/2020

2. Employees must claim the week of unemployment beginning on the Sundays following the layoff week, 4/5/2020 & 4/12/20

It is imperative that you follow the two-step process for unemployment when filing your claim. Failure to do so (including late filing) may result in denial of unemployment benefits.

UNEMPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND COVID-19 BENEFITS

The ODJFS Unemployment portal was never prepared to handle the magnitude of Unemployment claims currently coming through their system. It has performed better than expected however. Unemployment centers are staffed according to last year’s Unemployment rate. They are adding employees to address the increased demand and extending hours as well.

The COVID-19 relief bill generates benefits beyond that of just Unemployment pay compensation. We are getting questions around the additional benefits that are effective beginning this claim cycle. (Ex. $600 per week on top of what you would normally receive for up to four months and extending benefit weeks, Family and child benefits) We will have additional info on how this will play out.

We are in discussions on how to blend those H-line Chassis employees that are on a different mass layoff number, Into the COVID-19 mass layoff number now that they are impacted as well. They will be eligible for all of the same benefits when this is established.