|UAW Local 292|
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** June Union Meeting Changes**
This month's union meeting has been moved to Saturday June 20, 2015 at 8am. We are hoping this is a temporary move and will keep the membership posted of any changes. Thank you for your understanding. See you on Saturday!
Elected Union Officials
36th Constitutional Convention
On Wednesday June 4, 2014, thousands of balloons supporting different candidates for several different offices filled the entire room. All resolutions were concluded and nominations began. All international offices were won by acclamation except for UAW President. There were 2 candidates running for President. Dennis Williams, former UAW Secretary/Treasurer was elected after a roll call vote and majority was declared.
All delegates and guests broke off to their regional meetings where Ron Gettelfinger, former UAW President, conducted the nominations for Region 2B Director. Region 2B Director Ken Lortz was re-elected by acclamation.
36th Constitutional Convention 2014 Day 1
June 2, 2014 Cobo Hall Detroit, Michigan
Benefits for Durable Medical Equipment Carrier Change (click on image to view larger)
REGISTER TO VOTE!!!!
Go to www.indianavoters.com to register to vote, update your registration or check your status and /or polling place. You must be registered by the close of business on April 7, 2014 to vote in the Primary Election.
2014 Triennial Election For Retirees Executive Board
NOMINATIONS will be held at the regular retirees meeting on Monday, April 14, 2014.
ELECTION will be held at the regular retirees meeting on Monday, May 12, 2014.
To be eligible to vote, you must be a retired member of UAW Local 292
We urge all UAW Local 292 Retirees to attend
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION FOR DELEGATES TO THE
Nominations will be held at a special nomination meeting at Noon on Sun., May 11, 2014 at UAW Local 292 Union Hall, 1201 W Alto Road, Kokomo.
ELECTION COMMITTEE NOTICE
Nominations for Election Committee of UAW Local 292 will be held at Noon on Sun., April 13, at UAW Local 292 Union Hall, 1201 W Alto Road., Kokomo.
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION
FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES OF UAW LOCAL 292
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Modifications to Your Coverage Under the
Buick Achievers Scholarship Application Period Open
Buick Achievers Scholarship Application Period Open
Predetermination helps you plan for your dental care
Unexpected bills aren't fun for anyone. It's much easier to budget for expenses you're expecting. That's why Delta Dental makes it easy for you to find out whether your dental treament is covered and how much it will cost before you take a seat in your dentist's chair.
Here's how: When a proposed treatment plan will cost more than $200, ask your dentist to submit the plan to us for predetermination. Predetermination gives us a chance to review the proposed treatment in accordance with your dental coverage. We can then determine what portion of the treatment will be covered under the Delta Dental plan chosen by your employer and what portion will be your financial responsibility.
We'll send a predetermination notice to you and your dentist. We encourage you to review this notice together and discuss treatment options before deciding on treatment. Our payment can be applied toward the treatment that you and your dentist choose.
With predetermination, you'll know ahead of time how much of the bill you'll be responible for. Predetermination gives you the opportunity to learn about your options, and it makes it easier for you to budget for your dental care.
UPDATE TO THE MEMBERSHIP
December 2, 2013
Message from Joe Ashton and Jim Glynn
Dear UAW-GM Team Members,
We are pleased to report that our team achieved the 2013 quality target – Incidents per Thousand Vehicles (IPTV warranty performance).
Your commitment to quality is not judged solely on this IPTV; accolades from third parties and customers validate that your efforts are making a difference. In 2013, GM became the top automaker in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study with the most model awards in the company’s history. Chevy Sonic earned J.D. Power’s APEAL award for the second year in a row. WardsAuto.com named the 2.0L turbo I-4 engine that powers the Cadillac ATS to its 2013 “10 Best Engines” List. In addition, Consumer Reports named 2014 Chevy Impala the best sedan and Silverado as the best pickup. Motor Trend recently announced the 2014 Cadillac CTS as its Car of the Year.
These are just the highlights of a long list of wins. This level of accomplishment reflects the hard work and dedication of UAW-GM team members across the business, including powertrain, components, stamping, vehicle assembly, and service parts. You all contribute to what matters most – ensuring our customers receive the best products we can build for their hard-earned money.
As the 2011 National Contract outlines, each eligible UAW-GM team member will receive a bonus of $250 for meeting the IPTV performance target. This bonus will be in your December 6th paycheck. Congratulations! Thank you for your hard work and putting our customers first, each and every day.
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THE PUMPKIN WINNER
9502 3rd Shift Final Assembly .................... THE PARKING SPOT WINNERS LeMann Dea- November, Stephanie Eubank -November, Brian Summerton-December, Lisa Fox-December..................................................... BIGGEST WINNER- UNITED WAY $1,200.00 THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPATED, PURCHASED ITEMS AND VOTED THIS YEAR!!!!
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED RAISE MONEY FOR ALS!!
Over 38 Bikes Participated in the John Davin Benefit Ride held on September 14. Over $2,200.00 was raised from the ride, auction, and donations put on by Asphalt Templars to Benefit ALS.
The ALS Walk held on September 28, had 40 walkers and raised $5,000.00 for John's team. Overall the ALS walk had 7,000 walkers and raised $363,000.00 at White River State Park in Indianapolis.
Hot Dog sale at GMCH plant $2700.00 was raised. And the Lollipop sale by Debby Hollis at GMCH plant raised $665.00 in 3 weeks.
I want to THANK YOU for another AWESOME ALS Fundraiser! It was GREAT to be able to celebrate it with John and all the employees. THANK YOU for taking the time to set up, get raffle goodies, bake goodies, and prepare the hot dogs. It was just an AWESOME day! I just LOVE coming into the plant and taking time to visit with everyone. You all make it easier on me to think that I don’t have a disability with all your caring, love and prayers. I just APPRECIATE how you all have taken the time to learn about ALS and what you can do to help out. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
We are aware that there are many rumors circulating on the floor regarding the possibility of some layoffs.
As we approach the end of year, there are many discussions taking place on how to best run the business as our volumes go down.
Please understand that until definite plans have been determined, we will not be taking Benefit Calls in regards to layoff. Any time spent answering these calls would be purely speculation until we know facts. As we all know, plans change frequently.
Once Management and your Team Leader have been advised by Labor Relations, your Benefit Representative will schedule meetings to provide layoff instructions and answer any questions you may have.
Your Benefit Reps. will always schedule meetings the week before a layoff when a layoff has been scheduled
Congratulations to Caravan employees on a successful election. You have decided that Vicki Long will be your first Shop Chair. Thanks to everyone for their help and participation
It has been brought to our attention that there is some confusion among our members regarding the Notice to All General Motors Employees that was mailed to employees on September 20, 2013 pertaining to the Availability of the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchanges) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Beginning in January, 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will require individuals to either maintain minimum essential health care coverage or pay a tax penalty. This rule is commonly known as the “individual mandate”.
The Department of Labor requires employers to provide a notice to all employees of options available to them for obtaining the minimum essential health care coverage, including the availability of the “Exchanges”. The employer’s issuance of this notice is required regardless of the employee’s enrollment in employer sponsored health care coverage and regardless of whether the employee is classified as part-time or full-time.
All Health Care Plans offered by General Motors meet the minimum value standard that would preclude eligibility for the tax credit through the Marketplace Exchanges.
All GMCH employees are enrolled in employer-sponsored health coverage that meets the minimum value standard required. Employee’s DO NOT need to purchase Health Care through the Exchanges.
General Motors remains committed to providing high-quality, affordable health care coverage for eligible employees and their dependents, while complying with the Affordable Care Act. As in prior years, General Motors will continue to evaluate its health care plan offerings available to all employees.
Please understand that the Exchanges only apply to small employer groups or individual groups of which we are neither. Expect to be bombarded this fall with all kinds of threatening communications that have NO IMPACT on our membership unless they make the mistake and enroll for one of the programs in the Exchanges.
New Hours for Benefits at UAW Local 292 Union Hall
Monday thru Thursday 8am to noon
This change starts October 1, 2013
United Way Kick Off (click on Link below to view photos)
EMS employees - stay strong! We stand behind you in your fight to break out of the grasp of working poverty wages! It will be worth it!
CONGRATULATIONS EMS WORKERS !!!!!!!!!!
EMS (housekeeping) now certified UAW members.
UAW MEMBERS OF LOCAL 292 WELCOME YOU!!
Certified UAW officially as of June 21, 2013
Say No to TPP - What is TPP?
Follow instructions and if any questions call LeMann Dea at 451-7274
Please remember GMCH employees are NOT eligible for personal/skill enhancement courses
REMINDER ABOUT ASSEMBLY HALL RENTALS
Local 292 will not longer be available for NON Charitable Rentals.
We want to thank you for your understanding this time of transition!
Go to the Benefits section for a updated list of Insurance carriers and phone numbers
Union Hall Hours
The Union Hall will be making changes to better serve it's membership over the next few weeks and months. During this time, our hours of operation may be effected. Our new hours are 10am - 2pm Monday through Thursday. Closed on Friday. Feel free to contact us at 765-453-4600 to verify opening hours. Thanks so much for your understanding! As always our goal is to make the best possible decisions for the membership and it's future.
Workers Memorial 2013 Local 292 Highland Park
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James Blanton 11 votes
Brian Pulsipher 6 Votes
Marion General Hospital
Representative at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is pleased to announce that they have reached a contract agreement with Marion General Hospital and that there will be no break in service for our member's that use this facility and their physician's.
The Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from the daughters and sons of UAW Region 2B Affiliated Local members who will graduate from high school in 2016. These prestigious $10,000 awards are based on ACT scores, class rank, extra-curricular activites, letters of recommendation, personality traits and leadership abilities. The ACT test is required. If the student has not previously taken the ACT, they should sign up to take the ACT test. Read more >>>
UAW Region 2-B Director Ken Lortz is proud to announce that including the 2015 Gosser Scholarship recipients, over $2.2 million has been awarded to the talented high school students of UAW members since the scholarship began. See inside for the complete letter from Director Lortz to the UAW memberhsip regarding this program. Read more >>>
Check out the 2014 V-CAP Prize Winners- over $12,000 in cash and other prizes are awarded - see if you are on this list! Read more >>>
Check out the latest message from Director Ken Lortz: make worker safety a priority in all our workplaces. Read more >>>
Take two minutes and twenty seconds to watch Robert Reich take on Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read more >>>
The UAW strongly opposes Fast Track because historically, Fast Track has led to unfair trade practices that have left millions of American workers out of work. Fast Track makes it easier for U.S. companies to move overseas where they can abuse workers and the environment. Read more >>>
In 2015, let's recommit to Dr. King's mission to secure the right to vote. Read more >>>
On the morning of April 17, 2014, workers at Piston Automotive in Toledo went on strike to gain union recognition. A majority of workers support the UAW, but until now management refused to recognize the union. Today, as a result of the courqage and solidarity of these workers, and all the other UAW members who supported them, Piston management agreed to card check recognition of the UAW. Read more >>>
Over the past few months, people from all over the country have been talking about how their lives have been touched by health care reform.
Renee is a mother of three young children who was blindsided by cancer. She was rejected from her husband's health insurance, and several other private plans, because of a pre-existing condition -- leaving her stuck with a plan that had a yearly limit and additional stress that the care she needed might not be covered.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Renee now has the coverage she needs.
You have to hear Renee tell her story -- then, pass it on to show others exactly why health care reform matters.
Read more >>>
So-called right to work laws are wrong for working and middle class families. These laws make paying union dues optional - even though unions are required by law to represent all workers under their agreements. In other words, the laws give people the right to shirk - since all the benefits of a union contract still cover everyone, regardless if they pay dues or not. As a result, unions will have trouble representing members and negotiating contracts because bargaining power will be lost.
The effort to pass a right to shirk law is currently under way in Ohio. Recently these laws were passed in Indiana and Michigan. In Ohio, the same people who wanted to take away our collective bargaing rights with Senate Bill 5 are behind the right to shirk. It's crucial that we educate ourselves and our co-workers, families, neighbors and friends about the truth behind this deceitful effort. When was the last time billionaires spent millions of dollars to give more rights and freedom in the workplace?Read more >>>
Check out Region 2-B's most recent commercial! Read more >>>
Lower Tax Withholding Rates Take Effect September 1, 2013
Effective with the first pay period ending on or after September 1, 2013, state income tax withholdings should be deducted at the new rates.
News organizations from across the State of Ohio are questioning Gov. Kasich’s Jobs Ohio. Watch this video for the latest news on what others are saying about Jobs Ohio.
As members of organized labor, we know how important it is for each of us to do our part to make our community a great place to live and work. That’s why the UAW Region 2-B is a proud partner and supporter of United Way.
United Way also shares a common vision with us and is working to improve education, income, and health—the building blocks of a good life. Together, we are ensuring union members, their families, and communities, have access to essential services like food and shelter.
As a UAW Member, you can make a difference. I urge you to support United Way in their efforts to bring together people and organizations from across the community with the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done.Read more >>>
Insurance info and phone numbers
General Motors Program/Plan Phone Numbers
Below are other Health Care Benefit contacts and their telephone numbers that you may need.
Benefit Carrier Telephone Number
Membership Changes/ GM Benefit & Service Center 800-489-4646
Medical Coverage Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield 800-345-4907
Prescription Drugs Express Scripts 800-464-4679
Mental Health Care/ Value Options 800-235-2302
Durable Medical Northwood National Provider 800-936-9314
Dental Coverage Delta Dental 800-942-0667
Vision Coverage Davis Vision 888-672-8393
Care Management BlueHealthConnection (BCBS) 800-775-BLUE (2583)
Health Reimbursement Account Bank of America 866-567-3993
Diabetic Supplies/ Binsons 888-246-7667
Life Insurance MetLife 888-543-3461