|UAW Local 1714|
2:30 PM — UAW President Dennis Williams Discusses Candidates, Conventions and Trade
UAW President Dennis Williams participated in a teleconference roundtable with reporters today to talk about the election and the UAW’s perspective on the issues at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.Read more >>>
CANTON, Miss. — The UAW today criticized the Renault-Nissan Alliance for rejecting an offer to meet with a top official in France’s National Assembly who is leading the international charge to improve workers’ rights and working conditions at the Nissan assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Read more >>>
It’s difficult for Jason Barlow to explain the rash actions of Donald Trump to his 7-year-old daughter, Olivia. Barlow, president of UAW Local 402 in Springfield, Ohio, said Trump doesn’t act like a mature adult, let alone like the potential leader of our nation. Trump’s willingness to divide people through angry rhetoric and insults instead of bringing them together worries Barlow about Olivia’s future. She has heard the candidate speak about others in unflattering tones while watching television with her dad and mom, Rachele, who also attended the Democratic National Convention. Read more >>>
FCA US ANNOUNCES NEARLY $1.5 BILLION INVESTMENT IN STERLING HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY PLANT
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FCA US today announced that it will invest $1.48 billion in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Mich.) to retool it to build the next generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram brand.
The Company also confirmed that production of the Chrysler 200 will end in December 2016 in order to begin the transformation of the plant.
Future plans for the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Mich.), which currently builds the Ram 1500, will be announced at a later date.
This production action is subject to the formal approval of incentives by state and local entities.
On July 14, 2016, FCA US announced a total $1 billion investment in its Toledo, Ohio, and Belvidere, Ill., assembly plants to support the future growth of the Jeep® brand.
Since 2009, FCA US has announced investments of more than $8.2 billion and added more than 25,000 (including nearly 18,000 hourly) people in its U.S. operations.
12:30 PM — Dispatch from the UAW Delegation Meeting
UAW President Dennis Williams addressed UAW delegates attending the 2016 Democratic National Convention, reminding them that there is a lot of misdirected anger in this country and that we need to unify as a union to ensure that Hillary Clinton becomes president and Donald Trump does not.Read more >>>
PHILLY: THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY AND A STRONG, DIVERSE UNION CITY HOSTS THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
As UAW members who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention make their way to The City of Brotherly Love, it’s an appropriate time to talk about Philadelphia.
Or Philly. Or “Phil-delph-ya” in the language of the locals. They do “tawlk” a little funny here. It may be pronounced “wa-ter” elsewhere in the United States, but it’s “wooder” in Philly. As in, “Yo! I’ll have a churry wooder ice, please.”Read more >>>
When UAW President Dennis Williams took over as president at the 2014 convention, he made it clear that one of the things he wanted his administration to focus on was communicating with rank-and-file UAW members and meeting members where they were at. Read more >>>
Chemical spills, lack of protective gear endanger Creative Foam workers who make auto parts for Ford, GM, Mercedes, Toyota at Dayton plant
Complaint comes as workers prepare to vote on joining UAW in effort to win safe, good jobs
Dayton, Ohio – Autoworkers at the Creative Foam plant in Dayton filed a complaint Thursday with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calling for an investigation into widespread hazards at the factory, including dangerous chemical leaks and spills, a lack of proper protective gear, and insufficient training on how to handle toxic chemicals that can cause workers to develop asthma and other serious respiratory problems.Read more >>>
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FCA US today announced that it will invest more than $1 billion in its assembly plants in Illinois and Ohio to retool them to support the future growth of the Jeep® brand. As a result of these investments, 1,000 new jobs will be created, subject to market conditions. Read more >>>
July 14, 2016, Auburn Hills, Mich. – The FCA US Belvidere Assembly Plant (Ill.) received two pieces of good news today – the first confirming that it would build the Jeep Cherokee when it moves from its current home in Toledo in 2017 and the second announcing that it has been awarded bronze status for its efforts to improve in World Class Manufacturing (WCM). Read more >>>
In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelez) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelez called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery. Read more >>>
Berkeley — Just over a third of non-supervisory manufacturing production workers in the United States and half of the nation’s manufacturing workers hired through temporary agencies rely on at least one public assistance program to support themselves or their families, according to research by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education. Read more >>>
President Dennis Williams’ Statement on Recent Violent Events
Once again, the UAW like all Americans mourns the loss of two black men seemingly profiled, one in front of a convenience store and one at a traffic stop, and the Dallas police officers who were doing their duty at a peaceful protest. We must find a way together to heal racial divides and differences. We must reject violence and unite as a community to peacefully resolve our differences. America deserves no less.
Brothers and Sisters,
Our Standing Committees have been busy so far this year and there’s still more to come! The Chaplaincy Committee honored the National Day of Prayer. The Education and Next Committees had a few orientations for our new members. The Women’s Committee held events for Relay for Life. Community Services Committee held the Annual Robert Beathe Memorial Golf Outing to raise funds for the Toys For Kids campaign to purchase food baskets for those in need and toys for area agencies during the holidays. The Civil & Human Rights Committee held their Diversity Day Celebration promoting solidarity in our diverse plant population. We want to thank everyone for supporting our Committees, without our great members we wouldn’t be nearly so successful. One thing we can say for sure of our members of UAW Local 1714, we stand together in support of each other and many community events.
The Conservation/Recreation Committee will hold a pulled pork sandwich sale (includes cole slaw, chips & water) for $6.00 each, Wednesday, June 29, (3rd shift Tuesday night). They are also taking orders for Celebration of the Next Generation Chevy Cruze t-shirts. These t-shirts are MADE IN THE U.S.A. by Bayside. Place your orders! The Committee is working to raise funds for our picnic, July 23, for members and their families to socialize and enjoy a fun day.
Annual Family Picnic - July 23
Our Annual Family Picnic will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m., at the Union Hall. Free to all members and families... we will have food, a fire truck demonstration, face painting, obstacle courses, amusement park rides and more! We look forward to seeing everyone and having a great time with all our brothers & sisters.
Kennywood tickets are now available at the Hourly Personnel Office or the Union Hall. The tickets are $28.50 per person.
Wildwater Kingdom coupons, good for up to six admissions during the 2016 Operating Season, are available at the Hourly Personnel Office or the Union Hall. Gate price with coupon:
$18.99 + tax per person $16.99 + tax Junior/Senior (Age 3 & older, under 48" tall or Age 62+).
Applications for the Gosser Scholarship for high school 2017 graduating Seniors are now available at the union hall. Deadline for application is October 15, 2016. This is a great scholarship offered only to dependents of members in good standing. You can also get an application and the rules at www.region2b.uaw.org.
NEW HIRE DUES- from Financial Secretary Cindy Geiser:
You may have noticed that you have had union dues deducted from consecutive pays. This should continue until you are current with your union dues, bringing you to a member in good standing status. You should also see your $20.00 Initiation deducted. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to call 330-824-2527 x.15 or stop by the union hall.
On behalf of the Shop Committee, Executive Board, and Staff, we wish everyone a happy Independence Day. Enjoy the day off with your family & friends, and above al,l stay safe.
Per our new Local Agreement, the following language applies to the 63 application process:
TRANSFER PROCEDURE (18 – 2007) (29 – 2015)
Pursuant to Paragraph (63) of the National Agreement, employees may make application for transfer in writing to Management. Transfers will be made subject to the following conditions:
1· An employee may have five (5) applications on file at any time. If a sixth application is filed, the oldest application will be automatically cancelled, unless the employee specifies in writing which previously filed application he/she is desirous of cancelling.
2. Employees transferred under these provisions will not be eligible for further transfer for a period of ninety (90) days. The employee’s ninetieth day must be on or before the Monday prior to the transfer effective date.
3. In order to be considered for transfer, the employee must have filed an application seven (7) calendar days in advance of the opening.
4. Applications on file must be withdrawn by 10:30 P.M. on Monday. If a holiday is on Monday, an employee needs to withdraw an application on the last scheduled weekday by 10:30PM (Monday- Friday) to be invalidated in the case of transfers on the following Monday.
Note: Currently there is no scheduled down-time for this year.
Per a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), daily or weekend overtime during the exemption period beyond normally scheduled hours, the Paragraph 71 list will be used for scheduling such.
24 Hour Performance
The television crawler will continue to display the Direct Run Rate (DRR) for the prior business day. The DRR is the percentage of cars off the final line that are good and in no need of repair. Plant televisions will also display the 24 hour total units produced from the Body Shop as well as off the final line in General Assembly. This information will run on a daily basis and is important as we continue to work together to build the world class Chevy Cruze.
GMS Refresher Training for Team Leaders
In order to reach our goal of BIQ-4 Certification, we will begin a refresher training for Team Leaders- beginning in the Material Handling Department. If the training proves value-added, we will continue into other departments. The training will be facilitated by our Team Leader Coordinators and timing will be announced in the coming weeks.
Look For the NEW Local Agreement
Our new Local Agreement is currently at the printer and
will be ready for distribution to the Membership in the coming weeks.
In Solidarity, we remain
Scott Brubaker, Shop Chairperson
Gary Maiorana – District #1 Steve Hill – District #2 Ryan Wagner – District #3
Orlando Cruz – District #4 Dennis Prusky – District #5 Walt Ball – District #6
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Tickets available at Hourly Personnel and the Union Hall. To view discount tickets, click the link above.
UAW LOCAL 1714 MEMBERS
Prices with coupon: $18.99 + tax per person $16.99 + tax Junior/Senior (Age 3 & older, under 48" tall or Age 62+)
COUPONS, good for up to 6 admissions, are AVAILABLE at:
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 2017. These prestigious $10,000 awards are based on ACT scores, class rank, extra-curricular activities, 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 and have your test scores sent to our office by listing our code number 9894. Read more >>>
Amalgamated UAW Local 1714 was chartered in August 1970, and granted amalgamated status in May 2005. Our local represents the hourly employees of General Motors Lordstown Complex West, stamping parts for Chevy's most popular vehicle, the Chevy Cruze and also the Buick Verano; and the hourly employees of Voith, sanitation services working in the West plant.
As a Local in existence for more than 40 years, Lordstown is averaging the highest volume of single line vehicle assembly facilities in the world with total production at over 15 million vehicles since production began in 1966. We now represent a little more than 1400 combined active members, and a Retired Workers' Chapter of approximately 2200.
The Local publishes a monthly newspaper-FOCUS, maintains a website, a joint weekly newsletter-TUESDAY TIMES distributed in the plant, as well as keeping the members informed through e-mails.