UAW Local 1714

Flyers and Notices

5/22/17
 

CHANGE IN GM HOURLY DIRECT DEPOSIT PROCESS
-effective Monday, June 12, 2017
In an effort to enhance security and to protect their employees from any potential harmful fraudulent activity, GM Payroll is making the following changes to the direct deposit processing for hourly employees effective Monday, June 12, 2017:
All hourly employees will be required to make changes to their direct deposit information through the Employee Self Service (ESS) system that is currently in place. Paper forms will no longer be accepted by the payroll processing team after this date. Instructions for using the ESS system are included below.
Employees are also encouraged to update their Federal and State W-4 forms through ESS.
ESS Accessibility:
From home, or any location not on the GM network: https://ssoportal.globalview.adp.com/login/gm/gm_login.fcc
Hourly Communication Channel: https://hcc.gm.com
Socrates/GM Payroll Website:
https://socrates.gm.com/socratessites/usa/en/gm/home/personal/payroll.html
If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll Help Desk at 866-245-5957.

DOC. 159 BIDDED WORK FOR TRADES
We are working toward capturing future Doc. 159 projects (exited work that we have the opportunity to bid on per the National Agreement) to benefit this Membership. Along with other projects, Local 1714 successfully bid on a lighting project that will require Electricians to do Doc. 159 work. These project bids give our Trades Members the opportunity to work outside of their regular scope of work that was previously exited. All Trades are encouraged to sign-up for future projects as they come up as it is a great opportunity for Skilled Trades Members of Local 1714.

COMMUNICATION REMINDER
All Local 1714 Members are encouraged to help spread the word to those who are active and laid-off, that all Members have outlets available for information:
Shop flyers (like this)
Tuesday Times located at all entrances and emailed to Team Leaders
Facebook - UAW1714
www.uaw1714.com
UAW Local 1714 monthly FOCUS
UAW Local 1714 Leadership will be communicating any information received from UAW International on these outlets as well.
 

APPRENTICESHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
GENERAL MOTORS LORDSTOWN WEST - UAW LOCAL 1714
SKILLED TRADES APPRENTICE COMMITTEE
APPLICATION OPENS: 12:01 am EDT Friday, June 23, 2017
APPLICATION CLOSES: Midnight EDT Friday, June 30, 2017
The UAW/GM Skilled Trades include occupations in the following areas; Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering/Die Making Trades. More information on the Trades is available during the application process.
As with all US-DOL registered apprenticeship training programs, the apprentice will enroll in, and complete required classroom training curriculum outlined by their local Joint Apprentice Committee. To complete the apprenticeship requires approximately four (4) years of on the job training along with classroom courses. The blend of on the job training and classroom will vary by trade.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for consideration, you must complete your application by Midnight EDT, Friday, June 30, 2017. NO Applications will be considered after this date. You must complete all steps in the application and receive a confirmation message to be considered.

KEY NOTES:
*You must be an active GM employee (i.e., permanent, temporary, Flex) to apply. Not everyone will be tested. National Parties will determine who is invited.

*If you previously applied AND tested, you DO NOT need to reapply, but may revisit your existing application to update your locations.

*If you never tested, you must complete a NEW application. (Existing applications without test scores will be deleted).

*If you tested BEFORE 2016 and DID NOT apply, you must complete a NEW application.

*Seniority GM Employees are eligible to test two times. The higher test score will be used.

*Non-seniority applicants are eligible to test ONLY once.

*ALL parts of the application must be completed to be considered:
*Contact information.
*Basic qualifications.
*Review Apprentice Preview website and answer knowledge check questions.
*Additional information (e.g. education, experience).

You will receive an online confirmation message upon successful completion.

*Do NOT complete application on mobile / cell phone.

*Not everyone will interview. A limited number of applicants who meet the test threshold will be selected for interview.
To create or update your application go to: http://generalmotors-skilledtrades.appone.com

Questions can be directed to UAW/GM Apprenticeship Chairperson,
Jamie Ventimiglia at (330) 824-7641 or james.r.ventimiglia@gm.com.
General Motors LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or protected veteran status.

RED Shirt Wednesday
Thousands of union members wear red shirts on Wednesdays as a sign of solidarity.
The modern tradition dates back to 1989 with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) whose members wear red on Thursdays. Gerry Horgan was a CWA Chief Steward for Westchester County in New York, who died in August 1989 while he worked a picket line. He left behind a wife and two daughters. The vehicle that struck him was driven by a scab and the teenage daughter of a manager who was never charged for his death. CWA members wear their red shirts on Thursdays to remember Horgan and the sacrifices he made protecting the picket line.
Wearing the red shirt to show solidarity took on extra meaning during Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's relentless attacks on labor. Unionists around the country wanted to show solidarity with Wisconsin and donned red shirts once a week. Today, it remains an act of showing unity - both to one another and the world. It's not anti-management, it's a positive statement of workers standing together. If you would like to order a Red shirt, please see Conservation/Recreation Committee Chairperson Jeff Terrace or any member of the Committee.

Blood Drive
Anyone who wishes to donate blood can do so on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The Red Cross will be at UAW Local 1714 Union Hall from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.

 

 


Brothers and Sisters:

We are preparing to establish a mass text messaging system for our Local, in an effort to communicate updated information to our membership in a timely and efficient manner. Once set-up, we will input your phone number to send the text messages and email the prepared info. We are asking members for their contact information in order to receive the emails and text message alerts.

The forms to sign-up can be found in Hourly Personnel and information boxes located at plant entrances. Completed forms can be dropped off in Hourly Personnel.

 to view the flyer, click the following link

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5/16/17

DE-RATE   UPDATE

 Brothers and Sisters,

Your Leadership has been meeting in Detroit with the Corporation, discussing volume of the Chevy Cruze.  At this point in time, the previously announced de-rate has been postponed indefinitely.  This will preserve jobs and allow us to pursue our GMS journey uninterrupted.

An all people’s meeting will be scheduled early next week.

Your Leadership asks for your patience and understanding as we work through the details.

 

Membership Meeting   -  

May 21, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

 

 

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4/24/2017



Vacation Shut-Down Period - Weeks of June 19th and 26th
Sign-ups in Hourly Personnel May 1-12, 2017

Sign-ups for the upcoming vacation shut-down will be available in Hourly Personnel
Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 12th
These weeks are scheduled to be blacked out, if any Production or Maintenance work is available, all Members (Trades and Production) are encouraged to sign-up if interested in working.
See below language in the 2015 Local Agreement Page 29 6B
b. The annual vacation shutdown will be administered under the Inverse Seniority provisions utilizing a separate sign-up list at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Vacation Shut-down. When signing up to work during the annual vacation shutdown, you are signing up for any and all days available during these two (2) weeks. In addition, Management agrees to continue our sign-up period in order to allow Employees to express their interest in working through the vacation shutdown period. In addition, management agrees, before forcing Employees to work on Saturday and/or Sunday that have no work available Monday through Friday, the affected Employees will be given an opportunity to rescind their sign-up to work. Rescind period will be posted prior to shutdown weeks. (25-2015)
 

Tentative Lay-Off Weeks Sign-up
In the event of the tentative scheduled lay-off the weeks of July 3rd and July 10th, there will be a sign-up for a possible inverted lay-off for both Division-1 (Production/Material) and Division-2 (Trades).
Sign-ups will be Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 12th.


UAW Bidded Team Center LED Lighting/HVAC Project
UAW Local 1714, per Doc. 159 (exited work), was successful in bidding a project and secured the job of a controls upgrade for all Team Center LED Lighting /HVAC. The project is scheduled for the weeks of July 3rd, July 10th and July 17th and there will be a separate sign-up for this particular project work only. The job was proposed using the following manpower requirements:
(1) working Electrical Team Leader
(5) Electrical Team Members
UAW Leadership is encouraging all available Electricians and Electrical Team Leaders to sign-up.
Sign-ups will be Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 12th.
Due to multiple sign-ups at the same time, be sure to ask and verify what you are signing up for.

Special Extended Area-Hire Temporary Employment Opportunity
The parties have agreed to allow Lordstown Stamping and Lordstown Assembly regular status laid off employees to be considered for temporary openings outside their local plant's area hire.
All offers will be made through the mail, so watch for your letter.

 

Telehealth through Blue Cross, Blue Care Network and HAP
Is Now Available

In-Progression and Traditional employees can now see a doctor online for a $12.50 co-pay, half the cost of an office visit co-pay.
As a result of the 2015 negotiations, the GM Health Care Program for Hourly Employees now provides new coverage for online doctor visits.
This new service provides employees enrolled in the BCBSM Traditional Care Network (TCN),the Blue Care Network, with the ability to use a mobile device or computer to call or meet virtually with a U.S. board-certified physician, 24/7, from nearly anywhere in the country.
With online doctor visits, workers in the Program now have more options for immediate access to health care when their primary care physician isn't available. An online doctor visit can help with many health-related issues such as:
Sinus and respiratory infections
Colds, flu and seasonal allergies
Minor burns, cuts and scrapes
Skin rash
Painful urination
Eye irritation or redness
Sore throat
Earache
Vomiting
Learn more at bcbsm.com/gmcare - Lordstown UAW Benefit Plans Representatives will have brochures in coming weeks.

Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2017
Friday, April 28, we will take time to reflect and remember those who went to work but unfortunately never returned home. Lordstown West has suffered three workplace fatalities since 1970, and on this day we remember William Gorski, William Brown and Anthony Foster. The Lordstown Complex will hold a moment of silence observed 1-minute before lunch on all shifts. A Workers Memorial Day video will play during lunch breaks and flags will be flown at half-staff. This day is also an opportunity to remind us to promote safety both inside and outside the workplace. The 2017 Workers Memorial Day theme is Mourn the Lost, Empower the Living. As we reflect upon the memories and events of those who lost their lives on the job, we as a workforce, must watch out for each other when it comes to health and safety. It's not enough to simply follow health and safety rules.


Relay for Life
Our Women's Committee Relay for Life is Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at Trumbull County Courthouse Square, Warren, Ohio. Come join the Women's Committee. They need walkers, donations, and all the support you can give!


Membership Meeting, May 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. See you there!
 

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1/12/2017


From the Desk of the President...

Local Leadership has arranged with area agencies to have information on resources from the State, along with assistance and instructions concerning unemployment available to our members.
A Benefit Plans Representative will be available at six (6) meetings, scheduled over three (3) days, which will be held at both our Local and our Sister Local 1112. Members may attend any meeting at either Local. These meetings will help assist members with unemployment.

UAW Local 1714
2121 Salt Springs Road SW, Lordstown
Monday, 1/23/17 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday, 1/24/17 10am to 12:00noon
Wednesday,1/25/17 1:30pm to 3:30pm


UAW Local 1112
11471 Reuther Drive SW, Warren (Lordstown) OH
Monday, 1/23/17 10am to 12:00noon
Tuesday, 1/24/17 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday,1/25/17 10am to 12:00noon

These meetings will also showcase programs offered thru the State of Ohio, as well as help with unemployment benefits. We highly encourage our members to take advantage of these scheduled meetings to help in filing for unemployment benefits and to learn about these programs and the wide range of assistance available.

Save the Dream Ohio, a foreclosure prevention effort, administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund, helps homeowners get the assistance needed to avoid foreclosure. Depending on your circumstances, Save the Dream Ohiomight be able to assist with your mortgage. They will be at our union hall:
Monday, 1/23/17 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tuesday, 1/24/17 12:00noon to 1:00pm

and Wednesday, 1/25/17 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Student loan refinancing: GM has partnered with SoFi, student loan refinancing for GM employees, family, and friends, to offer GM employees and their family and friends the opportunity to refinance their student loans through SoFi.com/GM. Applicants who meet specific eligibility requirements may qualify to consolidate and refinance their student loan(s) at a discounted rate. To apply, visit SoFi.com/GM. For questions, call 855-456-7634 or email ask@sofi.com. To learn more about student loan refinancing, SoFi will be hosting 10-15 minute live webinars where you will have the opportunity to ask questions in an anonymous forum. To participate, simply register at SoFi.com/GMWebinars.

United Way
As always, United Way is available to help our members with any assistance they can provide. Representatives from both the Trumbull and Mahoning county agencies will be at our union hall during these scheduled days.

Vacation Entitlement
Below is the vacation entitlement language in the 2015 National Agreement - Page 143 (193b)
(193b) Payment of the unused portion, if any, of the employee's vacation entitlement, shall be made as soon as possible but not later than February 1 of the following year.
Corporate payroll has informed management that unused 2016 vacation will be paid to Employees on January 27, 2017.
Note: Per the 2015 National Agreement (Page 142 - Paragraph 192,193), Members must work at least 13 weeks to qualify for half of their vacation entitlement.
Profit Sharing
Profit sharing will pay out in the normal manner for those who are eligible regardless of lay-off status. Please monitor your mail for a letter explaining dates and details on how to defer profit sharing to PSP (personal savings plan).


January/February Production Plan

For the months of January and February, Lordstown Stamping's schedule differs from the Body Shop and other departments for Production. Stamping may also add an additional week, so please pay close attention to the schedules announced for your specific department.

Membership Meeting - February 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Fraternally,

Robert Morales, President
UAW Local 1714

 


 

Brothers and Sisters,

As we move toward the transition of a two-shift operation, Local 1714 UAW Leadership remains as upfront and transparent as possible to inform our Membership. As of Tuesday, December 20th, we continue to review manpower to ensure there is a name with every job running and we spare as many as possible from being laid-off. We have made progress on a seniority cut-off date for Division-1 (production, material, press room) and are currently three quarters of the way down the seniority list to 5/14/12. I want to stress that these numbers/dates will vary due to sick leaves, retirements and transfers. For the Trades - to date, management has discussed all Electricians and Tool and Die will be absorbed in-house. In order to help retain as many Pipefitters and Millwrights as possible, a proposal has been submitted for training to support mechanical migration and we are waiting for a response from management regarding the proposal.
63 Applications are still being accepted in Hourly Personnel and if any 63 moves are needed, management will begin to honor them once the two shift operation begins on February 13, 2017.
For our Members affected by the lay-off, I realize how hard it is to deal with the unknownin front of you. I feel it is our responsibility to communicate the most up to date information not just for those on the bubble, but for the entire Membership, to recognize where everyone stands with the upcoming shift reduction.
Please keep in mind that even if you are not affected by the upcoming layoff, it is an emotional time for many of our brothers and sisters and we should all be sensitive to their situation as we head toward the holiday season. To those affected - know that your Lordstown family is here to support our Brothers and Sisters. There are many resources available to those who may need a little help - times like these are when our true solidarity colors should show.
I would like to again remind this Membership that this reduction in force is not the fault of the hard-working Members of Local 1714. We are not reducing a shift based on quality or performance. Unfortunately, the market dictates our livelihoods and this is a business that changes based on consumer demand. To date, small cars as well as all passenger vehicle sales are slowing due to the strong market demand for SUV's and trucks. The auto industry is a cyclical business and hopefully, the tide will eventually turn in our favor. Of course, fuel prices also dictate small car sales and we all know how fast that can change.
There are many variables that can affect our facility here in the Valley and I would like to assure those being laid off that your brothers and sisters who remain in the plant, have your best interest in mind. We will continue to work toward our goal of BIQ Level-4 which, as I have stated before, plays a huge role toward future product allocation. A new GM nameplate is something that this facility has needed for quite some time. Typically, in the past Lordstown produced multiple vehicles at the same time and we continue to work hard to reposition ourselves to be competitive. BIQ-4 is a major factor in this - it is here to stay and the more prepared we are and the more we improve, the better positioned we are to get our brothers and sisters back to work when opportunities arise. This complex has been producing vehicles since the 70's and for some, this shift reduction is the first adversity they have encountered. For those who have "whiskers", I ask that you remember what you experienced and to share that knowledge with our younger seniority Members with the understanding that everyone's situation is different. Together, as a union, we should help guide each other through these peaks and valleys and support each other.
Regardless of what is happening within these walls, I encourage everyone to spend time with family and friends during the Holiday season. Holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but they can also create a lot of stress. When you add work related uncertainty and anxiety, you might feel overwhelmed. Your Work/Family EAP Representatives want you to know they are here to help you. Whether you're in the plant working, or on lay-off status, free and confidential EAP services are available to you and to your family. Please give them a call if they can help in any way.
Rosanne Seginak 330-824-5859, Rose Beckham 330-824-5722,
Michael Rhodes 330-824-5722.
In 2008, many of our Members were indefinitely laid off as Lordstown was reduced to one shift. During that period we did not have the outlets available to us to get updated information and we clung to any news-bite the media decided to air on television. It was a helpless feeling not knowing what was going on and many of us had the sense of being left in the dark. Today, times are different. There are many resources available to us to stay connected. Anyone interested in being added to the email distribution list to receive the Tuesday Times may do so by emailing our Editor Mike Polder at michael.polder@gm.com. Other ways to stay connected are - the website uaw1714.com whichposts shop flyers, our monthly newspaper FOCUS, Facebook - UAW 1714 and as always, attend your local Membership Meetings. The above are all resources to gain factual information straight from Local 1714 Leadership.

Finally, this Holiday Season I plan to try to put work aside and spend time with family and friends. I hope every one of our Members can do the same and recharge for 2017!
Merry Christmas, and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
In Solidarity,
Scott Brubaker, Chairperson
UAW Local 1714
 

12/12/2016


 

Upcoming Mass Lay-off
With the upcoming lay-off, we understand there is uncertainty for those Members who do not know if they are being laid off or not. Management is hesitant to release cut-off dates since there are many variables that can affect the cut-off changing. Examples: sick leaves, production changes, transfers and retirements. We continue to meet with management to ensure the correct manpower remains in the plant during the lay-off and all updates will be communicated to the Membership.
All tentative cut-off seniority dates for Lordstown West are subject to change.
Division 1 (Production)
The current cut-off as of today, with expected minor changes is the last couple members with the seniority date of 4-23-12.
Division 2 (All Trades)
UAW Leadership should have an answer by mid to the end of next week regarding Trades numbers.

Inverted Sign-Up (for January 23rd - February 10th Only)
Below is the Inverted Seniority Agreement language in the
2015 National Agreement - Page 37-38
A current list of Employees desiring to work under the inverted seniority provisions will be maintained by conducting a sign-up period a minimum of at least thirty (30) days prior to a lay-off. An Employee's initial election will not remain in effect. An Employee will need to sign-up whenever a lay-off is anticipated. This will also include the annual shut-down period.
Although this language pertains to Division 2 (Trades), management did not desire to have an inverted lay-off for Division 2 (Trades).

UAW/GM Backpack update
Any member who missed the backpack distribution period can pick one up in hourly personnel beginning now through Christmas break. A contact card is still required to receive a backpack and can be picked up in hourly personnel as well.

Christmas Events
Friday, December 16, UAW Local 1714 leadership will be hosting a membership luncheon at the union hall for all three shifts. The Hall will be open from 6:30am until 5:00pm. All members are encouraged to stop by, enjoy some hot food and spread the Christmas cheer!

Also on Friday, December 16, the UAW Local 1714 Community Services Committee will be handing out 250 food baskets to those who received a referral letter.

Membership Meeting - December 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m.


Fraternally,

Robert Morales, President
UAW Local 1714


UAW Local 1714 Shop Committee
Gary Maiorana, Steve Hill, Ryan Wagner,
Orlando Cruz, Dennis Prusky, Walt Ball

Scott Brubaker, Shop Chairperson
UAW Local 1714


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12/4/2016



January 23rd Scheduled Down Week
Management has informed the UAW Local 1714 leadership that the week of January 23, 2017, has been targeted as a down week. Any department working the week of 1/23/17, will be notified by management. As always, this is subject to change.
 

Transfer Applications (Purging Process)
Members considering relocating or transferring to another General Motors facility may do so on-line or in Hourly Personnel. Applications must be deleted and re-submitted to be considered for movement.
Relocation Website - www.gm.appone.com Phone - 1-800-367-2884
Information regarding options for relocation is located in the National Agreement on page 77 through page 81. If Members have questions or need clarification, they may place a call to their Committeeperson.

In accordance with the provisions of the UAW-GM National Agreement and in order to better understand employee's interest in transfer opportunities, improve the Employee Placement Systems performance and enhance process efficiency, the National Parties have agreed to an Employee Placement System "Refresh" (closure) of all open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Employee Placement System Applications effective December 31st, of each calendar year.

Employees currently listed on open plant requisitions will not be removed from those lists as a result of this action. They will remain on those requisition lists until the actual requisition is closed.

Employees who currently have an open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire or a Return to Former Community Application, who wish to transfer to another plant must enter a new application in the Employee Placement System.

Beginning December 1st, of each calendar year, the Employee Placement System will be available for you to enter your new application. Plant Requisitions processed on or after December 31st, will take into account only the new open applications filed on or after December 1st, in the Employee Placement System.

Employees who apply will receive jobs offers in accordance with the provisions of the 2015 National Agreement. Employees will also continue to be allowed to select multiple plants on the same Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Application.

Please note that any time you receive a job offer to another location, whether you choose to accept or decline a job offer, all of your applications on file will be closed. As a result you will have to enter new applications identifying all the plants you would like to transfer to in the Employee Placement System, if you have interest in future transfer opportunities to other plants.
Please contact the UAW Placement Department at (313) 324-5000 or National Employee Placement Center at (586) 986-6486 if you have any questions.
Inverted Sign-Up (for January 23rd - February 10th Only)
Per our Local Agreement there will be an inverted sign up period for those not affected by the indefinite lay-off.
Employees with one (1) or more years of seniority who are interested in being considered for work during such periods of part-time operations should make written application in the Hourly Employment Office as follows:
Beginning Monday, Dec 5th, 2016, at 12:00 a.m., through Friday, Dec 16th, 2016, at 10:30 p.m.:
You are reminded that this sign-up list will only be used in the event of a part-time operation. Employees who do "sign-up" will be expected to work during such periods, if so requested.

Employees returning from an approved leave of absence, vacation, jury duty and/or layoff, will have three (3) working days to change their selection if their absence was during a designated "sign-up" period.

Questions concerning this procedure can be directed to your District Committeeperson or the Labor Relations Department.
 

Reduction of Manpower
Shift preferences can still be submitted and 63 applications are still being accepted in Hourly Personnel. This doesn't necessarily mean they will be honored immediately, but applications will be filed for use at a later date when 63 moves are honored.

To date, management has not disclosed an exact number of those being laid off, therefore we DO NOT have an exact cut-off seniority date for the upcoming lay-off in the West Plant. UAW Leadership will continue working with management to ensure adequate manpower coverage is available.
Until you are told from a Lordstown West Manager or a Local 1714 Union Representative, all dates and numbers are speculation.
Note: Prior to the lay-off, Members should ensure that their personal contact information is up to date in the Hourly Personnel Office.

Performance Bonus Payment - Dec. 9th
We are pleased to report that our team achieved the nationally negotiated 2016 Quality Performance Bonus of $500, which will be paid in December 9th paychecks.

UAW/GM Backpack for All Members
UAW/GM GMS backpacks are in! Backpacks will be distributed beginning on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, on third shift and running thru Thursday, December 8, on second shift. A UAW/GM contact card (available in hourly personnel) is needed to receive a backpack. Only the member whose name is on the contact card can pick up the backpack. One backpack per employee. Any member who does not receive a backpack can do so in hourly personnel starting Friday, December 9, 2016.

Upcoming Local 1714 Events
The Community Services Committee is holding their annual Toys for Kids Christmas auction in Safety Training (Col S5) starting Monday, December 5th, and running thru Friday, December 9th. All proceeds from the auction go toward the purchase of food for 250 baskets, as well as the purchase and delivery of toys to local family agencies.

In addition to the auction, the Community Services Committee will be holding a Dirusso's Sausage sandwich sale starting on Tuesday night, December 6, on third shift and running thru second shift on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. $5.00 for a sandwich, chips, and water.

Friday, December 16, UAW Local 1714 leadership will also be hosting a membership luncheon from 6:30am-5:00pm at the Union Hall. All Members are welcome!
Membership Meeting - December 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m.


In Solidarity, we remain

Robert Morales, President
UAW Local 1714


UAW Local 1714 Shop Committee
Gary Maiorana, Steve Hill, Ryan Wagner,
Orlando Cruz, Dennis Prusky, Walt Ball

Scott Brubaker, Shop Chairperson
UAW Local 1714

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11/14/2016



Reduction of Manpower
Per the announcement last week, January 20, 2016 Lordstown West will be reducing to two shifts. To date, management has not disclosed an exact number of those being laid off, therefore we DO NOT have an exact cut-off seniority date for the upcoming lay-off in the West Plant.
Estimate:
According to the numbers submitted by management for the W.A.R.N. Act ("Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act") - management has disclosed a maximum of 317 Members in Division-1 and 68 in Division-2 for the West Plant which includes Body Shop, Press Room, Blankers and Material Handling. Counting from the bottom of the list up (minus current transfers), 317 Division-1 Members reaches the seniority date of 1/9/2012.
Until you are told from a Lordstown West Manager or a Local 1714 Union Representative, all dates and numbers are speculation.
Note: There are many variables that could change this estimate, including the following:

  • Press Room has not disclosed their plan.
  • Additional transfer and retirements.
  • Cell Cleaning.
  • Skilled Members flowing back to Production.
  • Possible skeleton (partial shift) crew.
  • Shift hours (4-10 hour days) vs (5-8 hour days).

Transfer Applications
Members considering relocating or transferring to another General Motors facility may do so on-line or in Hourly Personnel. Relocation Website - www.gm.appone.com Phone - 1-800-367-2884.
Information regarding options for relocation is located in the National Agreement on page 77 through page 81. If Members have questions or need clarification, they may place a call to their Committeeperson. Local 1714 Representatives will also be available after the Membership meeting on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

Benefits
Depending on a Member's seniority and how they are classified (Temporary, Traditional or In-Progression) will have an impact on a Member's benefits surrounding an indefinite lay-off. The Benefits Office will distribute packets with information Sunday, after the Membership Meeting, and will answer calls through the normal in-plant Benefits call system. Members are encouraged to get information based on their specific situation.

Performance Bonus Payment - Dec. 9th
We are pleased to report that our team achieved the nationally negotiated 2106 Quality Performance Bonus of $500, which will be paid in December 9, 2016, paychecks.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Our next meeting is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, at 10:00 AM.

CHRISTMAS DINNER/DANCE - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016,
$15.00 per person/$25.00 for two people.

In Solidarity, we remain

 

Robert Morales, President
UAW Local 1714


UAW Local 1714 Shop Committee
Gary Maiorana, Steve Hill, Ryan Wagner,
Orlando Cruz, Dennis Prusky, Walt Ball

Scott Brubaker, Shop Chairperson
UAW Local 1714


MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Our next meeting is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, at 10:00 AM.

 

 

11/2/2016


Upcoming Holiday Dates and Guidelines
Reminder: Per the National Agreement, the day before and the day after a holiday are qualifying days. Any vacation (including VR) used for these days must be pre-approved.
* Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - Federal Election Day.
* Friday, November 11, 2016 - Veteran's Day.
* Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25, 2016 - Thanksgiving Day & Day after Thanksgiving.
* Saturday, December 24, 2016, through Monday, January 2, 2017 - Christmas Holiday Period.

UAW 2016 - Days of Action
During the course of this election period, some of our Local 1714 Members and Leadership have participated in door-door canvassing. While their participation is appreciated, our UAW needs ALL of our involvement more than ever as we head toward the finish line on Election Day - Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Below are times and locations of our days of action.
Labor Walks - Saturday, November 5th, 10:00am to 1:00pm,
United Steel Workers Union Hall, 1265 N. Main Street, Niles, OH
Election Day - Tuesday, November 8, 6:30am (polls open at 7:00am).
Report to Local 1714 Union Hall - UAW International is still discussing our Local Union's assignment (canvassing, distributing literature at local polls, driving seniors to the polls, etc...).
Any Local 1714 Members interested in participating may do so by signing up in Hourly Employment. WE MUST DO ALL WE CAN TO "RUN UP THE SCORE" IN THIS ELECTION!

Following Standardized Work
UAW Local 1714 Leadership would like to remind all Members that standardized work is a GMS element that benefits us all. Following standardized work is crucial to our job security and the sustainability of our entire complex.
The most effective Standardized Work is developed by teams that are actually responsible for doing the work. So everyone, from production team members to executive leadership, needs to document and follow standardized work.
Performing a task outside of standardized work can jeopardize safety, quality, cost and more... These standards are in place for a reason, be sure to follow them. If you are unsure of the standardized process in your area, ask your Team Leader or Group Leader.

2016 (NEPC) National Employee Placement Center Application Purge
In accordance with the provisions of the UAW-GM National Agreement and in order to better understand employees' interest in transfer opportunities, improve the Employee Placement Systems performance and enhance process efficiency, the National Parties have agreed to an Employee Placement System "Refresh" (closure) of all open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Employee Placement System Applications effective December 31, of each calendar year.
Employees currently listed on open plant requisitions will not be removed from those lists as a result of this action. They will remain on those requisition lists until the actual requisition is closed.
Employees who currently have an open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire or a Return to Former Community Application who wish to transfer to another plant must enter a new application in the Employee Placement System.
Beginning December 1, of each calendar year, the Employee Placement System will be available for you to enter your new application. Plant Requisitions processed on or after December 31, will take into account only the new open applications filed on or after December 1, in the Employee Placement System.
Employees who apply will receive job offers in accordance with the provisions of the 2015 National Agreement. Employees will also continue to be allowed to select multiple plants on the same Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Application.
Please note that any time you receive a job offer to another location, whether you choose to accept or decline a job offer, all of your applications on file will be closed. As a result, you will have to enter new applications identifying all the plants you would like to transfer to in the Employee Placement System if you have interest in future transfer opportunities to other plants.
Please contact the UAW Placement Department at (313)324-5000, or National Employee Placement Center at (586) 986-6486, if you have any questions.

Apprentice Candidates and Relocation

The following is a message from the Skilled Trades Joint Task Team:
Recently, we have been made aware of some Apprentice Candidates who may have relocated. For all of those who have taken the Apprentice Test and completed the interview, it's necessary that their home plant and status are maintained and updated as any possible placements go forward. It is imperative for verification that this information be captured so that National Parties may process this information.
Questions... contact UAW Local 1714 Apprenticeship Chairperson Jamie Ventimiglia at (330) 824-7641 or james.r.ventimiglia@gm.com.

DON'T FORGET to VOTE!

THANK YOU, VETERANS.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Our next meeting is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, at 10:00 AM.
 

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9/27/2016



2016 UAW NATIONAL GM SUBCOUNCIL MEETINGS

The Local 1714 Shop Committee attended Subcouncil Meetings where the following topics were discussed.

 

SUBCOUNCIL #5 - TRADES
Trades openings and manpower numbers at respective facilities.
Process of apprenticeship testing and interviewing.

Team Leader availability.

Work Place Organization.

DDI Reports that 33% of the candidates tested - progressed to the interview stage.

Document 159 Bid Processes. Classes will be offered.

Paragraph 183 Sub-contracting.

Document 157 PMP Implementation following the tasking logic tree.

 

SUBCOUNCIL #4 - PRODUCTION

Discussion on Temporary Employees converting to permanent jobs based upon the SAP Agreement.

Enforcement of GMS Processes for both Hourly and Salary.

Managers performing Bargaining work.

High absenteeism/FMLA/vacation replacements.

Importance of the upcoming Presidential and Local Elections - who supported us when we needed it.

UAW/GM LEGAL SERVICES

We still continue to wait on information about UAW/GM Legal Services. The last update was aiming towards the first of the year. As soon as we get a Legal Service update, we will communicate on all of our outlets - Tuesday Times, T.V. crawler, website, etc.

 

FOREIGN CAR PARKING

Lordstown West Security will continue to ticket all foreign and non-GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles not parked in the designated orange parking spaces. Please respect these Local Demands negotiated by UAW Local 1714 Leadership. DRIVE WHAT YOU BUILD.

 

BIQ4

The UAW International Leadership have informed us that Lordstown is a must to become the first BIQ4 (Built In Quality) Plant in North America. The UAW International Leadership has been giving us an all hands on deck approach towards achieving this goal. Keep up the good work as we continue to move in the right direction.

 

ATTENTION: MECHANICAL TRADES -

PIPEFITTERS AND MILLWRIGHTS

A sign-up sheet for work under the "Non-strategic Work Agreement" is available in Hourly Personnel. Work is available on 1st Shift for 8 hours on October 5, 16, 22 & 23. See your Committeeperson for further details.

 

EVERY WEDNESDAY IS RED SHIRT DAY - WHY?

Thousands of union members wear red shirts on Wednesdays as a sign of solidarity. When a sea of red shirts greet management, it is a way to let them know that the workers stand together. The modern tradition dates back to 1989 with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) whose members wear red on Thursdays. Gerry Horgan was a CWA Chief Steward for Westchester County in New York who died in August 1989, while he worked a picket line. He left behind a wife and two daughters. The vehicle that struck him was driven by a scab and the teenage daughter of a manager who was never charged for his death. CWA Members wear their red shirts to remember Horgan and the sacrifices he made protecting the picket line.

 

Wearing the red shirt to show solidarity took on extra meaning during Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's relentless attacks on Labor. Unionists around the country wanted to show solidarity with Wisconsin and donned red shirts once a week. Today, it remains an act of showing unity - both to one another and the world. (www.uaw.org) It is not anti-management; it is a positive statement of workers standing together.

 

Newly designed Lordstown West UAW Local 1714 red shirts are available for purchase when enrolling in a monthly donation to V-CAP. Already in V-CAP? You can order a shirt in Hourly Personnel for $15 or $17, depending on the size of the shirt.

 

If you are interested in V-CAP, you can email 1714vcap@gmail.com or see one of the following Nationally Appointed Representatives: Marc Cefaratti, Mark Franko, Rosanne Seginak, Mike Rhodes, Rose Beckham, Kevin Brown, Angela Clark, Swannie Scissum, Miles Felmly, Floyd Dockery, Rob Nichols, Todd Kinderdine, Andy Bokros, Greg Orock, Angie Honthy, Blakely McKelley, Lori Fisher and Jeff Navarro.

 

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

As we keep stressing, if you want to know anything first-hand, you need to attend your Membership Meetings. Our next meeting is SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, AT 10:00 A.M.
In Solidarity, we remain

Robert Morales, President
UAW Local 1714

UAW Local 1714 Shop Committee
Gary Maiorana, Steve Hill, Ryan Wagner,
Orlando Cruz, Dennis Prusky, Walt Ball

Scott Brubaker, Shop Chairperson
UAW Local 1714

9/28/2016

A 1714 CALL TO ACTION - ELECTION DAY


 

Brothers and Sisters,

This election season has been like no other and is extremely important to the future of our country, the middle class, working families, and our way of life.

Currently, we have sign-ups going on at our Union Hall for the Phone Banks. Starting in October, they will be operating Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. November 8, Election Day, is fast approaching and we are strongly encouraging ALL 1714 Members to stop in or call the Union Hall to sign up to work the Phone Banks for one (1) hour or two (2) hours increments.

Election Day is a UAW/GM negotiated paid day for all our members. Our Membership is encouraged to vote early at your local Board of Elections so that we all will be available to work part of that day by holding signs, passing out informational materials, driving our people to the polls, and supporting our UAW endorsed candidates on Local, State and Federal levels who support Labor.

Early in-person voting begins October 12 through November 7, 2016. Trumbull and Mahoning Counties Board of Elections will be open on the following Saturdays - October 29, and November 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They will also be open on the following Sundays - October 30, and November 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Local Union will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Election Day for all APPOINTED, ELECTED, STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, and the general Membership to stop in and pick up informational handouts and materials. You are to sign in and give us the address of the polling site you intend to be working at.

We look forward to a very busy, but exciting day. Please show support for our endorsed candidates by doing your part. If we all do a little, a lot can be accomplished.


Fraternally,

Robert Morales
President
UAW Local 1714

 

9/22/2016


Brothers and Sisters,

Vice President Sherry Gaunt and I attended the Leadership Conference in Detroit, September 8 & 9. At this conference we were informed the UAW Membership has grown to 55,000 members, up from 49,000 since the 2014 UAW Constitutional Convention. Our International Leadership and Director Ken Lortz asked members of Region 2-B to step up and support UAW members of Local 9, Honeywell aircraft, wheel and brake manufacturing have been locked out since May 9, 2016. Major issues are medical benefits and wages. Workers were brought in and trained by our brothers and sisters of Local 9 in February of 2016, and unbeknownst to the members and the leadership, these same workers have become the scab workers performing the jobs of our locked out brothers and sisters. In Solidarity, Local 1714 has sent a check for $500.00 to Region 2-B to support our brothers and sisters of Local 9.

As we prepare for this election, every registered voter received a mailing to request an absentee ballot. A very easy, simple and convenient way of voting. No excuses. The deadline to register for absentee ballots through the mail is October 11, 2016. If you are voting by absentee ballot you can begin mailing in your absentee ballots October 12. Absentee-mail in ballots have to be mailed in and post marked no later than November 7, 2016, or can be dropped off at your Board of Elections starting at 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., on November 8, 2016.

Military and overseas absentee voting begins September 24 through November 7, 2016.

Early in person voting begins October 12 through November 7, 2016 (times vary, check your local Board of Elections).

As we all know, November 8, 2016, is a UAW/GM negotiated holiday to go out and exercise your right to vote. So on Election Day get out and support those who support us.

Phone Banks are set-up in the Union Hall for any member, active or retired, who would like to volunteer a couple hours of the day canvassing UAW members on the upcoming elections. The Phone Banks will be running Mondays through Thursdays in October, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You can sign-up at the Union Hall.

This is a very important election year for Labor. We need to support the candidates who support us.


Fraternally,

Robert Morales
President
UAW Local 1714

6/27/2016

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

Kennywood tickets are now available at the Hourly Personnel Office or the Union Hall. The tickets are $28.50 per person.


Wildwater Kingdom Coupons

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+).


Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Applications

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.

 

Fraternally,
Robert Morales
President, UAW 1714


 

2/23/16
Contractual Language Clarification

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.

 

Mandatory Overtime

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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Attention:
Zumba classes at the Union Hall have been suspended for the summer months. Classes will resume in the Fall. New class dates will be announced when available.

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