Info Bulletin : 3-17-2020


CONGRATULATIONS to our newly elected Election Committee Members:

1. Joyce Sharpey 4. Paula Weaver 7. Melissa Sanders

2. Danielle Butler 5. Amber Natal 8. Bob Caldwell

3. Sheila Johnson 6. Mechele Wells 9. Chris Stehulak

SPECIAL ELECTION FOR BARGAINING COMMITTEEPERSON: The Special Election will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 12:00 PM (noon) until 12:00 PM (noon) on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in the Thunderbird Room near the Human Resources Department at Ohio Assembly Plant, Abbe Road, Avon Lake, Ohio. The nominees for the vacated position of Bargaining Committeeperson are as follows:

1. Jason “Jay-Dog” Williams 2. Shawn Salmons 3. Ron Rowe 4. “REBC” – Roy Escandon

***PLEASE NOTE: In the event that Ford would shut down due to the Coronavirus, the election would be postponed until further notice.

NEXT PAID HOLIDAYS for Unit 1 OHAP are Good Friday, April 10th and the Monday following Easter, April 13th. Unit 1 OHAP members must work Thursday, April 9th or have an excused absence for that day to be paid for the holiday. The next paid holidays for Unit 3 Leadec and Unit 5 Detroit Chassis members are Good Friday, April 10th and the Monday following Easter, April 13th. Leadec and Source Providers members must work their regularly scheduled shift prior to and their regularly scheduled shift following the holiday unless the absence is due to an approved contractual absence as provided in the agreement. Unit 4 Source Providers does not have Good Friday or the Monday following Easter off, per their agreement.

OHAP DAY SHIFT H-LINE UNEMPLOYMENT INSTRUCTIONS: File for unemployment online with the instructions below at or if you do not have internet access, call your processing center (the number is located on correspondence you’ve received from the ODJFS). ODJFS business hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, except holidays. Below are the instructions for filing for unemployment:

You will file for unemployment benefits using Mass Layoff # 2000169. Your last day worked for unemployment purposes is 03/20/2020 and your return to work date unemployment purposes is 04/13/2020 but your PHYSICAL return to work date is Tuesday, April 14th. You will need to call your processing center or visit the ODJFS web site a total of FOUR TIMES:

1. SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020 – Reopen application for benefits

2. SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 – Claim layoff week for week ending 03/28/2020

3. SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020 – Claim layoff week for week ending 04/04/2020

4. SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2020 – Claim layoff week for week ending 04/11/2020

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Due to Center for Disease Control recommendations regarding Coronavirus, gatherings of 50 or more people will be postponed until further notice, which means April’s General Membership Meeting is canceled. UAW Local 2000 leadership will do our best to keep you updated, as things are changing daily.

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