Info Bulletin : 6-29-2020


GENERAL/RUNOFF ELECTIONS: On behalf of all the candidates, we would like to thank the membership for a great voter turnout and thank the Election Committee for doing an outstanding job conducting the election. Congratulations and best wishes to the winners.

RICHARD T. GOSSER SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: We wish to congratulate TWO winners from UAW Local 2000 and their parents who were each awarded a $10,000.00 college scholarship by the Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Awards Program: Samuel Formholtz, son of Gerald Formholtz and Amanda Murphey, daughter of Kevin Murphey. Best of luck!

LABOR RELATIONS SCHEDULE DURING SHUTDOWN: Monday - Thursday of both weeks from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

BENEFITS OFFICE SCHEDULE DURING SHUTDOWN: Monday - Fridayof the first week and Monday - THURSDAY of the second week, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (closed Friday, July 3rd).

WILLIAM C. FORD SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants to theWilliam C. Ford, Jr. Scholarship Programmust be first-time applicants to the William C. Ford, Jr. Scholarship Program, US citizens, dependent children of full-time active (as of July 31, 2020) Ford Motor Company salaried and hourly employees (excluding agency and subsidiaries), unmarried, already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the US and be classified as an undergraduate sophomore for fall term 2020 (as determined by his or her post-secondary institution). For additional information and to apply, please visit The application deadline is July 31,2020.

CORRECT ADDRESSES & PHONE NUMBERS NEEDED: It is very important that you keep your records up to date in order to protect your job and to receive important notifications from the union. If you’ve moved and/or your phone number has changed, please email your name and updated contact information to or call (440) 934-3151 x0. Visit your plant human resources department to update your contact information there, too.

SWEARING IN OF NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS, COMMITTEEPERSONS AND STEWARDS for all UAW Local 2000 units will be held Wednesday, July 1st. All newly elected officers/committeepersons/stewards that haven’t already been sworn in must be present for swearing in.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Due to concerns related to Covid-19, all UAW Local 2000 meetings are canceled until further notice. Members will be given advance notice of the next meeting.

The UAW Local 2000 Executive Board, Elected and Appointed Representatives and Staff would like to wish all of you and your families a safe and happy vacation shutdown!

Bill Samples, President / Herb Bennett, Chairperson Unit 1 / Melanie Meyer, Chairperson Unit 2

Chairperson Unit 3 / Brian Plumley, Chairperson Unit 4 / Chairperson Unit 5


IMPORTANT NOTE RE: UNEMPLOYMENT: The help we were receiving from the ODJFS with member claims during the Covid-19 layoff is no longer being offered by ODJFS. You MUST follow the instructions below very carefully and file in a timely manner or YOU WILL NOT BE PAID UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, as ODJFS will no longer be back dating claims.

OHIO ASSEMBLY PLANT LAYOFF INSTRUCTIONS: File for unemployment online at or if you do not have internet access, call 1.877.644.6562. ODJFS business hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, except holidays. All eligible vacation hours (up to 80 hours) must be used during this period. Please read and follow the instructions below carefully:

MEMBERS WITH 40 VACATION HOURS OR MORE BUT LESS THAN 80 VACATION HOURS MUST FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR THE *2ND WEEK ONLY: You will be laid off for ONE (1) WEEK using Mass Layoff # 2000353. Your last day worked will be 07/10/2020 (for unemployment purposes) and your return to work date is 07/20/2020. On Sunday, 07/12/2020, you will open or restart your claim. On Sunday, 07/19/2020, you will file a claim for week ending 07/18/2020. Please note: You will be paid for 40 hours vacation for the first week but any vacation hours remaining must be claimed on the 2nd week X your base wage. Example: 56 hours total vacation time - 40 hours paid for the first week, additional 16 hours X base wage will need to be claimed when you file for unemployment benefits on Sunday, July 19th when you file for benefits. $16.67 X 16 hours = $266.72.

MEMBERS WITH LESS THAN 40 VACATION HOURS WILL FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR BOTH WEEKS: You will be laid off for TWO (2) WEEKS using Mass Layoff # 2000352. Your last day worked will be 07/03/2020 and your return to work date is 07/20/2020. On Sunday, 07/05/20, you will open or restart your claim. On Sunday, 07/12/2020, you will file a claim for week ending 07/11/2020. On Sunday, 07/19/2020, you will file a claim for week ending 07/18/2020. You do not have any holiday pay to claim but you must claim any vacation pay received less than 40 hours. PLEASE NOTE: If you have 40 hours you don’t claim anything for the first week.

WAITING WEEK INFORMATION: If you have one year seniority or more, are eligible for SUB pay and have not served your waiting week, you will be denied unemployment benefits. You must go to the ODJFS web site and print your unemployment benefit payment documents showing ZERO amount paid as well as the document under the “Claim Details” section, “View Claim Summary/Payment History” that shows “WW Served” as the most current status and take them to Human Resources to sign up for your SUB pay. If you aren’t able to print your paystub showing ZERO AMOUNT PAID, print ANYTHING from the ODJFS with your Social Security number on it and use that instead. Signing up for SUB this time will start your auto SUB for one year in the event of future layoffs.