Info Bulletin : 5-17-2022


REMINDER - ELECTION FOR CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATES AND SPECIAL ELECTION FOR TREASURER will be held today (Tuesday) from 12:00 PM noon through Wednesday at 12:00 PM noon. Please vote and have your voices heard.

NEXT PAID HOLIDAY: Memorial Day - Monday, May 30th. Unit 1 OHAP members must work Tuesday, May 31st or have an excused absence for that day to be paid for the holiday. Unit 3 Leadec, Unit 4 Source Providers and Unit 5 Detroit Chassis 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.

OHAP $1,500.00 INFLATION BONUS LUMP SUM PAYMENT: Eligible hourly employees will receive the 2022 Inflation Protection Bonus payment of $1,500 on Friday, June 10, 2022. Full-time hourly employees on active employment rolls are eligible if they have acquired seniority as of May 15, 2022. Eligible seniority employees on active roll, personal or medical leave of absence, FMLA leave, temporary layoff or short-term military duty on May 15, 2022 will receive an Inflation Bonus. Per National Contract, temporary employees are not eligible for the Inflation Bonus Payment.

CORRECT ADDRESSES & PHONE NUMBERS NEEDED: Too often, our members are unnecessarily terminated when the plant and/or the union cannot get important time sensitive information to them because we do not have current contact information. If your address and/or phone number has changed, please call Linda at the union hall at 440.934.3151 Ext. 0 or email her your updated contact information at Please be sure to go to the human resources office to update your information, too.

UAW-FORD ROUGE POWERHOUSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Applications are being accepted for dependent children of full time active UAW-represented Ford employees. Applications and complete details are available at the scholarship web site: Application deadline: June 1st.

UAW FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Applications and further information are available at the web site: Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Scholarship being held at the UAW Education Center at Black Lake in Onaway, Michigan for the week of June 19-24th (deadline June 10th). A $50.00 registration fee must be submitted with the application. Checks must be made payable to UAW Family Education Center. Members must use vacation time, personal time or take a union leave of absence to attend. Lost time will not be paid by the union.

LOCAL 2000 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE ANNUAL LABOR DAY FAMILY CELEBRATION: This year’s event is already being planned for Sunday, September 4th. Volunteers are needed for setting up, working the food line and cleaning up after the event. The first 50 volunteers will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s event, please contact Linda at the union hall at 440.934.3151, extension 0 or email to sign up (be sure to give your t-shirt size). You can also see Linda at the hall if you’d like to donate $5 to the event and have your name published in the event program as a sponsor.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Due to our regularly scheduled meeting falling on Mother’s Day, the membership approved moving the meeting to Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:30 PM at UAW Local 2000, 3151 Abbe Road in Sheffield Village. There will be discussion and voting on allowing the Lorain County MetroParks an easement on the south end of our property along French Creek Road to put in a section of the French Creek Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path. As part of this agreement, the MetroParks will be sharing the cost of purchasing a new sign for the union hall. If you have any questions or concerns, please attend the meeting.

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

Linda Williams, Chairperson Unit 3 / Kenneth McNeil, Chairperson Unit 4 / Tony Rollison, Chairperson Unit