JUNE 23, 2022
UNEMPLOYMENT ISSUES: Each time there is a
layoff, we distribute a bulletin with step by step instructions on how to file unemployment.
The bulletins are distributed in the plant, posted on our Facebook page and posted
on our website, too; yet with each layoff, we are inundated with unemployment
issues that in most cases could have been avoided if people had followed our
instructions. Thanks to Ohio Rep Joe Miller, we were able to get assistance from
the Assistant Director of ODJFS during the pandemic but now that the pandemic
is “over”, we are losing his help. Moving forward, members must read the
bulletin with the unemployment instructions and follow them step by step
because if there is an error in your claim, you will be left to the mercy of
your processing center. Without the help of the ODJFS, we are unable to help
with most issues. Here are a few places you may need to contact with certain
issues you’re having:
Call the processing center and schedule a return call from the adjudication
team. Alternative option: the “Submit a Question” button at unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/employee. If you click it, you’ll
be taken to an online form that allows you to provide detailed information
about your issue(s). Submitted forms are directed to the adjudication queue for
response. When they select the “submit a question online” that will
generate a notification directly to a team member for follow-up.
Mail documentation to email@example.com. Be sure your images
are legible and in Microsoft Word or Paint format or they won’t be processed.
If the address on your driver’s license differs from the address on your check,
you will also need to submit a utility bill or another household bill with your
UNION HALL/BENEFITS OFFICE SCHEDULE DURING VACATION
SHUTDOWN WEEKS: The
union hall will be open throughout vacation shutdown, except for Monday, July 4th.
The benefits office schedule will be closed the first week of shutdown and then
open during regular business hours during the second week. Labor Relations’
schedule will be announced at a later date.
ANNUAL UAW Region 2-B Richard T. Gosser Scholarship GOLF CLASSIC InvitationaL: One foursome is needed from our membership to golf in the Richard T.
Gosser Scholarship Invitational on Sunday,
July 17th at the Thunderbird Hills Golf Club in Huron, Ohio. The entry fee for the outing is prepaid.
Those interested must bring a list of their team members to the union hall (including
team members’ addresses and phone numbers) or email your list to
firstname.lastname@example.org now through Monday, June 27th during
normal business hours (8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (noon) and 1:00 PM to 5:00
PM). A random drawing will be held on Monday,
June 27th at 4:30 PM at the union hall for one team to represent
Local 2000. Lost time or expenses will not be paid for attending. For
further information please contact Jason Barlow at 419.893.4677.
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 email@example.com 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.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Due to
Executive Board action (in the absence of a quorum at June’s meeting), July and
August General Membership Meetings are canceled. The next General Membership
Meeting is Sunday, September 11th
at 2:30 PM at UAW Local 2000, 3151 Abbe Road in Sheffield Village. Please
attend and be informed.
The Executive Board, Chairpersons,
Bargaining and Committee Structures, Appointed Reps and Office Staff would like
to wish you and yours a safe and Happy Independence Day holiday and vacation.
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 5