Info Bulletin : 6-23-2022



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:

CLAIMS QUESTIONS: Call the processing center and schedule a return call from the adjudication team. Alternative option: the “Submit a Question” button at 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.

OH-ID ISSUES: Call 1-877-644-6562.

IDENTITY AUDITS: Mail documentation to 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 new address.

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.

18th 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 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 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 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