UAW Local 1714



Many UAW members look to their local to stay informed about union issues. That means locals need the skills to share information members want about union issues, contracts, committees and elections, particularly as we head into a busy election year in 2018 with congressional control at stake. The best way to improve union website, social media, writing, photography and video skills, or learn those skills for the first time, is to attend the UAW-LUCA (Local Union Communication Association) Conference at Black Lake, Oct. 29 through Nov. 3...

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UAW Bowling Championships Feature Tough Competition, Family Fun

Bowling is serious business for many UAW members. You could tell by the concentration, determination, frustration and exhilaration on the bowlers’ faces as they competed in the UAW International Bowling Tournament...

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Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Charlottesville

“The events in Charlottesville this weekend will long serve as a reminder that time has a way of washing away the tears of the past where hate bullied many Americans both in society and in the workplace through intolerance.

“The UAW condemns the hate and intolerance of the alt-right groups that led to such violence in Charlottesville. Every woman and every man is equal in their civil and workplace rights regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation in society and in the workplace. We cannot take our freedom for granted, and we cannot forget the lessons that history forged through the sacrifice of many brave Americans in our military, in labor and in our civil rights struggles to secure those freedoms.”


Let’s Have a Trade Agreement that Benefits Working Families

Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot in 1992 predicted there would be a “giant sucking sound” of jobs leaving the United States if the then-proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was approved...

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GOP Budget Cuts Only Benefit the Wealthy, Corporations

In today’s hyper-partisan political environment and 24- hour news cycle, avoiding distraction and keeping track of the decisions our elected leaders make can be next to impossible. The actions of Congress and the president impact the safety of our work environments, our wages, affordability of our health care, access to job training, quality of our children’s education, and so much more. It is for these reasons that we must make sure our voices are heard by our leaders...

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DETROIT, MICH. – The UAW International Executive Board (IEB) on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for the release of unjustly charged and imprisoned trade unionists in South Korea, including President Han Sang-gyun of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and KCTU General Secretary, Lee Young-joo. Specifically, the resolution calls on the Government of the Republic of Korea to “rescind all sentences and drop all charges against trade unionists that are related to peaceful protest, including those against President Han and General Secretary Lee...” Read more >>>

The 2016 elections are over; and, as you know, Mr. Trump and the Republicans now control the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, Supreme Court, and the White House. As a group they have wasted little time in trying to change health care, trade, immigration, and Social Security.

You, as UAW retirees, have fought long and hard for the benefits many working families currently enjoy. But these items, along with many others, are under attack. The UAW continues to lobby and fight, through the court system, to protect these issues along with collective bargaining rights, rights to organize and the right to peacefully assemble so our voices can be heard...

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UAW President: My Union Suffered Some Setbacks, Here's What We're Doing About Them

 The UAW has a proud history in the south with more than 55,000 active members and 60,000 retirees. Last year alone more than 1,323 workers in the south voted to join the UAW, including Volkswagen workers in Tennessee who came back after a defeat in 2014 and voted to join us. The reason for their support is clear: the UAW delivers for our members.

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 A New Trade Deal Needs a New Focus

In 1979, Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination and in his speech he called for a “North American accord” which he said will produce “a North American continent in which the goods and people of the three countries will cross boundaries more freely.” It would take more than a decade for Reagan’s idea to come to fruition, but after Congress passed the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 giving the president “fast-track” authority to negotiate free trade, Reagan could pursue his vision. Reagan passed the baton to President George H.W. Bush who continued negotiations with Mexico and Canada for a trade deal...

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 √ We are and have been in the U.S. South

  • Over 55,000 UAW Members reside in communities throughout the South
  • Over 66,000 UAW retirees in the south
  • Over 13% of all active UAW Members are in the South

We are organizing in the South – it’s not just high-profile

  • Over the past year Five southern locals have joined the UAW with over 1,323 members in Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky.
  • Almost 3,000 organized since the VW vote in 2014.
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Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Nissan Vote

 “The courageous workers of Nissan, who fought tirelessly for union representation alongside community and civil-rights leaders, should be proud of their efforts to be represented by the UAW. The result of the election was a setback for these workers, the UAW and working Americans everywhere, but in no way should it be considered a defeat.

“Perhaps recognizing they couldn’t keep their workers from joining our union based on the facts, Nissan and its anti-worker allies ran a vicious campaign against its own workforce that was comprised of intense scare tactics, misinformation and intimidation.

“American workers need champions more than ever. The workers of Nissan deserve to have the job security, safe working conditions and collective bargaining power that come only from belonging to a union. The UAW will continue to be on the frontlines of that fight for all workers.”

 UAW represented General Motors active and retired member discounts on auto insurance 

 As a UAW represented General Motors worker or a retiree you are entitled to special discounts on your auto insurance. Non-Michigan residents, please call: 1-800-438-6388.

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We understand the frustrations the members are experiencing with filling for unemployment benefits. The issues are with GM and the state of Ohio and they are working to resolve these issues. If you are experiencing problems with unemployment please contact your Processing Center. To view a list of Processing Centers and their phone numbers, click HERE.

As reminder to all those on layoff status, you must report any holiday or other earnings such as short work week to the state of Ohio with in the time lines to avoid any penalties with the state unemployment agency.

It has been brought to our attention that employees who opened their unemployment claim on or before July 8, have been experiencing problems while filing for unemployment benefits. We have been in contact with Ohio Unemployment, but have not come to a resolution as of yet. If you opened your claim on or before July 8, please do not try to file for unemployment until we get a resolution from Ohio Unemployment. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our website for more information. Information will be passed along as soon as it becomes available.


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Attached is a copy of the layoff paper for people on temporary layoff. As a reminder, many employees have a different return to work date. Please make sure to enter your correct return to work date when filing for unemployment.
To view a copy of the paper, click here.

from the Financial Secretary:

Attention members...


Eligible members (In-Progression or Delphi 2008 Transfers and Leadec) who received lost time from the Local between

October 15, 2007, through

the current date, 2017....

and qualify for the 4%/6.4% company contribution to the PSP; $1.00 per hour for Health Care; Knight/Leadec Unit 55% of up to 4% of contribution; Should complete a request for payment form for said pay credits and turn it in at the Union Hall as soon as possible. Forms for request for pay credits are available at the Union Hall only.


Copies of pay stubs must be provided.

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-effective Monday, June 12, 2017
In an effort to enhance security and to protect their employees from any potential harmful fraudulent activity, GM Payroll is making the following changes to the direct deposit processing for hourly employees effective Monday, June 12, 2017:
All hourly employees will be required to make changes to their direct deposit information through the Employee Self Service (ESS) system that is currently in place. Paper forms will no longer be accepted by the payroll processing team after this date. Instructions for using the ESS system are included below.
Employees are also encouraged to update their Federal and State W-4 forms through ESS.
ESS Accessibility:
From home, or any location not on the GM network:
Hourly Communication Channel:
Socrates/GM Payroll Website:
If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll Help Desk at 866-245-5957.

We are working toward capturing future Doc. 159 projects (exited work that we have the opportunity to bid on per the National Agreement) to benefit this Membership. Along with other projects, Local 1714 successfully bid on a lighting project that will require Electricians to do Doc. 159 work. These project bids give our Trades Members the opportunity to work outside of their regular scope of work that was previously exited. All Trades are encouraged to sign-up for future projects as they come up as it is a great opportunity for Skilled Trades Members of Local 1714.

All Local 1714 Members are encouraged to help spread the word to those who are active and laid-off, that all Members have outlets available for information:
Shop flyers (like this)
Tuesday Times located at all entrances and emailed to Team Leaders
Facebook - UAW1714
UAW Local 1714 monthly FOCUS
UAW Local 1714 Leadership will be communicating any information received from UAW International on these outlets as well.

APPLICATION OPENS: 12:01 am EDT Friday, June 23, 2017
APPLICATION CLOSES: Midnight EDT Friday, June 30, 2017
The UAW/GM Skilled Trades include occupations in the following areas; Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering/Die Making Trades. More information on the Trades is available during the application process.
As with all US-DOL registered apprenticeship training programs, the apprentice will enroll in, and complete required classroom training curriculum outlined by their local Joint Apprentice Committee. To complete the apprenticeship requires approximately four (4) years of on the job training along with classroom courses. The blend of on the job training and classroom will vary by trade.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for consideration, you must complete your application by Midnight EDT, Friday, June 30, 2017. NO Applications will be considered after this date. You must complete all steps in the application and receive a confirmation message to be considered.

*You must be an active GM employee (i.e., permanent, temporary, Flex) to apply. Not everyone will be tested. National Parties will determine who is invited.

*If you previously applied AND tested, you DO NOT need to reapply, but may revisit your existing application to update your locations.

*If you never tested, you must complete a NEW application. (Existing applications without test scores will be deleted).

*If you tested BEFORE 2016 and DID NOT apply, you must complete a NEW application.

*Seniority GM Employees are eligible to test two times. The higher test score will be used.

*Non-seniority applicants are eligible to test ONLY once.

*ALL parts of the application must be completed to be considered:
*Contact information.
*Basic qualifications.
*Review Apprentice Preview website and answer knowledge check questions.
*Additional information (e.g. education, experience).

You will receive an online confirmation message upon successful completion.

*Do NOT complete application on mobile / cell phone.

*Not everyone will interview. A limited number of applicants who meet the test threshold will be selected for interview.
To create or update your application go to:

Questions can be directed to UAW/GM Apprenticeship Chairperson,
Jamie Ventimiglia at (330) 824-7641 or
General Motors LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or protected veteran status.

RED Shirt Wednesday
Thousands of union members wear red shirts on Wednesdays as a sign of solidarity.
The modern tradition dates back to 1989 with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) whose members wear red on Thursdays. Gerry Horgan was a CWA Chief Steward for Westchester County in New York, who died in August 1989 while he worked a picket line. He left behind a wife and two daughters. The vehicle that struck him was driven by a scab and the teenage daughter of a manager who was never charged for his death. CWA members wear their red shirts on Thursdays to remember Horgan and the sacrifices he made protecting the picket line.
Wearing the red shirt to show solidarity took on extra meaning during Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's relentless attacks on labor. Unionists around the country wanted to show solidarity with Wisconsin and donned red shirts once a week. Today, it remains an act of showing unity - both to one another and the world. It's not anti-management, it's a positive statement of workers standing together. If you would like to order a Red shirt, please see Conservation/Recreation Committee Chairperson Jeff Terrace or any member of the Committee.

Blood Drive
Anyone who wishes to donate blood can do so on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The Red Cross will be at UAW Local 1714 Union Hall from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.



Brothers and Sisters:

We are preparing to establish a mass text messaging system for our Local, in an effort to communicate updated information to our membership in a timely and efficient manner. Once set-up, we will input your phone number to send the text messages and email the prepared info. We are asking members for their contact information in order to receive the emails and text message alerts.

The forms to sign-up can be found in Hourly Personnel and information boxes located at plant entrances. Completed forms can be dropped off in Hourly Personnel.

 to view the flyer, click the following link

To view information regarding the 2017 Performance Bonus, click on the following link.



 Brothers and Sisters,

Your Leadership has been meeting in Detroit with the Corporation, discussing volume of the Chevy Cruze.  At this point in time, the previously announced de-rate has been postponed indefinitely.  This will preserve jobs and allow us to pursue our GMS journey uninterrupted.

An all people’s meeting will be scheduled early next week.

Your Leadership asks for your patience and understanding as we work through the details.


Membership Meeting   -  

May 21, 2017, 10:00 A.M.


Don't forget to get out and vote. Your UAW CAP Council endorsed candidates can be viewed by clicking the link below.


Vacation Shut-Down Period - Weeks of June 19th and 26th
Sign-ups in Hourly Personnel May 1-12, 2017

Sign-ups for the upcoming vacation shut-down will be available in Hourly Personnel
Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 12th
These weeks are scheduled to be blacked out, if any Production or Maintenance work is available, all Members (Trades and Production) are encouraged to sign-up if interested in working.
See below language in the 2015 Local Agreement Page 29 6B
b. The annual vacation shutdown will be administered under the Inverse Seniority provisions utilizing a separate sign-up list at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Vacation Shut-down. When signing up to work during the annual vacation shutdown, you are signing up for any and all days available during these two (2) weeks. In addition, Management agrees to continue our sign-up period in order to allow Employees to express their interest in working through the vacation shutdown period. In addition, management agrees, before forcing Employees to work on Saturday and/or Sunday that have no work available Monday through Friday, the affected Employees will be given an opportunity to rescind their sign-up to work. Rescind period will be posted prior to shutdown weeks. (25-2015)

Tentative Lay-Off Weeks Sign-up
In the event of the tentative scheduled lay-off the weeks of July 3rd and July 10th, there will be a sign-up for a possible inverted lay-off for both Division-1 (Production/Material) and Division-2 (Trades).
Sign-ups will be Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 12th.

UAW Bidded Team Center LED Lighting/HVAC Project
UAW Local 1714, per Doc. 159 (exited work), was successful in bidding a project and secured the job of a controls upgrade for all Team Center LED Lighting /HVAC. The project is scheduled for the weeks of July 3rd, July 10th and July 17th and there will be a separate sign-up for this particular project work only. The job was proposed using the following manpower requirements:
(1) working Electrical Team Leader
(5) Electrical Team Members
UAW Leadership is encouraging all available Electricians and Electrical Team Leaders to sign-up.
Sign-ups will be Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 12th.
Due to multiple sign-ups at the same time, be sure to ask and verify what you are signing up for.

Special Extended Area-Hire Temporary Employment Opportunity
The parties have agreed to allow Lordstown Stamping and Lordstown Assembly regular status laid off employees to be considered for temporary openings outside their local plant's area hire.
All offers will be made through the mail, so watch for your letter.


Telehealth through Blue Cross, Blue Care Network and HAP
Is Now Available

In-Progression and Traditional employees can now see a doctor online for a $12.50 co-pay, half the cost of an office visit co-pay.
As a result of the 2015 negotiations, the GM Health Care Program for Hourly Employees now provides new coverage for online doctor visits.
This new service provides employees enrolled in the BCBSM Traditional Care Network (TCN),the Blue Care Network, with the ability to use a mobile device or computer to call or meet virtually with a U.S. board-certified physician, 24/7, from nearly anywhere in the country.
With online doctor visits, workers in the Program now have more options for immediate access to health care when their primary care physician isn't available. An online doctor visit can help with many health-related issues such as:
Sinus and respiratory infections
Colds, flu and seasonal allergies
Minor burns, cuts and scrapes
Skin rash
Painful urination
Eye irritation or redness
Sore throat
Learn more at - Lordstown UAW Benefit Plans Representatives will have brochures in coming weeks.

Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2017
Friday, April 28, we will take time to reflect and remember those who went to work but unfortunately never returned home. Lordstown West has suffered three workplace fatalities since 1970, and on this day we remember William Gorski, William Brown and Anthony Foster. The Lordstown Complex will hold a moment of silence observed 1-minute before lunch on all shifts. A Workers Memorial Day video will play during lunch breaks and flags will be flown at half-staff. This day is also an opportunity to remind us to promote safety both inside and outside the workplace. The 2017 Workers Memorial Day theme is Mourn the Lost, Empower the Living. As we reflect upon the memories and events of those who lost their lives on the job, we as a workforce, must watch out for each other when it comes to health and safety. It's not enough to simply follow health and safety rules.

Relay for Life
Our Women's Committee Relay for Life is Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at Trumbull County Courthouse Square, Warren, Ohio. Come join the Women's Committee. They need walkers, donations, and all the support you can give!

Membership Meeting, May 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. See you there!

Special Extended Area Hire Temporary Employment Opportunity


The parties have agreed to allow Lordstown Stamping and Lordstown Assembly regular status laid off employees to be considered for temporary openings outside their local plant’s area hire.

1. Employees who transfer to another location pursuant to this understanding will not receive any relocation payments. Expenses incurred as a result of this voluntary move are the responsibility of the employee.

2. Employees who transfer to another location pursuant to this understanding remain eligible for recall to the plant from which they are laid off.

3. Employees who transfer to another location pursuant to this understanding will not accrue plant seniority at the plant to which they chose to transfer.

4. Employees will accrue hours for purposes of wage progression, profit sharing and other employee benefits.

5. Employees are in no way obligated to accept these transfer opportunities. There are no penalties associated with declining a job offer made in accordance with these temporary extended area hire job opportunities.

6. Any regular status opening that becomes available while on these temporary assignments will still be filled in accordance with the provisions of the UAW-GM National Agreement Appendix (A).


If you are interested, you must enter an application for transfer in the Employee Placement System that includes those plants that you are interested in transferring to on a temporary or regular status basis. At this time, we anticipate temporary needs at the following locations:

  • Bowling Green Assembly (approximately 3 month duration)
  • Fort Wayne Assembly (approximately 3 month duration)

Other locations may become available at a later date.

All offers will be made through the mail, so watch for your letter.


Due to the Cleveland Cavaliers home playoff game on Saturday, April 15, at Quicken Loans Arena, the UAW Local 1714 Flag Football game has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Interested in going to the Cleveland Gladiators game this Saturday after our flag football game against UAW 1112? Use the Link below to purchase your discount tickets for $15

After the link, click on the April 15th game date for the Gladiators near BUY NOW and it will take you to a security check. After that you will be able to purchase tickets at a discounted rate to the game.

Use pass code- WISE

Sponsored by UAW Local 1714 Women's Committee

APRIL 9, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Local 1714 Union Hall
2121 Salt Springs SW
Lordstown, Ohio

Fun- Food- Music And More!!

Easter Bunny!




Local 1714 Robert Beathe Memorial

JUNE 3, 2017

3903 State Route 82 SW, Newton Falls, OH



Hole #5 wins a 2017 CHEVY CRUZE - two year lease.

Hole #7 wins a 4day/3night Golf Vacation at selected resort.

Hole #12 wins Travis Mathew outfit + $500 on-line shopping spree.

Hole #18 wins Set of Adams SPEEDLINE Woods & Irons with bag.




$70.00 per person / $280.00 per team MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO UAW LOCAL 1714 memo: TOYS FOR KIDS Foursome forms are available at the union hall, in FOCUS, on the website, and any member of the Committee. SIGN-UP SOON! WE ARE LIMITED TO 144 GOLFERS.

A Benefit Plans Rep. will be at the Union Hall (during the down weeks) on the following Mondays...

March 20, 2017
March 27, 2017

The Benefits Plans Reps. will be in the plant both down weeks of March 20-24, and March 27-31, 2017.


10:00 AM
2121 Salt Springs Road SW
Lordstown OH

The proposed agenda is as follows:


For answers to frequently asked questions or help with profit sharing options, click on the PROFIT SHARING INFO tab in the categories listed on the left of this page.

General Motors notified the Union that due to a system error February Union Dues were deducted one week early.

GM assures us that dues will not come out again next week and that "normal" dates for dues deductions will resume in March.

Below is the message that GM sent to the plants:

"We have confirmed with the GBS People Services Payroll team that Union Dues were deducted from employees’ pay checks one week early.

February dues were scheduled to be deducted out of the Friday, February 10th pay check but employees will see that dues were deducted out of the Friday, February 2nd pay check instead.

This impacted all members of all Unions. The Payroll team has assured us that regular schedule of dues collection will resume in March and dues WILL NOT be collected out of next week’s pay check."


From the Desk of the President...

Local Leadership has arranged with area agencies to have information on resources from the State, along with assistance and instructions concerning unemployment available to our members.
A Benefit Plans Representative will be available at six (6) meetings, scheduled over three (3) days, which will be held at both our Local and our Sister Local 1112. Members may attend any meeting at either Local. These meetings will help assist members with unemployment.

UAW Local 1714
2121 Salt Springs Road SW, Lordstown
Monday, 1/23/17 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday, 1/24/17 10am to 12:00noon
Wednesday,1/25/17 1:30pm to 3:30pm

UAW Local 1112
11471 Reuther Drive SW, Warren (Lordstown) OH
Monday, 1/23/17 10am to 12:00noon
Tuesday, 1/24/17 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday,1/25/17 10am to 12:00noon

These meetings will also showcase programs offered thru the State of Ohio, as well as help with unemployment benefits. We highly encourage our members to take advantage of these scheduled meetings to help in filing for unemployment benefits and to learn about these programs and the wide range of assistance available.

Save the Dream Ohio, a foreclosure prevention effort, administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund, helps homeowners get the assistance needed to avoid foreclosure. Depending on your circumstances, Save the Dream Ohiomight be able to assist with your mortgage. They will be at our union hall:
Monday, 1/23/17 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tuesday, 1/24/17 12:00noon to 1:00pm

and Wednesday, 1/25/17 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Student loan refinancing: GM has partnered with SoFi, student loan refinancing for GM employees, family, and friends, to offer GM employees and their family and friends the opportunity to refinance their student loans through Applicants who meet specific eligibility requirements may qualify to consolidate and refinance their student loan(s) at a discounted rate. To apply, visit For questions, call 855-456-7634 or email To learn more about student loan refinancing, SoFi will be hosting 10-15 minute live webinars where you will have the opportunity to ask questions in an anonymous forum. To participate, simply register at

United Way
As always, United Way is available to help our members with any assistance they can provide. Representatives from both the Trumbull and Mahoning county agencies will be at our union hall during these scheduled days.

Vacation Entitlement
Below is the vacation entitlement language in the 2015 National Agreement - Page 143 (193b)
(193b) Payment of the unused portion, if any, of the employee's vacation entitlement, shall be made as soon as possible but not later than February 1 of the following year.
Corporate payroll has informed management that unused 2016 vacation will be paid to Employees on January 27, 2017.
Note: Per the 2015 National Agreement (Page 142 - Paragraph 192,193), Members must work at least 13 weeks to qualify for half of their vacation entitlement.
Profit Sharing
Profit sharing will pay out in the normal manner for those who are eligible regardless of lay-off status. Please monitor your mail for a letter explaining dates and details on how to defer profit sharing to PSP (personal savings plan).

January/February Production Plan

For the months of January and February, Lordstown Stamping's schedule differs from the Body Shop and other departments for Production. Stamping may also add an additional week, so please pay close attention to the schedules announced for your specific department.

Membership Meeting - February 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m.


Robert Morales, President
UAW Local 1714



Brothers and Sisters,

As we move toward the transition of a two-shift operation, Local 1714 UAW Leadership remains as upfront and transparent as possible to inform our Membership. As of Tuesday, December 20th, we continue to review manpower to ensure there is a name with every job running and we spare as many as possible from being laid-off. We have made progress on a seniority cut-off date for Division-1 (production, material, press room) and are currently three quarters of the way down the seniority list to 5/14/12. I want to stress that these numbers/dates will vary due to sick leaves, retirements and transfers. For the Trades - to date, management has discussed all Electricians and Tool and Die will be absorbed in-house. In order to help retain as many Pipefitters and Millwrights as possible, a proposal has been submitted for training to support mechanical migration and we are waiting for a response from management regarding the proposal.
63 Applications are still being accepted in Hourly Personnel and if any 63 moves are needed, management will begin to honor them once the two shift operation begins on February 13, 2017.
For our Members affected by the lay-off, I realize how hard it is to deal with the unknownin front of you. I feel it is our responsibility to communicate the most up to date information not just for those on the bubble, but for the entire Membership, to recognize where everyone stands with the upcoming shift reduction.
Please keep in mind that even if you are not affected by the upcoming layoff, it is an emotional time for many of our brothers and sisters and we should all be sensitive to their situation as we head toward the holiday season. To those affected - know that your Lordstown family is here to support our Brothers and Sisters. There are many resources available to those who may need a little help - times like these are when our true solidarity colors should show.
I would like to again remind this Membership that this reduction in force is not the fault of the hard-working Members of Local 1714. We are not reducing a shift based on quality or performance. Unfortunately, the market dictates our livelihoods and this is a business that changes based on consumer demand. To date, small cars as well as all passenger vehicle sales are slowing due to the strong market demand for SUV's and trucks. The auto industry is a cyclical business and hopefully, the tide will eventually turn in our favor. Of course, fuel prices also dictate small car sales and we all know how fast that can change.
There are many variables that can affect our facility here in the Valley and I would like to assure those being laid off that your brothers and sisters who remain in the plant, have your best interest in mind. We will continue to work toward our goal of BIQ Level-4 which, as I have stated before, plays a huge role toward future product allocation. A new GM nameplate is something that this facility has needed for quite some time. Typically, in the past Lordstown produced multiple vehicles at the same time and we continue to work hard to reposition ourselves to be competitive. BIQ-4 is a major factor in this - it is here to stay and the more prepared we are and the more we improve, the better positioned we are to get our brothers and sisters back to work when opportunities arise. This complex has been producing vehicles since the 70's and for some, this shift reduction is the first adversity they have encountered. For those who have "whiskers", I ask that you remember what you experienced and to share that knowledge with our younger seniority Members with the understanding that everyone's situation is different. Together, as a union, we should help guide each other through these peaks and valleys and support each other.
Regardless of what is happening within these walls, I encourage everyone to spend time with family and friends during the Holiday season. Holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but they can also create a lot of stress. When you add work related uncertainty and anxiety, you might feel overwhelmed. Your Work/Family EAP Representatives want you to know they are here to help you. Whether you're in the plant working, or on lay-off status, free and confidential EAP services are available to you and to your family. Please give them a call if they can help in any way.
Rosanne Seginak 330-824-5859, Rose Beckham 330-824-5722,
Michael Rhodes 330-824-5722.
In 2008, many of our Members were indefinitely laid off as Lordstown was reduced to one shift. During that period we did not have the outlets available to us to get updated information and we clung to any news-bite the media decided to air on television. It was a helpless feeling not knowing what was going on and many of us had the sense of being left in the dark. Today, times are different. There are many resources available to us to stay connected. Anyone interested in being added to the email distribution list to receive the Tuesday Times may do so by emailing our Editor Mike Polder at Other ways to stay connected are - the website whichposts shop flyers, our monthly newspaper FOCUS, Facebook - UAW 1714 and as always, attend your local Membership Meetings. The above are all resources to gain factual information straight from Local 1714 Leadership.

Finally, this Holiday Season I plan to try to put work aside and spend time with family and friends. I hope every one of our Members can do the same and recharge for 2017!
Merry Christmas, and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
In Solidarity,
Scott Brubaker, Chairperson
UAW Local 1714


(From page 353 of the National Agreement)

To view the original document, click the link below

Eligibility Date: November 15, 2016
Amount: $500
Payable During Week Ending: December 11, 2016
No bonus will be paid in any year in which GM determines that targets were not met.
Eligible employees are those defined as those whose status with the Company as of the eligibility date is one of the following:

  • Active with seniority;
  • On temporary layoff status;
  • On leave pursuant to Family and Medical Leave Act;
  • On one of the following leaves of absence which has not exceeded ninety (90) days as of the eligibility date:

            -Informal (Paragraph 103)

            -Formal (Paragraph 104)

            -Sickness and Accident (Paragraphs 106/108)

            -Military (Paragraphs 112 or 218[a])

            -Educational (Paragraph 113)

In addition, should the International Union, UAW-GM Department raise any question regarding the eligibility of a specific employee, The Company agrees to meet on such cases in order to review the facts.
Very truly yours,

Catherine L Clegg
Vice President
North American Manufacturing and Labor Relations


To view a special message from Cindy Estrada and Cathy Clegg, click the link below


Early voting in Ohio continues through November 7, 2016. Please support those who support us! Our UAW CAP endorsed candidates list is available on our UAW 1714 Facebook page, or you can view and downloaded it by clicking on the link below.






Brothers and Sisters,

This election season has been like no other and is extremely important to the future of our country, the middle class, working families, and our way of life.

Currently, we have sign-ups going on at our Union Hall for the Phone Banks. Starting in October, they will be operating Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. November 8, Election Day, is fast approaching and we are strongly encouraging ALL 1714 Members to stop in or call the Union Hall to sign up to work the Phone Banks for one (1) hour or two (2) hours increments.

Election Day is a UAW/GM negotiated paid day for all our members. Our Membership is encouraged to vote early at your local Board of Elections so that we all will be available to work part of that day by holding signs, passing out informational materials, driving our people to the polls, and supporting our UAW endorsed candidates on Local, State and Federal levels who support Labor.

Early in-person voting begins October 12 through November 7, 2016. Trumbull and Mahoning Counties Board of Elections will be open on the following Saturdays - October 29, and November 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They will also be open on the following Sundays - October 30, and November 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Local Union will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Election Day for all APPOINTED, ELECTED, STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, and the general Membership to stop in and pick up informational handouts and materials. You are to sign in and give us the address of the polling site you intend to be working at.

We look forward to a very busy, but exciting day. Please show support for our endorsed candidates by doing your part. If we all do a little, a lot can be accomplished.


Robert Morales
UAW Local 1714

Tomorrow, October 5th, Bill Clinton will hold a rally in support of Hillary Clinton at the Operating Engineers Hall on McClurg Rd. in Boardman. He is expected to arrive at 8;30 a.m. If you are available, please attend. We would love to have a great presence at this event to show our support for Hillary. The address is 291 McClurg Rd. Suite 1, Boardman, Ohio 44512.



Brothers and Sisters,

This election season has been like no other and is extremely important to the future of our country, the middle class, working families, and our way of life.

Currently, we have sign-ups going on at our Union Hall for the Phone Banks. Starting in October, they will be operating Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. November 8, Election Day, is fast approaching and we are strongly encouraging ALL 1714 Members to stop in or call the Union Hall to sign up to work the Phone Banks for one (1) hour or two (2) hours increments.

Election Day is a UAW/GM negotiated paid day for all our members. Our Membership is encouraged to vote early at your local Board of Elections so that we all will be available to work part of that day by holding signs, passing out informational materials, driving our people to the polls, and supporting our UAW endorsed candidates on Local, State and Federal levels who support Labor.

Early in-person voting begins October 12 through November 7, 2016. Trumbull and Mahoning Counties Board of Elections will be open on the following Saturdays – October 29, and November 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They will also be open on the following Sundays – October 30, and November 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Local Union will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Election Day for all APPOINTED, ELECTED, STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, and the general Membership to stop in and pick up informational handouts and materials. You are to sign in and give us the address of the polling site you intend to be working at.

We look forward to a very busy, but exciting day. Please show support for our endorsed candidates by doing your part. If we all do a little, a lot can be accomplished.

Robert "Bobby" Morales
UAW 1714

Wonder who the UAW has endorsed for the state of Ohio? Click the link below to find out!

If Portman and Trump had it their way, 30,000 auto-industry jobs might have never returned.

Innovation Ohio has just released a new report on the success of the auto rescue.  Its findings demonstrate that while it was characterized as a “lousy deal for Ohio” by Rob Portman at the time of its implementation, the auto bailout has in fact been a resounding success. Indeed, the auto industry is now thriving and is as integral to Ohio’s economic success as ever. 


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This just in. Any member available and interested in attending the Joe Biden visit must register here

Thank you!

On Thursday, September 1, 2016 Vice President Joe Biden will be stopping at UAW Local 1714's Union Hall from 10 am-noon. All members that are available are encouraged to stop by. Doors will open at 9:15 am.

Basketball open gym Saturday August 6th from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the UAW Local 1714 union hall. Check for any rule changes for the upcoming season as well.

There will be softball practice for UAW Local 1714 members on Sunday July 31 at 1:00pm in Lordstown Park.

The Local Agreement between General Motors Vehicle Manufacturing Lordstown Complex West and UAW Local 1714 is now available for viewing or download by clicking on the following link.


Brothers and Sisters,

Our Standing Committees have been busy so far this year and there’s still more to come! The Chaplaincy Committee honored the National Day of Prayer. The Education and Next Committees had a few orientations for our new members. The Women’s Committee held events for Relay for Life. Community Services Committee held the Annual Robert Beathe Memorial Golf Outing to raise funds for the Toys For Kids campaign to purchase food baskets for those in need and toys for area agencies during the holidays. The Civil & Human Rights Committee held their Diversity Day Celebration promoting solidarity in our diverse plant population. We want to thank everyone for supporting our Committees, without our great members we wouldn’t be nearly so successful. One thing we can say for sure of our members of UAW Local 1714, we stand together in support of each other and many community events.


The Conservation/Recreation Committee will hold a pulled pork sandwich sale (includes cole slaw, chips & water) for $6.00 each, Wednesday, June 29, (3rd shift Tuesday night). They are also taking orders for Celebration of the Next Generation Chevy Cruze t-shirts. These t-shirts are MADE IN THE U.S.A. by Bayside. Place your orders! The Committee is working to raise funds for our picnic, July 23, for members and their families to socialize and enjoy a fun day.

Annual Family Picnic - July 23

Our Annual Family Picnic will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m., at the Union Hall. Free to all members and families... we will have food, a fire truck demonstration, face painting, obstacle courses, amusement park rides and more! We look forward to seeing everyone and having a great time with all our brothers & sisters.

Kennywood Tickets

Kennywood tickets are now available at the Hourly Personnel Office or the Union Hall. The tickets are $28.50 per person.

Wildwater Kingdom Coupons

Wildwater Kingdom coupons, good for up to six admissions during the 2016 Operating Season, are available at the Hourly Personnel Office or the Union Hall. Gate price with coupon:

$18.99 + tax per person $16.99 + tax Junior/Senior (Age 3 & older, under 48" tall or Age 62+).

Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Applications

Applications for the Gosser Scholarship for high school 2017 graduating Seniors are now available at the union hall. Deadline for application is October 15, 2016. This is a great scholarship offered only to dependents of members in good standing. You can also get an application and the rules at


NEW HIRE DUES- from Financial Secretary Cindy Geiser:

You may have noticed that you have had union dues deducted from consecutive pays. This should continue until you are current with your union dues, bringing you to a member in good standing status. You should also see your $20.00 Initiation deducted. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to call 330-824-2527 x.15 or stop by the union hall.


On behalf of the Shop Committee, Executive Board, and Staff, we wish everyone a happy Independence Day. Enjoy the day off with your family & friends, and above al,l stay safe.


Robert Morales
President, UAW 1714


Contractual Language Clarification

Per our new Local Agreement, the following language applies to the 63 application process:

 TRANSFER PROCEDURE (18 – 2007) (29 – 2015)

Pursuant to Paragraph (63) of the National Agreement, employees may make application for transfer in writing to Management. Transfers will be made subject to the following conditions:

1· An employee may have five (5) applications on file at any time. If a sixth application is filed, the oldest application will be automatically cancelled, unless the employee specifies in writing which previously filed application he/she is desirous of cancelling.

2. Employees transferred under these provisions will not be eligible for further transfer for a period of ninety (90) days. The employee’s ninetieth day must be on or before the Monday prior to the transfer effective date.

3. In order to be considered for transfer, the employee must have filed an application seven (7) calendar days in advance of the opening.

4. Applications on file must be withdrawn by 10:30 P.M. on Monday. If a holiday is on Monday, an employee needs to withdraw an application on the last scheduled weekday by 10:30PM (Monday- Friday) to be invalidated in the case of transfers on the following Monday.


Note: Currently there is no scheduled down-time for this year.


Mandatory Overtime

Per a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), daily or weekend overtime during the exemption period beyond normally scheduled hours, the Paragraph 71 list will be used for scheduling such.


24 Hour Performance

The television crawler will continue to display the Direct Run Rate (DRR) for the prior business day. The DRR is the percentage of cars off the final line that are good and in no need of repair. Plant televisions will also display the 24 hour total units produced from the Body Shop as well as off the final line in General Assembly. This information will run on a daily basis and is important as we continue to work together to build the world class Chevy Cruze.


GMS Refresher Training for Team Leaders

In order to reach our goal of BIQ-4 Certification, we will begin a refresher training for Team Leaders- beginning in the Material Handling Department. If the training proves value-added, we will continue into other departments. The training will be facilitated by our Team Leader Coordinators and timing will be announced in the coming weeks.


 Look For the NEW Local Agreement

Our new Local Agreement is currently at the printer and

will be ready for distribution to the Membership in the coming weeks.


In Solidarity, we remain

Scott Brubaker, Shop Chairperson

Gary Maiorana – District #1 Steve Hill – District #2 Ryan Wagner – District #3

Orlando Cruz – District #4 Dennis Prusky – District #5 Walt Ball – District #6


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UAW Region 2-B has a long-standing and proud tradition of awarding scholarships each year to (11) eleven high school seniors from participating Local UAW families in Indiana and Ohio. The affiliated Local Union Presidents voted this year to raise the scholarships to twelve (12) 10,000 scholarships beginning in 2016.

The program was established to honor the memory of former Region 2-B Director and International Vice-President, Richard T. Gosser. Initially, in 1962, a single, $2000 scholarship was awarded. A foundation was established, and through contributions, the award dollar amount and number of recipients grew over the years.

As a means to keep the foundation strong and the scholarships growing even larger, Retired Regional Director, Lloyd Mahaffey, in 2004, established the first annual Richard T. Gosser Golf Outing. Local Unions, units and employers from around the state of Ohio and Indiana field teams. All proceeds go directly to the foundation and (12) twelve, $10,000 Scholarships are awarded each year.

Including the 2015-2016 winners, 320 students have received Gosser scholarships.

Region 2-B UAW Retirees also award (6) six $1000 scholarship awards to the finalists, investing in the future of an additional 107 students. In 2016, the Region 2-B Retirees are raising the (6) six scholarships to $1500.

In all the Gosser awards and the Retiree awards total over $2.2 million in scholarships awarded over the last 54 years.


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Tickets available at Hourly Personnel and the Union Hall. To view discount tickets, click the link above.

2016 Operating Season Only

Prices with coupon: $18.99 + tax per person $16.99 + tax Junior/Senior (Age 3 & older, under 48" tall or Age 62+)

COUPONS, good for up to 6 admissions, are AVAILABLE at:

Zumba classes at the Union Hall have been suspended for the summer months. Classes will resume in the Fall. New class dates will be announced when available.

The Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from the daughters and sons of UAW Region 2B Affiliated Local members who will graduate from high school in 2018. The ACT test is required. If the student has not previously taken the ACT, they should sign up to take the ACT test and have your test scores sent to our office by listing our code number 9894. Read more >>>

Amalgamated UAW Local 1714 was chartered in August 1970, and granted amalgamated status in May 2005. Our local represents the hourly employees of General Motors Lordstown Complex West, stamping parts for Chevy's most popular vehicle, the Chevy Cruze and also the Buick Verano; and the hourly employees of Voith, sanitation services working in the West plant.

As a Local in existence for more than 40 years, Lordstown is averaging the highest volume of single line vehicle assembly facilities in the world with total production at over 15 million vehicles since production began in 1966. We now represent a little more than 1400 combined active members, and a Retired Workers' Chapter of approximately 2200.

The Local publishes a monthly newspaper-FOCUS, maintains a website, a joint weekly newsletter-TUESDAY TIMES distributed in the plant, as well as keeping the members informed through e-mails.

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