|UAW Local 1714|
UAW Member Miya Williamson Removed by Trump in Detroit
Hillary Clinton’s strong stance on TPP
(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) – A vicious lockout of 360 UAW members by Wall Street darling Honeywell International, Inc., ground on into its fourth month this week with no sign of clearer skies ahead.
“It’s clear Honeywell planned this attack on our members months, if not years, in advance,” said UAW Local 1508 President Tim Vogt.
Honeywell locked out UAW members at its Aircraft Wheel and Brake manufacturing facilities in South Bend, Indiana, and Green Island, New York, May 9, after less than a month of negotiations for a collective agreement.Read more >>>
Basketball open gym Saturday August 6th from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the UAW Local 1714 union hall. Check www.htosports.com/uawbball 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.
2:30 PM — UAW President Dennis Williams Discusses Candidates, Conventions and Trade
UAW President Dennis Williams participated in a teleconference roundtable with reporters today to talk about the election and the UAW’s perspective on the issues at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.Read more >>>
It’s difficult for Jason Barlow to explain the rash actions of Donald Trump to his 7-year-old daughter, Olivia. Barlow, president of UAW Local 402 in Springfield, Ohio, said Trump doesn’t act like a mature adult, let alone like the potential leader of our nation. Trump’s willingness to divide people through angry rhetoric and insults instead of bringing them together worries Barlow about Olivia’s future. She has heard the candidate speak about others in unflattering tones while watching television with her dad and mom, Rachele, who also attended the Democratic National Convention. Read more >>>
12:30 PM — Dispatch from the UAW Delegation Meeting
UAW President Dennis Williams addressed UAW delegates attending the 2016 Democratic National Convention, reminding them that there is a lot of misdirected anger in this country and that we need to unify as a union to ensure that Hillary Clinton becomes president and Donald Trump does not.Read more >>>
PHILLY: THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY AND A STRONG, DIVERSE UNION CITY HOSTS THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
As UAW members who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention make their way to The City of Brotherly Love, it’s an appropriate time to talk about Philadelphia.
Or Philly. Or “Phil-delph-ya” in the language of the locals. They do “tawlk” a little funny here. It may be pronounced “wa-ter” elsewhere in the United States, but it’s “wooder” in Philly. As in, “Yo! I’ll have a churry wooder ice, please.”Read more >>>
When UAW President Dennis Williams took over as president at the 2014 convention, he made it clear that one of the things he wanted his administration to focus on was communicating with rank-and-file UAW members and meeting members where they were at. Read more >>>
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 are now available at the Hourly Personnel Office or the Union Hall. The tickets are $28.50 per person.
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+).
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 www.region2b.uaw.org.
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.
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.
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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Tickets available at Hourly Personnel and the Union Hall. To view discount tickets, click the link above.
UAW LOCAL 1714 MEMBERS
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:
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 2017. These prestigious $10,000 awards are based on ACT scores, class rank, extra-curricular activities, letters of recommendation, personality traits and leadership abilities. 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.