|UAW Local 1714|
Inspiring political, social justice, and labor leaders all understand the value of storytelling to connect to people for action and engagement. Storytelling is a powerful component of leadership building.
This workshop teaches participants the value of storytelling in developing union leadership skills for effective labor-management and union member relations. Participants will learn the value of telling their personal story to move others to action through identification of a goal and a request to the listener.Read more >>>
An emerging body of motivational material discusses the relative failure of people to keep the “goals” they set compared to the relative success they have of keeping the “promises” they make to themselves. A defined promise that you make to yourself is a great way to self-motivate positive personal change and growth.Read more >>>
Buy Union this Halloween
This year shop for these products made by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), and the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union (ILWU).
UAW Member Lloyd Allen on Hillary Voting to Save the Auto Industry
Making sure your voice is heard is of utmost importance in this upcoming presidential election. Registering to vote is easier than ever. Here’s a tool to quickly register to vote. Click “Register to vote” down the page in blue to get started. Read more >>>
Members of Congress Call for Fair and Free Elections, Champion TAs’ and RAs’ Right to Collective Bargaining
Community Petition Urging University Administrators to End Their Anti-Union Campaign Gains Momentum
NEW YORK – As support for graduate workers’ right to collective bargaining builds nationwide, more than 60 members of Congress today issued a statement urging Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and other university administrators in support of fair and free union elections. U.S. Representatives Bobby Scott and Jerrold Nadler along with dozens of other congressional leaders applauded the National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision to restore the rights of teaching assistants and research assistants to bargain collectively.Read more >>>
What is a UAW Women’s book club?
Of course you’ve heard of book clubs where people come together to discuss books, but what exactly is a UAW Women’s book club? UAW Women book clubs are ones where groups read books that empower and educate union women. The books recommended for our book clubs will be ones that strengthen our leadership skills and expand women’s roles within the UAW...Read more >>>
UAW Member Sheila Pedersen Says Hillary is Ready For the Job
UPDATED VIDEO: Roundtable discussion and Q & A with President Williams
Wonder who the UAW has endorsed for the state of Ohio? Clicke 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 hrc.io/2ccyJu2
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 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.
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. 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.