Concealed Pistol License Class
On Sunday, June 23, 2013 a Concealed Pistol License class will be held at the UAW Local 652 Union Hall. The class begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. The class consists of a safety lecture in the morning, range shooting in the afternoon – at an alternate site and concludes with a legal lecture in the evening. The cost of the class is $125 and includes all supplies, pistols, ammunition and pizza and soft drinks. To register contact Ralph Ball at 517-582-1104.
5th Annual Plant 2 & 3 Reunion
There will be a reunion for GM Plant 2 and Plant 3 employees on Tuesday, June 11 at the Westgate Tavern on Rosemary Avenue in Lansing. The Reunion will begin at 12 noon. For more information contact Al Freeman at 517-819-8657.
Save the Girls Golf Scramble
Join the UAW Local 652 Women’s Committee and Recreation Committee on Saturday, August 24 at the annual “Save the Girls” golf scramble and help them raise money to find a cure and put an end to breast cancer.
The event will be held at Centennial Acres Golf Course in Sunfield, Mi. and begin with a shotgun start at 2:30 p.m. The cost to enter is $65 per person and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart and food and drink all day. Everyone is welcome to play and can register at the UAW Local 652 Union Hall. Contact Lena Wyeth at 517-282-8689 with questions or for more information.
13th Annual Pride Ride - May 17
Bring your friends and family and join the 13th annual Pride Ride on Friday, May 17, 2013. The Pride Ride is an employee driven event to promote National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The ride originates at the UAW Local 652 Union Hall on Clare Street, and with a police escort goes past current and present GM sites in Lansing.
The event begins with registration at 8:00 a.m. followed by a safety meeting and line up at 9:30 a.m. with the ride leaving at 10 a.m. sharp. Food is available at the hall before the ride and after there will be presentations and raffle winners announced.
Entry fee for the event is free and shirts and event pins are available for pre-order by April 15. Registration and shirt order forms are available at UAW Local 652 Union Hall or contact Linda Mogyoros at firstname.lastname@example.org
UAW - United Auto Warriors
As the warmer weather approaches, we would like to extend a warm welcome and introduction to our race crew! Who are the United Auto Warriors? We are Us! We are a group of people who like to get out and enjoy the dirty things in life, literally! We are a race group comprised of Local 652 employees, for now, who enjoy running in challenging physical endurance races such as the (2) Warrior Dashes that are scheduled for this calendar year. We are pleased to announce our inaugural season and would like to extend an offer to all men and women young and old, who are interested to contact our team Captain...Read more
Please be familiar with the changes being made to FMLA leaves. The following is a letter from GM.
This letter is to inform you that effective April 1, 2013; the GM Absence call in number, 1-800-222-8889 has been modified to add an Option 8 prompt for FMLA. Due to this change, the new call in procedure for FMLA absences are as follows:
- You must call the GM absence line at 1-800-222-8889, select Option 8, “FMLA”, at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your normal work shift.
- You must also contact Sedgwick at 1-800-489-4646 (Select the prompt for Disability,
Then, FMLA) to report your absence by the end of your normal work shift.
Failure to follow the procedures as outlined above result in the application of the provisions of Doc. 8 of the National Agreement. The time of calls in to GM and Sedgwick are determined and documented at the point of time at which the call is completed, not when the call is initiated.
Your requirement to file an FMLA claim by calling Sedgwick at 1-800-489-4646 has not changed. The only process that has been modified is how you report an absence under an FMLA claim that has been conditionally approved or approved.
Additional Information Regarding Eligibility under FMLA:
Please note that GM calculates an employee’s entitlement to FMLA leave on a calendar year basis. Accordingly, eligibility will be verified at the beginning of each new calendar year to ensure continued eligibility for leave under the FMLA. If you have not worked at least 1,250 hours during the previous twelve months at the beginning of each calendar year, you will not be eligible for FMLA. We will send you a notice of ineligibility and you must file for a new claim in the new calendar year.
For example, an employee had an FMLA claim that was conditionally approved in 2012 from March, 2012 to March, 2013. As of January 2013, the employee had not worked 1,250 hours and requests an absence in January 2013, against this previously approved claim. This situation would result in a denial of an FMLA absence. The employee will be sent a notice of ineligibility. If the employee reaches 1,250 hours worked during the preceding twelve months, the employee may then again be eligible for an FMLA absence. However, the employee must file for a new FMLA claim in 2013.
Entry Level Member Health Care Enrollment
Any entry level member whose health care coverage is to go into effect January 1, 2013 should call the GM Benefits and Services Center (Fidelity) as soon as possible at 1-800-489-4646 to confirm all member information is correct and at the same time add any eligible dependents you may have to your health care coverage. This will help alleviate any possible problems that may happen due to the start of the new year.
Below are links to documents regarding your health care:
The GimmeFive program was launched at the 35th UAW Convention in June 2010 by President Bob King, the newly elected International Officers and Regional Directors, and the UAW Local Union Delegates. GimmeFive recruits and engages members in a new and innovative mobilizing program to Organize, Build Power and Win Justice for our union and community. TOGETHER WE WIN!
Each time you complete a task you will be rewarded for your hard work with a new button. The goal is to collect all five buttons…the official GimmeFive, Power, Organize, Mobilize and Justice buttons. Each UAW Region will compete for the highest level of GimmeFive activism and will be acknowledged for their hard work at the Community Action Program (CAP) Conference in January 2011.
To participate in GimmeFive, first you need to sign up for the program. See UAW Local 652 President Mike Green or Vice-President Randy Freeman at the Local 652 Union Hall and they will help sign you up. Once you are signed up for GimmeFive you will receive a confirmation with information to track your activities and when to expect your official GimmeFive button.