STRIKE 2019 INFORMATION AND UPDATES
October 25, 2019
The strike has ended. UAW members have voted to ratify the tentative agreement. Return to work date is 10/28.
Report back to work is Sunday 10pm for 3rd shift employees, Monday 6:30am 1st employees and Monday 3:00 pm 2nd shift employees.
See the results below.
October 24, 2019
Official tally on vote to ratify National tentative agreement:
Yes - 40%
No - 60%
October 21, 2019
October 17, 2019
You can find a copy of the proposed tentative agreement summary here
October 16, 2019
VP Terry Dittes has announced a tentative agreement being reached with GM. The language will be reviewed by the GM Council in Detroit tomorrow. If approved, it will be rolled out to the membership and voted on in the coming days. WE WILL HOLD THE LINE AND STAY ON STRIKE UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTIFIED! See the letter here.
OCTOBER 9, 2019
October 1, 2019
The latest update from VP Terry Dittes can be found here
October 1, 2019
The International Union has given our Financial Secretary permission to hold checks for those members with extenuating circumstances, who must miss the pick up window. We ask that all are considerate of this new policy and recognize that there will be times when your held check can't be accessed by proper people to give to you, for example in off hours. We are trying to make this as easy on the members as we can.
September 27, 2019
We have just received word that strike pay checks will be available for pickup next Wednesday, 10/2, and Thursday, 10/3, 7am-5pm, at the Union Hall. This will be the weekly schedule, each Wednesday and Thursday going forward.
You must pick up your own check. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Bring photo ID
No checks will be mailed
Checks not picked up will be immediately returned to the International Union.
You will not get your check if you have not fulfilled your mandatory 8 hours of strike duty.
September 26, 2019
In another shameful act to confuse and mess with the lives of our members, GM has felt the public pressure and reinstated health care coverage for striking workers. See the official notice from VP Terry Dittes here
PEOPLE MUST STILL COME TO THE HALL AND REGISTER FOR STRIKE BENEFITS AS SCHEDULED!
September 19, 2019
Vice President Terry Dittes sent out this update letter. Click here
September 17, 2019
We just received a letter from the International that GM did in fact cutoff our healthcare. This has never happened before. Our healthcare has always went to the end of the month. This just goes to show you what type of people we are dealing with. Cobra will pick up insurance through the International as stated in letter. This letter does not impact retirees, as they are covered by the VEBA.
*See the letters here
Many of you have been asking about the paperwork for registration regarding pay and benefits. We have spoken with our International auditor and he says they are working their way through all locals, starting with the larger and working their way to the smaller. They are the ones who give us the paperwork to make that all happen, so until they get to us, we cannot process anything.
It will happen. Be patient and stay tuned. We will alert you as soon as that happens.
September 15, 2019
BROTHERS AND SISTERS:
As of midnight tonight, the UAW is on strike against General Motors and our Local 440 membership is walking out of the plant.
Everyone please report to the Union Hall 1 hour before your scheduled strike assignment to get instructions from your strike captain.
Please also refer to previous posts regarding expected conduct on the picket line.