Here you will find up to date news, information regarding Retiree benefits, new Retirees, deceased members, Veteran's benefits, and more.
The UAW released the following statement today on the passing of Nelson Mandela:
“The UAW deeply mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential civil rights and social justice leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela demonstrated how commitment to core principles and social justice can change the world. His actions freed millions from the chains of racism. From his humble beginnings to his imprisonment for fighting against the apartheid system in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to the world.
“It was an incredible honor for the UAW, through the leadership of then-President Owen Bieber, to play a role in supporting Mandela and other anti-apartheid activists in the 1980s. President Bieber traveled to South Africa to support Mandela and other activists, and when Mandela toured the United States in 1990 after his release from prison, he insisted on celebrating with UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, Mich. During that trip, Mandela invited Bieber to be at his side during a rally at Tiger Stadium.
“Nelson Mandela will be missed by those who believe in civil and human rights for all people. The best way to honor his passing is to continue to work for his ideals. We are committed to doing so.”
UAW Local 10 sends its condolences to the family of Nelson Mandela at this time.
Local 10 Retiree Dale "Big Red" Jackson passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Brother Jackson worked as a Millwright in the Skilled Trades department. Visitation will be held Friday, December 6, 2013 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and again from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, located at 376 Fairview Road, Stockbridge GA, 30281. Funeral services will be held Saturday December 7, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at The New Testament Baptist Church, located at 2352 Old Rex Morrow Road, Ellenwood, GA, 30294. For more information, please call (770) 474-1231.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dale "Big Red" Jackson.
Local 10 Retiree Alvin "Big Al" Williams passed away Tuesday November 26, 2013. Brother Williams retired out of the Trim department, and was a very dedicated union member up until his health began to decline. Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 36, 2013 at 12:00PM at Elizabeth's Chapel, located at 3000 Martin Luther King Drive SW, Atlanta GA, 30311. Internment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery, located at 1080 Veterans Cemetery Road, Canton GA, 30114. Alphonso Dawson Mortuary in Atlanta is in charge of arrangements. For more information please call (404) 691-3810.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Alvin Williams.
These vehicles are made in the United States or Canada by members of the UAW and Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). Because of the integration of United States and Canadian vehicle production, all the vehicles listed that are made in Canada include significant UAW made content and support the jobs of UAW members.
When purchasing one of these models, check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). A VIN beginning with "1" or "4" or "5" identifies a U.S. made vehicle; "2" identifies a Canadian-made vehicle.
Not all vehicles made in the United States or Canada are built by union represented workers. Vehicles not listed here, even if produced in the United States or Canada, are not union made.
Buick Lacrosse Buick Verano Cadillac ATS Cadillac CTS Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Volt Chrysler 200 Chrysler 200 Convertible Dodge Avenger Dodge Dart Ford Focus Ford Focus (Electric) Ford Fusion* Ford C-Max/(Full Hybrid/Electric) Ford Mustang Ford Taurus Lincoln MKS SRT Viper
Buick Enclave Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac Escalade/Hybrid Chevrolet Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe/Hybrid Chevrolet Traverse Dodge Durango Ford Escape Ford Expedition Ford Explorer GMC Acadia GMC Yukon/Hybrid GMC Yukon XL Jeep Compass Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Patriot Jeep Wrangler Lincoln Navigator Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Chevrolet Silverado/Hybrid** Ford F-Series GMC Sierra/Hybrid** Ram 1500*
Chevrolet Express Ford E-Series GMC Savana
Buick Regal Cadillac XTSs Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Impala Chrysler 300 Dodge Challenger Dodge Charger
Chevrolet Equinox Ford Edge Ford Flex GMC Terrain Lincoln MKT Lincoln MKX
Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Grand Caravan Volkswagen Routan
Vehicles marked with an asterisk (*) are produced in the United States and another country. The light duty (LD) crew cab versions of the vehicles marked with a double asterisk (**) are manufactured only in Mexico; other models are made in the United States.
An overflow crowd gathered at the Comfort Inn at Doraville on November
19th for our annual Christmas lunch and meeting. Brother Tommy Craft
opened the meeting with prayer. Matt Wood from the Medical Benefits trust gave a
very informative report on health care. There were representatives from Kaiser,
BCBS, Aetna and Express Scripps there also to answer questions. A representative
from AFL-CIO gave a short talk on the upcoming Fulton County election and gave
names of candidates that had been endorsed by the AFL-CIO. There were numerous
questions from the floor on health care issues and the meeting was a little
longer than we anticipated. We encouraged the membership to use the drop in
center when they have a question or need help with benefits. Everyone seemed to
enjoy the delicious meal and we want to thank Kathy Fowler for making that
possible. She found the right catering service for the meal and we would like to
thank you Kathy for the help you have given this retiree chapter. The chapter
gave four gift certificates from Kroger in the amount of fifty dollars each to
four lucky members.
There will be no meeting in December. We will have our next meeting on January 15, 2014. We are in the
process of having blood pressure checks at our meeting and we will post the
schedule when we get the details. The executive board wishes you a very happy
Zane Payne Chairman
To All Retirees,
Your new Dental coverage will be handled through Delta Dental of Michigan. You will need to call them to get a new PPO provider so you can get the best bang for your buck. Their number is 1-800-524-0149.
Your vision coverage will be paid through your Medical carrier. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's number is 1-800-482-2210. Kaiser Permanente members need to go to kp.org, go to Services, and look up Eye Doctors to see with eye doctor you can go to.
If you are still paying for COBRA vision you will still use Davis Vision. Their number is 1-888-672-8393.
Please remember that you always want to use an IN NETWORK PROVIDER.
Skipper Rish Retiree Benefit Representative Region 8
To All UAW/GM Retirees,
This letter is to inform all of our Retirees that if you were born after September 15, 1949, the age creep does not apply to you anymore. Under the new contract, your supplement will be cut at age 62 and a month. I would advise you that if you are going to sign up for Social Security to contact the Social Security department 3 months prior to turning age 62. The pension center should send you a letter stating this information if it pertains to you. Also, as I am sure most of you have heard, there will be no more Christmas Bonuses to our Retirees or surviving spouses.
Skipper Rish Retiree Rep
Brothers and Sisters,
We got news from Detroit late Thursday evening that Retirees will receive dental and vision insurance, effective January 1, 2012. This was welcome news. Please be sure to check the website regularly, as any news and updates will be posted here as we receive them!
Zane Payne Chairman UAW Local 10 Retirees
Brother and Sisters,
Starting July 1, 2011 in order for any of your Benefit
Representatives to check on claims, or information from the VEBA Trust a
PHI Form (HIPPA Privacy ACT) must be filled out by you and faxed back
both to Blue Cross of Michigan
and the VEBA Trust. You can obtain these forms at the Local 10 Union
Hall or from your Benefit Counselors or from me. The names and numbers
of those to contact are as follows:
Debra Garcia at Local 10 Union Hall phone-770-457-3128
Zane Payne, Charles Riley, Bobby Bell or Fred Howard at the I.B.E.W. Drop-in-Center phone-404-688-9225
My number is 404-524-5157
Please remember without these authorization forms none of us will be able to assist you with you problems.
Brothers and Sisters,
I have been informed that the UAW Trust will begin a dependent audit only for Retirees that have children or stepchildren ages 19 through 26. Starting in mid June cards will be mailed out to Retirees informing them of the upcoming audit. At the end of June, verification letters about the documents required will be mailed out. If you do not respond by mid July a reminder letter will come to you. On September 1, 2011, if the proper documents haven't been sent back, you will get a termination letter canceling your child. The documents you need to send are as follows:
Proof of Residency 1040 Tax Return Birth Certificate
PLEASE DO NOT DELAY!!!
As soon as you receive your card go ahead and send in all the proper documents.
Skipper Rish Special Assigned Retiree Rep Region 8
If you would like to receive email notifications from us regarding news, events, updates, and Funeral Notifications, please call the Union Hall at (770) 457-3128 or email your information to email@example.com. Once we have your email address we will add it to the mailing list.
Dear Brother and Sister Retirees,
If any of you have any changes in your life, such as a death of a spouse, change of address, remove or add a dependent, or change your healthcare plan, you must contact our healthcare provider (Hewitt) so that they can update their system. Hewitt is the provider for our Veba Trust Fund account. the number is 1-(866)-637-7555. Their hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm. You will also need to contact the GM Benefit Center so your pensions won't get messed up. That number is 1-(800)-489-4646 (Fidelity).
We have mentioned this at the retiree meetings numerous times, but if you are not sure who your beneficiary is please contact Fidelity and request a new beneficiary form. Fill the form out and mail it back. The new form will replace your old one with the correct person that you designate as the person you want to leave your life insurance to. If you have a computer you can also update you beneficiary form online.
In about a month you will be receiving a letter from the Trust about upcoming changes on healthcare issues. Please read the letter as there will be important changes for the upcoming year 2011.
Skipper Rish Retiree Rep Region 8
The new GM Retiree website Socrates went live on May 3, 2010 with additional functionality and features not available for public viewing. This new website allows Retirees to access enhanced benefit information, announcements, notices, exclusive GM marketplace offers/discounts, club information, GM news, and product information.
The new GM Retiree website is a secure site that is password protected. The registration process will ask Retirees to provide the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number, Zip Code, Birth Month, and Birth Day to confirm their identity as a GM Retiree. In addition, they will be required to provide a valid email address so they can receive Retiree E-News as well as information on local GM events and activities.
Medco is now offering special rates on certain mail order drugs, as low as $10.00 for 90 day supply. For more information on your specific medication call Medco at 1-(800)-464-4679 or visit Medco on the web at www.medco.com and sign in.
This notice is in response to the many calls we have gotten from retirees wanting to know if DentFirst was going to continue to give a break on dental services. Today we received a call from a representative from DentFirst and they have made a decision not to give us the same write off that we have had with them since they opened their doors approximately thirty years ago. Their appreciation for your loyalty is if you don't have insurance coverage they will give you a twenty percent discount. I'm sorry that we couldn't get this resolved. If we ever needed a break we sure need it now since we are now forced to pay the premiums. We have other dentists that have agreed to give us the same break that we are accustomed to. We will provide those names and addresses later.
Zane Payne Chairman Local 10 Retiree Chapter
This message from Skipper Rish:
If anyone needs to verify employment, they can contact the Benefit Servie Center at 1-(800)-489-4646. We the UAW cannot verify employment. Please call the number and ask for Other Programs. This will get you to employment verification.
Kathy Fowler-President Richard Hall-Vice President Claude Willis-Recording Secretary Michael Cowan-Financial Secretary Sherri Phillips-Trustee Bob Humphery-Trustee Kenny Bradford-Guide Freddie Sims-Seargant At Arms
CHAIRMAN: ZANE PAYNE VICE CHAIRMAN: TOMMY HILL RECORDING SECRETARY: CLYDE JOHNSON FINANCIAL SECRETARY: LARRY MILLEVILLE SGT-AT-ARMS: WILL IVESTER VETERANS COMMITTEE: ROBERT HUMPHERY
Recently we have had many classes offered at the Union Hall paid through your tuition assistance program. This information is sent to you by mail. If you have not recently received information regarding classes such as computer courses, home inspection, financial planning, etc., this could mean your address is incorrect at the Union Hall. Please update by calling (770) 457-3128.
The GM Doraville Plant Last Reunion Tour on August 9, 2008 was a huge success. Special thanks go to all who attended as well as all of those who volunteered their time to make the tour such a special event. Pictures from the Reunion Tour can now be seen in the News Section.