Here you will find up to date news, information regarding Retiree benefits, new Retirees, deceased members, Veteran's benefits, and more.
Please make the call tomorrow Wednesday June 3rd Let's all take a stand against losing more good American Jobs!
I am not a benefits rep, but I have received many calls from our members who are somewhat confused about our dental and vision plan. At the first of the year we got our coverage back. Many had kept their coverage through COBRA and was paying monthly premiums. Now it is up to you if you want to keep them both. But many of our Retirees don't know that they are paying for something they may not need. If you have any questions on the above we have benefits reps that are at the IBEW drop in center on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week. The phone number is (404) 688-9225. Talk it up with Retirees you know that may not have access to the internet or Facebook. Debbie is available at the UAW office Monday-Friday, (770) 457-3128.
Local 10 Retiree Gene Hudgins, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Brother Hudgins worked in the Body Shop and the Paint Department, and he is the Brother of Retirees Raymond, Jimmy and Larry Hudgins.Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Jason Buffington and the Rev. Willard Fuller will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. For more information, please call (770) 287-8227.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Gene Hudgins.
Local 10 Retiree Jerry Smith passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Kathleen Johnson Smith. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Margaret Compton Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Jim Mantione, Flowery Branch, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Jill Smith, Flowery Branch, GA, and Andy and Jennifer Smith, Flowery Branch, GA; thirteen grandchildren, Skylar DeRose, Ashley Patton, Heather Smith, Jerry and Megan Smith, Eddie Smith, Alex Smith, Andon Smith, Ava Smith, Logan Sivils, Lauren Sivils, Jordon Mantione, and Justina Mantione; great grandchildren, Reagan Cannon, Avery Patton, Greyson Sivils, and Brantley Patton; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Danny and Sherry Smith, Buford, GA; sister, Glenda Smith, Buford, GA; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Smith was born December 22, 1941 in Buford, GA. He was a 1960 graduate of Buford High School. He retired from General Motors Assembly Plant after forty-one years of service. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local 10 and a member of New Bethany Baptist Church, Buford, GA. He coached little league sports in Hall County from 1969 to 2004. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and a mentor to many youth. He was a devoted Christian. Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Smith, Rev. Danny Ashworth, and Rev. Billy Compton officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Flowery Branch, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, June 19, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information please call 770-932-1133.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jerry "Red" Smith.
Local 10 is sad to report the passing of Sharon Turner, wife of Local 10 Retiree Frank Turner, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2015 in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Roswell, GA. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 18 from 5:00 – 9:00 at the funeral home. For more information, please call (770) 886-9899.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sharon Turner.
Brothers and Sisters,
I would first like to take this opportunity to congratulate Zane Payne on hs induction into the 2015 Georgia AFL-CIO Labor Hall of Fame. I do not know of anyone that is more deserving than Zane. He has driven thousands of miles to visit sick members, and assist them with benefits issues throughout his career, and is still working to service the Retirees throughout Region 8. In the 35 plus years I have known him, I have called on him for help many times, and he has never once told me no. He has never changed, remaining the same humble man that he was when I met him. Once again, congratulations Zane, you have made Local 10 very proud.
On another note, at last year's Constitutional Convention, it was discussed and passed to increase the membership dues for both active and retired workers. The dues had not been increased since 1963. The retired workers dues is used to run the retired workers chapter, as well as help run the drop in centers that are so vital in assisting Retirees with their benefits issues. We now pay $2 every month, and the International is requesting that we increase the amount to $3 or more. International Union has asked that we reach out to every member, which I am currently working on. The response thus far has been overwhelmingly positive. If you would like to call me to increase your dues, before I can get to you, you can call me on my cell at (770) 354-5042. If I do not answer please leave a message, and I will call you back as soon as possible. As I make my calls for the dues increase, I am also asking if you would like your phone number to be added to Jimmy Hyde's robo-call list. With this program, you will be informed of any special called meetings, informed of your monthly meetings, alerted of any deceased Retirees, etc. This is a great way to stay informed if you do not use a computer.
A good strong membership is an informed membership. Thank you for your participation!
Kathy Fowler President UAW Local 10
Our April meeting was a huge success. We had many new faces, friends we had not seen in a while. We are continuing to build our database, collecting phone numbers and email addresses, and spreading the word about our website. As you know, our monthly dues have increased from two dollars to three dollars. Kathy Fowler is reaching out to everyone about the new dues structure. Our benefit reps at the drop in center are very helpful to our members when it comes to benefit issues. The increase in dues will go to fund our drop in centers around the country, including the one in Atlanta to help us with benefits. If you have not been contacted by Kathy, she is working hard to get to you. The part of our dues that comes to our Local Chapter will go to pay for our meetinh space, buy our lunches at the meetings, and keep our communication going to keep you informed about current issues that may affect you.
We have launched a CallingPost feature that will that will call you and inform you of deaths of our members, and remind you of meeting dates and times.
Remember to make that call to your Congressman and tell them to vote against Fast Track, a trade bill that we feel would destroy many good American jobs.
Hope to see you at the next meeting at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross. For any questions, you may give me a call at (678) 773-6304.
See you in May,
Local 10 would like to congratulate Zane Payne on his election to the 2015 Labor Hall of Fame. Zane has worked extremely hard for the union and it's members throughout his distinguished career, and has served loyally in several capacities. His Hall of Fame induction is richly deserved.
Please call your State Representative today to stop the Fast Track initiative.
How It Works:
1. Dial: 888-926-0045 2. When prompted enter your local union number and your zip code. 3. You will be connected to your representative. 4. Leave a message with the aide who answers the phone. Tell them "The Representative needs to OPPOSE Fast Track." 5. The aide will likely ask for your name and address. 6. You are finished. Thank you for helping to stop Fast Track.
Local 10 Retiree’s has a new meeting location and our new location is at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. The address is 182 Hunter Street Norcross GA 30071. It is a great facility and we will still be having our lunch afterwards. Hopewell Baptist is between Buford Highway and Peachtree Industrial Blvd off Jimmy Carter. You will turn on West Peachtree Street off Jimmy Carter and proceed approximately 1/2 mile (you will go through 1 stop sign) until you get to Autry Street, turn left, go about.02 of a mile and you will be at the Church parking lot at the rear of the Church. Our meeting room is Faith Hall .We have secured this meeting space for the remainder of the year. Remember we meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 and lunch is served afterwards. We are trying to make our meeting as productive as possible our plans are to have presentations from various Health Care Advocate groups. Our March meeting we will have a diabetes presentation from the Diabetes Association of Atlanta there will be a free screening for diabetes . As we do each month we will have our Health Care Providers on hand and benefit representatives to help you with any issues you may be having.
2015 Meeting Dates: February 17th July 21
March 17th August 18th
April 21st September 15th
May 19th October 20th
June 16th November 17th
Thanks for you do to make our Retiree Chapter Work it’s a great place to catch up with friends and stay up to date on issues that affect our daily lives.
See You at the meeting!
CHAIRMAN: JIMMY HYDE VICE CHAIRMAN: TOMMY HILL RECORDING SECRETARY: CLYDE JOHNSON FINANCIAL SECRETARY: LARRY MILLEVILLE SGT-AT-ARMS: HI-C GLENN
The UAW Medical Benefits Trust announced that effective January 1, 2015 “The Trust” will provide Dental and Vision coverage to eligible GM and Chrysler Retirees; Surviving Spouses and their eligible dependents.
The covered benefits will be comparable to those provided by the companies prior to the 2009 bankruptcies.
Details will be provided to eligible Retirees this Fall.
If you are paying premiums for COBRA coverage, you should NOT cancel at this time, as the new coverage will NOT BE EFFECTIVE UNTIL……January1, 2015.
The Trust will notify you of this change by letter very soon. PLEASE Read It .
If it says…UAW Medical Benefits Trust …... Read It !
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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.
This message from Debbie Garcia:
If anyone needs to verify employment, they can contact the Benefit Service 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 Clarence Towns-Vice President Sherri Phillips-Recording Secretary Claude Willis III-Financial Secretary Sharon Patterson Glenn-Trustee Jane "Kae" Kelly-Trustee Bob Humphery-Trustee Kenny Bradford-Guide Waymond Harris-Seargant At Arms
CHAIRMAN: JIMMY HYDE VICE CHAIRMAN: TOMMY HILL RECORDING SECRETARY: CLYDE JOHNSON FINANCIAL SECRETARY: LARRY MILLEVILLE SGT-AT-ARMS: HI-C GLENN VETERANS COMMITTEE: ROBERT HUMPHERY