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Local 10 Retiree Charles "Moe" Patterson passed away Sunday July 27, 2014.  He was a Veteran, and was formerly employed with General Motors. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of A. S. Turner and Sons at 2:00 pm Wednesday July 30. The family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory. For more information please call (404) 292-1551.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Charles "Moe" Patterson.

UAW Local 10 would like to give a huge Happy Birthday Wish to one of our Soldiers (literally). Most of us know him simply as “Hump,” but his name is Robert “Bob” Humphrey. He joined local 10 in 1963. Brother Hump has served on the executive board for decades. He is a highly decorated Army Veteran in the Korean who was awarded 2 Purple Hearts. He now holds the office of Trustee and Chairperson of the Veteran's Committee. 

Hope your birthday is a great one!

Jimmy Hyde                                     Kathy Fowler
Chairman                                         President
Local 10 Retirees                              UAW Local 10

Local 10 Retiree Nate Bell passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014.  Brother Bell was a very well respected member of Local 10, and is the Brother of Local 10 Retirees Archie, Michael, Marvin, and Bobby Bell. The family will receive friends at the chapel  of Donald Trimble Mortuary Friday evening July 25, 2014 from 8:30 P.M. until 9:30 P.M.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Ray of Hope Christian Church, located at 2778 Snapfinger Road, Decatur, GA 30032. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 411 Mallory Circle, Loganville GA 30052 at 11:00 A.M. For more information, please call (404) 371-0772.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Nate Bell.

Local 10 Retiree Larry W. Masters passed away Friday, June 27, 2014.  Brother Masters is the father of Local 10 Retiree Billy Masters. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-9 PM, Monday, June 30, 2014, at Tim Stewart Funeral Home. For more information please call (770) 872-0714.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lamar. W. Masters.

Local 10 Retiree David Clark passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Brother Clark joined Local 10 after transferring from the Albany plant after its closing in 1996.  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 28, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville GA. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. For more information please call (770) 534-5351.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of David Clark.

Local 10 Retiree Eugene Green passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014.  Brother Green joined Local 10 in 1950. In 1978, he was elected Vice President of Local 10, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1981.  Brother Green is also the father of Local 10 Retiree David Green. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 28, 2014 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday June 27, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. For more information, please call (770)534-5201.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Eugene Green.

Local 10 is sad to report the passing of one of our pioneers. Retiree Etsel Burel passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014.  Brother Burel was among the first workers hired at the Doraville Plant when it opened its doors in 1947, and he was one of the first members to join Local 10 in 1948. Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming was in charge of arrangements.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Etsel Burel.

Our monthly meeting for July was well attended. If you were not there, you were missed. We had a great presentation on Heart Health by Dr. Bryon Williams from Emory Hospital that really enlighten us on many issues concerning our heart. It was very inspirational to know the advances they are making on treating heart conditions. He gave us many ideas on staying healthy eating right and staying active. Your Executive Board is exploring ideas of how to get more of our retirees involved in our Chapter and growing the UAW. If we are going to win the fights for future generations, we have to act now. We have a story to tell and its our own story of what a difference the UAW made in our own lives, how we provided for our families, how we were able to buy a home, educate our children, and have a decent life. That story in many cases goes untold, and its a story that must be told if nothing else to set the record straight on how a Union Contract makes a difference in the lives of those who have had one. Corporate America and Politicians are betting you won't tell it, so they tell it for us and they say how Unions have destroyed jobs . They don't mention the fact that Unions (UAW)members have saved the Automobile Industry several times in the past 40 years. They tell the story about corruption in the Unions but they want tell the story that there are 100 to 1 CEO'S, Bankers and Wall Street Executives in Jail for crimes than Union Leaders. So can we depend on you to talk to your neighbors and friends about how important that Union Contract is to workers? You my Sisters and Brothers have much more power than you know in turning this country around, just as our past Members did in the 1930'S.Do you want a bright further for our children and grand children and their children? If so, tell your story! When I joined the UAW Walter Reuther was the President and I have seen Woodcock, Frazier, Bieber, Yokich, Gettlefinger, King and now Dennis Williams, which have all been great Leaders but they would have been able to do nothing if it was not for each one of you.

In Solidarity,

Jimmy Hyde

Local 10 Retirees Chapter:
Retired Chapter Chairman: Jimmy Hyde
Co-Chapter Chairman: Tommy Hill
Recording Secretary: Clyde Johnson
Financial Secretary: Larry Millville
Sgt. at Arms: Hi-C Glenn

Local 10 Executive Board:
President: Kathy Fowler
Vice President: Clarence Towns
Recording Secretary: Sherri Phillips
Financial Secretary: Claude Willis III
Trustees: Sharon Patterson Glenn
               Jane "Kae" Kelly
               Robert "Bob" Humphery
Guide: Kenny Bradford
Sgt. at Arms: Waymond Harris

Local 10 would also like to congratulate Gary Dixon for being elected Shop Chairman at our Freightliner Unit 2.

Local 10 would like to recognize Zane Payne for the many years of service, representing the members while serving on the Bargaining Committee, and also the many years of serving the membership as a Benefits Representative. "I met Zane shortly after being hired, and have considered him a friend for 35 years," said Local 10 President Kathy Fowler, "I never asked him for anything where he did not go far above and beyond his duty and making sure I had my answer. He has visited countless funeral homes to represent Local 10 at deceased members funerals, and always made sure the surviving spouse was thoroughly informed of their benefits. Although Zane is leaving the membership in great hands, Jimmy Hyde has some mighty big shoes to fill."

Thank you Zane for your loyal and dedicated service! We wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.

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.

VERY IMPORTANT – READ!                      

If you are paying premiums for COBRA coverage, you should NOT cancel at this time, as the new coverage will NOT  BE EFFECTIVE UNTIL……January 12015.

The Trust will notify you of this change by letter very soon.   PLEASE Read It .

If it says…UAW Medical Benefits Trust …... Read It !

We are very pleased to share this good news with you!


Zane Payne
UAW Local 10 Retirees

On May 1, 2014, UAW Local 10 gained another member among its Retirees ranks when Alvin "Snake" Smith officially retired. Brother Smith has served his union for many years in various capacities, including Alternate Committeeman, Committeeman, Zone Committeeman, Chairman, Servicing Rep. for Region 8, and as Area Director. His tireless efforts and years of service will forever be greatly appreciated.

From all of us at UAW Local 10, we say Congratulations to Brother Alvin "Snake" Smith.

The following are the results of the election held April 15, 2014 for delegates to represent UAW Local 10 at the 36th Constitutional Convention in Detroit:

DELEGATE:     Willie Monroe, Jr.


In Solidarity,

Kathy Fowler                                    Claude D. Willis III
President                                         Recording Secretary
UAW Local 10                                   UAW Local 10

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.

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 kfowler@local10retirees.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. 

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.

To view this website please go to  www.gmretiree.com

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


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.

Pictures from the Reunion Tour on August 9, 2008 can now be seen in the News Section.