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UAW Local 10 has received a call for one (1) delegate and one (1) alternate delegate to attend the 36th Constitutional Convention, to be held June 2-5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.
Nominations and Acceptance will be held on March 18th, 2014 (Retiree Meeting Day) from 9:00am-10:30am, and 11:30am-1:30pm. All acceptance must be signed by 1:30pm
Kathy Fowler Claude 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.
The meeting was opened with prayer by Carl Skinner. Reports were given by Kathy Fowler, J.C. Phillips, Charles “Jesse” James, and Jimmy Hyde. Representatives from Kaiser were present and gave reports. Blue Cross-Blue Shield is changing representatives and will no longer be sending someone to attend meetings on a regular basis. We are now having to communicate directly with BCBS of Michigan. The Medical Benefits Trust has scheduled blood screenings around the country and are going to have personnel here at our February meeting.
Some of us from Local 10 were in Washington D.C. last week to attend the National CAP Conference. There were approximately fifteen hundred delegates in attendance. On the second day of the conference we went to Capitol Hill and met with Congressmen from Georgia. We left with support on all issues by John Lewis, Sanford Bishop and David Scott. Others promised support on some of the issues.
We are all looking and expecting good results from the election being conducted February 12-14th by the National Labor Relations Board at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. The UAW has put a lot of hard work in trying to get union representation there. Hopefully this will jump start organization around the south.
Hope to see you at the February meeting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.