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UAW Local 249 Bulletin

TRANSIT & TRUCK SYSTEM, STAMPING and SUPPORT EMPLOYEES TEMPORARY LAYOFF (TLO)

Please note the Transit System (including Stamping – all shifts) and Truck System will be on layoff for one week beginning on Monday, January 22, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018; returning to work on January 29th or January 30th for B crew employees. Skilled Trades employees are unaffected by this layoff. There will also be members of the Transit Body and Paint Team, along with certain team leaders that will be scheduled to work based on the need to support production and to complete required training classes.

Seniority employees who do any work at the plant during the week of the layoff, will be paid Short Work Week (SWW) pay for compensable hours not worked (Sunday, January 28th is considered part of the layoff week). If you work Sunday, January 21st you MUST claim those wages to Missouri Unemployment.

You are required to report your unemployment status to the State Unemployment Office using the instructions below. Failure to follow the instructions below could result in your disqualification for Unemployment Benefits and SUB pay, if eligible.

Unemployment Information

Claiming unemployment is a two-step process. Ford is taking care of the first step to begin the claim.  You will still need to file for your weekly benefits after your claim has been activated.  The claim week runs from Sunday through Saturday. The week must be claimed after the Saturday week ending date.  Weekly claims can be filed on the Internet at www.ui.labor.mo.gov or by telephone at 816-889-3101(if that is a local call for you) or 800-320-2519. To claim unemployment, it must be submitted on Sunday, January 28, 2018 after 1:00 pm for week ending Saturday, January 27, 2017. You have only 14 days to file this claim.

If you work any during the week for an employer other than Ford, you must report the gross amount of any wages on your claim for the week.  It is very important that all wages be reported accurately on weekly claims.  Wages are to be reported during the week in which the work is performed.  This includes wages from other work performed during the week you are claiming.

The state has to process your claim before Ford Motor Co can process SUB pay, the longer you wait or if you make a mistake with unemployment the longer it takes to get SUB pay. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks for you to receive SUB pay after unemployment has been processed but it can take longer depending on the State of Missouri. You can check your claim status for UE on www.moclaims.mo.gov to see when the state processed your claim that will give you an idea when to expect SUB pay. You must have 1 year of seniority to be eligible for SUB pay.


All C Crew Production Personnel & Supporting Departments

 

 C Crew is scheduled to work the Day Shift schedule on:

Sunday, January 14, 2018 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2018

Please check the appropriate shift schedule for any changes to your shift start time and plan accordingly.

 

Labor Relations


Kansas City Assembly Plant

January 5, 2018 

Subject: BOTH TRANSIT & TRUCK SYSTEM and SUPPORT EMPLOYEES TEMPORARY LAYOFF (TLO)

Truck & Transit Production and Support employees (including Stamping – All Shifts), please note, unless notified by your Process Coach, you will be on TLO for one week beginning on Monday, January 22, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018; returning to work on January 29th or January 30th for B Crew employees.

There will also be members of the Transit Body & Paint Team, along with certain Team Leaders that will be scheduled to work based on the need to support production and to complete required training classes.

Seniority employees who do any work at the Plant during the week of the layoff, will be paid Short Work Week (SWW) pay for compensable hours not worked. (Sunday, January 28th is considered part of the layoff week).

Skilled Trades Employees are unaffected by this layoff.

 

You are required to report your unemployment status to the State Unemployment Office using the instructions below. Failure to follow the instructions below could result in your disqualification for Unemployment Benefits and SUB pay, if eligible.

Unemployment Information

Claiming unemployment is a two-step process. Ford Motor-Claycomo is taking care of the first step to begin the claim.  You will still need to file for your weekly benefits after your claim has been activated.  The claim week runs from Sunday through Saturday. The week must be claimed after the Saturday week ending date.  Weekly claims can be filed on the Internet at uinteract.labor.mo.gov or by telephone at 816-889-3101(if that is a local call for you) or 800-320-2519. The Internet is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The telephone lines are available for weekly claim filing 24 hours a day from 1:00 p.m. on Sundays until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, except for holiday weeks.

The weekly claim for week ending 01-27-18 can be filed on Sunday 01-28-18 (After 1:00 p.m.)

 

If you do any work during the week for an employer other than Ford, you must report the gross amount wages on your claim for the week. It is very important that all wages be reported accurately on weekly claims. Wages are to be reported during the week in which the work is performed.

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Labor Relations at (816) 459-1011.

 

Labor Relations

Kansas City Assembly Plant


In an effort to keep membership and retirees informed this is a link to the Local News Paper that is mailed to every active and retired member on file at the Union Hall. Just open the file and double click on the 1st page for the entire newsletter!!   November 2017

FYI-You can print copies of your last 5 years W-2s online! Go to HRONLINE website.

To HR Managers/Labor Supervisors:

This notification is to notify all hourly employees to print copies of their W2 forms directly from HRONLINE. The individual requests for duplicate copies of W2 forms has increased significantly through U.S. Payroll.  Effective immediately, the U.S. Payroll office will advise employees when contacted of the below instructions.

The site maintains the 5 most recent years’ of an employee’s W-2 history.

What You Need to Do

Access HRONLNE > select the COMPENSATION tab > select W2 – ONLINE

To view, select a tax year:

You have two options for viewing your W-2:

  1. Open and view online.
  2. Open/save and view in Adobe PDF. By choosing this option, you can save your W-2 to a flash drive (or other storage medium) for your personal records. ◦To view, select a tax year below.

◦You should test print this page to be sure your printer is functioning correctly before printing any confidential data. Go to “File” then choose “Print” to send this page to your default printer.

◦If printing your W-2, immediately retrieve your printed W-2 from the printer.

 

NEW LEGAL SERVICES PLAN TO BEGIN OPENING CASES

The services are available to all eligible active members, retirees and surviving spouses.

The new Legal Services Plan is called the UAW-FCA-Ford-General Motors Legal Services Plan (“Plan”).
Effective Wednesday, January 25, the Plan will begin taking new cases. A new case can be opened by calling this toll-free number: 800-482-7700. DO NOT PUT A 1 IN FRONT OF THE 800
Eligible participants in the Plan will include active and retired UAW-represented employees at FCA, Ford and General Motors and their surviving spouses.
What legal services or matters will be covered by the Plan? The Plan will offer an “office work” benefit, which will provide services for the following types of legal matters:
• wills and trusts
• powers of attorney
• purchase or sale and other uncontested issues regarding residential real property
• deeds
• uncontested family matters • credit reporting
• contracts for goods or services • residential leases
• birth or marriage certificates • name changes
“Office work” services will include advice, document preparation, document review, factual and legal research, and correspondence. No representation will be provided by the Plan in court or in any litigation situation.
In addition to office work services, the Plan does provide UAW members and retirees with full representation, including attendance at hearings, for Social Security disability applications, suspensions and terminations.
For many legal matters that are not covered under the new Plan, or that require court activity, the Plan intake staff can still process a participant’s inquiries. Such matters will be referred to outside private cooperating attorneys, who will provide legal services to Plan participants at a reduced legal rate.