UAW Local 249 Bulletin
Christmas Holiday Shutdown Period
Christmas Holiday Shutdown Period
The A Crew Truck Systems last day worked will be Wednesday 12/23/20. They will return to work on Monday 1/4/21 at their regular start times.
The B Crew Truck Systems last day worked will be Wednesday 12/23/20 and will return to work on Tuesday, 1/5/21 at their regular scheduled start time.
The C Crew Truck Systems last day worked will be Monday 12/21/20 and will return to work on Monday 1/4/21 at their regular scheduled start time.
Transit #2 and #3 Shifts including Transit Stamping Press and Sub Assembly last day worked will be Wednesday 12/23/20. They will return to work on Monday 1/11/21 at their regular scheduled start times.
Truck Stamping Press (all shifts) last day worked will be Wednesday 12/23/20. They will return to work on Monday 1/4/21.
Note: Employees must work both the last scheduled day before and after the holiday period to be eligible for all holiday pay.
Holiday Pay Ineligible TFT employees will file for Unemployment benefits for weeks ending 12/26/20, and 1/2/21.
January 2021 Transit Layoff
Beginning Monday, January 4, 2021, the Transit system, and support employees will be on Temporary Layoff through Sunday, January 10, 2021. Unless otherwise notified, you will return on Monday, January 11, 2021.
EACH LAID OFF EMPLOYEE WILL RECEIVE A ROBO CALL OR TEXT AT THEIR PHONE NUMBER OF RECORD IF THE RETURN-TO-WORK DATE CHANGES. It is required each employee to ensure their phone number of record is correct with the Company before or during the layoff week.
Transit System Non-Skilled Seniority Employees
Will receive Holiday pay for Pay Ending 1/2/21. You will file for Unemployment benefits for Week ending 1/9/21.
Transit System Holiday Pay Non-Eligible TFT Employees
You will file for Unemployment benefits for Week ending 1/9/21. TFT employees are not eligible for SUB pay.
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 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 01-09-21 can be filed on Sunday (AFTER 1:00 PM) 01-10-21. If you do any work during the week, 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.
Ford Dependent Eligibility Verification
The Ford Dependent Eligibility Verification Process is ongoing —a response is required from all members who cover dependents on the Ford Health Care Plan by Jan. 22, 2021, to ensure continued coverage for your dependents. Members can submit the required documentation via one of the 3 available options. You will need to provide marriage certificate and front page of your 1040 tax returns if you are married. If you have dependent children, you will need to provide their birth certificates.
- Online upload at com (Allow three business days for documentation to be reviewed; you can view your verification status online)
- Secure fax: 1-877-965-9555 and will need provided coversheet (Allow five business days for documentation to be reviewed; you can view your verification status online.)
- Mail: Dependent Verification Center, P.O. Box 7114, Rantoul, IL 61866-7114 (Allow for 21 days from the date documentation is mailed for documentation to be reviewed and a response to be received via US mail.
Please contact the Dependent Verification Center at 1-800-248-4444 Monday – Friday from, 9am to 9pm with any questions or concerns.
Optional Life Insurance Open Enrollment
The 2021 optional life insurance open enrollment period is February 15 – March 26, 2021. Members can enroll in optional life up to 6 levels or maximum increase of $125,000 without evidence of insurability. Regular evidence of insurability rules apply for dependents.
As a reminder all FMLA paperwork turned into medical will expire on December 31st. These members must get new FMLA paperwork from Labor Relations and get it renewed and turned into medical before using it in 2021. If you have any questions about your FMLA paperwork you are encouraged to contact medical at 459-1237.
KCAP is still begin accepting applications for production workers. If you have someone interested in testing have them go to https://corporate.ford.com/careers.html to apply online.
- Skilled Trades Project/Const Crew
- Project Construction Crew
- Paint Booth Preference
- Supplemental Receiving Inspection
- Supplemental Overtime – Cross System
If your address or phone number has changed, please update your information in Labor Relations and also with Local 249.
Members are now able to change direct deposit information on-line. This information is accessible directly below your paycheck stubs on HR Online.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
From all of your leadership at Local 249 we would like to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Enjoy the time off with family and loved ones. Be safe in your travels and we look forward to a busy, successful year in 2021.
Jason Starr Jim Fisher
President Bargaining Chair
Steve Chorbak Dean Freed Don Picard Scott Pyle