Notice Of General Election UAW Local 112 Executive Board

Please be advised that all members of UAW Local 112 stand nominated for the following Local Union Offices (3 year term) in accordance with the UAW Constitution and UAW Local 112 By-Laws. Elected by majority vote.

Vice- President
Financial Secretary- Treasurer
Recording Secretary
Trustees – Three ( 3 )
Sergeant- At – Arms

Nomination sign-ups must be done at the UAW Local 112 Union Hall between the hours of 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Sign up dates are; February 11 through February 16, and February 19 through February 23. In accordance with provisions of Article 38 of the UAW Constitution.
The Regular General Election Voting will be held on March 6 and 7, 2018 from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm at UAW Local Union Hall.

UAW Local 112
15321 , Hwy 11
Coaling, Al.    35453

Any run-offs required for UAW Local 112 Union Offices will be held on March 13 and 14, 2018 from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm at the UAW Local 112 Union Hall.

Policies, Policies, Policies

What are policies really for? Do we really need them? Do they actually mean what they say? Policies are there as a system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. Yes, we do need them and NO, they don’t actually mean what they say. In our case, with the retirees and their resignations leading up to retiring. Why do we still proceed to take the obvious and accept the situation? If something is not right, then speak up and voice your opinion! The obvious 10 day rule for retirement resignation didn’t last long when a posting of a team members last day was the 8th. After clarifications by team members from HR and Management, some retired 3 and 4 days into the year. This same subject was brought up 6 months ago when HR 02 policy was changed on July 17th, 2017 and no communication to team members that would or could have been adversely affected. All we asked is that you SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, and MEAN WHAT YOU SAY! With collective bargaining and a contract, everyone would know your policies and when they are changed. Policies are not posted for a reason. Handbooks do not tell you everything about a policy. When do you have time to look up a policy at work? Do you have access to a computer? Just remember, HR is there for the company, not you. Local 112 is always there for the employee.

What does everyone think about the present situation with President Trump and the tax breaks that were passed? Sounds good doesn’t it, if you were affected directly. Daimler released that 1 Billion (euros), produced by reductions in U.S. federal taxes, would lead to higher dividends to shareholders this year. Many corporations are giving raises and/or bonuses because of the tax break. Remember that $175 that was given to us last year that should have been deducted from 2017 team share, don’t expect anything but the obvious. Local 112, Union Yes!




Preferred Or Not Preferred!

Does anyone know what a preferred job is? Do you know what areas have preferred jobs? If you don’t, you’ll probably never get one. If you do, your chances of getting one is slimmer by the day. Preferred jobs are mostly straight day jobs that are hourly team members. CMM, Cubing, Weld Destruct, Emissions, VOCA, GFP and SQO. After working on the line or rotating for many years, these are the jobs that we look forward to receiving, which our seniority should allow us to get. As we speak, those positions are in jeopardy of being lost. Management is replacing them (in some areas) with temps or contractors. What do you have to look forward to? You don’t have to be For or Against the Union to decide that this process of elimination is not in favor of the well being of the workers. New hires/contractors should start on the line. These jobs are becoming available now as team members retire in the upcoming months and years. Many team members do not know about them unless they hear about them through the grapevine, because they are not being posted. You are being replaced! With lower paying wages! With a contract we have a chance to preserve these jobs and give our younger workforce something to work towards as they put there time in, as we, the older generation have done. Do the right thing and sign up for Local 112 and make a difference!


Did Mercedes ask you for permission to give your personal information to a 3rd party, being Mercer, our new contact between blue cross/shield and you? They now have all your social security numbers and birthdates of your family members and other pertinent information. Mercer does not have a reputable work history based on reviews and is not credited by the BBB (better business bureau). Just another reason to have it in writing, by way of a contract through collective bargaining, to keep our information safe and to have a decision in who should be involved in our medical coverage. $60 a year for their service?



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