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Notice of Local 598 Membership Meeting

Membership meeting is Sunday, September 22, at 2:00.

 


 

UAW Local 598 is an amalgamated union, representing over 3,500 employees at the General Motors Vehicle Manufacturing Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan. We are a proud and diverse group of individuals with a focus on quality - quality of our lives, relationships, communities and the vehicles we build.

We are the builders of the Heavy Duty Trucks!

We are UAW Local 598!

Our Past Makes Our Future

1930's - 2014

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Strike Assistance Check Distribution Dates

  ARAMARK: Strike assistance check pick-up will be Saturday, September 28th from 7am to 11pm!!! All members must have ID for verification. Checks will ONLY be distributed to the member named payable on the check.

GENERAL MOTORS MEMBERS: Strike pay pick-up times will go according to your scheduled registration/check pick-up time beginning Sunday, September 29th at 11pm. Members that come during their scheduled time will be helped first. Unscheduled pick-ups are available, however, they will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and ONLY after scheduled members have been assisted. There will be an open pick-up time on Sunday, September 29th from 8am to 11pm for those unable to make their scheduled registration/check pick-up time.
All members must have a picture ID for verification. Checks will ONLY be distributed to the member named payable on the check.

WHITE SHIRT TUESDAY/ 9/24@4:45-southgate Commerative ceremony

 WHITE SHIRT TUESDAY! Tomorrow marks the 50th Anniversary of the Local 598 Strike of 1969. Please wear white on Tuesday. We will be meeting at the South Gate as that is where Fisher 2 walked out for their historical strike. We will have a commemoration at 4:45

Fisher Body (UAW Local 598) was on strike for 136 days (9/24/1969 - 02/06/1970)

Also, just 7 months later, they joined 340,000 brothers and sisters on a strike for 67 days , as apart of the UAW National contract had expired. (9/15/1970 - 11/20/1970)
Join us today to honor those who gave up so much. Let us gather strength from their memories and stand firm and with determination. Solidarity!

From the Benefits Department

 From the Benefit’s Department:
When you receive your UAW insurance card, it will ask for a member ID number. This number will be your social security number!!
Cobra letters will be mailed to every member. It will be MANDATORY that each Cobra letter be turned in, so once you receive it, PLEASE keep it in a safe place until you are asked to bring it to the union hall!!

Saturdays – Unassigned Temporary Employees Schedule

Updated Saturday Schedule for Unassigned Temporary Workers( Members that have not already registered with a specific department) including Flex and Saturday only Temps.
3rd Shift starts Friday Evening at 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 3rd Shift - Unassigned Temporary Employees
(Temps that have not already registered with a specific department)

Strike Captains – Rick Hager and Mike Kocsis

REGISTRATION/CHECK PICK UP SCHEDULE:
3rd Shift – Rick Hager
11pm – 12 am Last names A - C
12am – 1am Last names D – F
1am – 2am Last names G - J
2am – 3am Last names K – M
Rick Hager’s group will picket from 3AM – 7AM!

3rd Shift – Mike Kocsis
3am – 4am Last names N – Q
4am – 5am Last names R - S
5am – 6am Last names T - V
6am – 7am Last names W – Z
Mike Kocsis’ group will picket from 11PM – 3AM!
Saturdays – 1st Shift - Unassigned Temporary Employees
(Temps that have not already registered with a specific department)

Strike Captains – Gerald Scott and Dan Stroud

REGISTRATION/CHECK PICK UP SCHEDULE:
1st Shift – Gerald Scott
7am – 8am Last names A - C
8am – 9am Last names D – F
9am – 10am Last names G - J
10am – 11am Last names K – M
Gerald Scott’s group will picket from 11AM – 3PM!

1st Shift – Dan Stroud
11am – 12pm Last names N – Q
12pm – 1pm Last names R - S
1pm – 2pm Last names T - V
2pm – 3pm Last names W – Z
Dan Stroud’s group will picket from 7AM – 11AM!
Saturdays – 2nd Shift - Unassigned Temporary Employees
(Temps that have not already registered with a specific department)

Strike Captains – Jon Gallant and Bo Browning

REGISTRATION/CHECK PICK UP SCHEDULE:
2nd Shift – Jon Gallant
3pm – 4pm Last names A - C
4pm – 5pm Last names D – F
5pm – 6pm Last names G - J
6pm – 7pm Last names K – M
Jon Gallant’s group will picket from 7PM – 11PM!

2nd Shift – Bo Browning
7pm – 8pm Last names N – Q
8pm – 9pm Last names R - S
9pm – 10pm Last names T - V
10pm – 11pm Last names W – Z
Bo Browning’s group will picket from 3PM – 7PM!
 

 Gate 1- South Lot
Gate 2- North Lot
First Shift Monday
7-11 G. Shimmel-Gate 1
D. Crayton-Gate 1
J. Peters-Gate 1
C. Adams-Gate 1
V. Mar-Gate 2
C. Jones-Gate 2
L. Watson-Gate 2
S. Campbell-Gate 2
B. Ford-Gate 2
11-3 S. Sauvageau-Gate 1
F. Yearby-Gate 1
M. Dzurka-Gate 1
G. Cavazos-Gate 1
S. Hall-Gate 2
R. Alexander-Gate 2
J. Hugill-Gate 2
J. Reese-Gate 2


Gate 1- South Lot
Gate 2- North Lot
Second Shift Monday
3-7 J. Barber-Gate 1
O. McNeal-Gate 1
Brandon Taylor-Gate 1
T. Evans-Gate 2
J. Campbell-Gate 2
J. Rosencrants-Gate 2
B. Ballard-Gate 2
7-11 R. Aylsworth-Gate 1
S. Donovan-Gate 1
J. Bruton-Gate 1
B. Brown-Gate 2
L. Falk-Gate 2
J. Jackson-Gate 2
B. Shenberger-Gate 2

Gate 1- South Lot
Gate 2- North Lot
Third Shift Monday
11-3 D. Link-Gate 1
B. Gibson-Gate 1
P. Abraham-Gate 1
M. Clemons-Gate 1
B. See-Gate 2
L. Adams-Gate 2
R. Borowicz-Gate 2
W. Hemme-Gate 2
3-7 E. Bray-Gate 1
K. Reese-Gate 1
J. Lyttle-Gate 1

C. Michael-Gate 2
L. Brown-Gate 2
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Local 598 members that will first be affected will be Districts 1C (Third Shift – DeKalita/Switzer),

 Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday.
Local 598 members that will first be affected will be Districts 1C (Third Shift – DeKalita/Switzer), 1A (First Shift – Hager/Dunlop), and 1B (Second Shift – Alsup/Conley).
At midnight, members assigned to Nick DeKalita will report to the union hall at their scheduled time for registration, according to their department (see schedule). Departments 1534 and 2553 will now be asked to join the 12am – 1am sign up time, along with the already scheduled groups. This group’s picket duty will take place from 3am – 7am.
At midnight, members assigned to Jeremy Switzer will report to Union City Fields for picket assignments. These individuals will picket until 3am or until their designated registration time (see schedule).

THIRD SHIFT's - Mondays – District 1C

Strike Captains – Nick DeKalita and Jeremy Switzer
REGISTRATION/CHECK PICK UP SCHEDULE:
3rd Shift – Nick DeKalita

12am – 1am Dept 1534
Dept 2553
Dept 2563
Dept 1533
1am – 2am Dept 2543
2am – 3am Dept 2573
Dept 1523

3rd Shift – Jeremy Switzer

3am – 4am Dept 1513
4am – 5am Dept 2593 A – H (last names)
5am – 6am Dept 2593 I - O (last names)
6am – 7am Dept 2593 P – Z (last names)

2019 National Strike to take place September 15@ 11:59

 AUTO WORKERS GO ON STRIKE AFTER YEARS OF TIRELESSLY HELPING GENERAL MOTORS REACH RECORD-LEVEL PROFITS -- UAW SAYS GM REFUSES TO GIVE EVEN AN INCH TO HELP HARD-WORKING MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES


AMONG GM FAILURES, AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE FOR THOUSANDS REMAINS UNSETTLED FOR NO GOOD REASON


UAW TO GM: WE STOOD UP FOR YOU, NOW WE STAND UP FOR US


Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday.

The autoworkers are calling on the Big 3 automaker to recognize the contributions and sacrifices that the company’s UAW members have made to create a healthy, profitable, industry.

“We stood up for General Motors when they needed us most. Now we are standing together in unity and solidarity for our Members, their families and the communities where we work and live,” said UAW Vice President Terry Dittes.

Following a formal meeting of the GM Council consisting of local union leaders, the UAW announced he membership is going on strike at midnight Sunday to secure:

? Fair Wages
? Affordable Healthcare
? Our Share of Profits
? Job Security
? A Defined Path to Permanent Seniority for Temps

The decision to strike comes a day after UAW Vice President Terry Dittes notified General Motors leadership that the Union would not agree to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreements.

“We told UAW GM members that we would stand up for them and their future,” said Gary Jones, President of the UAW.

National Bargaining Committee Chair Ted Krumm of UAW Local 652 said “We have been clear at the table about what GM members have indicated we will accept. We are standing up for what is right. We as local unions will sacrifice to stand up for what we deserve.”

“Our members have spoken; we have taken action; and this is a decision we did not make lightly. We are committed to a strong contract at GM that recognizes our UAW members, who make some of the greatest products in the world and make GM so profitable

AFTER MONTHS OF TOUGH NEGOTIATIONS, UAW VICE PRESIDENT TERRY DITTES ANNOUNCES NO GM CONTRACT EXTENSION; GM REFUSES TO PUT HARD WORKING AMERICAN FAMILIES BEFORE PROFITS

 UAW is Committed to Securing the Best Possible Wages, Job Security, and Access to Affordable Healthcare for Members

RELEASES LETTER TO MEMBERS

Detroit — UAW Vice President Terry Dittes released a letter this evening to members announcing that the UAW will not extend the current 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, but will work without a contract until a course of action is decided by the UAW International Executive Board and the UAW-GM National Council.

“While we are fighting for better wages, affordable quality health care, and job security, GM refuses to put hard-working Americans ahead of their record profits of $35 billion in North America over the last three years. We are united in our efforts to get an agreement our members and their families deserve.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 Registration and Check Pick Up will take Place at UAW Local 598 Union Hall-G3293 Van Slyke Rd, Flint, MI

Your Strike Captain is your Committeeman

Committeemen and Alternates from each district will provide specific times for each
member’s specific department. This information will also be posted on our website!
Reporting correctly to your designated assignment is the ONLY way to qualify for strike pay!
Please make sure that you know your designated strike captain, department number and schedule PRIOR to Sunday, September 15. Picket assignments require a 4 hour shift each week.

Report on this Day and This Day only
Mondays – Districts 1A, 1B, 1C
Tuesdays – Districts 2A, 2B, 2C
Wednesdays – Districts 3A, 3B, 3C
Thursdays – Districts 4A, 4B, 4C
Fridays – Districts 5A, 5B, 5C
Saturdays – District 6A and Saturday Flex Temps
Sundays – All Appointed and Volunteers

To see a complete PDF list of scheduled times for you to report please click below, on the words - see more and then the pdf link below the explanation


SOLIDARITY FOREVER!


Ryan Buchalski, President / Eric Welter, Chairman

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 September 13, 2019


Attention Local 598 GM Members:
IF a strike is called, you will be notified on your job by your committeeman/alternate or other Local 598 appointed members. Please follow the following instructions:

* Your Committee Man / Alternate is your Strike Captain.


*Each member will stop their work in an orderly manner. Gather your personal

belongings and quietly exit the plant. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR JOB UNLESS INSTRUCTED.
*Leave GM property as quickly as possible. Do not hang around the parking lot. Do not attempt to re-enter the plant after leaving!


*Please do not go to the union hall unless it is your scheduled day and time.
*Up to date, around the clock information can be found on the Local 598 website: www.uawlocal598.org or our official Facebook page: UAW Local 598. Phone lines at the Union Hall may be very busy and you may not be able to get through.

Schedule for Registration, Picket Duty, and Check Pick Up:
Registration and Check Pick Up will take place at

UAW Local 598 Union Hall – G3293 Van Slyke Road


Picket Duty Assignments will take place at Union City Field – 4193 Torrey Road

Committeemen and Alternates from each district will provide specific times for each member’s specific department. This information will also be posted on our website! Reporting correctly to your designated assignment is the ONLY way to qualify for strike pay! Please make sure that you know your designated strike captain, department number and schedule PRIOR to Sunday, September 15. Picket assignments require a 4 hour shift each week.

Mondays – Districts 1A, 1B, 1C
Tuesdays – Districts 2A, 2B, 2C
Wednesdays – Districts 3A, 3B, 3C
Thursdays – Districts 4A, 4B, 4C
Fridays – Districts 5A, 5B, 5C
Saturdays – District 6A and Saturday Flex Temps
Sundays – All Appointed and Volunteers

SOLIDARITY FOREVER!


Ryan Buchalski, President      /     Eric Welter, Chairman

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Attention: GM Seniority, GM Temporary, Aramark Seniority, Aramark Temporary

 Attention ALL UAW Local 598 Members

GM Seniority, GM Temporary, Aramark Seniority, Aramark Temporary

The National Bargaining Agreements for members of Flint Assembly, UAW Local 598, will expire on September 14th at midnight. Strike votes taken showed support for our negotiating teams and were passed overwhelmingly.
Here is what could happen next:
1. We could receive word on both units that talks are progressing and the deadline has been extended. Nothing changes.
2. We could receive notice that an agreement has not been reached and the contract with the company has not been extended. At that time, instruction will be given to the affected unit, by 598 leadership.
3. We could receive word that a specific unit was unable to reach an agreement with our negotiators. If this is NOT Flint Assembly, we will continue to work until notified otherwise. Do not leave your job unless you are notified by 598 leadership.
4. In the event that we are called upon to take action, assignments for the affected unit will be designated by district and department numbers. Please make sure you know your district and department numbers prior to September 14th!
Communication will be posted on uawlocal598.org, The 598 Plain Truth app, and the “UAW Local 598” Facebook page. In order to be eligible for strike pay, ALL members must participate in an assigned strike activity at the date and time specified by 598 leadership. That schedule will be provided to you IF membership action is required.
5. When a tentative agreement is reached, a ratification vote date will be set and informational meetings will be held to go over the proposed agreement, prior to voting. Members will have an opportunity to ask questions at the meeting.
6. Our Sunday, September 15th union meeting has been postponed until Sunday, September 22nd at 2pm at UAW Local 598; as the attendance of our President and Chairman is required at a mandatory meeting in Detroit.

It is important to pay attention to the official communications from Local 598. As we have concrete information, we will pass it along to you. At times like this, information can change quickly. Media reports and unofficial social media posts are just speculation.

Remember that we are strongest when we are together in SOLIDARITY!

Your Local 598 Executive Board
 

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