2013 UAW Local 1853 - GM Contract Highlights JOB SECURITY 2013 BARGAINING COMMITTEE • Voluntary inverse seniority layoff provisions to protect members during plant retooling • Total of 384 new jobs in addition to 1800 jobs previously announced with core product • Cockpit: 88 jobs for core products • Engine Dress: 72 jobs for core products • Body Shop Subs: 6 jobs • VIS: 144 jobs (fascia mold, paint and subassembly operations for two new products) • Agreement to bring in additional 40 jobs in VIS (molding and subassembly of doors and garnish trim for Spring Hills two new products) • Steel/Stamping: 34 jobs • 16 New Skilled Trades jobs - 1 MFS, 15 Core • Submit a letter for Special Attrition Program (based on having excess people, pending national job committee approval) • $350 Million investment in Spring Hill • Agreement reached to reinstate, rehire or retire 12 discharges Mike Herron - Shop Chairman Tim Stannard - President ECONOMIC GAINS • Uniform allowance for all UAW-GM Members • Can be used for clothing and/or Olympus Gym Membership • $300 starting January 6th • $300 on May 26th 2014 • $300 on June 8th 2015 • Enhanced Safety Shoe program • 2010 unused vacation - back pay to eligible members who provide documentation • 2011 National Agreement Signing Bonus - back pay to eligible members who provide documentation • Grievance Settlements - paid within 30 days of ratification • Expanded EOH opportunities • Sitewide EOH zeroing out process established • Team leader pay increase - subject to national parties evaluation, must be GMS compliant to warrant increase • Tier one raised to $1.00 per hour • Tier two raised to $0.60 per hour Kenny Gwynn Zone Committeeman Tom Serley District 1A Committeeman Mike Danford District 1F Committeeman Danny Taylor District 2A Committeeman Jay Minella District 1B Committeeman Chris Brown District 5C Committeeman Steve Homrich District 6A Committeeman Eric Sasaki District 6B Committeeman FUTURE PRODUCT JOBS RETAINED • Agreement to allow Local 1853 Union to compile bids/business cases for all new value added assemblies coming into the Spring Hill Plant • Insourcing agreement for core products • Quarterly product and staffing review with UAW • 2 new core products to be announced soon • Additional round of job referrals in April 2014 Skilled Trades Job Production Jobs MFS Direct Material CUC Indirect Material Cribs Crane Crew - (PT & BS) PT Tool Room Sequencing Coolant Gallery Tool Setter LOC Coverage Coolant Gallery Predictive Team Paint Fire Watch * All of these jobs were in management demands to be turned over to a third party provider TRANSFER PROCESS • Openings created by sick leaves that require back fill will be identified on the PRD • Indefinite layoffs and Appendix A transfers return to need a job pool with no area return rights • Improved shift preference application period from 6 months to 5 months • Production can shift preference to an open job • Future flex/core manpower movement process • Additional B move allowed in Flex if a Tier One team member leaves • PT Machining KSA process to be revised • PT structure agreement TRAINING • • • • • • • • • Saturn pension (carve out) training/education Improved MSDS Access Enhanced PMP training/workshop Access to GMU training for active members Retain technical training center Electrician sub station training Annual training plan improvements Training on all three shifts Team leader training added SKILLED TRADES • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Apprentice program started 16 new Skilled Trades jobs Retained Skilled Trades work Overtime utilization agreement won Additional 10 Saturdays & 10 Sundays, for all Trades on non production days Additional return rights for Trades PM closeout by Skilled Trades Retained 183d Process Retained fire watch in paint Enhanced QNPM process Enhanced PMP training/workshop Tool & Die future product involvement New and enhanced Skilled Trades training Electrician sub station training Agreement to assign trades to train with OEM’s HEALTH AND SAFETY • • • • • • • • • • • Rubber floor mats Deer skin gloves to be made available Train all team members on safety concern process Management commitment to Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) training Mobile equipment license enhancements Weekly meeting for JETT, ADAPT and Medical to address operations related issues. Industrial Hygienist to be provided VOC Monitor Digital Calipers to be provided to the JETT Team HEPA filters/masks to be provided if job required Improved MSDS access Company provided PPE - fire retardant clothing etc MISC • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Additional Volt vehicle charging stations Parking lot lighting - timely repairs Roadway repairs - timely repairs Bottled water in areas without accessible fountains TV’S in all group rooms/cafes with CNN Enhanced retiree/spouse badges and site access Agreement to Purchase Radios FMLA compliance letter - with appeal procedure Three new ice machines GM TKS time screen prints available Joint process for picnic tables, smoking shacks and grills Labor office hours to cover all three shifts UAW business travel agreement established Agreement to address 215 violations (manager on line) Vacation replacement staffing agreement Donning and Doffing agreement Improved employee respect (Par. 6A and Par 99 of N.A.) UAW Local 1853 Greetings Brothers & Sisters, On behalf of the Shop Committee, we are pleased to present to you the 2013 UAW 1853/GM Spring Hill Manufacturing “Tentative Agreement” highlights. First let us thank you for your patience, support and understanding while we worked on this agreement. The Local Union Leadership has had to deal with two different sets of GM Management leaders to complete this agreement, which prolonged the negotiations far longer than either you or the Shop Committee wanted. Once sincere negotiations got underway, during late summer this year, the negotiations were not easy. Management brought over 150 demands to the table, most of which were “take aways” for both our Production and Skilled Trades members. Management fully intended to strip away most if not all of the hard fought gains we have made over the years. We held off management and retained jobs and won gains that improved both language and programs, in our local agreement for Production and Skilled Trades. We are very proud to say, based on the review of our local agreement by the International UAW Financial staff, this is the richest local agreement per capita, of any of the UAW/GM Local agreements negotiated under the 2011 National Agreement. An important note on this agreement, is that due to the timing of these negotiations upon ratification, this agreement will run through 2015, when the UAW/GM National Agreement expires. We want to thank the International Union, UAW VP GM Department Joe Ashton, UAW Region 8 Director Gary Casteel, UAW Region 8 Asst. Director Ray Curry, UAW Asst. Director GM Department Gary Bernath, UAW Asst. Director GM Department Mike Grimes, UAW GM Department Servicing Coordinator Bryan Czape, UAW Skilled Trades Rep. GM Department Larry Erickson and UAW Region 8 Servicing Rep. Dave Bortz. The assistance from our UAW International Leaders helped us achieve this agreement, and to them we say thank you on behalf of all our members. With the completion of this agreement our future is extremely bright in Spring Hill, with an expected doubling of the workforce over the next two years. General Motors has already announced $350 Million in new product investments in our plant. With a ratified local agreement, we expect GM to announce two new core products that will specifically be built in Tennessee. Finally we are recommending a “YES” vote on this agreement. We feel this is a very good agreement for our members that will protect them and improve operations as we move forward at our facility. In Solidarity, Mike Herron Local 1853 Chairman Tim Stannard Local 1853 President UAW Local 1853 Highlights Actual tentative contract language will be available on-line at www.1853chairman.com and www.uawlocal1853.org on Tuesday, December 3rd and will be available at all the roll-out meetings on Wednesday, December 4th. Local Contract Information Meetings Wednesday December 4, 2013 At UAW Local 1853 Banquet Hall 125 Stephen P. Yokich Pkwy, Spring Hill TN Third Shift 6:30am 12/4/13 Second Shift 12pm 12/4/13 First Shift 4pm 12/4/13 The SHOP COMMITTEE Supports This Agreement and recommends a YES Vote Ratification Vote at Banquet Hall Wed Dec. 4, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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