The Company and the Union have selected an arbitrator. We are going to move forward with our legal position. Thank you for your patience and support.
Standing Room Only
Members that attended Sunday’s meeting recognize that we are all concerned with our contract situation and they wanted to show their support. For those members that were not in attendance, our message is the same – stand strong with your Leadership, prepare yourselves and your families for the worst, and pray for the best.
As your Leadership continues to work on the strategies set forth, it is imperative that the membership support the effort to achieve a contract that includes Red Oak!
Your Negotiating Committee
IF we go on strike, we have filed Unfair Labor Practice (“ULP”) charges against the Company for denying the recognition of the Successor Clause in our Collective Bargaining Agreement.
You cannot be replaced for engaging in an Unfair Labor Practice (“ULP”) strike.
Remember, we all agreed that Red Oak is our future…
If we strike, it will be a “ULP” strike!
Letter from UAW International Rep. Wendell Helms to Danielle Garrett Read more >>>
Question – Can I be terminated for adhering to a strike?
Answer – No. It is your right under the CBA that an employee can strike.
Question – What is the penalty for members that cross the picket line?
Answer – The UAW does not typically impose penalties.
Question – Do I have to participate to receive strike benefits? What if I become ill?
Answer – Yes. You must do whatever strike duty is assigned to receive strike benefits. If you are unable to meet your assignment due to illness or an emergency, call your local Union headquarters and advise them of the reason(s) why you are unable to carry out your assignment.
Question – What happens to insurance after the 5-day termination letter has been sent?
Answer – You remain on Company insurance until the time of strike and then UAW International will cover your major medical.
Question – What happens if I am on Section 900?
Answer – You remain on the Company insurance.
Question – What happens if I am on Workers Comp?
Answer – You remain on Workers Comp.
Question – Can I walk the picket line if I’m on Section 900 or Workers Comp?
Answer – No.
Question – Do I lose my retirement if I go on strike?
Answer – No.
Question – What happens if you have a loan on your 401k while on strike? Does it hold until we go back or will we be penalized?
Answer – You need to make arrangements with Vanguard as usual and speak with them about it holding. They can be reached at 1-800-523-1188.
Question – Do you have to be a member in good standing to receive strike assistance benefits?
Answer – Members must be in good standing before a strike begins to be eligible for benefits.
Question – Must I be on the payroll at the time a strike begins in order to receive strike benefits?
Answer – Yes.
Question – If I fail to participate in the strike, will I be denied strike benefits?
Answer – Yes.
Question – How much are strike benefits?
Answer – $349 per week.
Question – What disqualifies me for strike benefits?
Answer – You are ineligible for strike benefits if: (1) you are unemployed prior to the strike, (2) you are receiving Section 900 benefits, (3) you are receiving Workers Comp benefits, or (4) you earn gross wages or receive unemployment compensation of $200 or more per week during the strike.
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Triumph Contract Negotiations
Check for updates on the Triumph Negotiations under the "2013 Contract Negotiations" category here!
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Without Labor Unions You Would Not Have...
- Weekends without work
- All breaks at work, including your lunch break
- Paid vacation
- Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
- Sick Leave
- Social Security
- Minimum Wage
- Civil Rights Act / Title VII (Prohibits discrimination in hiring)
- An 8-hour work day
- A 40-hour work week
- Overtime pay
- Child labor laws
- Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
- Worker’s Compensation
- Unemployment Insurance
- Workplace safety standards and regulations
- Employer health care insurance
- Employer dental, life, and vision insurance
- Collective bargaining rights for employees
- Wrongful termination laws
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- Whistleblower protection laws
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) – Prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
- Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
- Compensation increases and evaluations
- Sexual harassment laws
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Holiday pay
- Privacy rights
- Pregnancy and parental leave
- Military leave
- The right to strike
- Public education for children
- Equal Pay Acts of 1963 and 2011 – Requires employers to pay men and women equally for the same work
- Laws ending sweat shops in the United States
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UAW 848 Leaders & Retiree Support OurWalmart
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Softballers travel to the world tournament to bring home a trophy. Read more >>>
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