OFFICE HOURS AT UAW LOCAL 95
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY-10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
UAW/GM Benefit Rep. at Local 95 - Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
CHECK OUT . . Calendar update for February
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Workers and community members
from across Wisconsin are gearing up to make their voices heard and
participate in democracy this week at the Capitol in order to halt
anti-worker Right to Work legislation.
Here’s a list of events:
10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24: The Senate Labor Committee
will hear public testimony from concerned citizens starting at 10:00
a.m. at a to be announced room and lasting until testimony is
finished. Please join by coming to testify to tell your elected
officials how Right to Work will hurt your family, your business,
your workplace and your community.
12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 24: Rally on the State Street side
of the Capitol. Testimony will continue against Right to Work
during and after the rally.
12:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 25: Rally on the State Street
side of the Capitol in Madison.
Our elected representatives need to hear that the public is
against Right to Work legislation. Right
to Work is wrong for all Wisconsin families.
Right to work will not create jobs and will lower wages for all
workers – making it harder for hard-working families to reach the
Stand up for the middle class. Stand up
against Right to Work. See you in Madison this week!
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VETERAN'S COMMITTEE OF LOCAL 95 REPORTS:
Vietnam Vets of America scholarships offered to kids, grandkids of Vietnam
Sixteen $300 scholarships
will be presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America and Associates,
Rock River Chapter #236, along with two $300 scholarships from the Tim
Kettle Memorial Scholarship Fund and one $300 scholarship from the
Albert H. Kath Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund.
These scholarships are open to graduating high school
seniors, and to students who graduated from high school in previous
years who have never received a scholarship from Vietnam Veterans of
America Rock River Chapter #236, who plan to continue their education
beyond high school. A student’s parent or grandparent must be a
Scholarship applications are available from guidance
offices at the following high schools: Beloit Memorial, Beloit Turner,
Clinton High School, Edgerton High School, Evansville High School,
Janesville Craig, Janesville Parker, Milton High School and Parkview in
Orfordville. They are also available at Blackhawk Technical College and
the University of Wisconsin-Rock County.
Money used to fund the scholarships is raised through
selling orange blossoms.
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This Thursday, February 26th is Local 95 Retiree Day, from 10 a.m. until
Bring your own table service, a dish to pass and join us at the Union
There will be visiting and music from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon. We
will then eat followed by a short meeting at 1 p.m.
After the meeting, we will hold our monthly drawings and then split the
Hall for cards and BINGO.
If you haven't joined us before, give it a try. You will be
surprised how fast the day goes by when you are sharing it with old
Update: Each month at our General Membership Meeting we
read the names of Local 95 members who have passed away. We ring
the bell to honor them as a friend and a family member of our Local.
We have been asked many times to share these names on our website, and
are in the process of setting this up. In the mean time, we are
attaching the names of those we have reported out at this year's monthly
(Please note that our reporting month in
many cases are months after their actual date of death. We rely
and get our information from our local newspaper and GM's death
notifications furnished to us each month.)
BENEFIT REP HOURS AT
LOCAL 95: Benefit Rep. Mike
Feirn's schedule for the next month at Local 95 will be as follows:
Wed., Feb. 25th ..................8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 4th....................8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 11th .................8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
We all know that things can come that might change the above schedule,
so if you are traveling some distance, please call the Local 95 Office
608-755-5120 and listen to the recording. If Mike won't be in, we
will have it on the recording and on our webpage.
To reach him at his Region 4 Office, please call 1-866-782-6512
The Annual Snowbird Picnic has been scheduled (as always
the first Wednesday in March) for noon on
Wednesday, March 4th at Red Mountain County Park in Mesa Arizona.
Bring your own table service, a dish to pass and a dessert. WE
furnish the FUN.
Mark your calendar...March 4th.
Looking for your
Perfect Reception Hall?:
Just imagine, you could be holding
YOUR wedding reception in this beautiful Hall.
Call 608-755-5120 ext. 111 to get more information. Special rates
for our UAW Local 95 members and their immediate family. Start
your plans with a call to us!
The Local 95 Community Service Committee is collecting non-perishable
food items for ECHO and would like your
We have an ECHO barrel located just inside
the doors coming into the Local 95 Office. Simply place your items
in the barrel and we will see they are delivered to
As always, we appreciate and thank our members for their kindness and
Any questions, please contact the Union Hall at 608-755-5120, ext. 111.
MARCH Membership meeting will be on Thursday,
at 6 p.m. at the UNION HALL.
This meeting is for ALL UAW Local 95
members, Active and Retired. Our
Local needs ALL
it's members to run efficiently and represent our Membership.
PLEASE make plans to
attend your monthly membership meetings.
Message from Benefit Rep. Mike
Feirn: Many of you may have seen the article regarding Mercy
and their discontinuation of Medicare Advantage. PLEASE NOTE:
This does not affect our member's insurance.
The Local 95 Retired Worker's Chapter will hold their regular monthly
retiree meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month.
Many have been inquiring about the GM ignition problem. Here is a
website you can bring up to get more information.
HEALTH CARE NOTICE:
changes to your insurance took effect on January 1, 2014. Even though
MercyCare is no longer offered as an insurance option, you can still see
Mercy Health System physicians and providers through your Blue Cross
Blue Shield, Humana or United Health Care insurance. With convenient
facilities and over 400 physicians, you can count on us to provide
exceptional care for you and your family. Please visit us at
HEALTH CARE NOTICE:
With the insurance changes that many had to make, effective January 1,
2014, the Edgerton Hospital wanted to make you aware that they accept
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana and United Healthcare insurance.
Click here to check them out:
Benefit Rep. Mike
Mike has regular hours of 8:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at UAW Local 95.
We always tell our members to please call the Union Hall at
608-755-5120 before making the trip to the Union Hall to see our Benefit
Rep. If there are any unforeseen circumstances which come up that
would keep Mike from his regular hours...we will have it posted on this
website, the Local 95's Facebook and on the phone recording at the Hall.
Our way of trying to keep our membership in the loop and updated.
- NO Ticks with UAW:
Women's Committee are still selling "The Tick Key", the easiest-to-use
Tick Removal Devise on EARTH! The Tick Key easily attaches to your
key chains or pet collars and come in 7 different colors. They are
made of high-strength anodized aluminum, which is durable and easy to
keep clean with alcohol.
These are available at the Union Hall for a mere $5.00. We are
proud also to say, they are "MADE
REGARDING DAVIS VISION:
may have already received notification from Mercy Health Systems that
effective March 1, 2013, Mercy Vision Centers will no longer accept
Davis Vision Insurance. The full service Davis Vision provider for the
Janesville Area is Wisconsin Vision. For any other information you
can contact Davis Vision at 1-888-672-8393.
Workers Compensation Attorney:
The Gillick, Wicht, Gillick &
Graf, Injured Worker's Law Firm, has discontinued their scheduled hours
at Local 95 every other month. They ask that you contact their
office in Milwaukee via their toll-free phone number (800-942-2880) and
schedule an appointment date and time to meet with them, making their
trip to Local 95 more cost and time efficient. Again, they can be
reached at toll free number
We have updated our Phone Directory.
You can check it out by clicking on the link shown above.
2013: A few changes coming this
* Our Monthly General Membership Meeting will be held the
3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6 P.M.
* Now more than ever, it is
important that our membership keeps their addresses and phone numbers
updated with the UAW. Communication is key to keeping everyone
informed. Please call the Union Hall at (608) 755-5120 during
regular officer hours to make any changes. If after hours,
please leave your contact information on ext. 100 and an officer will
call you back.
7/19/11: UNION HALL HOURS CHANGED UNTIL
The Local 95
Office will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. until
further notice. Please note: this will not
change the hours of our UAW/GM Benefit Rep. Mike
Feirn. His hours remain 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.