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 December
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Unit #15 ABITEC CORP:
Congratulations to our Unit #15 Abitec Corporation on a new contract
ratified on Dec. 8th by 80%. Thanks to the membership for
their patience and continued support. Thank you to the Bargaining
Committee of Unit #15: Chair Walt Ruud, Committeepersons Bill Short,
Erik Shaffer and Brandon Johnson and our International Servicing Rep.
DECEMBER RETIREE DAY:
Join us on Thursday, December 15th for our monthly Retiree Day at Local
95, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Music and socializing in the
morning. Lunch at 12 noon (bring a dish to pass and your own table
service), short meeting at 1 p.m., wonderful door prizes and cards or
BINGO to follow.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your Local 95 Retiree Chapter!!
CHRISTMAS TREE UP AT LOCAL
The Christmas Spirit has
made it to UAW Local 95 thanks to our Retiree Chapter. They put up the
Christmas Tree in the Local 95 Union Hall on December 1st. Thanks
to Margaret Brandenburg, Bill Breidenstein, Bruce Penny and Gene Wendt.
Local 95 is trying to contact
3 members of the Local, and are asking members of Local 95 for their
help. It is very important that we reach: Loretta Hall, Scott Laveen and Vincent Popp. If you know them,
please have them call the Union Office at 608-755-5120, ext.111 or you
can contact us with a phone number to reach them.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
PLEASE NOTE: Benefit Rep Mike Feirn's schedule for the remainder of 2016
at Local 95 looks like this:
Wed., December 14th and 21st.
2017 GUN-A-WEEK CALENDARS ARE
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT UAW LOCAL 95 UNION OFFICE FOR $25.00.
They make great Christmas gifts. For $25.00, you have 52 (weekly)
chances to win a gun. This is a fundraiser for Local 95
Show Pride In Your Military
Service by filling out the application for the
UAW Veterans Card. This card
serves as a statement that you are a UAW member who proudly served in
the U.S. Armed Forces.
Mail, email or drop off the application at your Union Hall and we will
forward it to the International Union Retired Worker's Department.
They will process your application and mail our card back to your Local
Union. Once we receive your Service Card, we will contact
you for you to pick it up.
To see the form and print off, click on:
BENEFIT REP MIKE FEIRN'S UPCOMING HOURS AT LOCAL 95:.
Benefit Rep. Mike Feirn has hours of 8:30 a.m. until
1 p.m at Local 95 on Wednesdays
Wed., December 14th....8:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m.
Wed., December 21st....8:30 a.m. until 1
We all know, that things can come up 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
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.)
Click the following link:
Attention LOCAL 95 Members... Per membership action there will be NO
December General Membership Meeting.
Your next General
Membership Meeting will be held at UAW Local 95
January 19th at 6 p.m.
Mark your calendars and plan to
ALL members, Active and Retired are welcome. Please pass the word.
ANYONE CAN JOIN OUR UAW LOCAL 95 VETERAN'S COMMITTEE.
WE WOULD WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!! CALL THE UNION HALL FOR
MORE INFORMATION, 608-755-5120, EXT 111.
BEEN ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT UAW/GM LEGAL SERVICES:
Here is what we have at this time to report to our membership regarding
the Legal Services:
A new Legal Services Plan was negotiated under the recent UAW-GM,
UAW-Ford and UAW-FCA contracts. The new Plan will be a
multi-employer Plan and UAW represented members of GM, Ford and GCA will
be eligible to participate in the Plan. Since it will be a new
Plan, a Trust must be created, regulatory papers must be filed with the
IRS and other steps must be taken before new cases can be opened or
previous cases reopened.
It is hoped that these steps can be completed within the next
several months. Once opened, the new Plan will be able to complete
"office legal work" such as the preparation of wills, power of
attorneys, prenuptial agreements, real estate documents, as well as
handle other uncontested family matters and provide advice and draft
letters for many types of personal legal problems including credit
reporting, probate matters, consumer matters and real estate matters.
If something cannot be handled by the "office work benefit", then the
new Plan will be able to provide members with a low cost referral to a
private attorney who has signed a contract with the new Plan to provide
services to eligible UAW members at a substantially reduced rate.
When the start-up date becomes known all local Unions and Retiree
Chapters will be provided with specific notice.
We want to remind everyone...we still
have dates available for 2017 for the
rental of our Union Hall. We have "special rates" for our UAW
members and "Other Union" members and a very reasonable rate for those
not union affiliated.
Look over this:
Hall Rental Information
Call us at
608-755-5120, ext. 111.
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!
WE CAN MAKE YOUR DAY SPECIAL!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.