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 January
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MLK Commemoration: Sat.,
January 10th, the Annual MLK Commemoration will be held at Blachkawk
Technical College from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. This year's theme:
"Together We Can".
This event if FREE and OPEN to the public.
Area Schools are participating with music, art and the ever popular,
Please plan to attend.
LOCAL 95 MONTHLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
Join us on Thursday, January 15th for our General Membership
Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Local 95 Union Hall. We'll save you a
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Local 95 Community Service
Committee is hosting their 1st Blood Drive of 2015 on TUESDAY,
JANUARY 27th from 2 - 6 p.m.
Mark this date on your calendar.
UPDATE ON BENEFIT REP HOURS AT
LOCAL 95: Benefit Rep. Mike
Feirn's schedule for the next month at Local 95 will be as follows:
Wed., January 7th..............8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wed., January 14th...........8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wed., January 21st ...........8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wed., January 28th ...........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.
VISION INSURANCE: January 1, 2015, our GM Retirees will be
covered again with Vision and Dental Insurance.
In order to better understand the Vision coverage, Wisconsin Vision of
Janesville has offered to have a Representative at the Union Hall on
Wednesdays with hours to coincide with our Benefit Reps. hours of 8:30 a.m. until 1
p.m. They will cover the following date: Nov. 12th and 19th; Dec.
3rd, 10th and 17th.
If you have any other questions, please contact your Benefit Rep.
Mike Feirn at the Region 4 Office, (866)782-6512 or (847)459-3888.
2014-15 Wisconsin Labor History Society Annual Essay Contest.
Cash prizes – $100 to $500 – await winners in 2014-15 essay
Wisconsin high school students stand to win cash prizes of $100 to $500
for winning essays in the 2014-15
Wisconsin Labor History Society Annual Essay Contest.
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate. It’s a great way
for high schoolers to learn about their family heritage and about how
working people helped to make Wisconsin a great state. Many students
interview family members, neighbors, friends or others for their stories
about their work and unions.
Unionists are urged to talk to teachers (social studies and English
teachers) and their school administrators to urge their interest in the
contest. Young people should be told of the contest to encourage their
Submissions must be postmarked Feb. 13, 2015 or before.
Wisconsin Labor History Society, 6333 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee WI
414-771-0700 (ext. 20) Email:
Flier can be seen here
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.
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.)
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 25th of September.
Just a reminder: We have a
great facility at Local 95 that we rent for wedding receptions,
anniversaries, birthdays, etc. Call for rates. Our members
get a great discount. Union members get a good discount also. And,
yes, we do rent to non-union members also. Check us out, you won't
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:
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!
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.