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
(link shown above)
BENEFIT REP MIKE FEIRN'S UPCOMING HOURS AT LOCAL 95:.
Wed., February 10th ...Hours of 8:30 a.m. until 1
Wed., February 17th ...Hours of 8:30 a.m. until 1
Wed., February 24th ...Hours of 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
AS WE REVIVE THE LOCAL 95 "ICE FISHING FUN DAY":
On Saturday, February 20th, join us at Storr's
Lake, Milton, for our Local 95 Ice Fishing Fun Day...REVIVAL!!
We are planning a fun filled day. Meet up with
friends, old and new.
We are selling tickets at Local 95 for $5.00 each.
That covers your beverages and food; and enters you in the prize
raffles, which will take place at 2 p.m. on the ice. SHOULD the
ice be found unsafe, we will hold the drawings at 2 p.m. at the Union
Hall. (Please note: You need not be present to win.) See
details at ICE FISHING FUN DAY
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.
February 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.
The Local 95 Retiree Chapter will have their
monthly membership meeting the 4th Thursday this month, February 25th.
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Join us for our first meeting of 2016, with
great friends and wonderful door prizes. Bring your own table
service and a dish to pass.
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.)
Local 95 President Tim Silha
Unit #9 Mercy Clinic East
Mercy Clinic East held their Union sponsored food day on Tuesday,
20th. The monies used to support this event came from the vending
Main course was from Olive Garden and dessert was from Old Fashion
They had a great turnout and the leftovers were taken to the
They wish to thank all the MCE Partners for all their hard work.
We wish to thank our MCE membership for sharing their event with
We want to remind everyone...we still
have dates available for 2016 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.
THANKS to our volunteers:
Local 95 Brothers Ron Splan and Bill Purkapile
replaced our rope, grommets and hung all new Flags at the Union Hall.
Thanks to them, our Flags were up in time for Memorial Day. Thanks
* * * * * * * * *
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.
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.