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Lansing Labor News
Established 1945
March 27, 2017
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March special edition online
This issue includes nomination and election notices for Locals 602, 652, 724, 1753, and 2256. You can also see officers' and retirees' columns individually in the respective Local tabs to the left.
Download: Labor News March 2017 for web.pdf
Mother Jones at 602 on Tuesday, March 14

Mother Jones, live! Well, sort of. Karen Vuranch, a West Virginia storyteller and actress presents as Mother Jones in a one-woman living history performance. Free! At UAW Local 602 on Tuesday, March 14. 7:00 p.m. at 2510 W. Michigan Avenue in Lansing.

GM to lay off 1,100 people at Delta plant

According to the Lansing State Journal article:
Bill Reed, president of UAW Local 602, which represents the hourly workers at the plant, said the layoffs were expected.
"This was a major vehicle change," he said. "It was kind of expected this was going to happen. I believe it's going to be for a short time."
Reed said the union has been advocating for a third product to replace the Acadia. Analysts predict that the plant could make a Cadillac crossover.
"I know (GM) wants to utilize the plant at full capacity," he said.
And here's an MLive article. as well.

Local 602 meeting with nominations March 12
SUNDAY, March 12, 2017
There will be nominations for the UAW Local 602 General Elections.
UAW Local 602 Union Hall
LANSING, MI  48917
602 Vets Committee presents TM intro

UAW Local 602 Veterans Committee presents
Transcendental Meditation
“Practicing the TM technique has helped the stress and anxiety become manageable, and I can keep the lid on the jar now." - Gene “Dusty” Baxley, 82nd Airborne Ranger 
Come and learn how Transcendental Meditation can help you!
Introductory Presentation
Saturday, March 11
Time: 12:00 noon – 1 PM
UAW Local 602 Union Hall

2510 West Michigan Lansing, MI
Open to the public.
· Learn Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety–50% reduction in PTS symptoms               
· Learn why TM works from the start and is so easy to practice
This course is not only for our Veterans with PTSD, but anyone that has experienced some type of trauma.  
Special grants are available for veterans, active and reserve service members to take the TM Course. The TM Course is also UAW/GM TAP eligible for those who have not served.
Presented by UAW Local 602 Veterans Committee. RSVP not necessary. See also this pdf:

Download: PTSD flyer from 602 Vets Committee.pdf
New Legal Services Plan
The new Legal Services Plan is called the UAW-FCA—Ford-General Motors Legal Services Plan (“Plan”). Effective Wednesday, January 25, 2017 the Plan will begin taking new cases.
A new case can be opened by calling this toll-free number: 800-482-7700.
Eligible participants in the Plan will include active and retired UAW-represented employees at FCA, Ford and General Motors and their surviving spouses.
What legal services or matters will be covered by the Plan? The Plan will offer an “office work” benefit, which will provide services for the following types of legal matters:
• wills and trusts
• powers of attorney
• purchase or sale and other uncontested issues regarding residential real property
• deeds
• uncontested family matters
• credit reporting
• contracts for goods or services
• residential leases
• birth or marriage certificates
• name changes
“Office work” services will include advice, document preparation, document review, factual and legal research, and correspondence. No representation will be provided by the Plan in court or in any litigation situation.
In addition to office work services, the Plan does provide UAW members and retirees with full representation, including attendance at hearings, for Social Security disability applications, suspensions and terminations.
For many legal matters that are not covered under the new Plan, or that require court activity, the Plan intake staff can still process a participant’s inquiries. Such matters will be referred to outside private cooperating attorneys, who will provide legal services to Plan participants at a reduced legal rate.
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