2020 UAW Local 276 General Elections for
Unit 1 (GM), Unit 2 (Caravan), Unit 3 (HydroChem)

All Active members of Unit 1 (GM), Unit 2 (Caravan), and Unit 3 (HydroChem) in continuous good standing for a period of one (1) year with the UAW immediately prior to September 2, 2020, stand nominated effective September 2, 2020, for the Executive Board as well as the bargaining positions within their respective Units.

All Retired members who were in continuous good standing for a period of one (1) year with UAW Local 276 at the time of their retirement stand nominated for the Executive Board only.

The "Official Notice TRIENNIAL ELECTIONS" is being printed and will be mailed to the address of record with UAW Local 276 to all active and retired members in good standing with UAW Local 276. You should receive it during the last week of August. If you do not receive it by September 1, 2020, that means UAW Local 276 does not have your correct address. REMEMBER: Changing your address with General Motors does not change it with UAW Local 276. You must change your address with both UAW Local 276 and GM.

The "Official Notice TRIENNIAL ELECTIONS" is now posted throughout the GM Arlington Assembly Plant.

Please note: Effective September 2, 2020, all active and retired members in continuous good standing with the UAW for a period of one (1) year prior to September 2, 2020, stand nominated. "Acceptance Forms" will be accepted at the UAW Local 276 Union Hall only beginning September 2, 2020 - not before September 2, 2020.

For complete rules and regulations to be a candidate as well as voting dates, times, and locations, please check the postings at the GM plant and the Local's newspaper when you receive it at your address of record. If you have questions pertaining to any part of the elections or being a candidate and campaigning, please contact Election Committee Chairperson Marquetta Hawkins or Election Committee Co-Chairperson Marilyn Mills.


It has come to our attention that several people have had issues with the way Penn Foster comes up with their final grade. Evidently, they are using the final exam score as the final grade without adding the course exams score into the formula.

If you have received a failing (below 75) final grade and received high scores on your course exams, please let us know ASAP. Send an email stating that you passed all the course exams with high scores but received a low score on your final. A list is being compiled.

Email these to:

Local Apprentice Committee Chairperson Victor Trevino: victor.trevino@gm.com

Local Apprentice Committee Co-Chairperson Dion Morton: dion.morton@gm.com

The UAW Apprentice Committee is asking that this list be sent up ASAP.

Please do not delay getting those emails to us!

Unit 1 (GM) Apprentice Committee

2020 UAW Member Survey

UAW families have faced incredible challenges in 2020 that have impacted our communities, our jobs, and our way of life.

As we head into the second half of this year, we want to hear directly from members about how we can strive to better serve you in the weeks and months to come. To do that, we've launched our official 2020 UAW Member Survey.

From questions about the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has had on you and your family, to understanding your legislative and issue-based priorities, we want to give members the opportunity to make your voices heard on the issues that matter most to you.

Click here to take a few moments to fill out the 2020 UAW Member Survey now.

Your time and answers are incredibly valuable to us, and we will be reading through every single response to help leadership better understand the issues and actions that should drive our union in the weeks and months ahead.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in the betterment of your union. Take a few moments to complete the 2020 UAW Member Survey now.

JUNE 29, 2020


The Shop Committee would like to thank all the members who participated in the Local Contract Ratification vote on 6/18-19/2020. With the passing of this agreement it, has given Arlington Assembly stability in the next rounds of Product Allocation and helped to fortify the future of the facility and the membership. We recognize that not everyone was in support of the agreement and we are listening to your concerns. Working every Saturday was particularly stated from the membership for the reason of non-support, and the membership’s desire to go to an Overtime Plan A (two (2) Saturdays on and one (1) Saturday off).


The MOU that was agreed upon by the International parties and General Motors has had Arlington Assembly working a 6-day schedule for almost 5 years now. Locally, we have tried to offset this burden by doing Overs and Unders on Saturdays to facilitate more people off as well as onboarded three hundred fifty (350) temporary employees to give and extra 10% off on top of the vacation allotment of 7% giving us the ability to have 17% off in total on Saturdays (not including the Overs and Unders).

Management has notified us that if the MOU is withdrawn, there will no longer be a need for the Over & Under process or the (350) temporary employees and everyone will be required to be at work two (2) out of three (3) Saturday’s. The Shop Committee is here to serve the membership and to execute the membership’s desires.

Once again, the Shop Committee has petitioned the International about the six (6)-day MOU that was agreed to by the International Parties and General Motors on May 15, 2015, and our desire for it to be removed, we stand in Unity on this issue.


Also, in the near future, there will be an adjustment in the production schedule at some of the General Motors Assembly plants and this could result in us taking in transfers to meet current launch manpower needs. Certain plants will be going down for multiple weeks while others are either losing a shift or shutting down to retool all together. Here is a list of plants in excess:

Fairfax Assembly – Shut Down for 2 weeks – 3 weeks

Detroit Hamtramck – Shut Down for 52 weeks to retool for electric vehicles

Spring Hill Assembly – Elimination of a shift

Lancing Grand River Assembly – Shut Down for 4 weeks

In the coming weeks as the shutdowns start, we will be notified how many, if any, of the Appendix A transfers we will be getting at Arlington Assembly.

In Solidarity,
​Unit 1 (GM) Shop Committee

JUNE 29, 2020

Due to the most recent data on the Covid -19 outbreak, the Bargaining Committee has asked General Motors to shut down Arlington Assembly until the curve is flattened for the benefit and well-being of our members. Every day we are setting new records in the number of people who are testing positive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Although General Motors has put safeguards in place, the Center for Disease Control has repeatedly said that the only true way to stop the spread of this virus is to stay at home. The safety and well-being of our members here in Arlington is our utmost concern. Therefore, we are asking that if anyone has come in contact with someone who has tested positive, or feels that Management has not handled your issue properly, to please call 972-647-1282 Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM to provide the following information:

1. Your full name, GMIN, department and shift

2. Whether you have tested positive

3. If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive

4. Whether GM has handled your issues properly?

In Solidarity,

Unit 1 (GM) Shop Committee


There have been a lot of questions and concerns around COVID since all shifts returned. There have been multiple scenarios and the processes are changing daily as the Shop Committee is trying to address each issue as we receive them. As most of you know, your Shop Committee, except for Jim Robinson has been quarantined as of 6/19/20 – 7/2/20. This is not a rumor and was not intentionally kept a secret. A member of the Shop Committee tested positive and, as a precaution, other members of the Committee were placed on quarantine.

Some of the things the Shop has suggested to assist with some of your questions and concerns and that have been put in place are the following:

Question: Why is GM not communicating who has tested positive?

Answer: 1. Signs are being put up at every entrance regarding positive cases.

2. Area(s) should be cleaned immediately when any employee comes forward and says that they do not feel well and medical sends them out to get tested and waiting for results. This is a way to inform employees that an employee could potentially have COVID without violating any HIPPA laws.

Question: Why didn’t I get traced and I came in contact with an employee who tested positive?

Answer: 1. Based on names given by the employee who is positive and how questions are answered to Medical determines how your situation is handled and if an employee will be traced.

Question: Why am I not getting paid for COVID?

Answer: 1. There are 3 additional ways to get paid besides an employee using Vacation or going out on Sick Leave.

a. Up to 3 days, if employee goes through Medical and Medical decides you need testing.

b. Up to 14 days due to Tracing. This means an employee in the plant has tested positive and a Trace Data was implemented.

c. 60% pay, if employee is living with someone who has tested positive. Please note: Documentation will be required to validate residency.

Question: What options do I have if I feel unsafe?

Answer: 1. We have LOA forms available and employee must meet one of the items that is listed on the form. Employees can request a form from their Representative.

Unfortunately, COVID is a worldwide issue, not just a GM or individual issue. No one wants to be here, and we all have concerns. The decisions are made above us so, we must all try to stay safe for our families inside and outside of GM.

If anyone has concerns, questions, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to bring them to us for a resolution.

In Solidarity,

Your Shop Committee

tuition assistance (tap)

For TAP (Tuition Assistance (TAP), you will need a new log on and password to be able to register for Bright Horizons that administers TAP.

At website: https://uawgm.edassist.com you will select "Not signed up yet? Register now"


Employer User Name: UAWGM

Employer Password: Benefits4You

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