May 24, 2016
Brothers and Sisters,
We have been informed by the company today that they wish to extend the Memorial Day Holiday, adding the option of Leave Without Pay (LWOP), infraction free to all employees wishing to take advantage of an extra day off to Friday, May 27th. Of course any employee still can utilize any accumulated vacation and sick leave available if they choose to. Employees wishing to take the extra day (LWOP) infraction free must notify their manager by end of shift Wednesday, May 25th. However, employees failing to ask for and do not receive prior permission or arriving late or leaving early on Friday, May 27th will still receive infractions under PRO-5097.
We also have been informed by the company that beginning July 1st 2016 they will implement FMLA changes as follows:
Employees using FMLA will be required to use accumulated vacation and sick leave in connection with FMLA designated absences, to the extent that the employee has any accumulated vacation or sick leave available.
Yours in Solidarity,
Michael A Tolassi, President
UAW Local 1069