GM Employee Placement System Annual Refresh

In accordance with the provisions of the UAW-GM National Agreement and in order to better understand employee’s interest in transfer opportunities, improve the Employee Placement Systems performance and enhance process efficiency, the National Parties have agreed to an Employee Placement System “Refresh” (closure) of all open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Employee Placement System Applications effective December 31st, of each calendar year.

Employees currently listed on open plant requisitions will not be removed from those lists as a result of this action.  They will remain on those lists until the actual requisition is closed.

Employees who currently have an open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire or a Return to Former Community Application who wish to transfer to another plant must enter a new application in the Employee Placement System.

Beginning December 1st, of each calendar year, the Employee Placement System will be available for you to enter your new application.  Plant Requisitions processed on or after December 31st will take into account only the new open applications filed on or after December 1st in the Employee Placement System.

Employees who apply will receive jobs offers in accordance with the provisions of the 2015 National Agreement.  Employees will also continue to be allowed to select multiple plants on the same Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Application.

Please note that any time you receive a job offer to another location, whether you choose to accept or decline a job offer, all of your applications on file will be closed.  As a result, you will have to enter new applications identifying all the plants you would like to transfer to in the Employee Placement System if you have interest in future transfer opportunities to other plants.

Please contact the UAW Placement Department at (313) 324-5000 if you have any questions.

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A Message from Vice President Cindy Estrada on Veterans Day


Veterans’ Day is a special day to recognize the brave men and women who served our country. Veterans are true heroes who put their lives on the line to defend the very freedom we enjoy today. To all our UAW Veteran members, I express profound gratitude to you, your commitment to serve your country and your commitment to make the best products in the same country you so greatly served.

Veterans’ Day is only celebrated one day of the year, however, our commitment to veterans must be strong each and every day. Our UAW Veterans’ Committee works diligently in our local and regions to work with our Veterans to assure these heroes have the best benefits available to them. Although we could never serve the Veteran in the same way they have served us, we can make sure they are taken care of when they come home.

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” ~Arthur Ashe.  Thank you for serving our country. We are forever indebted to you!


Happy Veterans Day,





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The UAW App and UAW GM Talks



Looking for UAW-GM information on

 the go? Our phones have become quite a handy resource tool! We can check the weather, post to social media, send texts, play games and even order from our favorite restaurants. It is also a way we connect with family, friends, co-workers and now with our union via the UAW App!

Whether you’re an iPhone or an Android user, getting the app is easy


. Just text “APP” to 99795.* You’ll be prompted to indicate what kind of phone you are using, then a download link will be sent automatically to your phone. Just follow the link to install the app!

Once installed, get the latest news from a variety of sources that go directly to the app. Or dig into the national events section that features a list of events union members are organizing and attending. Access UAW social media platforms or get information from the UAW Constitution or Big Three contracts. You also can set up notifications to receive the latest UAW news.

For more information on the app visit:

UAW GM Talks

The UAW GM Talks page was created to be help with communications specifically for UAW-GM workers. Whether it’s educational, historical events, or UAW members uplifting their communities we formulate posts that matter to the UAW-GM worker.  Every Friday we have a “Friday Update” on current topics and issues workers are raising.

If you have any suggestions for topics or questions you can message the page and we will do our best to get your questions answered and hear what you, our members want to know about. To help get information out to the most members possible please help us by sharing our page and posts. Please like the page if you haven’t done so already. You can find the page here:


As President Williams said “Communication with our members is key to a strong union,” That is why we are challenging you to share the UAW App and the UAW GM Talks page with at least 10 people at your worksite. By doing so you can help strengthen communication and build a strong union!



What is LEAD?


Leadership Education and Development 

LEAD is a program developed to review issues and information important for the security and future of all UAW-GM members and their families. The goal of LEAD is to work together to build upon the strengths of your local union and minimize any threats.

Another goal of LEAD is to strengthen communication, education and solidarity in our workplace. This is done by using the concepts of strategic planning to define a long-term vision, set immediate goals, develop work plans to achieve these goals and agree upon a system of continuous improvement.

To find out more about LEAD contact a member of your local union leadership.







New Hire Assessment Transition FAQ

New Hire Assesment FAQ

Will the current pool of past and future temps be transferred to the new provider? 

The current active pools of candidates who have passed the assessment process will be transferred to the new vendor provided they have kept their status active with DDI.  If, however, they were previously contacted by DDI for a drug screen, background check or a report to work and failed to confirm or show up as requested they may be in a withdrawn status in the system.  If candidates would like to check on their status they can contact the DDI call center at 800-973-1465.

I have a test in a few weeks will it still be DDI? 

Yes.  There will be a 6-8-month transition period prior to the new vendor assuming complete responsibilities.

How will the change affect the current temps? 

The transition should be transparent to existing temporary employees.

I have been on the list since 2012 and have already taken the hands-on test and phone interview and I am still waiting for contact. 

Candidates who go through testing are notified immediately following their testing once their scores are compiled.  If the individual tested in 2012 they would have received notification of their success or failure to pass.  The candidate should contact DDI at 800-973-1465 to verify their status.  If they did not pass they should reapply.

How will this affect the apprenticeship program?

There should be no impact on the apprenticeship program at this point in time.


**For more information please contact your local union representative.**

GM Transitions from DDI to Select

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DDI to Select

The new hire assessments that are currently conducted by DDI for GM new hire applications was recently put out for bid by GM.  Following the bidding process, a new vendor has been selected by General Motors to complete the new hire assessments.  The company that will be conducting the assessments in the future will be Select International.  Select International will soon be visiting several of our UAW represented locations to speak with Team Leaders, Group Leaders, Team Members, and Skilled Trades members to get a better understanding of what type of information is necessary to include in the assessment process for UAW GM facilities. We will share information as it becomes available while GM transitions from DDI to Select.