GM-UAW Apprenticeship Program Eligibility and Application Clarifications

Apprenticeship Announcement: 

The UAW/GM skilled trades include occupations in the following areas; Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering / Die Making trades.  Each trade is unique and important to the overall success of our operation and can be achieved by completing the Apprenticeship for the trade desired.

As with all US-DOL registered apprenticeship training programs, the apprentice will enroll in, and complete required classroom training curriculum outlined by their local joint apprentice committee. To complete the apprenticeship requires approximately four (4) years of on the job training along with classroom courses. The blend of on the job training and classroom will vary by trade.

To be eligible for consideration, you must be a permanent UAW / GM employee and must complete your application by Midnight, April 15, 2016. NO Applications will be considered after this date. To submit your application go to: http://generalmotors-skilledtrades.appone.com

Clarifications: 

  • Seniority Candidates
    • All seniority candidates will be eligible to test a maximum of two (2) times; Candidates will have to wait at least one (1) year between testing cycles to retest.
    • General Motors Salaried personnel are considered permanent employees and may participate as Seniority candidate in the Apprenticeship selection process.
    • Permanent Employees who have established seniority that are in layoff status may participate in the Apprentice selection process.
  • Non-Seniority Candidates
    • All non-seniority candidates will be eligible to test a maximum of once, commencing August 1, 2008.
    • Non seniority candidates will not be solicited for apprenticeship testing until it is determined by the GM-UAW National Skilled Trades and Apprentice Committee that an acceptable number of internal/seniority/permanent candidates cannot meet selection criteria for placement opportunities.
    • Contract employees from facilities maintenance groups and other outside firms are considered outside candidates for the purposes of Apprentice Eligibility and selection.
  • The GM-UAW National Skilled Trades and Apprentice Committee will determine when and where testing will be required.
    • Must be an eligible seniority/permanent candidate on or before the date the test is to take place in order to be eligible to sit for the test during those periods when selection is open only to internal candidates.
  • Every seniority candidate that has taken the apprenticeship test since August 1, 2008 and achieved a passing score MUST go-online and complete the application and orientation process.
    • Without the creation of the on-line profile through the orientation process the DDI system will have no means of established contact with the candidate to schedule interviews or notify of apprenticeship placement.
  • After successful completion of the online orientation and screening:
    • Eligible Seniority candidates will be invited to schedule for testing.
    • If necessary, Non-Seniority candidates will be randomly drawn based on hiring objectives and invited to schedule for testing.
  • A communication will be extended electronically to a candidate’s email address of record
    • The date, time and location of testing will be identified, along with the requirement to bring photo identification.
    • Candidates will be reminded that the use of any personal materials, and/or any form of electronic devices will not be allowed (Failure to comply will result in being expelled from the testing session).
  • Non-seniority employees (temps/flex) that have GMIN and GMID may enter an application into the system and complete the orientation process even though they are not currently eligible for testing as an external candidate.
  • Non-seniority candidates will be identified, and will not receive an e-mail of notification of a test date and location.
  • Once/if, we need to go to external candidates, or if the candidate is moved to seniority/permanent status and becomes eligible to take the Apprenticeship test, the application/orientation profile will then be used.
  • The Local Apprentice Committee must notify the National Parties, who will in turn notify DDI of any of the candidates that are moved from temporary to permanent status and have also created a profile.

 

 

Safety is personal. Own it.

Our Safety Management System is in place with safety standards, the sentinel event process, the global call to action process and other tools to help drive a safe environment — but none of this works unless each one of us makes safety personal.

  • Everyone owns safety.
  • From ensuring we are taking the right precautions and using the right safety gear, to identifying hazards in our area AND speaking up if we see an unsafe situation or behavior.
  • We are all accountable.
  • This includes stopping team members and helping them if you think they are not being safe.
  • “It’s not my place to say something” is never the right answer when it comes to safety.
  • If you see a safety hazard and do not act or speak up, then you are part of the problem.

We need to Live Values that Return People Home Safely.  Every PERSON.  Every SITE.  Every DAY.

  • Ask yourself at the start of every shift: what can harm me or others at our site?
  • Speak up and voice your concerns through the safety reporting process.
  • Set the tone for others around you by talking about safety, the hazards and problem solving. If you are not sure how to do that, ask yourself:
    • Do I view safety as a personal responsibility, shared by all, but modeled by me?
    • Do I stop and take two minutes to assess a task before starting the work?
    • Do I stop someone if they are walking and talking on a cell phone or not wearing proper safety protection?
    • Do I try to walk in someone else’s shoes and understand how they could be injured or killed?
    • Do I speak up when I’m concerned?
  • There is no job, repair or task that is worth your life or the life of another team member.

We owe it to our families, friends, and team to ensure that we all return home safely after every shift.

Flexible Spending Account Deadlines

Notice:  In-Progression, formerly GM Entry Level Hourly Workers;

 

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Deadlines – Use it or Lose it!

The 2015 Flexible Spending Account (FSA)  period deadline is fast approaching.

Claims for 2015 incurred eligible expenses must be submitted by April 30

Any unused 2015 FSA funds that remain undistributed after April 30, 2016 will be forfeited.

Questions regarding your FSA?

Please contact:

·         Bank of America: 1-866-567-3993 – For Health Care FSA claims & inquiries.

·         Acclaris: 1-866.203.9358 – For Dependent Care FSA claims & inquiries.

Apprenticeship Anouncement

APPLICATION OPENS: 12:01 am EST March 15, 2016 CLOSES: Midnight April 15, 2016

General Motors – where people come together to build exceptional automobiles and strive toward being the best in technology, safety and innovation. Our facilities manufacture everything from the stamping of pressed metal parts into fenders, hoods and doors, to the casting, machining and development of the world’s best engines and transmissions and finally to vehicle assembly, where everything comes together for paint, trim, fit and finish.

Skilled tradespersons at General Motors are highly trained men and women who build, operate and maintain our complex machinery.  They use precision tools, instruments, and state-of-the-art methods to produce quality products.  Skilled tradespeople are vital members of the movement toward high technology in industry today.  Their jobs require a wide range of knowledge, as well as maturity and independence of judgment.

The UAW/GM skilled trades include occupations in the following areas; Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering / Die Making trades.  Each trade is unique and important to the overall success of our operation and can be achieved by completing the Apprenticeship for the trade desired.

As with all US-DOL registered apprenticeship training programs, the apprentice will enroll in, and complete required classroom training curriculum outlined by their local joint apprentice committee. To complete the apprenticeship requires approximately four (4) years of on the job training along with classroom courses. The blend of on the job training and classroom will vary by trade.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for consideration, you must be a permanent UAW / GM employee and must complete your application by Midnight, April 15, 2016. NO Applications will be considered after this date.

 

To submit your application go to: http://generalmotors-skilledtrades.appone.com

 

 

 

General Motors LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)
The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or protected veteran status.

Ground Effects Dearborn, MI Campaign Update

Campaign Update

Ground Effects Dearborn, MI workers had over 80% of union support in July 2015 on authorization cards and public support in order to form their union with the UAW. The company hired 5 union busters that used fear, intimidation and bribery. The company used these tactics in order to convince the workers that they didn’t need union representation. During this process Ground Effects violated the workers federal protected rights by committing several unfair labor practices right before the election date of July 8th, 2015.

 

The workers lost the election by one vote. The NLRB overturned the election in December of 2015 due to the company’s objectionable conduct during the unions organizing drive. Since then the company has committed a numerous amount of additional unfair labor practice charges, up to and including discharging workers for supporting the formation of their union.

 

Ground Effects provides spray in bed liners for the Ford F-150 that’s produced at the Dearborn Ford Rouge Complex.

 

The company has a long list of major health and safety violations. Ground Effects is currently exposing their workers to an extremely harmful chemical called ISOCYANATE. ISOCYANATE is known to cause severe asthma, nervous system damage, cancer and also known to compromises the immune system. Workers are not provided adequate ventilation or proper protective equipment when they are exposed to the isocyanates truck bed lining material. The workers are starting to experience health issues due to their exposure to this very harmful chemical.

 

An Injustice for one worker is an injustice for all workers.