General Motors and the UAW have approved an extension of the enhanced compensation and benefit provisions for employees in reserve components of the Armed Forces called to special active duty as a result of the incidents occurring on September 11, 2001. They are effective immediately.
Pay, minus applicable reductions, will be extended to cover time a UAW GM member spends on special active duty through September 30, 2017. In addition, eligibility and participation in certain benefit coverages, e.g., Health Care and Basic Life Insurance, will be allowed during this same time period on the same basis as if you were actively at work.
Each member who is on a military leave of absence or will be on military leave of absence due to call-up related to the tragic incidents occurring on September 11, 2001, should contact your local Human Resources representative as soon as possible to clarify the handling of pay and benefit matters.
If you are currently on or are called to Special Active Duty, these provisions are very important to you. Please contact your local union representative if you have questions or need clarification.