Congratulations Parma Metal Center at achieving BIQ Level IV! They are the first standalone stamping plant in North America to achieve this certification. The calibrators were very impressed with the team engagement at Parma. They showed the assessors that they, as a team, know their business and want to continue providing World Class Quality to the assembly plants.
“Congratulations on BIQ IV,” said UAW Local 1005 Shop Chairman Al Tiller. “This is a huge step in the right direction and this is a direct reflection of our commitment to be the best of the best. Our membership involvement is key to the success of our plant. We have the most engaged and active members in the corporation. Great job UAW Local 1005 and GM Parma.”
Profit Sharing Payout:
Employees’ eligible for the profit sharing payment can expect to receive payment in Roll 8, payment date of February 24th, 2017.
The profit sharing payment will be taxed at the employees’ W4 rate. Employees are encouraged to use the employee self-service portal to make W4 election changes. Changes can be made on line through the portal up until February 20th, 2017. Employees wishing to claim exempt from Federal taxes, may now do so through the portal.
Update W4 Tax Withholding Elections Online
Employees electing to make Federal tax updates can do so electronically by utilizing ADP Employee Self Service (EES) at https://ssoportal.globalview.adp.com/login/gm/gm_login.fcc.
Any employee who has a current overpayment balance for payroll, relocation or short term disability will have up to 50% of the payment applied to that overpayment.
Profit sharing will be displayed on the paystub using the code: PRO SHR
Employees electing to defer profit sharing will see that deferral under the code: *PROFSHR DEFER
Blue Cross and Blue Care Network
As a result of the 2015 negotiations, the GM Health Care Program for Hourly Employees now provides new coverage for online doctor visits through Amwell.
Amwell is the largest telehealth operator in the U.S., employing certified and specifically trained physicians to treat patients online. This new service provides employees enrolled in the BCBSM Traditional Care Network (TCN), the Blue Care Network with the ability to use a mobile device or computer to call or meet virtually with a U.S. board-certified physician, 24/7, from nearly anywhere in the country.*
With online doctor visits, workers in the Program now have more options for immediate access to health care when their primary care physician isn’t available. An online doctor visit can help with many health-related issues such as:
- Sinus and respiratory infections
- Colds, flus and seasonal allergies
- Minor burns, cuts and scrapes
- Skin rash
- Painful urination
- Eye irritation or redness
- Sore throat
Click this link http://miblues.co/2kYyB17 to learn more and to register.
*Due to state regulations, online doctor visits not available in some states. Click here for a map of the United States where online doctor visits are offered.
As a result of the 2015 negotiations, the GM Health Care Program for Hourly Employees now also provides new coverage for online doctor visits through Amwell for workers enrolled in Health Alliance Plan (HAP).
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Today, in accordance with the UAW-GM National Agreement, GM has announced a maximum profit sharing payment of $12,000 for eligible hourly workers who accrued 1,850 or more compensated hours during 2016. Eligible hourly workers who accrued less than 1,850 compensated hours will receive a pro-rated share based on the number of accrued compensated hours. Payment is scheduled to be included in active employee paychecks received on Friday, February 24, 2017. Eligible retirees (those who retired and had compensated hours in 2016) will receive their payment on Friday, March 24, 2017.
“Today’s profit sharing announcement of $12,000 rewards our members’ dedication and commitment to building some of the most popular and high-quality vehicles in the world. They deserve every penny of that collectively bargained bonus check.” UAW International Vice President Cindy Estrada
General Motors notified the Union that due to a system error February Union Dues were deducted one week early. GM assures us that dues will not come out again next week and that “normal” dates for dues deductions will resume in March. Below is the message that GM sent to the plants:
“We have confirmed with the GBS People Services Payroll team that Union Dues were deducted from employees’ pay checks one week early. February dues were scheduled to be deducted out of the Friday, February 10th pay check but employees will see that dues were deducted out of the Friday, February 2nd pay check instead. This impacted all members of all Unions. The Payroll team has assured us that regular schedule of dues collection will resume in March and dues WILL NOT be collected out of next week’s pay check.”