UAW-GM Retirees – How to Report a Life Event

It has come to our attention that many UAW represented GM retirees have moved and have not updated their mailing address with General Motors.  It is important all retirees maintain a current address with the company to receive important communications, such as tax information, information regarding benefits, etc.

To change your address, please contact the GM Benefits & Services Center at or call 1-800-489-4646.  TTY Service for Hearing or Speech Impaired:  1-877-347-5225.

You would also contact this number if you have experienced a “Life Event”

  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Death
  • Change of Dependents

All changes must be updated to keep files current.

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UAW-FCA-Ford-General Motors Legal Services Plan Credit Protection Webinar

Protecting Your Credit:

How you and your negotiated legal services plan can fix credit reporting and billing errors.


➢ Identity theft, hacking of personal financial information, online scams – every day we hear of new attacks on our financial future. Each of us needs to know how to use the tools available to protect our financial lives.

➢This webinar will help you to learn how to fix scams and errors on your credit report or your credit card bill.  You will also learn how your legal services plan can help when you are confronted with consumer credit issues.

When: Tuesday, May 29, 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Where:  Attend online or by phone

Sign up: Call 1-800-482-7700 and ask to enroll in the Credit Protection Webinar. You will be sent an online link for computer access or, if desired, a webinar phone number for listening in.

Note: This Webinar is available only to UAW members and Surviving Spouses who are eligible for the legal services plan.  It is the first in a series

that will explore legal issues covered by the plan.

2018 Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment

Below is the letter for the 2018 Performance Bonus payment.

Eligible employees shall receive a $1000 lump sum performance bonus payable during the week ending June 10, 2018.

Eligibility date of May 15, 2018 and all requirements are outlined in paragraph 99(a) of the UAW-GM 2015 National Agreement.

If you have any questions on this, please contact your local union leadership.

2018 Performance Bonus Lump Sum Payment Letter-page-001

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Employee Placement Update

Employee Placement is provided under Appendix A of the 2015 UAW GM National Agreement. Members who desire to move to other locations can sign onto UAW GM JAS website and select Employee Placement to fill out an application to transfer. Our primary focus is to relocate those members who are currently laid off. Most of these layoffs were the result of a loss of volume in our car plants.

The UAW, International GM Department, Regional Offices and Local Unions, are constantly reviewing the needs of all the locals and pressuring the company to hire permanent members when there is a need. We will continue do our best to relocate all our laid off members and offer members who desire a transfer a chance to transfer to another facility.

So far this year, 477 members have been transferred to other locations. Since the ratification of the 2015 UAW GM National Agreement 3,437 members have transferred to a new location. Under the 2015 Agreement, all production members who have at least two years seniority or are from a plant with excess can apply to transfer. (This was not the case in previous agreements.) Due to this new language in the National Agreement, 1,417 In-Progression members have been able to transfer to a desired location.

In addition to the current members who have been able to transfer, 5,555 regular status Production members have been hired under the 2015 Agreement and 495 regular status Skilled Trade members have been hired.

If you have any questions on Appendix A, please contact your Local Union Representatives.

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