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for a drug screen, background check or a report to work and failed to confirm or show up as requested they may be in a withdrawn status in the system.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.

GM Voluntary Long Term Disability

Long Term Disability

Important Information about your voluntary LTD benefits.

If you enrolled in the GM Voluntary Long Term Disability Plan it is important to remember that the plan does not offer payroll deduction.

What you can expect:

1. MetLife will mail you your bill (If you have not already done so,
please remember to pay your premiums).

2. You can switch from direct bill to electronic funds transfer (EFT) for
an easier payment process.

3. In the upcoming weeks you will receive a reminder communication in the mail that           includes some FAQs about the plan and a blank EFT form to help you switch to EFT.

4. If you are laid off and have concerns about paying your premiums
while on layoff, please call MetLife at 1-888-543-3461*.
Questions about your bill, call 1-888-543-3461*
Questions about the plan benefits, call 1-800-606-6227

*Follow prompts 4, then 1 and then 0, to be connected to a billing representative.
Important Note: Prompt 4 is for life insurance; however this is also the correct prompt for the Voluntary LTD plan.

Blue Cross 24/7 Online Health Account

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Sign up now. It’s part of Blue Cross and BCN health care plans.

Be prepared to feel better faster. Sign up now for 24/7 online health care so you’re ready to use it anytime, anywhere. No appointment needed.*

Once you sign up, you’ll be able to meet online — by smartphone, tablet or a computer — with a U.S. board certified doctor who can care for you when your primary doctor isn’t available.

Create your account by:

 Mobile – Download the Amwell® app

Web – Go to bcbsm.amwell.com

Phone – Call 1-844-733-3627

  • Add your Blue Cross or BCN health care plan information
  • Use service key: BCBSM

 Important: You may be charged incorrectly if you don’t enter your plan information and service key. If you already have an Amwell account, log in and update your plan information and service key, BCBSM.

 Take advantage of e-visits when you:

  • Can’t leave home or your workplace.
  • Need to see a doctor after-hours.
  • Have minor illnesses, such as a cold, muscle strain or skin rash.
  • Or anyone on your plan needs care.

Be prepared to feel better faster.

Sign up today!

*U.S. only. Some states have visit and prescribing restrictions. Online health care doesn’t replace primary doctor relationships.

General Wage Increase and In-Progression Wage Increase

Effective September 17, 2017, each employee covered by the 2015 UAW-GM National Agreement whose straight time hourly rate was $27.79 or more as of September 14, 2015 will receive a three percent (3%) general wage increase pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph (98) (b).  The amount of each such wage increase for each individual worker will be determined by the straight time hourly rate of the employee in line with the Table in Paragraph (98) (b), page 83 of the 2015 UAW-GM National Agreement.

Effective September 18, 2017, each regular, non-temporary production (In-Progression) employee hired prior to the effective date of the 2015 National Agreement will receive a base wage increases in accordance with the schedule published in the Memorandum of Understanding UAW-GM Wage & Benefit Agreement for Employees In-Progression, page 264 of the 2015 UAW-GM National Agreement.

If you have any questions, please contact your Local Union Representative.

 

 

Labor Day Message from UAW International Vice President Cindy Estrada

Greetings,

Happy Labor Day to all UAW-GM active and retired members. I hope you enjoy this Labor Day weekend and take time to reflect on the reason we celebrate this holiday.

At Nissan, we recently saw once again how powerful forces can intimidate unorganized workers to keep them from winning their union and a seat at the table. And we know from years of experience that having union rights and a contract with GM doesn’t mean we don’t have to fight every day to hold management accountable and respect our demands.

When organized and unorganized workers join together – whatever their differences – we can take on the 1 percent. We still haven’t gotten there, but I know one-day workers in this country will realize the full power of our humanity and come together in solidarity to make lasting social and economic change for ourselves, our communities, and our country.

In solidarity,

Cindy

 

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UAW-GM Safety Week August 28 – September 1, 2017

 

CALLING ALL SAFETY HEROES! This year’s UAW-GM Safety Week will be held the week of August 28th thru September 1st. All UAW-GM represented worksites will be celebrating workplace AND product safety as part of this year’s Safety Week.

Safety is a part of everything we do and helping to keep ourselves, our UAW brothers and sisters, our customers and our families safe is a value we all hold.

To demonstrate that, we are asking all UAW-GM team members to make a personal commitment to the behaviors that will help keep us safe throughout the year and drive a strong safety culture by signing our commitment banner located at your worksite and becoming fully engaged in our UAW-GM Safety Week.

Join us in making this event a success at all our UAW-GM worksites and finding your personal motivation to be safe by living values that return people home safely. Every Person, Every Site, Every Day!

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Manpower Update

Due to a shift in the car market General Motors has adjusted the production schedules at many of our UAW-GM Plants. This has created some layoffs and the release of many temporary members. We have received many questions about temporary workers remaining in some facilities while members are laid off in others. While we have been able to accommodate many displaced members at other facilities in either permanent or temporary positions we have more work to do.

Attachment B to Appendix A of the 2015 UAW-GM National Agreement provides for temporary employees. Temporary help can be requested by the plant for such needs as vacation replacements, launch support, temporary volume increases, etc. The language also allows a calculated number of temporary help to back-fill for sick leaves, FMLA and unexcused absences. The third provision is for Monday-Friday workers to cover high absences on those days. Once approved by the National parties the plant may hire temporary help up to the number that has been approved. Appendix A Section VIII provides for laid off members in the area hire to fill these requests. The UAW has also reached an agreement with GM to offer laid off members outside of the area hire to fill these requests on a voluntary basis.

The UAW, International GM Department, Regional Offices and Local Unions, are constantly reviewing the needs at 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 that desire a transfer to another facility

UAW represented General Motors Active and Retired Member Discounts on Auto Insurance

As a UAW represented General Motors worker or retiree you are entitled to special discounts on your auto insurance.  To inquire, Michigan residents should call:1-888-525-7575.  Click the link below for more information.

Michigan residents auto insurance discount information

Non-Michigan residents, please call: 1-800-438-6388.  Click the link below for more information.

Non-Michigan residents auto insurance discount information