Coronavirus/ Layoff

This is an urgent message to our UAW family. I am reaching out to ask for your support in reporting fatalities related to COVID-19 among our members to the UAW Health and Safety Department. As a union, we are tasked with the essential role of protecting the health and safety of our coworkers. As the pandemic continues to impact our workplaces, we need to stay informed and take the actions needed to protect the lives of our members. We are receiving increasing number of reports of fatalities and critically ill members. It is important that we track these illnesses. We are asking for this information because: We want to ensure that any deaths from work-related exposure to the virus are properly reported to OSHA. We need this information to learn everything we can about how to fight back against this pandemic. We want to recognize our fallen members and offer our condolences to their families. These are challenging times, but we will get through this together. Please support your loved ones, your union family, and your communities during this crisis. Please report any cases to the President’s Office through the Health and Safety Department attention: Brett Fox, [email protected]. Andrew Comai, ACOMAI @UAW.net. Thank you. In Solidarity, Rory
3/20/2020 NOTICE OF TEMPORARY LAYOFF To: All Fort Wayne Assembly Hourly Employees Effective Monday March 23rd, active hourly employees will be placed on a temporary lay off. The temporary layoff is being handled on a week to week basis. At this time your return to work date is Monday March 30th. Employees who have been notified by their supervisor to maintain critical operations and repairs will continue to report as instructed. We will continue to notify you as additional information becomes available. Click link to learn how to sign up for GM (ANS) Automated Notification System
The State of Indiana and most surrounding states require your employer to give you a return to work date. I coordinated this yesterday with labor relations because they were not aware of their obligation. We are not your employer that is why we can’t inform you first. It has now been sent out on General Motors ANS Alerts. If you have not received it your return to work date for the first week is MARCH 30th 2020. We will continue to coordinate this with the company so that each week you will have an accurate return date while filing for unemployment. Do not apply before March 22nd 2020. Please pass this on and if you have not enrolled in our new STAY UP TO DATE texting system, get with it! We apologize that some of this info got out late. You have to realize that GM changed direction 5 or 6 different times in the last two days. That is why some locals had to put retractions out because the company changed positions between Thursday night and Friday morning. We appreciate your patience and professionalism throughout these trying times. We are strong and we will survive
The Union Hall will be closed due to the cold shut down at GM/FWA. Please continue to watch uaw2209.org and encourage members to text 2209 to 82149 for updates
March 19, 2020 (10:15 a.m.) - Fort Wayne Assembly Team, the decision has been made to temporarily suspend operations at the end of 2nd shift, Friday, March 20, 2020. • Our body shop will begin to strip out at approximately 8pm this evening, and the remaining shops thereafter. • All employees are asked to empty their lockers and refrigerators and take personal items home. • This will be a cold shutdown. You will be notified well in advance when operations are scheduled to resume. These notifications will be distributed via GM’s Automated Notification System (ANS) and the Fort Wayne Assembly Employee Hotline (1-855-313-9700). o Updates will be published via ANS and on the Hotline beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5pm. o We will update these messages as information becomes available. • A small group of employees will remain on site to maintain critical operations. • We know there are many questions regarding employee pay during this shutdown. We will communicate answers when we have them. Thank you for your support and flexibility as we all continue to work through this difficult situation.

Working with the UAW and listening to the concerns of our people, we have agreed to cease production at our plants across North America, starting progressively from today through the end of March. While production is paused, the Company will put actions into place to facilitate the steps agreed to through the joint task-force set up between the UAW and the automakers.