NOTICE: Thursday, February 22nd - Retiree Day at
Please note: the Medical Trust Rep will be here, as well as some of
the providers. Providers that were invited were: Aetna, BCBS,
Humana, Express Scripts and Wisconsin Vision. We are not sure
which providers will have reps here. If you have questions, this
would be a great meeting to make.
Mark your calendar
for the 2018 National Wild Turkey Federations, Blackhawk Toms Chapter
Friday, April 6th
(Doors open at 5 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m.) at UAW Local 95 Union Hall.
Check out their website:
for ticket information and their raffle items.
is also an Early Bird incentive: purchase tickets by 3-30-18 to be
entered in a FREE drawing to win a $130 Gold Card.
Notice regarding Legal Service Plan Benefit:
As you know, the UAW negotiated a new
Legal Service Plan Benefit in the last round of negotiations with FCS,
Ford and GM. The benefits provided by the Legal Services Plan are
fringe benefits that are taxable under the IRS Code. The Plan will
be sending out a 1099 form to the over 600,000 UAW members and OPEIU
members that are eligible to receive the benefit. These members will
have to include $17.30 on their Federal income return which will result
in a minimal tax of $1.73 to $6.85.
This notice is a heads-up to watch for your 1099 form that will be
mailed out soon to all eligible members of the Plan. It will be
accompanied by a Question & Answer insert that explains the Plan.
BENEFIT REP MIKE FEIRN'S UPCOMING HOURS AT LOCAL 95:.
Benefit Rep. Mike Feirn has hours of 8:30 a.m. until
1 p.m at Local 95 on Wednesdays
Wed., February 28th - 8:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at Local 95
Wed., March 7th - 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
Wed., March 14th - 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
at Local 95
We all know, that things can come up that might change the above schedule,
so if you are traveling some distance, please call the Local 95 Office
608-755-5120 and listen to the recording. If Mike won't be in, we
will have it on the recording and on our webpage.
To reach him at his Region 4 Office, please call 1-866-782-6512
General Membership Meeting
- Thursday, February 15th at 6 p.m. at the Union Hall.
RETIREE MONTHLY MEETING: Next date:
Thursday, February 22nd
Make plans to attend your monthly Retiree Day at UAW Local 95 Union
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. We
eat at noon and have a short meeting at 1 p.m. to update our members on
anything NEW. In the afternoon we have bingo or cards, if you care to
partake. We will be doing door prizes.
We have had many NEWLY retired members moving back to the Janesville
area and transfer their membership back to "95". Would love to see you
at the next Retiree Meeting.
Wisconsin 1st Congressional
Randy Bryce received a warm UAW welcome at the Local 95 Retiree Day
today at the Union Hall. We hope we will be able to have him back
in the next few months to get his message out to our retirees.
LOOKING FOR A VENUE FOR YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION?
Well, look no further. Local 95 has openings in
2018. Call (608)
755-5120, ext.111 to get Hall Rental details and book your event.
Our facility offers: a great location (easy access from Hwy 51
South and I-90), ample parking, non-smoking facility, handicap
accessible, spacious dance floor, a wonderful kitchen for your licensed
caterer and we are staffed with friendly and helpful janitor, bartenders
and security. Whether a small group of 100 or a large group of
280...our facility is a perfect fit.
Hall Set-up: 8' banquet tables (seats 8 to a table), stage
which accommodates a band or DJ, main entrance which has great greeting
area, separate coat room and a wonderful large oak table in the Hall,
which has been used for gifts and/or photo displays.
We are happy to be able to offer discounts to our UAW members and
to Union members. We, also do rentals to the public at a very
reasonable rate. Call and check us out.
Update: Each month at our General Membership Meeting we
read the names of Local 95 members who have passed away. We ring
the bell to honor them as a friend and a family member of our Local.
We have been asked many times to share these names on our website, and
are in the process of setting this up. In the mean time, we are
attaching the names of those we have reported out at this year's monthly
(Please note that our reporting month in
many cases are months after their actual date of death. We rely
and get our information from our local newspaper and GM's death
notifications furnished to us each month.)
Click the following link:
REP LOCAL 95 HOURS:
are 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at UAW Local 95.
Please feel free to call our Local 95 Office to hear if there are any
changes in Mike Feirn's schedule....because sometimes, things come up!!
NOTICE FROM YOUR RETIREE CHAPTER BENEFIT REP., MIKE FEIRN:
There is NO change to 2017 Express Scripts Prescription Drug
Coverage for RETIREES.
Only active hourly GM employees will be moved to CVS Caremark
August 1, 2017.
If you are an active GM employee and have Mercycare HMO for your
healthcare plan, your drug coverage will remain with Mercycare.
Hope this clears up any misunderstanding.
ON THE NEW LEGAL SERVICES PLAN:
NOW open your new case using the UAW-FCA-Ford-General Motors
Legal Services Plan...called "Plan".
To start your new case call this toll-free number: 800-482-7700.
It's important to take this first step to open your case and let the
Plan know that there are many in this area that will be using this
Here is the actual Plan Information furnished to us at this point:
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
Veteran behind! The Rock County Regional Veterans Treatment
Court meets twice a month on Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. in Courtroom
D at the Rock County Courthouse, 51 S Main Street in Janesville.
The objective of the court is to give veterans who faithfully served
their country a second chance by offering them treatment for their
substance abuse and/or mental health issues rather than incarceration.
This is done under intensive supervision of the Veterans Court team.
For more information, contact the Rock County Veteran Service Officer
(John Solis) at 608-757-5551 or VA Justice Outreach Social Worker
(Edward Zapala) at 608-320-2095.
Mail, email or drop off the application at your Union Hall and we will
forward it to the International Union Retired Worker's Department.
They will process your application and mail our card back to your Local
Union. Once we receive your Service Card, we will contact
you for you to pick it up.
To see the form and print off, click on:
ANYONE CAN JOIN OUR UAW LOCAL 95 VETERAN'S COMMITTEE.
WE WOULD WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!! CALL THE UNION HALL FOR
MORE INFORMATION, 608-755-5120, EXT 111.
We want to remind everyone...we still
have dates available for 2017 and have opened up 2018 for the
rental of our Union Hall. We have "special rates" for our UAW
members and "Other Union" members and a very reasonable rate for those
not union affiliated.
Look over this:
Hall Rental Information
Call us at
608-755-5120, ext. 111.
Looking for your
Perfect Reception Hall?:
Just imagine, you could be holding
YOUR wedding reception in this beautiful Hall.
Call 608-755-5120 ext. 111 to get more information. Special rates
for our UAW Local 95 members and their immediate family. Start
your plans with a call to us!
WE CAN MAKE YOUR DAY SPECIAL!
The Local 95 Community Service Committee is collecting non-perishable
food items for ECHO and would like your
We have an ECHO barrel located just inside
the doors coming into the Local 95 Office. Simply place your items
in the barrel and we will see they are delivered to
As always, we appreciate and thank our members for their kindness and
Any questions, please contact the Union Hall at 608-755-5120, ext. 111.
Workers Compensation Attorney:
The Gillick, Wicht, Gillick &
Graf, Injured Worker's Law Firm, has discontinued their scheduled hours
at Local 95 every other month. They ask that you contact their
office in Milwaukee via their toll-free phone number (800-942-2880) and
schedule an appointment date and time to meet with them, making their
trip to Local 95 more cost and time efficient. Again, they can be
reached at toll free number