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February 13, 2015 Joint Council Meeting

Jan 22, 2015 (11:55:00)

Greetings UAW LU 2200 Joint Council officers, Retirees and Members: 
Here is your reminder about the February Joint Council meeting. 
Friday, February 13, 2015
6:00 p.m. Light Meal
6:30 p.m. Meeting
UAW LU 2200 Office
4th Floor, Main Library
(take Woodward Ave. elevator) 
NOTE:  All Joint Council officers are expected to attend the monthly Joint Council meetings. If you not able to attend, please contact me in advance of the meeting with your request to be excused.    
RSVP:  Retirees and Members planning to attend should contact Sandra Bialic at TLC, x 1365 or 
bialicsandrajoyce482020 @ yahoo.com before 2 pm, Friday, February 13, 2015 so enough food can be ordered. 
Laurie Stuart, President LU 2200
Language of MOU Settlement Terms ratified 11/3/2014

Nov 07, 2014 (20:30:05)
FYI.  Attached is the language of the MOU Settlement Terms ratified by members of APL, POOL and STU on November 3, 2014.
The next step is for the class action lawsuit to be filed by the Library.  It has to be settled by July 1, 2015.  I will provide more details once informed by our attorney for the UAW.

In response to questions posed by members:

Annuity Clawback
Today the judge ruled on the bankruptcy.  It is expected that details on paying the annuity clawback will be revealed by the GRS (General Retirement System).  From what the GRS has said in the past:
- If you haven't taken your money out of your GRS Annuity account yet, the clawback amount will be debited from your existing annuity account.
- If you have taken your money out of your GRS Annuity account (working or retired), you will be given the option of paying the clawback in a lump sum by a certain date or having the clawback amount taken out of each of your pension checks proportionally (with 6.75% interest) for your lifetime.  
- When the GRS announces the details, I will post.  
- GRS is located at 500 Woodward Ave., Suite 3000, Detroit, MI  48226. Telephone 313-224-3362 or email www.rscd.org
Should I retire before the end of the year?
Per the settlement terms, those who are currently retired or will be retired by December 31, 2014, are called Pre-2015 retirees.  If this applies, you will be included in the City's VEBA plan and you  will receive $875.00 (up to $1475.00) annually (for 17 years) from the Library for health care (details to be determined).
Note:   health care costs are an important factor is determining whether or not to retire.  If you are eligible for Medicare now or will be by the end of the year, you may want to evaluate whether or not to retire by the end of the year.  I would personally suggest that you (or a financial advisor) compare the financials for retirement by the end of the year vs. retirement after the end of the year.     
The GRS will provide you with a "Benefit Estimate" statement upon request by phone or in person.
You will also need to contact DPL's HR dept. to obtain a "Retirement Notice" letter (this letter can be withdrawn if you decide not to retire before the dates requested go into effect).  
What if I retire after the end of the year? 
Per the settlement terms, those who retire after the end of the year, beginning January 1, 2015, are called Post-2014 retirees.  If this applies,you will not be included in the City's VEBA and you will not receive $875.00 (up to $1475.00) annually (for 17 years) from the Library for health care costs.  You will receive $125.00 a month from the Library for 5 years from the date you retire if you retire before the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement, AKA "the contract") expires June 30, 2017.  
I hope this helps.  Laurie Stuart, President, UAW LU 2200 

Download: MOU as emailed to Local 2200 102714.docx
Results of Ratification Vote

Nov 07, 2014 (20:35:00)

Members of UAW LU 2200 voted to accept the settlement with a vote of 36 to 6.

The results were as follows:

STU -     4 accept, 1 reject

POOL - 22 accept, 4 reject

APL -   10 accept, 1 reject

I will forward the results of the ratification vote to UAW Region 1 and let you know what the next step is after I hear from them. 

Thank you to all who participated in the process.

Laurie Stuart, President, UAW LU 2200


Download: MOU as emailed to Local 2200 102714.docx
Updated (June 2014) Seniority Lists Added to Downloads Area

Jul 04, 2014 (13:29:00)

Seniority lists for APL, POOL, and STU units have been posted to the "Downloads" member resource of this web site.  The lists are current as of June 16, 2014. Member registration to this website is required to access the lists.

Go with AT&T Mobility and support our CWA brothers and sisters

Dec 13, 2011 (15:38:00)
Union members get discounts with AT&T.  Check it out. 
Laurie Stuart, President, LU 2200

Thinking about buying a loved one a cell phone as a gift? Thinking about changing your cellular carrier? Consider this: AT&T is the only wireless company that is completely unionized.

Now consider that because you’re a union member, you are eligible for a 15 percent off the regular monthly rate for individual and family wireless cell phone plans on the nation's largest wireless network. That makes it an easy decision, right? Go to the Union Plus website at http://www.unionplus.org/cell-phone-wireless/att-wireless to switch carriers.

We ask members of other unions to support us and buy UAW-made vehicles and vehicles assembled with UAW-made parts. The 40,000 Communications Workers of America-represented workers at ATT Mobility deserve our support.

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