|UAW Local 578|
Job Transition Center Hours
The Job Transition Center is located at the UAW Local 578 union hall, 2920 Oregon Street, Oshkosh, WI 54904. Workers from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development are here to assist you with your job search needs, i.e. resume preparation, interviewing, etc.
Hours of operation are:
Monday thru Thursday -- 8:30 a.m. - 4:00
If you need immediate assistance, please call (920) 252-3216.
Video: Welcome to UAW Local 42 in Chattanooga, Tennessee!
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today announced the formation of UAW Local 42, a new local union providing representation for employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
Organized by Volkswagen employees, Local 42 offers workers the opportunity for a voice in the workplace through the German automaker’s “works council” approach to employee engagement. Volkswagen’s business model is premised on employee representation, and Local 42 will represent any interested employees who join the local as members. No employees will be required to join.
“Earlier this year, the UAW was gratified to earn the confidence and support of many Volkswagen team members,” said Dennis Williams, president of the UAW. “At that time, we said we would not give up on these committed and hard-working employees. We’re keeping our promise.”
Update to Wausau Manufacturing Recruitment Event
Recruiting for experienced individuals for manufacturing positions from production to skilled welders. Wages range from $14 to $19.25 per hour. Recruitment date is July 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Wausau Labor Temple, 318 3rd Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401. Click on this link to see the event flyer:
UAW Local 578's Job Transition Center
UAW Local 578 has been working closely with the Department of Workforce Development over the last couple of years. This collaboration has resulted in the creation of a Job Transition Center at the union hall. This is for the main purpose of assisting the members who have been and will be laid off from Oshkosh Corporation.
Workers from the Department of Workforce Development are available at the union hall if you need assistance.
Womens and Veterans Committee 2014 Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to the following scholarship winners: Kashena Van Asten and Ryan Winske.
The Trustees will be at the Union Hall to pass out free t-shirts to members on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 and Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by and pick up a t-shirt on one of those days. One free t-shirt per member.
The local's triennium election for Executive Board officers was held on May 13, 2014. A run-off election was held on May 16, 2014 for the Recording Secretary and Chief Steward Member-at-Large positions. The results are in. Read more >>>
Today I had very informative meeting with Senator Rick Gudex of the 18th Senate District of Wisconsin and his assistant, Tim Lakin. Read more >>>
The Bargaining Committee has been working very diligently over the last couple months on a variety of topics. We are pleased to announce the following great news has happened as a result of this hard work. Read more >>>
To the entire Truck family, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all the support, prayers, visits over the past few weeks, and wonderful contributions. Read more >>>
Update on Ron Briese
Union brotrher Ron Briese passed away peacefully on April 30, 2014 with his family by his side. Visitation will be on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fiss & Bills, 865 South Westhaven Drive, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. On Saturday, May 3, 2014, visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a service to follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 338 North Eagle Street, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The news of a mass layoff is disheartening to say the least. As working families and community service, we all deserve better. The word has to get out as the old saying coined by Walter Reuther, "The ballot box affects the bread box." I urge us and our families (all of us) to constantly contact the elected officials in your area and demand attention to the problems we are facing. Read more >>>
Letter to Membership April 10, 2014 - Please Read!
Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice Spring Meeting
UAW Local 578 is hosting the Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice (WNPJ) Spring Meeting on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Please come join labor leaders, peace activists, environmentalists and others to discuss how to build a peaceful, sustainable financial future with living-wage jobs in Wisconsin. The event runs from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the UAW Local 578 hall at 2920 Oregon Street, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. '
FOR MORE INFORMATION: wnpj.org (608) 250-9240 email@example.com
Questions and answers regarding locking in an unemployment claim before being laid off. Read more >>>
Womens and Veterans Committee 2014 Scholarships
Applications are now available for the 2014-2015 school year. This year we will be giving away two scholarships. Recipients must be enrolled in a program by the fall semester of 2014. Proof of enrollment must be provided before the scholarship will be issued, or the scholarship will be awarded to the next alternate enrolled in a program.
Applications need to be postmarked by April 19, 2014 to be eligible.
Please contact a member of the Womens or Veterans Committee to obtain an application. In addition, the application is available at the UAW Local 578 union hall.
The application and instruction can also be found here: drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bVPmyyWf4OQzRGUnh0VE5aRGc/edit
Frequently Asked Questions About the Waiting Week (DWD)
Regarding the voluntary layoff, here is information from the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development regarding the waiting week for unemployment insurance.
Voluntary Layoff Announced by Company
Click on the links below for information to the members regarding the voluntary layoff. The same information has been posted at each of the plants.
In our continued effort to improve communication, the union will be holding three pilot informational meetings for all members. Read more >>>
The Fox River Valley Area UAW Community Action Program Council has established an annual scholarship award in memory of Elkar Zarnott. The annual scholarship award will be in the amount of $500.00 to be given to an eligible student to assist with the continuation of education in any accredited university, college, technical or trade school. Application blanks and instructions for this scholarship award are attached or can be obtained from UAW Local 578. All applications must be submitted and on file with the Scholarship Committee on or before April 25, 2014. Read more >>>
Happy Holidays to the membership of UAW Local 578 and their families! (See full size picture of this greeting under Postings.)
*** IMPORTANT MAILING ***
A mailing will be going on the week of December 23, 2013. Please do not toss when you receive it. This mailing contains your 2014 membership card.
A check was recently presented to the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin with proceeds from the 2013 King Run. Read more >>>
By taking a fraction of our spending and buying US-made goods, we will create a economic tidal wave. Watch the video and share it. Boom, you're helping make jobs. Read more >>>
At the special meeting held on September 29, 2013, the membership voted "yes" to extend the contract. Read more >>>
DETROIT – We commend President Obama for his leadership and support for the U.S. auto industry. His actions helped prevent a second Great Depression, saving more than a million American jobs in the process. Domestic automakers have pledged investment in U.S. plants through 2015 that will mean more than 40,000 direct manufacturing jobs in the United States.
The renewed American automotive industry is now America’s No. 1 export sector. The Obama administration, American workers and retirees, and the U.S. automotive industry made tough choices and sacrifices to make this turnaround possible. The automobile sector supports over 3 million good-paying jobs in assembly plants, auto parts manufacturing, repair shops, dealerships and other supporting businesses nationwide. In 2012, U.S. automotive exports totaled $133 billion, an increase of more than $17 billion (14 percent) over 2011. Domestic manufacturing has long been the foundation of a strong middle class, and the automobile industry is the one of the most critical for U.S. manufacturing.
Under the president’s leadership, we are implementing higher fuel efficiency standards from 2017-2025, effectively doubling vehicle fuel efficiency, drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating several hundred thousand jobs. About 50,000 of these jobs will be in auto parts manufacturing and vehicle assembly alone.Read more >>>
From all reports we’ve seen, President Obama is going to propose a budget plan this week that is unprecedented for a Democratic president. It will propose a cut to Social Security benefits for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
It appears the proposed cut will take the form of “chained” CPI—a discredited way of calculating annual cost-of-living increases that does not keep up with actual costs, eating into benefits.
But there’s more. The president’s budget proposal also would require middle-class seniors—people who make $47,000 a year and more—to pay higher Medicare premiums.Read more >>>
DETROIT – Even after Chrysler Corp.'s Gualberto Ranieri, vice president of communications, said Friday, “Let's set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China,” the Romney campaign put out a false and misleading ad basically repeating his bogus statement made Thursday in Ohio that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China.
Author Greg Palast, in his book, "Billionaires and Ballot Bandits," examines the role Mitt Romney played in the Delphi bailout and how he and other economic vultures made millions as the storied parts supplier went into and came out of bankruptcy. In this video, Palast tells how Mitt and Ann Romney made at least $15 million from the carcass of Delphi and as much as $115 million.
It also shows how Romney's cronies made more than $4 billion off the bankruptcy. These same billionaires also contributed millions to his presidential campaign.
DETROIT -- Two days after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a crowd near Toledo, Ohio, that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China, the GOP candidate appears to be unfazed by his incorrect remarks and remains mum on the subject.. Read more >>>