Labor Studies

2018 Fall Leadership Institute
November 29- December 1, UM-D Fairlane Center North Building, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI, 48126

The Fall Leadership Institute is open to all workers, union or non-union members, and leaders from a variety of organizations to learn together about new ideas, strategies and skills to meet the needs and challenges facing workers in our ever-changing workplaces. We welcome participants from all genders and all cultural or ethnic backgrounds.

1. BASIC UNIONS 101: What are unions? Where do they come from? How do they work? The basic foundations for active members.
2. BASIC GRIEVANCE HANDLING: For new stewards: The basics of representing members and winning justice.
3. ADVANCED GRIEVANCE HANDLING & ARBITRATION: What happens when a grievance is passed on to the international, region or district level?
4. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING-PRIVATE SECTOR: Negotiating under NLRA rules, including how to prepare proposals, costing, and table manners.
5. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING-PUBLIC SECTOR: Bargaining strategy and tactics for government and other workers not covered by the NLRA.
6.  PUBLIC SPEAKING: Build confidence and poise in this workshop, which is focused on enhancing your ability to address a crowd or a roomful of workers.
7.  STANDING COMMITTEES: Important work takes place in the standing committees of our unions. Women’s, Civil and Human Rights, Veterans’, etc., there is a role for you.
8. LOCAL UNION COMMUNICATIONS: An advanced class on print and electronic communications, includingnewsletters, brochures, posters, and leaflets, as well as social and electronic media.

You will need to apply for TAP in advance
Please Contact Marci Leahey – TAP Representative- 419-661-3532 if you have any questions or would like to enroll in these classes. You will need to apply for TAP in advance

EAP – Carolyn Woodbury – Alternate EAP Rep

Congratulations to Local 1435’s New UAW EAP Representative, Maria Hassell, who will now have this spot on the web page.   I look forward to working with Maria.  I have very much appreciated the opportunity to serve you since Carmens retirement. Take good care of yourselves and have a beautiful day.

In Solidarity,
Carolyn Woodbury
UAW Alt. EAP Representative


Hello I am Carolyn Woodbury the Alternate EAP Representative. Congratulations to Carmen on her retirement July 31st 2018.   I have spent the month of August getting up to speed as quickly as possible becoming familiar with all the responsibilities of this job.  I have a lot of ideas and as an alternate this is one of them I could get started on right away.  Time is a pressing issue for all of us and prioritizing how to spend it is important.  My hope is to make getting out a little easier on your time and your pocket book.  I have started with Wood County activities because that is where TMP is located.  Next month I will add Lucas County.  November I will add Monroe County Michigan and then Ottawa County activities as well.  These links will cover the majority of our members.  All activities listed are for general informational purposes only.  Please do your own research before planning to attend by visiting the website or calling the location ahead of time for cancellation policies, date confirmation, registration, fees or ticket information.  The purpose of this posting is to assist our members in finding affordable activities of interest.  Please Note parks activities even when free often require registration to register and for more activity information.

In Solidarity,

Carolyn Woodbury
UAW Local 1435 Alternate EAP Representative


Sept 5 Wed 6 pm to 8:30

NAMI – Family to Family Class – For Family, Friends, Caregivers -Caring for Individuals with Mental Illness – 541 Wooster 2nd floor BG OH 43402

Sept 5 Wed 4pm –7 pm

Farmers Market –Main st and Clough st- Downtown Bowling Green

Sept 6 Thurs 7pm

Eco Lit Book Group meeting – WWKnight Preserve- nature center- green room

    Sept 6 Thurs 7 pm

Hunting Ethics- Bradner Park- meeting room

Sept 7 Fri 11am – Midnight

Black Swamp Arts Festival – Main street Bowling Green OH 43402

Sept 7 Fri  6:30 – 8pm

Archery Skills – Arrowwood Archery Range 111126 Linwood Rd BG

Sept 9  Sun 12am

Buskers on the Boulevard – music, magic, merriment, street performances – Levis commons Boulevard Perrysburg

Sept 12 Wed 6pm -8:30

NAMI – Family to Family Class – For Family, Friends, Caregivers -Caring for Individuals with Mental Illness – 541 Wooster 2nd floor BG OH 43402

Sept 13th 6-7:30 pm

Spectacular Spider Search- WWW Knight Nature Preserve – green room

Sept 14 Fri 6-8pm

Bouldering – 26940 Lime city rd behind tan house –flexible weather appropriate clothing

Sept 15 Sat 7:30-9:30pm

Late Summer Stars – Beaver Creek Preserve 23028 Long Judson Rd Grand Rapids – Astronomy Deck – Bring chair and blanket

   Sept 19 Wed 6pm- 8:30

NAMI – Family to Family Class – For Family, Friends, Caregivers -Caring for Individuals with Mental Illness – 541 Wooster 2nd floor BG OH 43402

Sept 18 Tues 5:30

Intro to nature Photography – Bradner Preserve- meeting room

    **Sept 22 Sat  9am 12:30pm

Canoeing with Crayfish – 21095 Range Line Rd BG – Weiers Rapids Access

Sept 24 Mon 7:30 – 9pm

Harvest Full Moon Walk – WWW Knight Nature Preserve

Sept 26 Wed 6pm – 8:30

NAMI – Family to Family Class – For Family, Friends, Caregivers -Caring for Individuals with Mental Illness – 541 Wooster 2nd floor BG OH 43402

  Sept 30 Sun 12 am

Buskers on the Boulevard – Music, Magic, Singing and Dancing- The Town Center Levis Commons Boulevard


**fee and registration required

While most activities all though free do require registration and additional activity information can be found at the link below.

Click here to register

Benefits – Frank Bills


Davis Vision is now part of Versant Health. This will not change or impact vision benefits, but the logo will be updated later this year. Here are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

1.Will there be changes to our provider network? No

2.Are pricing or billing procedures changing? No

3.Will our group number stay the same? Yes

4.Will there be changes to the website for Davis Vision? The web address remains

5.Will the telephone and fax numbers be changing? The telephone and fax numbers will remain the same along with mailing addresses.


Click here for more information

Gosser Scholarship – Deadline – POSTMARKED by OCTOBER 15th

Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Program

The Richard T. Gosser Scholarship application forms are now available on the Region 2-B website.  Applicants must fill out pages 3 & 4 and return them to the Region 2-B, UAW Maumee office postmarked by the deadline of October 15, 2018.

Please click on links below for call letter (with test dates and notice) and application.

BuildBuyUSA… It’s OUR Future!

BuildBuyUSA is about our future. It’s about the big picture of bringing back the well-paying and sustainable manufacturing jobs that supported all of us for generations. It’s also about the small choices we make every day. Through the power of our wallets, we can reward employers who respect worker rights and the environment, who hire from the community and give back to those who help us all grow. We can have the future we want, but it won’t happen through grandstanding or flag waving. By working together, our actions and choices can change the future. It’s that simple.

click here to learn more


TAP Guidelines

  • How to apply for TAP
  • Information needed to apply
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Contact information
  • Book reimbursement (employee TAP only)

Contact Marci Leahey
419-661-3532 For any questions regarding TAP

IMPORTANT! Layoff and Vacation Pay

April 12, 2017


IF you are laid off at the time of the PAA and Vacation Hours Balance payments are allocated (the weeks ending April 29 and May 6, 2017):

DO NOT report your vacation and PAA payments as they are NOT considered earnings in regards to unemployment for the State of Ohio for THESE specific weeks, since these are NOT weeks that you requested this type of pay, but rather when the company MUST issue payment for unused time. Therefore, they SHOULD NOT be reported for the weeks identified on the pay stub(s).


Human Resources

Toledo Machining Plant

If you need assistance with filing your UC claim or SUB, please don’t hesitate and call:
Frank Bills at 419-661-3496
Guille Carbajo at 419-661-3592
Do not wait!. The sooner you ask for help, the sooner you will receive your money.