Strike information update #3- insurance cancellation
Updated On: Sep 18, 2019
Local 602 would like to address a few issues that have come up during our struggle for fair and equitable treatment from GM. Insurance - GM announced they were cancelling member’s insurance coverage. Due to your UAW Strike Fund Benefits, there will be no lapse of medical coverage through the COBRA option. Please remember that vision, dental, and hearing are not covered. Medical will retro back to when GM benefits were cancelled. If you get charged for medical or prescriptions, bring your bills/receipts in next week when you sign up for strike assistance. Also bring in any available documentation on your dependents – just in case it’s needed, better to be safe than sorry. SCABS – Aramark is a cleaning service contracted by GM at some of their sites. Aramark has brought in outside businesses to take the place of their UAW represented employees who are on strike. We do not have Aramark at LDT. Offers – Royal Scot bowling is offering 2 free games a day to any member of a striking local. See their Facebook page for details. Other information – Please be patient, we understand the anxiety – we are all feeling it. We will continue to put out whatever information we can as it becomes available. SOLIDARITY !!
IUAW will be here September 24-26 to sign people up for strike benefits. Notification will be posted to the website at local602.org, the union hall and strike sites as soon as it becomes available.