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VOL. 42 - NO. 3

May, 2007


Send in your 2007 Contract Resolutions

Is Quality
Job No. 1?

   Greetings to the membership of local 387 I would like to congratulate all the members that took advantage of the buyouts. I wish you well.

   Resolutions to the 2007 Local Agreements are now being accepted. If you have a resolution that you wish to submit, you can pick up a form in front of the committee room or at Local 387 Union Hall. Please return all resolutions to the Recording Secretary. Now is the time to stand up and be heard on Local Issues.

   To support the Retiree Watch fund the chopper style Local 387 T-shirts can be purchased for $15 each at the Local. Also, tickets are now available for the retiree watch fund raiser raffle. The prizes will include a Sony 34 inch TV, a Toshiba 27 inch TV, a Ricoh printer, a car rental from Southgate Lincoln Mercury a 15 led tv + dvd, Ford jackets and many more prizes.

   Tickets will be $10 dollars each and the drawing will be held at the July local 387 picnic. All prizes were donated.

   The Bargaining Unit and I have discussed the possibility of a local picnic. We would like this to be a Local 387 event and not management 



require union leave from Ford Motor Company that  the Local Union is contractually obligated (Volume 1 Article V III Section 31 a) to provide the company with at least 3 days notice prior to the person being released from the floor. 

    Standing Committee: We have openings for members to become active on standing committees.  The only criteria to become a member of a committee are that you must attend 2 out of every 3 Monthly Membership Meetings. If you are interested in one of the committees please contact the local.

Dates to Remember
   Sunday May 20th at 4:00pm  Membership Meeting
   Tuesday May 23rd: General Elections
   Tuesday May 30th: Run-off (if necessary)
   Remember to exercise your rights and vote in the General Election

   Conclusion: Finally I would like to encourage all members to attend the regularly scheduled Monthly Membership meetings held on the fourth Sunday of every month. If you have any concerns or issues you would like to discuss please feel free to contact me. The phone number for the Local 1-734-782-2771.

   I would like to address the issue of quality and what it means to the people of Woodhaven Stamping Plant and UAW Local 387. We have all heard and/ or made such statements as, "Don't Take It! And Don't Pass It On!" Then management reminds us that "Quality is everyone's job." Let's take a good look at these words.
event. We feel this is a great
opportunity to show our solidarity and to socialize outside the workplace. We have kicked around all kinds of ideas. Due to funding constraints this will need to be a Old-fashioned get-together (three-legged raced; sack races; softball, etc). We have an outstanding facility and we need to utilize it for our membership. We would also like to have a bar-b-que. A tentative date in July will be used. If anybody has any ideas or would like to volunteer please notify any of the Union Structure both at the Local and in the plant.

   Friendly reminder: the May membership meeting will be on the third Sunday this month due to the Memorial Day weekend.

Finances of the Local: The abatement letters have all been sent out to the appropriate agencies and we are waiting their reply.

Union Leave from Ford Motor Company: This is to remind the membership that if you are attending an event or conference that will




   "Don't Take It!" At the present time, we are accepting parts from outside vendors with random defects. I feel that if the company wants a higher level of performance from our manufacturing floor, then they must also demand a higher level of performance from outside contractors.

   Let's look at the statement, "Don't Make It!" We must ask management how they expect us to make good fenders and tailgates out of defective materials.



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