Union Front: Legal Services for Detroit 3 Members Returns


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Restoration of Free Legal Help was Part of 2015 Bargaining

Most people know about the hard sacrifices UAW members made to keep the domestic auto industry afloat a decade ago.

The cuts were painful but ultimately were successful in helping to turn the industry around. Now, some of those things that were sacrificed earlier are coming back.

The latest is the restoration of legal services for our members at Ford Motor Co., FCA USA and General Motors. The Legal Services Plan is expected to be operational in early 2017 and includes a variety of legal services outlined in the 2015 bargaining agreements, including help with wills, trusts, adoptions, power of attorney, real estate transactions, deed filings and other document preparation.

“I am pleased to announce that the UAW has finalized the documents with GM, Ford and FCA that establish the new Legal Services Plan that was bargained during the most recent round of negotiations with the Big 3,” UAW President Dennis Williams said in December. “I would like to commend Vice President Jimmy Settles, Vice President Cindy Estrada and Vice President Norwood Jewell along with their respective national negotiating teams on their hard work at the bargaining table on behalf of our well-deserving members.”

Active and retired members as well as surviving spouses can begin using the service immediately. For additional information, call (800) 482-7700.

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