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Executive Board

President Van Simpson

Vice President Tom Bowman

Recording Secretary Bill “Toe” Loretto

Financial Secretary Bill Wright

Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance “Santa” Mosley

Trustees Wanda Richard,
“Sandy” Sandra W. Johnson,
Rick “Da Kid” Gotch

Chairman Mike Bullock

Zone 2 Committeeman - Torkey Graham

District 1 Committeeman -Melvin Perry
Alternate Committeeman - Rick Visor

District 2 Committeeman - Marlon Brown Alternate Committeeman - Robert Baltimore

District 3 Committeeman - Steve Williams
Alternate Committeeman - Chris Welling

District 4 Committeman - Walt "Kujo" Kujawa Alternate Committeman - Aaron Francis

District 5 Committeeman - Alan Chambliss
Alternate Committeeman - “Big John” Langford

District 6 Committeeman - Susan Abrams Alternate Committeeman - Mark Cather

District 7 Committeeman - Dale Averitt
Alternate Committeeman - John Daugherty

District 8 Committeeman - Bob Warren
Alternate Committeeman - Steve Waymon



(3rd Wednesday of the month)

September 18th Union Meeting



Place: Ken Worley Hall

UAW Local 2250 1395 E. Pearce Blvd.

Wentzville, MO 63385








You have reached the home of the men and women of UAW Local 2250 based in Wentzville, Missouri. We are united with thousands of hard working Union Members in the International UAW. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy.











Message from the President Van Simpson

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 
First I want to thank all of you who have participated in the Union this year, be it union meetings, working the picnics and events, habitat for humanity with the women’s committee or selling raffle tickets for our many committees in the name of Local 2250.
We have come a long way from not having a product, to being awarded the new Colorado and Canyon. With this new product will come challenges that we will meet and overcome as we have in the past. It is very important that when you are presented with a new task on your job that you are able to do that job consistently without duress. Our concentration will be on quality and we will be judged on our ability to do Quality work. Make sure that if they change your job, they don’t leave you with a task that can’t be accomplished to the highest standard of quality. See your committeeman if you have problems.
We will be adding many new members next year and along with their introduction to the Automotive Industry many will also be new to the Solidarity and strength that will come as being new Union members. I ask all of you to make them feel welcome and to guide them in the Union philosophy. We were all new at some time and helping them learn their rights as Union members is all of our jobs.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Chairmans Report by Mike Bullock

    We’ve come a long way since the 2007 National Contract when it said that the building of the Chevrolet and GMC van was “business case dependent” beyond 2012.  Since then, GM has elected to invest over $500 million into Wentzville Assembly Center. We’ve been awarded the building of the new mid-size pickup truck and we ran 2016 van pilots two months ago. We will start to build MVB models of the Colorado and Canyon the week of December 9. What a difference a few years make from the possibility of being closed, to now having the opportunity to retire from Wentzville. It wasn’t easy but with everyone’s effort, the perception of Wentzville Assembly Center as “doomed” to one that has a clear future is a great feeling. Next year will see even more changes to Wentzville. The new frame flip in Chassis will be installed during the Christmas downtime, we will significantly be adding to our membership and the production of the Colorado and Canyon will be ramping up.
I have been discussing manpower issues with management for the last several weeks. With the addition of the new Body Shop, the Paint seal line, and a line speed increase in June, there is going to be a need for approximately 450 additional permanent jobs in the first five months of 2014. DDI has been testing referrals for the last several weeks and have a pool of close to 900 people waiting for those jobs. More info on this to come in January.
It has come to the attention of the Union that the Medical Department has been requiring some employees to give urine samples that were not required to do so by the contract. NO Employees should not give a urine sample without first speaking to their Union Representative or calling 636-327-2250. Any employees who have given a urine sample in the previous six months should contact their Union Representative.  All employees have the right to have their Union Representative present during any interviews with the Plant Doctor and the Union recommends that all employees have their Union Representative present for interviews with the Plant Doctor.
As we close out a great 2013, everyone can look forward to a healthy profit sharing check paid out early next year. As it stands right now we are looking at a check for $5500. The fourth quarter is looking as strong as the first three quarters and the dollar amount paid out could go up.. All part of the plan for a long and prosperous future here in Wentzville.



Unemployment Benefit Numbers:


Local Calling Area 314-340-4950
Outside Local Calling Area 800-320-2519

Texas: - 800-939-6631

Indiana: - 1-800-891-6499

Louisana: - 866-783-5567

Kansas: - 1-800-292-6333


In plant Benefits Representatives

LISA - 636 327-2025

MIKE - 636-327-2112

SMITTY - 636- 327-2134