UAW Local 2488


Buying union and buying American shows our willingness to buy only the very best for our loved ones and support fairness and dignity on the job. We also support efforts to keep America strong by raising the standard of living, adding to the economy and saving jobs that may be lost to other countries. The job you save could be your own! Read more >>>

The Community Services Committee will be hosting an interactive workshop designed to help you introduce and talk about yourself in a quick, concise manner.

"Building your 30 second Commercial" is developed to construct your Elevator speech so that you can present yourself professionally and to the point.

Breakfast with Santa at the Union Hall

Sunday, December 13th

9:00am. - 12:00pm

Tickets are $3.00 each and children 3 years and under get in free!

Last day to purchase tickets will be on Thursday, December 10th.

Tickets have been limited to Local 2488 members and family.


Contact the Union Hall at 309-828-2880

Career Link is pleased to announce the opening of The Transition Center

When: December 7, 2015

Where: 705 E. Lincoln, Suite 313, Normal Il. 61761

Hours: 8:30a.m. to  5:00  Monday - Friday

Retiree Chapter UAW Local 2488 Cordially Invites You To Our 3rd Annual HOLIDAY PARTY.

December 10th.

4:00 p.m.- Social Hour

Dinner - 5:00 p.m.

UAW Local Union Hall 10226 E 1400 North Road Bloomington, Il.

Please R.S.V.P. by  December 1, 2015.

Cost for the catered event is $10 per Retiree and $20 per couple.

The event is limited to the first 150 people.

Please stop by the UAW Hall and sign up.


Detroit, Mich. — The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Ford by a 51.4% majority. The results of the voting are as follows:

*Production Workers: 51.3% in favor

*Skilled Trades: 52.4% in favor

UAW President Dennis Williams stated: “Our UAW members have ratified the national agreement after a long process and much debate. The voice of the majority has secured a strong future that will provide job security and economic stability for themselves and their families.”

“There is no higher authority than the membership. Through a fair and democratic process UAW-Ford members have delivered job security and strong economic gains for their families and communities,” said UAW Ford Vice President Jimmy Settles.

Additionally, the UAW-Ford National Agreement for salaried workers passed with 91.5% in favor.

Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC. As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification. Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. Read more >>>

Career Link will have a Job Fair for Mitsubishi affected workers on Friday Dec.11th from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at Heartland Community College in the Astroth Building Room 2210. There will be space for up to 70 vendors. Career Link has received a list of employers from Mitsubishi and the Chamber of Commerce. These employers will be contacted for their availability to participate in the Job Fair.

The following Coordinator positions have been filled:


4- UTILITIES MAINTENANCE--     1A - Aaron Voss

                                                       2B- John Toureene

                                                       3C- Ed Steffen

                                                       4D- Keith Marshall


 Our hearts go out to those who suffered losses in Paris.

The Community Services Committee will be hosting an interactive workshop designed to help prepare your Resume for todays job market. Attending will be HR Professionals to assist with: Template structuring- Resume building- Critiquing. The workshop will start 15 minutes after work and last approximately 45 minutes. Members and Spouses are encouraged to attend. Class will take place on Thursday November 19th. Contact Union Center for sign up 309-828-2880, or just drop in to have your resume reviewed by an HR Professional, they will be available from 3:00pm - 4:30pm

 To all our Brothers and Sisters that have served, and those who are currently protecting our great country, we thank you.

Clear Path to Traditional Wages for Current Members; $8,500 Ratification Bonus

Tentative Agreement Approved Overwhelmingly by UAW National Ford Council,

Now Heads to Vote by UAW Ford Membership

DETROIT- New U.S. investments worth $9 Billion are expected to create or secure 8,500 jobs for UAW members under a new Tentative Agreement...

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Dont Forget Retiree Meeting tomorrow. 10 am. Coffee and donuts will be provided. See you here!

Please turn your Workers Compensation Release form in by 4pm. today at plant offices, or UAW upstairs office, if you choose to do so.

Due to popular attendance the Whats Next Workshops will host another class next Thursday November 12th @ 3:45pm.  Call the Union Center to sign up. 309-828-2880

Workers Compensation Release form turned in by November 9th. 4pm.

Healthcare Continuation Immediate Buyout Letter Due to Gary Shultz by November 20th.

Workers Compensation Arbitrator sign off will be November 30th. You must be present at that time.

Separation Agreement Releases are due by November 30th. 

You will have 31 days after your separation to voluntarily continue your VTL and/or Base Life Insurance Policies.

MMNA Representatives will be in the Employee Communication Center this week on breaks and lunch times.


Richard Johnson will be at the Union Hall Monday, November 9th

Christopher Mose will be at the Union Hall Tuesday, November 17th

10am. to  5pm. both dates.

Next Workshops Dates and Times .

Wednesday November 4th

Thursday November 5th

3:45 pm

Please contact Union Center to sign up.



The workshop will start 15 minutes after work and last approximately 45 minutes. First class begins 3:45p.m. Tuesday October 27 at the Union Center.

Anyone interested in attending a workshop will need to sign up in advance.

Sign up is taking place in the Employee Communication Center at the plant.

Vote results are in.

Tentative Agreement voting.

Parking deck will be open for meeting.

Tentative Agreement Meeting

Tentative Agreement Reached.

 Extension reminder.

UAW members at Deere & Co. ratify new agreement

Detroit – UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell released the following joint statement announcing the passage of Deere & Company’s contract ratification.

“A new labor agreement has been ratified by UAW members at Deere & Company. The new agreement provides many improvements for UAW members which include compensation and working conditions for nearly 10,000 members while giving Deere & Company the necessary tools to grow its business.

“The UAW applauds the bargaining committee and union members for their resolve and patience during the negotiation process.”

Unable to reach a tentative agreement at this time.

Day to Day Extension

Informational/ tentative agreement meeting. 

 24 hr. Extension reached

Statement of UAW President Dennis Williams on the 2015 UAW FCA US tentative agreement ratification vote

DETROIT – The International Union, UAW announced today that UAW members at FCA US have voted down the tentative agreement by 65 percent.

The following statement is from UAW President Dennis Williams:

“As I said at the press conference: “What I love about our organization most of all is that no matter what we do, what action we take, the ultimate decision and the power of the union is our members and they make the final decision.”

That is the design of our constitution and who we are.

We will gather the issues together; notify FCA that further discussions are needed.

We don’t consider this a setback; we consider the membership vote a part of the process we respect.

We will be meeting with the UAW-FCA National bargaining committee and council to discuss the issues.”

 Strike authorization vote suspended.


 Extension reached.

Friday Upate

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 Friday update.


 Weekly Update Sept. 3rd

 Retirees monthly meeting.

 Friday update.

       Brothers and Sisters, 

Just to recap yesterdays announcement, our contract in whole was extended out until Sept. 28, 2015.

Empower will be in the plant during the upcoming option days to discuss possibilities with your 401k holdings.

The option days scheduled for Sept. 4, 8,9,10,11 will carry the voluntary 50% pay choice for those of you who wish to take the time off.

Negotiations will again continue on Monday.

Remember to attend the upcoming Labor day parade on Monday Sept.7th.               

In Solidarity.


 The UAW and MMNA have agreed to extend the current contract in whole until Sept.28 2015

Credit union 1 has notified us that their branch within our plant is closing AUG.28th, the ATM will be removed as well.

Manteno Gate Collection Cancelled

Message from President


Union center will be closed from June 27th thru July 12th for our Summer/holiday shutdown. Hall will re-open July 13th.

Stop by the UAW 2488 Union Center in Bloomington today and get your "PROUD UNION HOME" sign for just $5 while supplies last.

The Facts About Right to Work (for less)

This was geared toward Missouri, but works anywhere...

Find out which vehicles are made by our UAW Brothers and Sisters. Read more >>>

Information Update

With the approaching 2015 contract negotiations, we want to keep you up-to-date on everything that is happening. It has come to our attention that we have a large number of members who have not updated their contact information. It is very important to update any changes in name, address, phone and/or email with Local 2488. It does not matter if you are active, supplemental or retired. Call 309-828-2880.

UAW Region 4 is teaming with the American Football Coaches Association to provide child ID kits as part of the National Child Identification Program.

UAW 2488 is making these kits available to our members and their families to help safeguard our children. If a child is missing, law enforcement can use the child's completed ID kit to scan the child's fingerprints into the National Crime Information Center database. These fingerprints and DNA swabs can then be used to help locate the child in a variety of ways.....

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Delegates at the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention recognized that advances in technology make the mandatory mailing of a printed version of Solidarity unnecessary for the vast majority of our members. They overwhelmingly voted to make the printed version available only to members who "opt-in" to receive it.

They took this action to save our union the hundreds of thousands of dollars it costs to print and mail the magazine. We understand that some members still like to have an actual hard copy of the magazine to read. To continue to receive one, members can opt-in by.....

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In a continuous effort for UAW 2488 to provide you with additional benefits Matt Kopecky and Union Financial are proud to bring you honest, unbiased financial advice. Matt will hold regular office hours at the UAW 2488 Union Center on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10am until 5pm.....


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Work Comp Attorney

Richard Johnson of Katz-Friedman will hold regular hours on the third Tuesday of each month from 10am until one hour after the end of 1st shift production and Chris Mose will hold regular hours on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30am until one hour after the end of 1st shift production. For more information, call 1-800-444-1525.

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