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Your elected bargaining committee at General Motors understands the economic difficulties faced by workers hiredfollowing the 2007 National Agreement. Negotiators fought for and won increases in base salaries. There are now two production wage rates instead of three. Entry-Level workers will be paid according to the following schedules:
After much resistance from the company, the UAW was able to negotiate major benefit improvements to the Entry-Level health care program, including:
Personal retirement plan
Entry-Level workers hired prior to this agreement will be covered under the supplemental agreement covering the GM Personal Retirement Plan (PRP) for hourly rate employees. Effective Jan. 2, 2012, PRP benefits will be frozen and transferred into the Personal Savings Plan (PSP).
Entry-Level PSP and retirement contributions
Entry-Level life benefits
Your UAW bargaining team fought for language that will provide protection for UAW GM Entry-Level members during crucial times of need. Life and disability benefits are a necessity in protecting and providing income to families when they need it the most.
Under the proposed agreement, Entry-Level employees shall be eligible for basic life insurance and extra accident insurance on the fi rst day of employment. Active Entry-Level employees will be provided with basic life insurance coverage in the amount of $45,000. The company will provide extra accident insurance in the amount of $22,500.
Your negotiators were successful in gaining language that provided Entry-Level employees with company-provided life insurance after leaving the company. Entry-Level workers with 10 or more years of seniority, and who are at least 55 years of age at the time of separation from the company, will now be eligible for continuation of $15,000 in basic life insurance coverage and $7,500 in extra accident coverage. Work-related death benefi ts will be based on extra accident insurance at $22,500.
Optional and dependent life insurance
In the second quarter of 2012, there will be a four-month premium holiday on optional and dependent life insurance. Entry-Level employees will not have to pay a premium on optional and dependent life insurance for that entire four-month period.
Other gains for Entry-Level workers