President's Message - January 13, 2023

Good evening members and retirees of USW Local 5328.

It looks like most jobs are back up and running! Keep your fingers crossed! 

 Business for the first quarter of 2023 is very strong and the auto market is going well, that bodes well for us! 

 Training seems to be an issue. The committee tabled it with the company yesterday.  They have committed to continue training in the oil temper as to respect preferences. 

 Vacation booking will begin next week. Shutdowns for 2023 will be as follows. 

 8 hours- July 1 stat will be observed on Friday June 30 shutdown week of July 2nd for one week. 5 days vacation will be booked. December, shutdown will be week of December 24. 25th and 26th are stats and  3 days vacation will be booked. 

 12 hours continuous. 

A/C crews July shutdown, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 60 hours vacation. 

December shutdown 24, 27, 28, 36 hours vacation. Return of January 1st or 2nd is being decided and will have an answer on Monday. 

 B/D crew July shutdown, June 30, July 2, 5, 6, 48 hours vacation 

December shutdown, 29, 30, 31, 36 hours vacation. 

 Have a great and safe weekend!! 

In solidarity, 

Anthony Ciaramella 
USW Local 5328