Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday September 22, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-17-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
Scooby Guru
Member#: 73805
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NEPA
2017 911 Turbo
Miami Blue

Default UAW Members Get Free Lawyers—And They Ain’t Giving Them Up for You

Free legal services — a benefit cherished and used by three out of four autoworkers — has so far been preserved in talks between Ford Motor Co. and the UAW, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Free Press.The two sides are discussing ways to help Ford, which posted a record $14.6-billion loss in 2008.

The UAW declined to comment and the head of its legal services operation could not be reached late today. Ford also declined to comment.

Established in 1978, the UAW Legal Services Plan provides “personal legal services,” to about 725,000 workers, spouses and retirees from several companies, according to the program’s Web site. It is the largest pre-paid legal services program in the country.

The program employs 290 attorneys and fully covers some legal services, such as personal bankruptcies, and partially covers others.

As the economy has worsened, usage of the program “has increased considerably,” according to a summary of a meeting between the UAW and Ford, which was sent to UAW locals by the National Ford Council in December.

Three out of four autoworkers have used the legal services for a variety of purposes. In 2008, the letter said, that included:

Bankruptcy assistance: 9,392 UAW members, including 2,938 Ford members.

Divorce assistance: 6,899 members, including 1,924 Ford members.

Foreclosure assistance: 2,973, including 821 Ford members.

Real estate: 27,000, including 6,265 Ford members.

The program is funded by the automakers, as a benefit, based on the number of hours worked by UAW members. Companies that offer the benefit include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Delphi Corp. and American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.

Fully covered legal services include: Residential real estate, wills, adoption, personal bankruptcy, probate proceedings and consumer debt.

See the UAW's legal services site at http://www.uawlsp.com/default.asp
AVANTI R5 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lehigh Valley Area: Anyone have a FREE blown motor they want to give me? yo14jman Tri-State Area Private Classifieds 5 12-04-2009 01:24 PM
If you had to give one up for the rest of your life: tits or beer? dmross Off-Topic 81 05-02-2008 03:29 PM
what gas mileges you are getting from stock and with utec stage 2 set up? imprezaBlue Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 6 12-27-2005 09:05 AM
Used RA-1's - Free to the first one to pick them up. mav1c Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 9 06-07-2005 12:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.