Local 745 - Freeport, IL


Ken Wolfe from the law office of Wolfe Law, P.C., will be at the Union office on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. to address any concerns regarding work related injury benefits or Workers' Compensation benefits.

Please feel free to stop at the office and discuss your individual problems or concerns with Mr. Wolfe.

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Negotiation Update (click here)

Titan Tire posted production job openings on Indeed.com. Under WHAT type in Titan Tire and for WHERE type in Freeport, IL. Under production workers, you can apply online or send your resume and cover letter to Titan Tire, 3769 U S Rte 20 East, Freeport, IL 61032.

For those members who previously worked at the tire plant, you will need to reapply if you are interested.

The deadline to apply is March 5, 2017.

For those members who have or will receive notice from the IDES about eligibility for workshop training, meetings have been scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Union office at the following times:

1st Shift 3:30 p.m.
2nd Shift 12:00 p.m.
3rd Shift 9:00 a.m.

A list of eligible members is available at the Union office and you may attend any of the these meetings. Meetings may last up to two hours.

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For our members who receive a Goodyear pension, please be aware that you will receive 1099's this year from both Wingfoot Corporation and AON Hewitt. You may recall that AON Hewitt took over in July of 2016 with your pension checks.

Those who are receiving a Steelworkers Pension will receive a separate 1099 for that as well.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 815-235-9713.

For our Goodyear retirees who are Medicare Part B eligible, you need to provide a copy of your Medicare A & B card and enroll in Freedom Blue insurance. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Union office at 815-235-9713.

For members receiving a Goodyear pension, the contact information has changed effective June 27, 2016.

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Time Study Representative Position

Local 745 maintains a union representative position that serves to assist the Grievance and Negotiating Committee by evaluating the mechanics of work performed in each classification. This representative observes employee movement and job requirements as a way of helping us control management's performance expectations and goal systems from being unreasonable. Additionally, this representative is used to help the Grievance and Negotiating Committee evaluate classification manning levels established by management.

Selection of the Time Study representative is strictly controlled by our Constitution and By-laws. Ultimately, the appointment is subject to approval by our membership.

Any members interested in being considered for this position should contact the Union office at 815-235-9713.

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Information on minimum contribution levels for Steelworkers Pension Trust

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For Titan Tire employees, if you have any employee benefit issues or other HR issues,  please contact Valerie Loring at (815)235-6338.

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