Brothers and Sisters of Local 602. I would like to let everyone know through many meetings with local management and calls to Detroit, the local leadership at LDT have agreed to convert 103 5-day temps into permanent seniority members of Local 602. This is not being done under our new contractual language. This also has no effect on how people are going to get replaced by the folks retiring under the SAP that will be done under Appendix A language of the N/A. This will take place starting Monday. Neither I, the shop committee or district committee people have the names of those who will be converted. Labor will have the names on Monday, January 6th, 2020. They will be the top 103 temps on the temporary 5-day list. Please do not put in committee calls. Everyone effected will be contacted by labor starting Monday. We will continue to argue until we get all our temporary members hired. After further discussions with local labor they will be converting temps to permanent from longest unbroken plant date. So, it does not matter if you are working 5 days or 3 days right now, they will be going in that order. This is the right thing to do for our members who have been here the longest. We will continue to work on getting everyone converted. Congratulations to all of you that are becoming permanent members.
Local 602 Shop Chairman Todd Trout and the shop committee.