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Be sure to check back often for the latest updates!


Second Nominations
Local 40 Executive Board and Election Committees were nominated at our quarterly General Membership Meeting on January 18, 2017.  The following positions had the minimum number of nominations; therefore, per Local 40 By-Laws we will hold a second nomination meeting on Wednesday, February 1st from 4pm to 6pm at the Union Office:   

President of Local 40

Treasurer of Local 40

McLaren Macomb Vice President

Crittenton Chief Steward

McLaren Election Committee Chairperson

Crittenton Election Committee Chairperson

Crittenton Election Committee Member

Members nominating someone, and members nominated must be in good standing with the Union.  
Local 40 Officers

 Local 40 Executive Board - April 16, 2014:

Janice Czarnecki, Local 40 President

Linda Stempkowski, Local 40 Recording Secretary 

Joanne Czeiszperger, Local 40 Treasurer, MM Union Steward

Dean Shiff, CHMC Vice President

Barb Chubb, CHMC Chief Steward

Jeff Morawski, MM Vice President

Dina Carlisle, MM Chief Steward

Cassandra Bell, Trustee, CHMC Union Steward

Steve Rakowicz, Trustee, CHMC Union Steward

Jenna Sahr, Trustee

Karen Mayville, Executive Administrative Office Manager


Attached is the December 2016 optional PTO Cash Out form.

The form will also be available on the McLaren Intranet under the HR folder.

Those RN’s interested in cashing out PTO should complete the form and return it to Sally no later than November 15, 2016.

2016-11 PTO Payout Election Form OPEIU.doc



If you are a new employee and have already been through orientation but did not receive your Welcome Packet (folder with welcome letters, contract, by-laws, etc.), please contact the following representative(s) below or call the Union Office:


Jeff -

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

Dean -


Unique Benefits for Union Families at Risk

Union Plus has an innovative new program of unique benefits for members facing economic hardship.  It's called Union SAFE and it expands the Union Plus safety net for working families and members participating in Union Plus programs. 

It includes:

  • Credit counseling services, budgeting advice and no-fee debt management and bankruptcy counseling benefits (1-877-833-1745);

  • Save My Home Hotline to help members avoid foreclosure (1-866-490-5361);

  • Hospital Care Grants of $1,000 for qualified participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Mortgage or UnionSecure Insurance programs who have been recently hit with large, unreimbursed hospital expenses;

  • College Savings Grants of $500 for qualified participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Mortgage or UnionSecure Insurance programs who open a new 529 tax-free college savings or pre-paid tuition account between January 1 and June 30, 2009;

  • Job Loss Grants of $250 for qualified Union Plus Credit Card holders who have been recently laid off for more than 90 days;

  • Disability Grants of $1,000 to $2,000 for qualified Union Plus Credit Card holders who have significant income loss due to a recent long-term illness or disability;

  • Mortgage Assistance to help Union Plus Mortgage holders who are laid off, disabled or are on strike make their mortgage payments;

  • Insurance Premium Waivers for members with UnionSecure Life Insurance who have been recently laid off for more than 30 days.

To apply, click this link


  AT&T Cellular Discounts  

Save 15% on your monthly AT&T wireless service.  In addition to saving money, you'll be supporting union workers and their families.  AT&T is the only national unionized wireless carrier - with over 40,000 union represented employess.

Click this link for more information - AT&T Discount.pdf



AFLAC for our members


We are pleased to announce that Aflac has partnered with us to bring you benefit options that are now available to our membership at payroll rates!

You can sign up to meet with our Aflac representatives or come to the Union office to enroll. It’s that easy.
Aflac offers a full menu of benefit options that are designed to pay cash directly to you, not hospitals and doctors. These cash benefits can be used as you need to help with costs associated with an accident or illness for you or your family. You choose the coverage that fits your needs the best. Better still, you own your coverage with Aflac and can keep it at the same rate as long as you continue to pay premiums. Your coverage is fully portable and individually owned.
Aflac offers a wide variety of cash benefit options that will supplement any health insurance plan such as:
*Personal Disability Income Protector                   *Life Insurance
*Cancer/Specified Disease                                        *Critical Illness
*Hospital Protection                                                 *Dental
*Specified Health Event Protection                         *Vision
*Personal Sickness Indemnity                                  *Accident Indemnity
*Intensive Care                                                          (24 hour on or off job)
Our Aflac representative is:
Mike Trudeau-Aflac
Regional Sales Coordinator
30078 Schoenherr, suite 200
Warren, MI 48088
586-541-4500 ext. 17 phone
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