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March 29, 2020

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Current news directly from Union Locals in the US and Canada.
Face Book Live - COVID 19 #2
03/28/20 - ATU Local 1056
3/27/20 Subject: ATU 1056 Updates on COVID 19 Brother and Sisters of ATU Local 1056,    First I would like all members to say a pray on behalf of the 2 TWU workers that lost their lives due to complications of the COVID 19. Also, the TWU worker who lost his life due to the fire in the subway early Friday Morning March 27, 2020.
COVID-19 Letter 3-28-20
03/28/20 - IATSE Local 96
Brothers and Sisters, I hope you are all doing well. The Executive Board of Local 96 continues to monitor the situation and we hope that you reach out to us for any help that you may need. Given the economic impact of COVID-19, the Executive Board has approved an emergency measure to temporarily suspend Article X – Good Standing of the Local’s Constitution and Bylaws.
Social Media
03/28/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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Retail Stand Up Social Distance
03/28/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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Iowa Postal Workers Convention Postponed
03/28/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
The Iowa Postal Workers State Convention has been postponed.
Bothers and Sisters especially in Construction
03/28/20 - IUEC Local 18
Brothers and Sisters please read the information on construction sites in Southern California. We have all heard that construction in both New York and Seattle has been shut down it is up to us to work together on construction sites to help make sure that this does not happen here. Under IMPORTANT UPDATES is the guide lines reccommendated for construction sites, these are minimum suggestions.
In Case You Missed It
03/27/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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COVID-19 Resources from SMOHIT
03/27/20 - Local 4 Sheet Metal Division
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Local 302 - COVID Update
03/27/20 - IUOE Local 302
Brothers and Sisters:  I hope this message finds you well.  First, I ask that we all take a moment of reflection and prayer for those that have been harmed or devastated by this terrible virus.  Second, I want to recognize and thank our members that are currently working in harm’s way to ensure that others are able to be safe, fed, and secure.
Covid-19 Resources Page
03/27/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Due to the large amount of Covid-19 information and the frequency in which it is disseminated the Local Union has created a....
Tacoma Power Field Crews Social Distancing Update
03/27/20 - IBEW Local 483
Local 483 met with Tacoma Power's Executive staff. Immediately changes are going to be implemented to increase social distancing at the crew level. Management is reviewing a rotational crew schedule. We will have more information next week.
Local 162 Negotiations with Swire Coca Cola Continue
03/27/20 - Teamsters Local 162
Contract negotiations with Swire Coca Cola continued throughout the entire week of March 23 as the Union negotiating committee continues to work hard to secure an agreement prior to contract expiration on March 31st.
Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill Good Start but More Must Be Done
03/27/20 - Teamsters local 570
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Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill Good Start but More Must Be Done
03/27/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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A New Beat For Police: Enforcing Social Distance
03/27/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
In New York City, they've started dismantling basketball hoops to prevent people from gathering in parks and playing. In Lakewood, New Jersey, police broke up a wedding being held in violation of a ban on large gatherings. And in Austin, Texas, officers are encouraging people to call a hotline to snitch on violators of the city's orders for people to stay home.
Press Release: Aircraft Mechanics Across the United States Applaud the Passage of the CARES Act
03/27/20 - AMFA
March 27, 2020 -- Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) National Director Bret Oestreich, released the following statement: On behalf of the over 4,000 aircraft mechanics representing Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and Southwest Airlines, AMFA applauds the U.S. Congress passage of bipartisan legislation to provide financial stability to the hard-working men and women on the front lines providing safety and security to the American flying public during this unparalleled time of adversity. In addition to the unprecedented health crisis we are facing, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has brought with it devastating economic consequences. And now, the airline workers are at the front line of one the most economically impacted industries.
 
Union Plus Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
03/27/20 - CWA 2201
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Video Message From Alice Phillips
03/27/20 - IBEW Local 483
Please Watch Important Message from Business Manager Alice Phillips Linked Here
COVID UPDATES
03/27/20 - IBEW Local 125
All Covid-19 updates will be found here.
Open Calls!
03/27/20 - IBEW Local 191
To see if there are calls left after dispatch look at the Dispatcher's Report. If you are interested in taking one of the open calls, call the Union office. 425-259-3195.
2020Wage & Zone Rates
03/27/20 - IUEC LOCAL 21
The wage and zone rates for the 2nd qtr.2020 have been posted under the downloads tab of the website.
Open Childcare for first responders!
03/26/20 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
The Coalition of Custody Unions, NJLECOA, NJSOA, NJLESA, PBA 105, request the opening of child care for first responders. Staff can not report to work with the schools closed and child care facilities.
Letter for Designated Testing Site
03/26/20 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
At close to 10,000 represented sworn law enforcement officers, we need a designated testing site for our members. Working with our brother unions, we are striving to get the necessities to complete our mission.
New Illinois Unemployment rules to speed processing
03/26/20 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
On Thursday, March 26, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced new rule to speed people seeking unemployment compensation   Last names with A-M are encouraged to go on-line on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday to file. Names from N-Z are encouraged to file on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
NEASO Votes To Accept Salary Agreement
03/26/20 - NEASO
You did it, NEASO! More than ninety-five peprcent (95.3%) of NEASO members voted to accept the tentative agreement on the Salary Reopener.  The vote, whiich took place over 24 hours, was the first to be conducted entirely online by NEASO.  The new salary scale will be in effect until March 31, 2021   Thank you to each and every member who voted.
Remembering Those Who Have Passed
03/26/20 - Teamsters Local 776
During this current crisis we must still take the time to thank all of those who donated money, sent cards or just offered...
Coping with a Public Health Event
03/26/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
If you turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper or go on the Internet, you'll likely hear news about the Coronavirus outbreak. The new virus was officially reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Jan. 9. Coronavirus has symptoms similar to a respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath – and in some cases can cause death.
Expanded Benefit Resources Due to COVID-19
03/26/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The following health and wellness resources are available to you and your family.
We encourage you to check these trusted website resources for the most up-to-date information.
Union Meetings, Informational meetings and Probationary meetings
03/26/20 - IUEC Local 18
Brothers and Sisters In order comply with the Governors Of California and Nevada orders limiting the size of all events Local 18 Regrets to inform you that we will not be holding our Union Meeting, Informational Meeting and or Probationary meetings in the Month of April. Please come back to this page to see if we will be holding our May Meetings.
Dispatch Forms
03/26/20 - IBEW Local 191
All dispatch forms (Sign, Resign, etc.
COVID19 and Your Employment
03/26/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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Truck Drivers Are America’s Unsung Heroes
03/26/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 26, 2020 | FOR THE GREATER GOOD | As media outlets around the world race to cover vital angles of the coronavirus crisis, much attention has been paid to health care workers — and rightfully so.
Health Advocate — Covid-19, Supporting at Home Children
03/26/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for families across the country. As more and more schools close, requiring school-age children to remain at home in an effort to promote self-distancing, parents are looking for ways to maintain their responsibilities while supporting the educational needs and development of those in their care.
IATSE Launches IATSECARES.org
03/26/20 - IATSE Local 488
Participants and Volunteers Needed! With COVID-19 ravaging communities and industries across the world, we need to provide support to our most at-risk, elderly, and disabled members. To that end, the International has launched C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service), a new initiative to organize mutual aid amongst for the most vulnerable of our sisters and brothers.
Truck Drivers Are America’s Unsung Heroes
03/26/20 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 26, 2020 | FOR THE GREATER GOOD | As media outlets around the world race to cover vital angles of the coronavirus crisis, much attention has been paid to health care workers — and rightfully so.
Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, Amazon Look to Protect Customers, Employees
03/26/20 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 26, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the U.S., more people are relying on the mail and delivery services to provide them food, medicine, and household items. At a time people are social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, could you contract the virus from deliveries to your home? And are steps being taken to protect the U.S.
Truck Drivers Are America’s Unsung Heroes
03/26/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 25, 2020 | FOR THE GREATER GOOD | As media outlets around the world race to cover vital angles of the coronavirus crisis, much attention has been paid to health care workers — and rightfully so.
Corona Virus Helpful Resources Links Unemployment etc.
03/26/20 - Teamsters Local 455
Colorado Unemployment How/Where to File a Claim https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/start-a-claim Do’s and Don’ts under the Colorado stay at home order: https://www.cpr.org/2020/03/25/colorado-under-stay-at-home-order-what-you-can-and-cannot-do-under-governor-polis-official-order/ Stay at Home Order https://www.scribd.
Deadline Extension
03/26/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund - 2020 For the son, daughter, or financial dependent of a Teamster member, who qualifies, or in the case of retirees, has qualified, as a member in good standing in the Teamsters Union as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution.
What Stimulus Package Might Look Like
03/26/20 - Teamsters Local 455
$1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for couples, $500 per child Under the legislation, single Americans would receive $1,200, married couples would get $2,400, and parents would see $500 for each child under age 17. However, the payments would start to phase out for individuals with adjusted gross incomes of more than $75,000, and those making more than $99,000 would not qualify at all.
How to Apply for Unemployment
03/26/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
Update from the State Chancellor’s Office
03/26/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
California Governor Gavin Newsom during March 24, 2020 press conference. STATE AND NATIONAL GUIDANCE/EXECUTIVE ORDERS The Senate is set to vote today on a $2 trillion aid package to help stabilize American households and businesses.
Essential Workforce Information
03/26/20 - IBEW Local 191
Due to the confusion in what is and what is not an ”Essential Workforce” in construction, if you have questions whether your jobsite is “ Essential” or not, call L & I at 1-800-423-7233. They will have the final SAY.
***CALL TO ACTION***
03/26/20 - IBEW Local 191
Call To Action!!! To all Building Trades Affiliates, Please contact our federal delegation to request designation of COVID-19 for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.  This is the necessary step to allow for waiving the 680 hour requirement to receive benefits. Senator Maria Cantwell https://www.cantwell.senate.
Local 302 - Washington Construction Update
03/25/20 - IUOE 302
WA Construction Update:  Brothers and Sisters:  We were recently informed that Governor Inslee intended for a narrower interpretation of his Executive Order as it relates to construction activities.
Mandatory Retail Stand-Up Talk COVID-19 Prevention and Response
03/25/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Mandatory Retail Stand-Up Talk          COVID-19 Prevention and Response March 19, 2020 On a daily basis, we interact with our customers in the lobby to transact business. The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority, especially in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Passport Operations
03/25/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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