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Despite Coronavirus, Millions of Workers Can’t Stay Home. Are They Safe?
03/30/20 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 30, 2020 | COVID-19 | At a time when tens of millions of Americans have been told to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions of others have no choice but to show up to work. Some say they are being forced to, though their office and clerical duties could be done remotely.
Despite Coronavirus, Millions of Workers Can’t Stay Home. Are They Safe?
03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 30, 2020 | COVID-19 | At a time when tens of millions of Americans have been told to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions of others have no choice but to show up to work. Some say they are being forced to, though their office and clerical duties could be done remotely.
TEAMSTERS SAFETY & HEALTH Coronavirus Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary and Resources Click on this link to be connected to the latest information https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/coronavirus_flier.pdf
03/30/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
TEAMSTERS SAFETY & HEALTH Coronavirus Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary and Resources  Click on this link to be connected to the latest information  https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/coronavirus_flier.
Federal Railroad Administration Update
03/30/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Ronald L. Batory deemed the COVID-19 outbreak as an “emergency situation” under Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §211.45 and, as of March 13, 2020, activated the FRA Emergency Relief Docket (FRA-2020-0002).
Despite Coronavirus, Millions of Workers Can’t Stay Home. Are They Safe?
03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 30, 2020 | COVID-19 | At a time when tens of millions of Americans have been told to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions of others have no choice but to show up to work. Some say they are being forced to, though their office and clerical duties could be done remotely.
CARES Act Passes
03/30/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
On March 27, 2020, both houses of Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act passed the U.S. Senate by a unanimous vote, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Act via voice vote. President Trump signed the CARES Act into law Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020.
March 30th Video Message From Alice Phillips
03/30/20 - IBEW Local 483
Video message from Buiness Manager Alice Phillips. Please watch at: https://www.youtube.com/watch.
Navigating CARES Act Unemployment Assistance
03/30/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters: As you know, the entertainment industry is experiencing an unprecedented increase in unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Western Region Teamster Leaders Reach Agreement with UPS Addressing Member Concerns and Need to Cover Volume Surge During COVID-19 Pandemic
03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 162
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Important Update on Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits
03/30/20 - IUOE Local 70
Important Update on Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota's Unemployment Insurance team members are processing more applications for unemployment benefits than ever before.
TEAMSTERS SAFETY & HEALTH Coronavirus
03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 964
TEAMSTERS SAFETY & HEALTH Coronavirus Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary and Resources  Click on this link to be connected to the latest information  https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/coronavirus_flier.
LOCAL 179 APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for April 2020 has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please follow the CDC Guidelines and stay safe.  We hope to see you at our May General Membership meeting.
Covid-19 Crisis Update Video with TWU International President John Samuelsen
03/30/20 - TWU Local 513
Covid-19 Crisis Update Video with TWU International President John Samuelsen City by city, industry by industry, TWU members are on the frontlines of the Covid-19 fight nationwide. Please watch today's video message from TWU International President John Samuelsen on our union's tireless efforts to support our members in this global crisis.
CWA-VZ Covid-19 Bonus Information
03/30/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
Following negotiations with the Communications Workers of America and Verizon we have announced that Verizon will pay a $300 weekly bonus above its regular pay rate to CWA members that are unable to work from home.  This bonus will be in effect until further notice due to working conditions being presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Testing, Telehealth Options (Virtual Office Visits), and Benefits Office Operations
03/30/20 - IUEC Local 71
Covid-19 Pandemic: Diagnostic Testing for Covid-19, Telehealth Options (Virtual Office Visits), Benefits Office Operations For Information on the following click here: 100% Coverage for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing AND Telehealth / Virtual Visits (Medical)
Hazard pay for Verizon Connected Solutions
03/30/20 - CWA Local 2222
Attached is the agreement signed by Verizon regarding Verizon Connected Solutions and those who cannot work from home during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Hazard pay for Verizon
03/30/20 - CWA Local 2222
Attached is the agreement signed by Verizon regarding Verizon regarding those who cannot work from home during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Unemployment Filing
03/30/20 - UAW Local 4911
Lansing, Mich. (WLNS) — The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name. This new schedule comes amid an increase in unemployment filings during the coronavirus pandemic.
City of Chicago OEMC Vacations Canceled
03/30/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
March 30, 2020 11:00 AM - Representatives of IBEW Local 21 were notified that because of the unpredicted number of absences due to the effects of COVID-19, FMLA leaves and other reasons the City cannot grant PCOs vacations. This decision will affect PCOs with the following furloughs: Segment 4B, Full 5, and Segment 5A. Representatives from the City will contact employees if the cancelations need to go beyond 5A. It is anticipated that staffing numbers will continue to decrease and the City stated that they must take this measure to continue to provide essential 911 services to the residents of Chicago. If staffing numbers improve the City stated that they will reconsider their decision. Remember that all of us who count on you appreciate all of your hard work during this crisis.
IBEW 21 City of Chicago OEMC Member Update
03/30/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
March 30, 2020 10:15 AM Over the past two weeks, your IBEW Local Union 21 Representatives have been having constant conversations with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office over the effects of COVID-19 with respect to worker safety and benefits enhancements. The Mayor, her staff and IBEW Local 21 Officials appreciate and recognize the essential, hard work performed by PCOs and ACO Police Communications Operators I/II and Aviation Communications Operators in keeping the public safe. We are proud of all of you. The temporary City of Chicago COVID-19 benefit enhancements include additional paid COVID-19 sick-leave and leave of absence (LOA) for a parent or guardian having to attend to an underage child effected by school closures.
Despite Coronavirus, Millions of Workers Can’t Stay Home. Are They Safe?
03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 30, 2020 | COVID-19 | At a time when tens of millions of Americans have been told to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions of others have no choice but to show up to work. Some say they are being forced to, though their office and clerical duties could be done remotely.
IBT Health and Safety Department Issues Update on FMCSA Emergency Declaration on Hours of Service
03/29/20 - Teamsters Local 162
The IBT Health and Safety Department has published an updated factsheet regarding the emergency changes to the DOT hours of service regulations for commercial truck drivers.  This IBT factsheet is attached for your review.
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.
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....
Local 302 - COVID Update
03/27/20 - IUOE 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.
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.
E-Mail Sign-up sheet
03/27/20 - IBEW Local 2034
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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.
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