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    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....
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Emergency Dental Services
    03/26/20 - IBEW Local 483
    SUNRISE DENTAL IS OPEN FOR DENTAL EMERGENCIES Sunrise Dental is prepared to see patients for dental emergencies to help reduce ER & Hospital Visits Seattle, Washington – March 25, 2020 - Sunrise Dental is a network of independently owned dental offices throughout Washington and Oregon.
    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.
    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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    APWU Pushes for Postal Workers During Pandemic
    03/25/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    I have just posted a statement to the APWU website and to the press regarding the Coronavirus crisis and the response that we are fighting for as Postal Workers. Let us stand together in solidarity in these challenging times for the struggle will surely continue in the weeks and months ahead.  You can read the statement at apwu.org/coronavirus.
    Temporary Dispatch Procedures
    03/25/20 - IBEW Local 100
    Effective immediately IBEW Local 100 will be implementing the following Temporary Dispatch Procedures. Dispatches will still be held at there regular start times. Solar Installers at 7:20am Inside Wireman/CE/CW at 8:20am In order for us to continue to efficiantly operate dispatch, we will be asking everyone during dispatch for their book number and the date you registered on the book.
    Railroad Retirement Board Update
    03/25/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The following is a message to Rail Labor from John Bragg, Labor Member of the Railroad Retirement Board: The purpose of this notice is to update you on how COVID-19 is impacting operations at the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). Be assured, while it is not business as usual, the agency remains open for business. Listed below are some of the more notable changes.
    Dearly Departed
    03/25/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: It is with deepest regrets to have to inform you that Alvin “Al” Williams passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, he was born February 3, 1926 and worked as a Propman at CBS - TV. Local 33 sends its condolences to his family and friends, he will be truly missed.
    Union Plus Update
    03/25/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    As we collectively battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Plus wants you to know that they are focused on providing resources to support you and your family. Please check the Union Plus website for useful information and updates.
    ROLL CALL CHANGES EFFECTIVE 3-25-2020
    03/25/20 - IBEW Local 6
    Please read the updated roll call changes effective 3-25-2020 at IMPORTANT LINKS - NEW: Online Dispatch Office Top right hand side of the HOME page:---------------> https://ibew6.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/form_page.
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