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COVID-19 Safe Work Practices
04/07/20 - IBEW Local 73
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Dues Increase with new CBA
04/07/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
In accordance with Article 16, Section 2(a) of the APWU Constitution and Bylaws, please be advised that there are to be two (2) automatic dues increases effective November 24, 2018, Pay Period 25 and November 23, 2019, Pay Period 25.  The automatic dues increases are a result of the salary increases negotiated as part of the 2018-2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Coronavirus Information
04/07/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
There is so much information being released on a daily basis. The APWU National Union has an area on the web site for this infomation https://www.apwu.org/coronavirus The Postal Service Lite Blue also has information https://liteblue.usps.gov/lite-blue/covid19/welcome.htm Need assistance, contact EAP https://usps.ndbh.com/EAP NCDHHS web site https://www.ncdhhs.
Online CEU Class
04/07/20 - IBEW Local 768
CEU Class Online. Solar PV Basics The JATC through the support of NorthWestern Energy, is offering a no cost 8 hr. solar electrical on-line training class (Point To Point- Solar PV Basics) for up to 15 electricians in Local 768. Please click on the link to read the attachment and the link to the class.
Nurses Say Detroit Hospital Told Them to Leave After COVID-19 Protest
04/07/20 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 7, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH |  Nurses in the emergency room at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital took a stand late Sunday night against what they said are dangerous working conditions that put them and their patients at risk.
Nurses Say Detroit Hospital Told Them to Leave After COVID-19 Protest
04/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 7, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH |  Nurses in the emergency room at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital took a stand late Sunday night against what they said are dangerous working conditions that put them and their patients at risk.
APWU Health Plan and COVID-19
04/07/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
APWU Health Plan COVID-19 Coverage Enhancements The Health Plan will: Cover COVID-19 testing at no cost* to the member when testing is prescribed by a clinical professional Cover telehealth visits at no cost* to the member when visits are performed through the Health Plan’s telehealth providers: High Option: Visits through Amwell are available at www.
Bellingham Cold Storage
04/07/20 - Teamsters Local 231
Essential Teamsters on the front lines! These Local 231 forklift drivers have to do their jobs no matter what. Thank you all for the hard work you do.            Click here to view the BCS 2020 photo gallery now.
Nurses Say Detroit Hospital Told Them to Leave After COVID-19 Protest
04/07/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 7, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH |  Nurses in the emergency room at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital took a stand late Sunday night against what they said are dangerous working conditions that put them and their patients at risk.
FL AFL-CIO E-Messenger: Week of 4/4
04/07/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
Welcome to this week's Florida AFL-CIO E-Messenger, your weekly round up of labor news across Florida and the country. Let's dive in.
DMI Local 44 Update 4-6
04/07/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
DMI ocal 44 Update 4-6 April 6, 2020 ZOOM MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Covid-19 Response Facebook group holds weekly meetings on Sundays @ 6 p.m.  Asking for Admin pay, Hazard pay, pushing for USPS stimulus and safety in the workplace.  Looking for people to share what’s being done to make your workplace safe.
Covid-19 Updates
04/07/20 - Teamsters Local 61
UNION NOTICE To:       Local 61 Members Re:       Coronavirus (COVID-19) News APRIL 11, 2020 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING IS CANCELLED We are working to resolve the  numerous off the job discharge cases that are pending.
The April General Membership Meeting has been rescheduled to May 12, 2020
04/07/20 - CWA Local 7777
On behalf of the CWA Local 7777 Executive Board we hope that you and those you hold dear are safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. The CWA Local 7777 Executive Board has made the decision to postpone the General Membership meeting scheduled for April 14, 2020 to May 12, 2020.
Verizon Provisioning and Repair
04/07/20 - CWA Local 2222
Dear Members,                 Starting today Tuesday, April 7, 2020, all technicians working in the field will no longer go into any home or business unless considered critical services or medical emergencies. This covers all workgroups in Local 2222.
Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act
04/07/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) extends to postal employees some additional leave benefits due to the Coronavirus and the illness it causes--COVID-19. APWU represented employees, both career and non-career, are entitled to the leave provisions enacted by the FFCRA. Two new leave types are now extended to postal employees.
COVID-19 Safety Recommendations #2
04/07/20 - AMFA
April 7, 2020 -- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to study and learn about how Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads. The CDC states recent studies suggest that people that do not show symptoms (asymptomatic) may still spread the virus, therefore, we should all be practicing social/physical distancing (a minimum of 6 feet) in order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. According to another recently published study, backed by the National Institutes of Health, Coronavirus can survive up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
NEIEP Classes
04/06/20 - IUEC LOCAL 21
NEIEP has updated their website with the following message. As soon as more details are released, I will let you know. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. ~Renée Sitton, Hall Secretary & NEIEP Part Time Administrator~ Thank you for your patience as NEIEP developed a plan to adapt to the evolving global crisis. Here is some info on how the semester will move forward.
*UPDATE* From the Forum
04/06/20 - IATSE Local 33
Hello All, The Forum will be sending out checks next week but they will be less then you received before. Please "ASAP" contact them by this Thursday April 9th to opt out of payment if you wish to. Please contact them at StaffServicesTeam@msg.com<mailto:StaffServicesTeam@msg.com> or call 1-212-465-6255. Again please contact them by Thursday April 9th.
April Meetings
04/06/20 - IBEW Local 768
Sisters and Brothers, I hope this message finds each of you and your love ones safe and doing well. To protect you and your loved ones due to the current situation with COVID-19 and special dispensation from our International Vice President Jerry Bellah, Local 768 will not hold any of its Unit meetings during the month of April. The offices are still closed to foot trafic as well.
Updates from Dispatch Office
04/06/20 - 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.
CANCELLED***April 11 Membership Meeting
04/06/20 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
********CANCELLED******* THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 11 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID 19 VIRUS. WE WILL STOP THE MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS FROM HERE FORWARD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. CALL THE HALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS (405) 947-2333.
Still working
04/06/20 - IUEC Local 10
Elaine and I continue to work from Elaines home.  If you should need something from either one of us, please send a email to Elaine.  Her email is here, on the site, under Officers and Staff.  We have one laptop and continue to keep the system updated with all information.
All April Unit Meetings Cancaled
04/05/20 - IBEW 396
Brothers and Sister, As we continue to monitor the latest news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to reassure you that we are proactively taking the necessary steps to protect our members, employees, and the community as much as possible. Local 396 is committed to managing this event with the least amount of disruption to our members and staff as possible.
COVID-19 In Plain Language
04/05/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
COVID-19 Resources
04/05/20 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
The BMWED has compiled a list of COVID-19 resources on this page for ease and organization. We understand that things are stressful and endeavored to make it simpler to find helpful and important information.
Update from the Forum
04/04/20 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters- The Forum and MSG are continuing to pay a percentage to local 33 stagehands who have worked at the Forum in the last 6 months who have averaged 20 hours in a week, if you would like to know if you are going to receive anything and you think it might interfere with your unemployment and would like to opt out of it, please contact Margaret.olson@msg.
After Filing for Unemplyment You must Certify WEEKLY
04/03/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
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Unemployment Insurance
04/03/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
If you filed for unemployment benefits, Weekly Certification starts at 12am (Saturday night at midnight) through Sunday. If you opened your first claim this week, you'll be able to complete your Weekly Certification on Sunday.
IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Brother Michael Andel
04/03/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
After courageously battling his illness, we are deeply saddened and mourn the loss of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 Chief Steward, our Brother Michael Andel. After hearing of our Brother’s passing, Local 21 President - Business Manager Paul Wright said, “Mike was a friend and a loyal, trusted, and passionate fighter for all of us in Local 21. He became a Union Steward at the age of 23 and I was proud to appoint Mike as a Chief Steward. Mike rose to the occasion and always carried that same passion and energy while doing his job despite his personal battle right on through the last few weeks of his life.” Our thoughts and prayers are with our Brother's family, friends and coworkers. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at a later date
COVID-19 Worker Benefits Guidebook
04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 264
To all our Teamsters members, attached you will find a worker benefits guidebook from WNYCOSH. This document explains the different benefits that may be available to you and the qualifications for each.  We hope you all remain safe and healthy during this outbreak.
IATSE NATIONAL HEALTH & WELFARE FUND COVERAGE RELIEF
04/03/20 - IATSE Local 488
In recognition of the impact of Covid 19 on our members he Board of Trustees of the IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund makes HUGE changes to provide continued health coverage during this crisis. Coverage will be provided for plan participants through the 3rd Quarter (end of September, 2020)!!! Also information is in the attachment for obtaining health insurance off you don't qualify for the IATSE NBF.
2020 Rescheduled National Convention Notice
04/03/20 - AMFA
April 3, 2020 -- In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the National Executive Council (NEC) issued an Emergency Order to postpone the 2020 National Convention. We are now pleased to announce the 2020 National Convention will convene on September 14, 2020, at the New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
ACT MSPB Representation Policy 2020
04/03/20 - Association of Civilian Technicians
Please see attached concerning members rights to MSPB representation by our legal team.
Now is the time for infrastructure investment
04/03/20 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Long before anyone gave much thought to a viral pandemic or contemplated 20% unemployment rates or seriously considered passing along a $600 boost to unemployment checks or bailing out the airline industry, experts were fretting about the state of U.S. public infrastructure — all those roads and bridges, pipes and wires, runways and transit systems that keep the economy moving.
April Union Meetings Canceled
04/03/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Due to the Covid-19 Stay at Home Orders all IBEW 21 April Union meetings have been canceled. WORK SAFE! SOCIAL DISTANCE! STAY SAFE!
COVID-19 Updated Unemployment Info & Job Loss Surveys
04/03/20 - IATSE Local 488
Updated Unemployment Information from the Employment Departments in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Important updates on pay for crew of CHAD and Crazy For You: Do Not Claim This Money As Income On Unemployment (See details by following link to full article).
Maryland’s Stay-at-Home Order: 10 Common Questions
04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 2, 2020 | COVID-19 |  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order Monday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Although the order largely didn’t change anything since the Republican governor had already ordered severe restrictions that closed schools, colleges, sit-down restaurants, malls, casinos, gyms, theaters and nonessential businesses.
Hoffa: Lawmakers Must Prioritize Safety of All Essential Workers
04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 1, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH |  Our country is currently facing unprecedented uncertainty due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is not only threatening our health but our wallets as well. Many workers are rightfully worried about the future. There are no easy answers.
Today, Equal Pay Day, There Are 11 Things You Must Know
04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 1, 2020 | WAGES |  Equal Pay Day calls attention to the persistent moral and economic injustice working women face. For a woman to earn as much as a man, she has to work a full year, plus more than a hundred extra days, all the way to April 10. The problem is even worse for women of color, LGBTQ women and part-time workers.
Amazon, Instacart Workers Strike Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 31, 2020  | HEALTH |  As much of the country is under “shelter in place” orders to help flatten the curve, Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods’ employees’ safety is in jeopardy. And many of them walked off the job yesterday to pressure the companies to step-up protections and pay.
National Director's March 2020 Update
04/02/20 - AMFA
April 2, 2020 -- The month of March has been a whirlwind of changes for our nation. We now have positive cases of the COVID-19 amongst our membership and many remain in self-quarantine to help to prevent the spread of this virus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have contracted and who have been affected by COVID-19.
Verizon Dispatch Q&A
04/02/20 - CWA Local 2222
Effective Date: 03.30.2020 Last Update: 03.30.2020 DISPATCH Q &A: Q: If the customer has service with another provider and wants to switch to Verizon, can we place the order if the customer is eligible for self-install? A: No, we suggest that the customer calls us back at a later time.
Family First Act
04/02/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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Sinclair: Don't turn your back on broadcast techs
04/02/20 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters- In a time of a global health crisis the multi-billion-dollar company Sinclair Broadcasting Group is giving its freelance technicians the cold shoulder.
Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update April 2 2020 Spanish
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update April 2 2020 English
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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ATTENTION MEMBERS
04/02/20 - IBEW Local 100
The Fresno Office will only be open for dispatch on Friday, April 3rd. The office will be closed after dispatch and will re-open on Monday, April 6th.
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