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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.
$1200 Economic Impact Checks
04/03/20 - IATSE Local 488
Updated information as I understand it right now for when you might receive your direct payment of $1,200 from the COVID-19 relief package, and what you may need to do in order to receive it.
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.
Attention Retirees: Mandatory Direct Deposit Required
04/03/20 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
MESSAGE FROM THE TRUSTEES The Fund is committed to ensuring your benefits are safeguarded and can continue to be provided to you timely, even in times of crisis like the current COVID-19 crisis our nation is experiencing.
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.
**ALL APRIL UNIT MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED!!**
04/02/20 - IBEW Local 659
All April Local Unit Meetings have been cancelled.  If you have any questions please contact the hall.
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 PPE Supplies
04/02/20 - CWA Local 2222
Supplies for Chad Tompson's area, are slowly coming in. Verizon is reporting what has come in from the last two weeks. Below is the list for supplies that have come in.
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.
AMFA – QX ASAP ERC Representatives Election Results
04/02/20 - AMFA
April 2, 2020 -- In March 2020, AMFA National called for nominations to fill the positions of Primary and Alternate AMFA – Horizon Air (QX) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative. Horizon Air members of Local 14 were allowed to submit names in nomination for these positions. Following the close of the Willingness to Serve process of this election, there is only one candidate for each position...
Congrats Mike!
04/02/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Congratulations to our very own Mike Consolino on winning the election for the GCC/IBT General Board Central Region. We need strong leadership that we can all depend! Mike will make sure we are represented professionally, and our voice will be heard. We would like to thank all the members who took the time to vote.
Covid-19 and Unemployment Benefits
04/02/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
As we are all aware our Country and State are suffering a Virus Pandemic and as a result many of our brothers and sisters have been laid off due to lack of work. Unfortunately, many companies financially are not able to keep their employees working.
Maryland’s Stay-at-Home Order: 10 Common Questions
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
04/02/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
*IMPORTANT* A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT   During this difficult and challenging time I have instructed all Business Agents to reach out to each and every member to see if you need anything work related or on a personal basis.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA OR ACT)
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 179
For additional information, go to the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division:  https://www.dol.
NEW TeamCare App
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
NEW …. MYTEAMCARE APP To assist Local Unions and our members, we’re happy to announce the launch of the new MyTeamCare app.  The app is a new way to find the benefits information you need. With the app, the features of our website are at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.
April Union Meeting
04/02/20 - IUEC Local 10
Dear Brothers and Sisters, We have cancelled the Union Meeting for April 9, 2020.  For those who were to be inducted at the April meeting, we will reschedule for the May meeting. Stay safe and stay healthy.
Web pages you may need
04/02/20 - IUEC Local 10
The BA's have asked me to post several helpful websites that you may need. Instructions for Partial Claimants/Virginia Employment Commission - www.vec.virginia.gov https://www.iuec.org/index.php/iuec-safety-stand-down-2020/ www.mdunemployment.com https://www.dropbox.
Swire Coca Cola Contract Negotiations Update
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 162
While the unprecedented global pandemic continues, your Union continues to negotiate with your Employer to reach a total tentative contract agreement worthy of our recommendation and your vote.  Negotiations began the week of March 2nd when there had only been a few confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oregon.
Maryland’s Stay-at-Home Order: 10 Common Questions
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 992
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.
COVID 19 Pandemic Scenarios and Benefits Available
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19
04/02/20 - CWA Local 7777
A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19 (Last updated: April 1, 2020, 9:57AM) COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on our state economy. Tens of thousands of Coloradoans have lost their jobs since early March with additional lay-offs and furloughs expected in the weeks and months ahead.
Trump NLRB cancels union representation elections
04/02/20 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
On March 31, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule making it harder for workers to win and keep a union. At the same time, the Trump NLRB has suspended all union elections, including mail ballot elections.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is providing a COVID-19 resource page. You can visit the resource page here:  https://teamster.
COVID-19 BUSINESS
04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 414
NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE EFFECTIVE March 31, 2020, until further notice! Business will be handled by appointment only. If you need to speak with or make an Appointment with Jeanine or with your Business Agent, please leave a message at 260-483-7159. Stay Safe! AGENTS AND OFFICE STAFF WILL BE WORKING HOURS IN AND OUT OF THE OFFICE. General Membership Meetings are Postponed until further notice.
IATSE Local 488 Covid 19 Resources For Members
04/01/20 - IATSE Local 488
We hope this Resource List provides you and your family some relief during this crisis. If you have resources you have found useful please email suggestions along with a link to NorthernBA@IATSE488.org & SouthernBA@IATSE488.org. Additionally there is link to Dislocated Worker (which we qualify for) and a webinar being offered by WorkSource (Oregon Unemployment) and Worksystems, Inc.
Covid 19 Message From IATSE International President Loeb
04/01/20 - IATSE Local 488
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Hoffa: Lawmakers Must Prioritize Safety of All Essential Workers
04/01/20 - Teamsters local 570
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.
Days of Action: ZOOM Town Hall
04/01/20 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
COVID-19 Employee Town Hall at Management Coffee - April 2 at 9:30 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting https://hsc-unm.zoom.
April Worker to Worker
04/01/20 - UAW Local 4911
April Worker to Worker now available.  Please share with your union brother & sister as we don't have everyone's email.
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COVID-19 Resources
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Update from the Forum
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Message from Local 391 President Mike McGaha Regarding COVID-19
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After Filing for Unemplyment You must Certify WEEKLY
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Unemployment Insurance
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
$1200 Economic Impact Checks
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