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Retail and Carrier Videos COVID
03/31/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
Below are two links for the general public via social media outlets to educate and guide them on being mindful to social distance when at the retail units and when carriers are delivering their mail.  Please share this with all employees! Retail video: https://usps.screenlight.tv/shares/4Do27ziTtfmZyze41lwMQIJxLgcpLens?_=1585662642563 Carrier video: https://usps.screenlight.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE RIGHTS PAID SICK LEAVE AND EXPANDED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
03/31/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires the Federal government to provide all of its employees with paid sick leave and, for employees who are covered under Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
IATSE Local 488 Covid 19 Resources For Members
03/31/20 - 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. https://docs.google.
Amazon, Instacart Workers Strike Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
03/31/20 - Teamsters local 570
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.
April Membership Meeting
03/31/20 - Teamsters Local 776
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OUT OF WORK REGISTRATION
03/31/20 - IBEW Local 100
If our continuous efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus and practice social distancing, IBEW Local 100 will be taking out of work book registration by phone for all Book 1 and Book 3 Members. Book 2 Members, please call the Hall for more details and to register on the out of work list.
Rescheduling Conference -- Save the NEW Date Flyer with INFO
03/31/20 - AFSCME Local 132
What do you need to know? SAME Conference, we just moved the dates to the fall. SAME classes, SAME cost You will need to re-apply for the voucher as current ones will expire by then (based on what we know). Re-apply after July 1 You will need to ALTER your HOTEL reservation (if you made one) You WILL need to re-register.
Note from Your Business Manager
03/31/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
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RRB Benefit Flexibility Q&A
03/31/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has issued a Q&A regarding flexibility of RUIA benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amazon, Instacart Workers Strike Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
03/31/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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.
Airlines Must Take The Relief Grants To Help Their Employees
03/31/20 - AMFA
March 31, 2020 -- On March 27, Congress passed a massive financial package to relieve the unprecedented economic impact from the global COVID-19 pandemic, which the President signed into law. This includes targeted relief to airlines like the ones where our expert mechanics currently work, Southwest, Alaska and Horizon.
FFCRA and CARES Summary of Legislation
03/31/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
COVID-19 FEDERAL LEGISLATION:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation to deal with the coronavirus crisis, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Both include important protections for workers affected by the current crisis.
New Pay Information
03/31/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
https://apwu.org/pay-information Take a moment and go to apwu.org/pay-information above to look at the new pay charts from the new contract.
APWU President Report
03/31/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
By Mark Dimondstein We are pleased that some working families will be getting a check as a result of the $2.2 trillion stimulus but are also aware that those gains were paired with a corporate bailout of hundreds of billions of dollars. The final language of this bill reflects the Postal Service was all but cut out of the economic relief many private corporations will receive.
Enhanced special voluntary leave of absence and early out programs for team members
03/31/20 - TWU Local 513
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A LETTER TO OUR MEMBERSHIP
03/31/20 - Teamsters Local 179
Greetings Brothers and Sisters, During these very troubling times with the COVID-19 global pandemic, I would like to point out how the teamsters and Teamsters Local 179 are helping to keep our country open and running.  Local 179 freight companies like YRC, ABF and UPS Freight are moving much needed cargo and precious medical supplies across this country.
EPMPOA and Texas 635 Partner to Help Keep Officers Safe
03/31/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association would like to thank Texas 635 for their sponsorship with assisting in the purchase of 300 gallons of disinfectant and spray bottles. The disinfectant, germicidal detergent and deodorant will be used by members department-wide against a broad spectrum of pathogens, to hopefully include the corona virus (COVID-19).
AFL-COVID-19 Colorado Workers' Voices Video Press Conference
03/31/20 - Teamsters Local 455
Click on link below to preview what workers in Colorado are facing during COVID19: https://zoom.us/rec/play/68Isd-Chrj43GdfEsASDUKcrW9S8eq2s1CYb_adYxRy3VXdSZ1qiMOEaN7AC-TeeIXjc1Av-cpume8ak?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=vs7S0pJ6RiWatFZK4PWIYw.1585678397588.
April Union Meeting Cancelled
03/31/20 - Teamsters Local 175
CANCELLED The Charleston Regular Meeting which would have been held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 has been cancelled in order to comply with the Governor’s order to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)     Ken Hall   .
AEU Bargains COVID-19 Effects
03/31/20 - Association Employees Union
Today the AEU Bargaining Team is meeting with CSEA management to negotiate the impacts of COVID-19.
Weekly teleconference
03/31/20 - CWA Local 2222
The President of Local 2222 will be holding a weekly teleconference, every Thursday at 8 PM, to address questions and concerns about working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the teleconference number and Access code.
Hazard pay for Verizon Techs
03/31/20 - CWA Local 2222
The CWA and Verizon have agreed on hazard pay for employees that do not have the ability to work from home. The weekly hazard bonus will be $300.00. Attached below is the hazard pay documentation.
Free Entertainment Industry Technology Trainings
03/31/20 - IATSE Local 488
EVERY FREE EVENT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CLASS, TUTORIAL, AND WORKSHOP BEING OFFERED DURING COVID-19 The Event Technology industry is really pulling together during this downtime, and one of the brightest beacons during all of this is the efforts being made to help those in our industry learn as much as they can while being isolated.
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 COVID-19 Situation Summary
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.
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.
Bonus LOA
03/30/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Follow the link for the L.O.A. bonus language.
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)
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.
Aprils General Membership Meeting Cancelled
03/30/20 - Teamsters Local 449
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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.
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03/28/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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