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    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
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    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    LA County Fed sponsored Food Bank Drive-Thru for our IA members
    04/06/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers, Sisters, & Kin, On April 8, 2020, the IA West Coast Office will be hosting a LA County Fed sponsored Food Bank Drive-Thru for our IA members. To gauge the level of need from your members, we are asking you to PLEASE reach out to your members and get back to Ron Garcia (Email) with your responses.  Volunteers will be placing the prepackaged bags in the cars as they “drive through” the parking garage. No one will have to get out of their cars. When:  Wednesday, April 8, 2020. 10am-2pm Location: 2210 W. Olive Ave Burbank CA 91506 Apart. But Not Alone. In Solidarity, Ron Garcia International Representative IATSE West Coast Office rgarcia@iatse.net
    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 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.
    Get Direct Deposit For Your $1200 Economic Impact Checks
    04/03/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Here is 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 how to sign up for direct deposit with the IRS.
    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.
    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.
    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 570
    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.
    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.
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