Ohio Stay at Home order extended to May 1, 2020
Visit https://governor.ohio.gov-stay-at-home-order-extended-through-may-1 for details.
Brothers and Sisters:
I want to reassure everyone that my staff and I are working diligently everyday to get the correct and most important information to our members. These are challenging times for everyone, and I want everyone to know how important it is to stay healthy and safe through this pandemic. All information is on the website and we are doing our best to update information daily.
When it comes to unemployment, they are not looking to deny anyone their benefits. You need to do your best in answering the questions and the local will verify that you’re seeking work either through the out of work list or on furlough. They waived the “seeking work” rule but again, we are trying to cover all bases if necessary.
When it comes to ERP, we have all the information on the website to help you through the application process. All ERP claims will get processed.
When it comes to job sites still open; I cannot shut down a job site unless the guidelines from the state are not being followed. In Ohio, construction job sites are determined to be essential by the Governor. It’s very important to note that if they are not following the guidelines, then we can shut it down.
All normal business that usually gets done at the membership meetings is being done by the Executive Board until we get back to normal. We continue to monitor this day by day. The April 6 Membership meeting has been cancelled
We are still trying to digest the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (FFCRA or ACT) This gives employees working for employers with less than 500 employees, eligibility to receive paid sick time and/or paid sick leave. We will be getting Q/A’s about this act out to the membership. This goes into effect April 1 and continues until December 31, 2020.
We have had multiple job shutdowns with layoffs or furloughs every day. We have handled all layoffs daily with a draw of names to get them back on the respective Book – 1, 2, 3, 4. This drawing is similar to a pea draw to be fair to all involved. It takes a day or two to update in the computer and then you’re able to get your book information. At minimum, you can still bid on all calls by phone.
I, again, want to assure everyone these are challenging times and we want to do our best in getting the correct information to the members. Please be safe.
Roy B. GrosswilerPaused
Cancellations - Events/Meetings Still Planned
Residential Agreement Meeting - By Appointment
Brothers & Sisters:
We have reached a tentative agreement with NECA on the Residential Agreement.
To adhere to the guidelines of social distancing, we will have available times on April 9, 2020 for members to
call in for an appointment to review the agreed changes, in person, and vote on the agreement. Times available
will be Noon - 1 pm, 2-3 pm, 4-5 pm & 6-7 pm; only 10 people will be allowed for each time slot. Members of the committee and I will be there to answer all questions.
Please call the hall (419-666-8920) or email for an appointment - email@example.com.
Roy B. Grosswiler, Business Manager
Blood Drive Was a Huge Sucess!
Thank you to all those who donated at the blood drive on Friday. It was a huge sucess! The Red Cross currently has an abundance of blood, therefore, many of our members were turned away. Thank you for trying. We hope you consider donating at our next drive.
JATC Cancels Class - Latest update: April 01, 2020
Continued: TEJATC Closed Monday, April 6: As part of the campus’ ongoing response to COVID-19, Toledo Electrical JATC will continue to be closed to the public Monday, April 6. All “face-to-face” classes will be suspended until they can be safely re-established. (The re-establishment of “face-to-face” classes will be no sooner than May 4, 2020). Please monitor www.tejatc.org “BLOG” for updates daily.
Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020 the Toledo Electrical JATC has decided to suspend all apprenticeship classes at the training center. All apprentices are required to continue with their currently assigned course homework and LMS lessons online. Apprenticeship instructors will e-mail homework assignments to each apprenticeship class. Homework is required to be completed,passed and submitted on time as usual. Additional communications will be posted on the website “TEJATC Blog”, this is under the tab “Blog.” This is a direct response COVID-19 outbreak.
Questions or Concerns please feel free to email the general email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office during normal operating hours 8am to 4:30pm.
The Union Meeting scheduled for April 6 and all April Unit Meetings have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. During these challenging times, all Union Business is being taken care of by the Executive Board. The Executive Board will continue to meet to address the day-to-day business. We continue to monitor the situation day by day to determine if we will have more cancellations in the future. We look forward to the day when we will be able to resume our regular meetings.
Cancelling the April 20 Union Meeting will be decided at a later date.
The Defiance Trash pick-up scheduled for April 21 has been re-scheduled for May 19.
Officer Training & Steward Training scheduled for April 7 & 8 have been cancelled.
The Local 8 Retirees Meeting scheduled for April 8 has been cancelled.
Pre-retirement Seminar scheduled for April 25 at the Industry Building has been cancelled.
The IBEW Bowling Tournament scheduled for June 5-7, 2020 has been cancelled. Click on
www.ibewbowl.com for more informantion.
IBEW OPC Hockey Tournament - The IBEW OPC Hockey Tournament has been postponed due to the
coronavirus. It has been re-scheduled for September 18-19, 2020.
The Industry picnic scheduled for July 17 has been cancelled. It has been re-scheduled for July 16, 2021.