Click on the Unemployment page and the
NECA/IBEW National Disease Emergency Response page for new information.
Check out the new page - Families First Coronavirus Relief Act & Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act.
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
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.
The IBEW Bowling Tournament scheduled for June 5-7, 2020 has been cancelled. Click on
www.ibewbowl.com for more informantion.
JATC Cancels Class - 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 email@example.com or call the office during normal operating hours 8am to 4:30pm.
IBEW OPC Hockey Tournament - The IBEW OPC Hockey Tournament has been postponed due to the coronavirus.
Local 8 Dinner Dance - The Local 8 Dinner Dance scheduled for Saturday, April 4 has been cancelled and re-scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020.
Officer Training & Steward Training scheduled for April 7 & 8 have been cancelled.
Pre-retirement Seminar scheduled for April 25 at the Industry Building has been cancelled.
The Local 8 Retirees Meeting scheduled for April 8 has been cancelled.
Local 8 will host a blood drive on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Local 8's hall
from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
The Red Cross will be following strict guidelines and procedures dealing
with donors due to the Coronavirus.
The need for blood is urgent. Please donate if you can.Paused