IUEC, NEBA Agreement on Furloughs and Layoffs

To all,

There has been a Memorandum of Understanding between NEBA and the IUEC regarding Furloughs and Flexible Workweeks.

In short, the Company will be able to ask for volunteers to take a furlough and then follow article XXII par. 3 when mandating a furlough.  Also, the regular work day at straight time pay has been changed to 8 hours between 5am and Midnight. The company can also schedule you for less than 40 per week for fewer than 5 days as long as you get at least 80 hours month.

I know there will be a million questions on this but, be patient as the International is doing the best they can to stay on top of a difficult situation.

Thanks

 

John Driscoll

Business Rep.

IUEC Local 17

Office 216-431-8088

Cell 216-513-1413

 

Ohio Under Shutdown Order, Construction Trades Exempted

To all,

As we all know this pandemic is rapidly changing, in Governor DeWine’s press conference this afternoon he has issued the “Stay at Home” order starting tomorrow night at midnight.  The link at the bottom of the post will take you to the order.

In the order is a list of exceptions, under # 9 Essential Infrastructure the construction industry and building maintenance is included and under #12 k Critical Trades the men and women of the Building Trades are listed, we are expected to still go to work at this time.

We all need to be extremely cautious and if there is reason to believe you have been exposed or are feeling ill please stay home. Yesterday I was informed of the first confirmed case on a local construction site, The Lumen project at Playhouse Square, that job is shutdown by the General Contractor (Gilbane) for disinfecting,

I do not have any more details or a time frame.

Things are changing by the hour I’ll do my best to keep everyone updated. Stay Healthy

 

John Driscoll

Business Rep.

IUEC Local 17

Office 216-431-8088

Cell 216-513-1413

Ohio Stay-at-Home Order

 

Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Information

To all,

If you will be filing for unemployment due to a lay-off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services has issued a number (2000180) to be used to help speed up the process.  The links below will give additional information on applying for state unemployment benefits.

Thanks,

 

John Driscoll, Jr.

Business Rep.

IUEC Local 17

ODJFS Provides Common Number to Speed Processing of COVID-19-Related Unemployment Benefits

Coronavirus and Unemployment Compensation Questions

Ohio Extends Unemployment To Those Affected By Covid-19 Closures

To all,

Ohio implemented an executive order to make some changes to the Unemployment System. The National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan also amended the weekly income benefit to include a 14 day COVID-19 Quarantine, also attached. I will keep everyone posted on any new information as I receive it.  Stay healthy.

http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm

 

John Driscoll

Business Rep.

IUEC Local 17

Office 216-431-8088

Cell 216-513-1413

 

 

IUEC Announces Benefit For Quarantined Members

Following is an announcement from IUEC Headquarters about members with COVID-19.  This is taken from the IUEC website, IUEC.org.

Special 14-Day Weekly Income Benefit: Quarantine on Account of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Trustees of the Health Plan have approved a temporary benefit for anyone who gets the COVID-19 virus or is quarantined because of the virus.  Attached is the Summary of Material Modifications for the benefit and the claim form to use for a member who is quarantined.

The regular Weekly Income Benefit for illness has a 7 day waiting period, but that waiting period is waived for the COVID-19 virus.  Both the SMM and claim form are also on the Benefits Office website.

Special 14-Day Weekly Income Benefit Quarantine on Account of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Parade Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The 2020 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade was cancelled on Wednesday March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of this writing there was no make-up date set.

It is primary election day and the polls will still be open.  If your polling location is in a facility catering to the elderly (nursing home, assisted living facility, etc) your location may change.  Watch your mail for an update to polling locations affected by this order.