Hello 553

It’s anticipated the US Congress and Trump Administration will include The GROW Act into the next pandemic stimulus bill, which would allow multiemployer pension trustees to divert contributions from an existing defined benefit multiemployer pension plan to a new composite plan with inferior benefits.

Call your senators and congress members to oppose the inclusion of the GROW Act in the upcoming stimulus bill. To help you better understand the issues here’s a link to a study recently published by the Teamsters.

Composite Plan Actuarial Study WCT July 2020

553 Update

 

Hello 553 

(Important) Please take 5 minutes to listen to our International IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson’s address to the membership. http://www.ibew.org/media-center/Video/IBEW-President-Lonnie-Stephenson-Speaks-About-COVID-19-and-Justice-for-All

Covid Update

The Hall is working to keep everyone working safely and as much as possible. In support of social distancing and the need to flatten the coronavirus contagion curve, we at the Hall are temporarily implementing a by appointment only policy for the Hall. This is to protect members and staff. We are well-equipped with PPE. Please wear a face mask while your at the Hall. Face masks help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Please at this time call in to make an appointment, and we’ll work to scheduled you a meeting at Hall or work to resolve an issue over the phone..

During this time 553 will take an over the phone sign in for our out of work books. Call Jesse at 919-596-8220 ext 600 or 984-243-7340 to sign in. For a dues payment please call Betsy 919-596-8220 ext 100 or 919-475-1402.  Please phone in to make a dues payment.

Please consider all the news and information we’re hearing about relating to this global virus pandemic. Increase public persons proximity to yourself to avoid exposure (AKA Social Distancing) and following the important hygiene guidelines we’re now hearing so regularly are important to adhere to. Yes, we work near each other, but apply these methods as much as possible.

553 please take care of yourselves. Wash your hands as much as possible in public spaces. I’d like to think we can be in control of how we are exposed to this virus. Now the virus is in immediate areas around us, so stay vigilant!

Persons with the corona virus are quarantined, but the virus can remain on surfaces and be transmitted by touch and then touching your face. Of course, a person with the virus may not show symptoms, so please use the proximity method we’re hearing about and wash your hands regularly.

553, I hope you and your family are not affected in any way by this virus. please call me with any questions.

Sincerely
BM Rob Axford 919-323-5570