COVID-19 Resources

COVID Worker Safety Training is next Thursday, March 25th from 6:30-8:00pm. We need your help for our upcoming Worker Safety Training. In order to keep putting on informative sessions to grow worker power, we need you to spread the word about our next leadership development training session on March 25th @ 6:30 pm by sharing this link: https://bit.ly/21ncldts.

You can learn about OSHA guidance and how important worker safety is on the job during COVID and beyond. We’re asking you to distribute this registration link to your fellow union members and ask them to do the same! 

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Please take advantage of the Coronavirus resources provided. Click on the blue links below. ↓↓↓↓

IBEW 10th District COVID-19 Updates ⇓ 

http://www.ibew.org/10thdistrict/covid-19-1

Unemployment Insurance link below and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES ACT ⇓

UI, COVID-19, and EO 118   IBEW Summary of COVID-19 Legislation

COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide for Workers Needing Immediate Assistance link below ⇓

COVID-19 Resources for Immediate Assistance

Signing the Books or Out of Work list

  1. You can email jbowe@ibew553.org or fax 919-596-6657 or in person to sign the Book/out of work list. For dues payments call 919-475-1402
  2. You would  still re-sign between the 10th -16th  by email, fax or in person.
  3. Members are encouraged to use email or fax to sign the Books until this pandemic has passed.

National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) National Agreement Signed March 16, 2020 by IBEW and NECA

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If an employee:

  • Reports having contact with another person(s) who has reasonably believed to have contracted coronavirus or a similar disease
  • Has recently returned from a High-Risk Country as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC); or • Presents symptoms associated with the coronavirus or similar disease as defined by the CDC

The employer shall be permitted to remove the employee from the jobsite and require the employee to obtain a doctor’s release certifying that the employee is able to return to work. If an employee is confirmed to have coronavirus or similar disease, the employer shall notify all employees who were believed to be in contact with this individual and take actions consistent with appropriate protocols to prevent the further spread of the disease.

If an employee reasonably believes another employee(s) has met one or more of the above conditions, the employee shall report such to the employer as soon as reasonably possible. The employer shall then follow all appropriate guidance and protocols to ensure a safe jobsite.

There shall be no adverse action taken against an employee who refuses to be present at the jobsite so long as the employee genuinely believes there is imminent danger and a reasonable person would agree there is a real danger of contracting coronavirus at the jobsite, nor shall any adverse action be taken against an employee who has been quarantined, or advised to self-quarantine, due to possible exposure to coronavirus.

In the event access to a jobsite is restricted or denied by the employer or other appropriate public or private authority in response to the coronavirus or similar disease, the employer shall be permitted to temporarily furlough the employees assigned to this jobsite. The employer shall not contest any unemployment claims filed by employees temporarily furloughed as a result of a restricted or closed jobsite due to the coronavirus or similar disease, or who have refused to be present at the jobsite out of a genuine belief that being present would place them in imminent danger of contracting coronavirus, or who have been quarantined, or advised to self-quarantine, due to possible exposure to coronavirus. Such employees shall be permitted to return to their original positions with their employer upon the resumption of work on the jobsite, and/or their ability to return, without the need of the referral process, and irrespective of whether such employees have signed their -of-work list.

This agreement was signed by the IBEW (Lonnie Stephenson) and NECA (David Long) on March 16th, 2020 and shall remain in effect until terminated. All IBEW Local Unions will be under this National Agreement and is intended for the safety of all IBEW Members while at work to reduce the chance of spreading the COVID19 virus.

Remember if you have questions for the Hall, please call (919-323-5570), please leave a voice mail and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Thank you be safe

BM Rob Axford

Update 11/16/20 ⇒ Paid Leave Under the FFCRA Families First Coronavirus Response Act link here ⇒ https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/ffcra

Update 11/16/20 ⇒ Online Tool: Determine Your FFCRA Eligibility link below ⇓ https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/ffcra/benefits-eligibility-webtool

Update 11/17/20 FFCRA flow chart

Update 11/17/20 ⇒ FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal