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COVID-19 UPDATES

IEETC ANNOUNCEMENT RE: COVID-19

DUE TO THE CURRENT CONCERNS OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND PER THE GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES, THE INLAND EMPIRE ELECTRICAL TRAINING CENTER (IEETC) HAS SUSPENDED ALL ON-SITE INSTRUCTION FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. ALL CURRENT STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL ON MARCH 20, 2020 WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS TRANSITION.

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STATEMENT FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER REGARDING HALL OPERATIONS

Brothers and Sisters,

The Hall’s operations will remain open and provide essential services for our members. Provisions have been put in place to ensure the safety of the Hall staff and our members.

Riverside Hall

  • Office hours of operation will continue as normal
  • Payment of dues will be by check or credit card ONLY. (You can make payments of dues at ibew440.org and the services fees have been temporarily waived)
  • Dispatch for all classifications will continue as normal
  • Signing of the Books for all classification will continue as normal
  • Re-sign will continue as normal
  • Purchasing of all merchandise will be suspended for the near future
  • Turning in or accepting applications for membership will be suspended for the near future (You may submit your application at ibew440.org )

 

Palm Desert Hall

  • Dispatch is the ONLY function that will continue at this location for the near future

 

These provisions will remain in effect until we deem it safe to return to normal orders of business. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the Hall or a Business Representative.

 

Yours in Brotherhood,

James R. Rush

IBEW Local Union 440

Business Manager

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STATEMENT FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER REGARDING “STAY AT HOME” EXECUTIVE ORDER N-33-20

Good Evening Brothers and Sisters,

As most of you have heard Governor Newsom has issued a “Stay at Home” Executive Order for the entire state. This order has provided a lot of confusion as it relates to our construction jobs. As it stands, we do not have a clear definition as to what this all means, and we are working to get clarity on this matter. As it stands now, we want to provide the following guidance as it relates to work until we get more information.

1. Until you are notified by your employer that your specific site is shutdown report to work, we are not clear as to what is “essential” work is just yet so until we have a clear definition and are notified, or the contractor is notified we will continue as normal
2. If you do not feel comfortable going to work under this Executive Order, please call your employer in the morning and notify them that you will not be on site.
3. Should you continue to work for the time being please take the necessary precautions with regard to the COVID-19 virus. Practice social distancing on site, wash your hands, and limit your travel with regards to going to work and going home only.
4. If your site has been shut down due to the Executive Order please notify the Hall and/or a Business Representative immediately so we can monitor the situation regarding that site and provide direction to you.

We are in unprecedented times in our nation and now is the time to collectively work together for the greater health of all. Know that the staff at Local 440 is working around the clock to monitor this situation and will take the necessary measures to provide every resource available to our members and their families. We will be providing updates on this matter as we receive them. For more information on the Executive Order handed down by Governor Newsom go to covid19.ca.gov.

Yours in Brotherhood,
James R. Rush
IBEW Local Union 440
Business Manager

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STATEMENT FROM IBEW 440 BUSINESS MANAGER RE: COVID – 19 Virus

Brothers and Sisters,

In an abundance of caution and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, IBEW Local Union 440 is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our Brothers, Sisters and their families. We encourage all members and their families to practice all recommended precautions per the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We must be diligent in our efforts to ensure the safety for everyone. No one is completely sure how serious this pandemic may become. We should all do our part to keep our community healthy.

We have been in constant contact with our NECA Chapter regarding all of our job sites. As of now work will continue as normal until we are directed otherwise. We have cancelled school for all Apprentices, CW’s in Blythe, and our JATC for next week. We will continue to monitor the situation on a week by week basis for the students. All Apprentices and CW’s can go to www.ieetc.org for updates on classes. IBEW 440’s Hall will continue to remain open for all business and dispatch until otherwise directed.

Our team has compiled multiple links regarding COVID -19 and additional benefits that may be available to you and your families, should you be financially harmed if work is stopped due to the outbreak. We certainly hope this will not be the case, but should it happen we want to provide you a place to access this information. These links will be available on our website www.ibew440.org. These are uncertain times Brothers and Sisters. Please be proactive in your efforts, keep calm, and do your part so we can get back to some sense of normalcy in the near future.

Yours in Brotherhood,
James R. Rush
IBEW Local Union 440
Business Manager

Links to COVID-19 Resources:

Center for Construction Research and Training

NECA Coronavirus Resource Center

Labor & Workforce Development Agency

CA Employment Development Department

Department of Labor

OSHA

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