Building Material and Construction Trade Division Update for May 11, 2020.
Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear more health and safety tips for those on the job, as well as news from the Food Processing Division and Building Material and Construction Trades Division. Plus, Local 330 bus driver Bill Wolf explains how the union has fought to keep him safe on the job.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker thanks the Teamsters and the rest of Chicago’s hard working labor unions for transforming McCormick Place Convention Center into a hospital designed to care for patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly within the United States. The outbreak has been declared a national emergency in the United States and a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. This has changed the employment landscape across the country. As COVID-19 continues to spread, employers and employees should know about laws and recommendations that govern COVID-19 in the workplace.
Update from Building Material and Construction Trade Division Director Marion (Bubba) Davis.
The application deadline for the JRHMSF has been extended to April 14.
Despite the national emergency, some projects at energy plants nationwide are continuing. Teamsters provide bus transportation at these construction sites and therefore extra cleaning has been undertaken for the buses in order to comply with CDC guidelines. In some cases, we have increased the number of busses in order to comply with social distancing suggestions.
Teamcare is working with medical professionals and has posted some COVID-19 information on their website. Under the heading, "TeamCare Answers Your Questions about the Coronavirus" you will find up-to-date information which may be helpful.