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      Brothers and Sisters,

      New information has been received in regards to Unemployment Benefits.  Many of the most common questions being asked can be found in Q&A form by Clicking Here.  A downloadable version is also available below.  All of the most recent and updated information can be found in RED.  

      Please be patient as the system is experiencing an immense amount of traffic right now.  Also, there WILL be 3 COVID-19 related questions at the end of your filing.   

      I will continue to monitor this and as updates are made I will make them available.

      Most of you should have received information regarding a new benefit, MDLive, available from our Health & Welfare.  If you did not, you can click here to view this information.  While I have not used the service yet, I have personally downloaded the app, created my account and added my family members.  Everything seemed very straight forward and easy to use.  If you have any questions, please call Decatur at 800-765-4239

      Michigan City Mayor, Duane Parry, has issued a city wide Executive Order in light of the coronavirus's spread in LaPorte County.  Mayor Parry has declared a local disaster emergency and issued an executive order instating a curfew.  For a complete copy of the Executive Order, click here or download below.

      Efforts are being made by all to avoid as many "touches" as possible.  That being said, I would highly encourage direct deposit for anyone not currently using this method of payment.  This will help with everyone's safety along with minimizing risk of spreading the virus.   Some jobsites are getting more difficult to access, and mail service has been delayed due to the coronavirus. 

      All of this information can be found on our Covid-19 Resources Board.   The newest information will be highlighted.   This information is located in the "members resources" tab of the website but does NOT require a login.  Encourage family and friends to visit this and use it as their own "resource board".  Also, our app is available for all to download and receive instant "up to date" notifications of any changes.  

      Again, Thank you for those who continue to man our work in a "safe" manner and Thank you to those who have chosen to stay home to protect themselves and their families.

      Stay safe brothers and sisters


      Jim C.

      Download: Indiana_Unemployment_FAQ _4-9-2020.pdf , MDLive SMM 2020.pdf , MC-Executive Order 04-2020.pdf

      Brothers and Sisters, I hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend.  With the first quarter of the year coming to a close, there is some information that I would like to keep you updated on. Due to the Governor's extended Stay-at-Home, the Business Office will adjust it's hours to comply.  Also, the JATC will also stay closed to all except staff.
      Download: Executive Order 20-18 Cont Stay at Home Restaurants Govt Ops.pdf

      Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope everyone is being safe and you and your families are well.  Information is coming out at a very rapid pace and I am doing everything I can to understand what and how this all relates to our membership and our industry.  I will get new information out as soon as it becomes available.


      WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed the $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill, and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it quickly. The legislation, which was passed unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday, provides relief for workers and businesses that have been devastated by the outbreak.
      Download: Covid-19 CARES Act - FAQ.pdf

      The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs has instituted a Military Family Relief Fund COVID-19 Emergency Assistance program.  It is designed to assist military families that are experiencing financial hardhsip due to the Coronavirus.  Please click here for more information on how to apply or download the full document below. Download: mfrf_covid_19_app-outline.pdf

      Good morning Brothers and Sisters.  I hope you and your family's are all safe and doing well.  Information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly changing.  We are constantly monitoring the situation and will do our best to make any new information that comes out available to you.
      Download: Executive Orders 20-08 through 20-11.pdf , NIDERA Agreement between IBEW 153-531-697 and NECA - March 23 2020 - FINAL.pdf

      Brothers and Sisters, New information has been made available regarding unemployment benefits for the State of Indiana.  If you find yourself laid off or furloughed, please click here to be directed to Indiana Unemployment Insurance Claimant Self Service (CSS) System for filing for UI Benefits.  Some of you may have not filed for Unemployment benefits in quite some time.
      Download: CPWR EXTRA.pdf , Indiana UI FAQ.pdf

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