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      Brothers and Sisters,

      Yesterday, Governor Holcomb signed Executive Order 20-32 which provides directives to move into Stage 4 of Indiana's Back on Track plan.  This shall become effective at 12:01 am on Friday, June 12, 2020, and continues until 11:59 pm on July 3, 2020, unless rescinded, modified or extended.  Please click on the link or download from below.  As always, there is nothing in this Executive Order that prohibits a county or municipality from imposing more stringent requirements.  Also, the CDC is still advising to maintain all social distancing standards as more and more of the state is opening back up.  Please continue to be vigilant and safe in all that you do.  Thank you again for all of those who continue to go to work in a safe manner and those who have chosen to stay home to protect themselves and their families.  

      I would also like to remind everyone that we WILL be having our July Union Meeting.  This will be held on July 10th, at the JATC located at 301 E. 8th Street in Michigan City.  Please enter the South/East door and we will start at the usual time of 7 pm.  Our JATC is a community building, therefore we have multiple tenants that occupy the building as well.  In order to ensure the least amount of exposure to the building, we will not be providing beverages/pizza and we will ask for no congregating in the building at the conclusion of the meeting.  As we move forward, we will utilize the JATC for our Union Meetings until we are able to use our building again.

      I would also like to remind everyone that the hall will be closed, July 3rd,  in observance of Independence day.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.

      In Solidarity, 

      Jim C.

      Download: Executive Order 20-32 (Stage 4).pdf , BackOnTrack-IN_WhatsOpen-Closed-stage4.pdf

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      Brothers and Sisters, Tomorrow, June 5th, we WILL be holding our election of officers at the hall from 11 am to 7 pm. Due to the circumstances, the hall has taken extra precautions to make sure there is a safe voting environment. The election judge will have people working outside in order to ensure "social distancing" standards are met.
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      Brothers and Sisters, Even though we are living in some turbulent times, Indiana is still set to have their Primary Election this coming Tuesday, June 2nd.  If you are unsure of where to vote, or who is on your ballot, please check out www.indianaworkersvote.com.  This is your one stop resource for all information regarding the Indiana Primary Election.
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      Brothers and Sisters, I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some updates on Local 531 Business.  As you well know, our election of officers is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 5th, at the hall, from 11 am – 7 pm.  Masks, hand sanitizer, wipes and gloves will be available for anyone who wishes to use them.
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      Brothers and Sisters The Trustees of our NECA-IBEW Health and Welfare fund (Decatur) have issued an update concerning our benefits.  Updates include some added clarification on COVID-19 antibody testing, an update on our office operations, and few other minor, immaterial edits.  To view the entire update click here.
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      We regret to inform you of the passing of Brother Jake Wright.  A celebration of Jake's life will be held Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 2 - 6 pm at Countryside Park, 5250 U.S. Highway 6, Portage.  A request for financial assistance for the family was also sent in the mail along with the Conduit Newsletter.  Click Here to view Jake's obituary.  His obituary can also be viewed in the In Memoriam tab of the website by clicking here.

      June 5th, from 11 am to 7 pm at the Union Hall, is your election of officers for IBEW Local 531. We want you to know that the staff is taking all precautions to ensure a safe voting environment. We will have masks available for those who want one, we are trying to procure sanitizer and wipes and the Election judge and his tellers will be controlling the amount of people into the building.
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    • Upcoming Events
      RENEW Meeting
      Jul 10, 2020
      JATC Training Center 301 E. 8th St. Michigan City
      Union Meeting
      Jul 10, 2020
      301 E. 8th street Michigan City
      Union Meeting
      Aug 07, 2020
      RENEW Meeting
      Aug 14, 2020
      JATC Training Center 301 E. 8th St. Michigan City
      Union Meeting
      Sep 04, 2020
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