IBEW Local 134 COVID-19 / Frequently Asked Questions
Q. If a member is laid off and is stamped under recall rights and gets called back under those rights, and the job only lasts a couple weeks, does he get his same number back on the books he had under the original recall?
Q. I've seen a lot addressed over the last 2 weeks but nothing pertaining to union dues being suspended or pushed back, other than you can pay them online. With members being laid off or sitting at home due to the virus, how are they expected to come up with union dues when they have other priorities like mortgage, gas, electric bill along with grocery bill and car notes? Will the union be setting something up to help those brothers and sisters?
Q. When can we expect an update on the recall date of April 15.
Q. Should we be issued a face mask?
Q. I am currently a trainee and the jumpstart program was recently postponed, I was just wondering when it will be postponed to, and also when will the apprenticeship test dates be postponed to?
Q. Will there be a one-time no penalty withdrawal of our annuity to help with those that are in need of finances.
Q. Why is Chicago Heights middle school construction site open?
Q. If I am working an at a non-essential job site and sit at home for a month until the order is lifted willi get any compensation or do I need to be laid off to file for unemployment/sub fund? I would rather not have to file if I don't have to. It seems unreasonable to expect everyone to be laid off just to collect, but maybe I'm missing something.
Q. I was laid off before April 1st and the 30-day recall time limit, for me, will expire on April 20th. The current stay-at-home order is until April 30th. Will the recall be extended? Any way to take out a loan against my 401k/pension plan 5, instead of paying the credit union's interest rate?
Q. Is the test on April 25th canceled? If so when will be the next test?
Q. I am currently working on a data center in Elk Grove. It has about 25 electricians and around 20 other tradesmen. My question is if this jobsite is considered essential? My employer gave us a letter to keep in our car stating that we as electricians in general are considered an essential employee. This letter was given to us before the April 1st government extension. I'm not sure what to do.
Q. Can we sign the book through the internet or on the phone?
Q. For the job sites remaining open are the General Contractors committed to doing temperature scans of the workers when entering the job at the beginning of the day?
Q. I received the email from an IBEW Covid Facebook page, their IBEW local will be required to supply each member on the job a face mask. Will th is be instituted in our local?
Q. Will nonessential A and C cards be pulled off jobs within the next 2 weeks?
Q. If you sign the books as a "rehire" what will happen in the following example: If I am number 100 on the books and listed as a rehire, and my company has not yet called me back, but my number comes up on the general list to be assigned to another job with a different company, do I continue to stay at the top of the general list, or go back to the bottom?
Q. I have never filed for SUB fund before, how do I do it?
Q. Do I still need to fax in my payment detail from the Illinois Department of Employment Services (IDES)?
Below is an example of the information that you will need to submit:
Q. How long is my Health Insurance good for?
Q. How do I know if I qualify for the additional Federal unemployment stimulus money?
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