IUE-CWA Local 201

 

We will be holding the September 15th Membership meeting online over the zoom video conference platform at 12:30 and 3:30pm.  It is easy to join the meeting via smartphone, tablet, computer, or lan

 ABG Back to Work Committee 

Next Meeting: Sep 16, 2020 05:30 PM 

Take Action

Support Covid-19 Protections for manufacturing & factory workers

 

Rep. Pete Capano is sponsoring legislation to protect workers and we need to help to get it passed. 

 

The bill, H. 4738 An act relative to manufacturing and factory worker protection, would protect workers by requiring employers to:

  • Grant at least 14 days of paid sick leave for anyone reporting potential Covid-19 symptoms or in close contact, even if testing is limited or while awaiting results
  • Employ trained medical professionals to privately screen employees 
  • Ensure distancing, provide PPE, and disinfect facilities between shifts
  • Establishes a procedure for closing a shop that is deemed unsafe for workers

How YOU can help:

 

*****BY 5pm FRIDAY, JUNE 5th*****

 

Submit a video testimony through this link H.4738 - submit testimony

-OR- 

Submit written testimony via email to [email protected] and  [email protected]

 

Sample Script:  “My name is _______. I live in ______, MA. I support bill H. 4738 because ________.

EXAMPLES: “I’m worried about getting my family sick from going to work.” “I take care of an elderly parent and don’t want to expose them.“I am at high risk and I am afraid I’ll get sick at work”

After you’ve submitted your testimony, let your steward know!

We need all Local 201 members, retirees, and friends to write their State Reps and State Senators and ask for their support on this bill. There is a very short window of time. Please go to https://actionnetwork.org/letters/protect-manufacturing-and-factory-workers-during-the-covid-19-emergency/  today and sign the letter to tell your elected officials to stand up for our safety!

The workers at the General Electric plant in Lynn, MA have launched a protest to demand that the company fix appalling safety conditions at the facility and allow workers to manufacture the life-saving ventilators the whole country so desperately needs.

Recent News

At the September 15 2020 membership meeting we will be voting on proposed changes to the IUE- CWA AFL-CIO Local 201 Constitution.  Over the past year we have gone through our constitution and made small proposed updates regarding “typo’s” and some of what we feel is “outdated language”. Not everything was addressed during this update. The Constitution Committee met several times, they reviewed the proposed changes and voted to recommend them to the membership. During the time that we were doing the update the Local also received two petitions that involved changes to the Constitution.

We will be holding the August 18th Membership meeting online over the zoom video conference platform at 12:30 and 3:30pm.  It is easy to join the meeting via smartphone, tablet, computer, or landline. For the best experience download the zoom app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. 


Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87842335427 

June 16th Membership Meeting will be hosted on Zoom at 12:30 and 3:30pm.  It is easy to join the meeting via smartphone, tablet, computer, or landline. For the best experience download the zoom app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. 


Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81201477593

or if you'd just like to call and listen in, the phone number for landlines is:

        1 929 205 6099 
Meeting ID: 812 0147 7593

 

8 Minutes, 46 Seconds—Stop Work.
Thursday, June 11, 12 Noon.

Black Lives Matter.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As trade unionists and as Americans, we were all outraged by the vicious murder of George Floyd.  We are heartened by the uprising of hundreds of thousands of Americans, Black, Brown and white, demanding an end to racism and declaring: “Black Lives Matter.”

Because of Covid-19, it has been difficult for many of us to show our solidarity with this movement.