Inslee announces plan to allow construction projects previously underway to be completed as long as safety measures are met. https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-plan-to-allow-construction-projects-previously-underway-to-be-completed-b0d7139455
Phase 1 Construction Restart
COVID-19 Job Site Requirements
Phase 1: Low-risk construction work resumes.
Download: Phase 1 Construction COVID-19 Safety Requirements (final).pdf
April 14, 2020
The Honorable Jay Inslee
Governor of the State of Washington
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
Dear Governor Inslee,
The members of the Construction Roundtable would like to thank you for the opportunity to participate in this stakeholder process.
Download: Covid-Roundtable-Letter-to-Governor and Job site Recomendations.pdf
For the construction companies still at work, there are steps employers and workers can take to help stem the spread of coronavirus and keep workers safe and healthy.
Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus
As of this date, Coronavirus is believed to spread from person to person, primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Download: Lni Dealing with COVID-19 in Construction.pdf
The following tips for filing an unemployment claim while you are on standby were taken from Employment Securities web site at https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/temporary-layoffs
Temporary layoffs, standby and furloughs
COVID-19 (coronavirus) update: Emergency rules have been adopted for workers and employers affected by COVID-19.
Download: Filing for Unemployment while on standby.pdf
SUBJECT: Questions and Answers (Q&A) - National Disease Emergency Response Agreement
(NDERA) – Second Round
DATE: March 30, 2020
We are continuing our efforts to address questions that have been raised regarding the application of the National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA).
Download: QA NEDRA COVER and QA 3.30.2020.pdf
Thank you for your concerns about social distancing for essential construction workers. There are definitely going to be times when it is not possible to adhere to the six foot guidance. For those instances it is best to limit the time employees spend within 6 feet of each other to the minimum amount and to encourage proper hygiene and sanitation as appropriate.
Due to the COVID-19 social distance directive, all April IBEW Local 76 membership meetings have been canceled. This will not affect the Executive Board meeting scheduled for April 21, 2020. The E-Board meeting will be conducted via conference call.
March 26, 2020
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
As IBEW Local 76 addresses and adjusts to the changing developments regarding COVID-19 and the Stay at Home orders put in place by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, we are recognizing the importance of communication to and from our membership.
Download: Brothers and Sisters 3-26-20.pdf
For workers affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Click the following link for the latest Employment Security Information and instructions on how to file a claim if your job has been affected by COVID-19
TO: Interested Stakeholders
FROM: Governor Jay Inslee
DATE: March 25, 2020
SUBJECT: Construction Guidance – Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation (20-25)
In general, commercial and residential construction is not authorized under the Proclamation because construction is not considered to be an essential activity.
Download: Construction Guidance Memo.pdf
It has come to our attention that contractors are requiring employees to sign liability waivers as a condition of employment. If you are told by your employer that you must sign a waiver of liability
Do not sign the waiver
Contact the hall immediately
Secure a copy of the waiver if possible and do not sign the waiver.
March 25, 2020
Dear Local 76 Sisters and Brothers,
I know there is a lot of misinformation out there about what jobs are or are not ESSENTIAL. We are working with the State Building Trades and the Governors office to get these answers as soon as possible.
Download: Tims Covid-19 Letter 3-25-20.pdf
NECA/IBEW National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA)
This Agreement is made and entered into by and between the National Electrical Contractors Association
(“NECA”) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (“IBEW”) (together “Parties”), and
it is applicable to all firms and IBEW local unions that sign a Letter of Assent to be bound to a construction agreement between any chapter of NECA and any local union of the IBEW. The IBEW may make this Agreement available to other employers in the construction industry that have not signed a Letter of Assent to be bound to a construction agreement between any chapter of NECA and any local union of the IBEW.
Download: COVID Agreement between IBEW and NECA - and Q&A .pdf
In light of the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our area, the Trustees are implementing this coverage change effective March 15, 2020. Benefits under the IBEW Health & Welfare Trust of Southwest Washington have been temporarily modified as follows:
Download: IBEW Health Trust COVID-19.pdf
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
IBEW Local 76 has been following the everchanging developments of the Coronavirus. We are encouraging the use of the Washington State Department of Health’s hygiene and self-distancing guidelines both at home and on the jobsite.
Download: Local 76 Covid-19 Update 3-12-20.pdf
We encourage our members to use Teladoc if they are experiencing minor illnesses rather than waiting in a crowded Doctors office. Attached is a Document that will help you set up your Teladoc account.
Download: Teladoc Member Registration.pdf
IBEW Local 76 is currently putting plans and procedures in place that will address Washington State’s most recent COVID-19 Stay at Home order. We have been told that we will receive more explicit directions tomorrow afternoon regarding construction jobsites that are considered essential and jobsites that will be shutdown.
Effective March 18, 2020, IBEW Local 76 is closing the office to in person contact. We will remain fully operational via phone, 253-475-1190, and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Credit Card fees are being waived for phone payments and will be refunded for payments made online until the office is open to in person contact.
Download: COVID Agreement between IBEW and NECA - and Q&A .pdf