IMPORTANT MEMBER INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19
March 16, 2020
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The health and well-being of our members, staff, and their families are a top priority for us. Our Hall provides a full range of services to our members as well as many Travelers, and we come in contact with a large number of people every day. With the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and per CDC guidelines, we are taking the following actions. To help lessen the spread of COVID-19 the following changes have been made effective March 16, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice:
~ ALL IN-OFFICE MEETINGS AND EVENTS (INCLUDING AFFILIATE MEETINGS/EVENTS) ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER AND CDC GUIDELINES.
~ The Dublin Hall and the Stockton offices are CLOSED TO ALL IN-PERSON VISITS. Please call (925) 556-0595 or (209) 462-0751 for any business that cannot be conducted online.
~ OUT OF WORK SIGN-INS will be accepted through our online process through our website (Click Here to sign the Out of Work List or to Return from Short Call)
~ PORTABILITY will be processed via email only
~ For clearances longer than 5 days email:
~ copy of current dues receipt,
~ most recent dispatch to the employer
~ job site information including address
~ email to: email@example.com
~ For temporary clearances, you may call the hall at 925-556-0595
~ DUES - Local 595 is also strongly encouraging our members to pay dues online by visiting https://m.gotomyunion.com/?customerkey=9. You may also call the Hall at (925) 556-0595 or mail a check to 6250 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA 94568.
~ DISPATCH will be open ONLY IF THERE ARE JOB CALLS FOR THAT DAY.
ALAMEDA COUNTY DISPATCH PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE 3/24/2020 - CHANGES IN EFFECT DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
DISPATCH will be open ONLY IF THERE ARE JOB CALLS FOR THAT DAY.
THE FOLLOWING IS FOR ALAMEDA COUNTY ONLY. San Joaquin/Calaveras counties will be using normal process at this time, but following CDC guidelines of social distancing, proper hand washing, use of hand sanitizer.
In our continued efforts to comply with the current CDC protocols for social distancing, Local 595 is implementing dispatch through conference call.
The call will be active beginning at 6:45 AM and will remain active until dispatch is complete.
YOU WILL NEED TO BE AT THE HALL TO TAKE A JOB CALL, however we ask that you remain in your car until you've taken a call.
If you plan on coming to Dispatch, please, out of respect for other peoples’ health and safety, wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer prior to conducting any business with 595 staff and practice good social distancing.
Please join the Dispatch conference call from your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 314-285-453 (just the numbers, no dashes)
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/314285453
~ THE APPRENTICESHIP OFFICES (both Alameda & San Joaquin/Calaveras Counties) will be closed through April 8th
~ Merchandise purchases and non-essential business is suspended.
We appreciate your help and understanding during this time and urge you to visit the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for latest, and most accurate, information surrounding COVID-19 and what precautions you can take to help stop the spread.
Alameda County Health Department information: http://www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx
For questions about unemployment, please contact the California State unemployment office: https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/
For information regarding your benefits and/or vacation accounts, please call the Trust Office:
Inside Wiremen: 925-208-9996 or email the Trust (preferred method of contact at this time) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound & Communication: 800-541-8059
~ ESSENTIAL WORKER LETTER:
Members needing an 'Essential Worker' letter to carry when traveling to and from work may call the Hall at 925-556-0595 to request one
For any other question or concerns, please call the Hall at (925) 556-0595.
TRUST OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION
For information regarding your benefits and/or vacation accounts during the COVID pandemic, please contact the Trust Office:
Inside Wiremen: Email the Trust at email@example.com
Sound & Communication: 800-541-8059
IBEW Local 595 mourns the passing of Business Representative, Samir Kharufeh, after a valiant battle with cancer at the young age of 49.
Sam was a member of IBEW 595 for 19 years. He completed his apprenticeship through the San Joaquin/Calaveras Counties JATC where he was awarded the Outstanding Apprentice Award for his graduating class. He was a very skilled journeyman electrician and had a passion for advocating for those without a voice. He was appointed Business Representative/Organizer by then Business Manager Victor Uno in December 2007 and was quite active in leading and participating in events for the betterment of our local and working people. Samir excelled at organizing and helped grow IBEW membership in the San Joaquin Valley. He was a tireless labor activist, attending many political events, precinct walks, phone banking, and he rarely missed an action or event. Even during his illness, he continued his work with Local 595 and was a vital part of our team.
Sam wore many hats. He sat on multiple boards and trusts: JATC, Health & Welfare Trust, LMCC, Negotiating Committee, and was the Secretary Treasurer of San Joaquin Building Trades, where his involvement helped in securing several Project Labor Agreements and future jobs for our members. He was well known, liked, and respected by all the Building Trades Affiliates, Local and Government politicians. Sam would always try to help in any way he could. He always had a warm greeting for everyone and was a pleasure to work with. His boisterous laugh and generosity of wisdom is greatly missed in our lives. It is always inspiring to know and work with someone who worked so hard to improve the lives of others.
He is survived by his loving wife Guisella, son Ali, daughter Leila, brother Mohamed, sister Linda, and mother Anita. Samir's passing is a huge loss for our IBEW, but most of all for his family. His daughter and son were very loving and devoted to their father, and he cherished them beyond words. Sam would often bring his family to union events and actions - they were a union family.
He will be greatly missed by all of us here at Local 595 and by his family and friends. We were blessed to have Sam in our lives.
Services have been held by the family. It is unfortunate that at this time we are unable to gather and celebrate the life of Sam, however, if you would like to send condolences to the family or make any kind of contribution to the family, you may address your sympathies to Guisella Kharufeh and send in care of Local Union 595, 6250 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA 94568 or 1531 El Pinal, Stockton, CA 95205.
Thomas J. Sweeney Scholarship
* Thirteen $2,000 awards for graduating high school seniors
* Thirteen $1,000 awards for college, post-secondary education, or apprentice program
* Graduating high school seniors
* Going to 2 or 4-year college or apprenticehsip program
* Member or dependent of IBEW Local 595 member
* Opens April 6, 2020
* Closes May 29, 2020
* Award Announcement July 1, 2020
* Award Ceremony July 9, 2020
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:
Application Form Available at: https://eastbaycf.smapply.io/prog/thomas_j_sweeney_scholarship_/
Transcript: Minimum 3.5 GPA (cumulative, unweighted) or 90% on the job evaluation with 95% academic average
Dues Receipt: Proof of IBEW membership or parent/legal guardian's IBEW membership
Letter of Recommendation: Teachers, administrators, or supervisor who can speak to your accomplishments
Letter of Acceptance: Proof of 4-year college; proof of enrollment in 2 or 4-year college or apprenticeship program.
DMV Extends All Expiring Driver Licenses
Customers eligible to renew license online encouraged to do so.
Commercial licenses extended through June 30; drivers under 70 extended through May 31 Drivers can request an optional paper extension online.
Drivers 70 and older will automatically receive temporary paper extension valid for 120 days.
Online Dues Payments
CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE
Local 595 Member On-Line Payments
Local 595 Members now can pay their membership dues on-line using a credit card or debit card. In order to access your on-line account, you must first have a valid email account on file with the Union Hall Office. You can contact the office at 925-556-0595 if you need to have this information verified or if you have any questions regarding logging onto the system. The online payment link can be found on the right panel of our website or under Member Resources.
First-time on-line payment users: select the “Registration/Login Request” tab in the Register Window.
Return Users: select Sign-in
REVIT Beginner Course
Inside Wireman must be part of the constructability design process. Bringing qualified wireman from the field to the design seat takes training on a highly recognized software solution called Revit, by Autodesk. The Zero Net Energy Center is offering two beginner level courses on "Revit for Electricians". Please click on the link to better understand the unique training and value that is being offered directly from Certified Autodesk Instructor, Elise Moss.
(925) 556-0595 ext. 628 or 640
SAN JOAQUIN/CALAVERAS COUNTY
THIS IS FOR MEMBERS WHO ARE NOT ON THE BOOKS OR ARE RETURNING FROM A SHORT CALL ONLY
Forms must be submitted between 8 AM and 5 PM to be placed on the books same day.
Every 2nd Thursday, 6pm
Free child care provided