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: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ 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 email@example.com
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.