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The IBEW Local 48 Business Office and Dispatch are operating as outlined in the Emergency Hiring Hall Rule Amendment dated March 23, 2020.

Please continue to check the COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES page on our website (click here to be redirected)  and follow our Local 48 Facebook page.

If you feel that you need in person assistance, please call 503-256-4848. Basic dues may be paid by phone, online or mail. The Local’s staff will continue to serve our membership via phone and e-mail during this difficult time. You can find all staff phone numbers and e-mails under the Leadership Tab of this website. 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATES

 

 With the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) I want to communicate to you all as members that we at the Local 48 Business Office are keeping a close eye on the situation and working with NECA to ensure a swift and proper response, to all current situations. I do urge you to be prepared as the climate continues to change daily. Below you will find several links to different resources and updated local information. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide any information relevant to you and our Local.

- Business Manager, Garth Bachman

Information Included on this Page:



Recent Updates 

COVID-19 - Oregon Workers Rights to Workers' Compensation (11/16/2020)


Meetings

October Meeting Cancellations (9/23/2020)

September Meeting Cancellations (8/27/2020)

August Meeting Cancellations (7/31/2020) 

IBEW Local 48 Live Town Hall: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - Click here for details (7/17/2020)

If you missed the Live IBEW Local 48 Town Hall on June 24, 2020 click here to watch (7/7/20)

July Meetings - Cancellations/Meetings via Zoom/Informal Check-In's (6/26/20) 

IBEW Local 48 Live Town Hall June 24th at 6:30pm - Click here for details (6/11/20)

If you missed the Live IBEW Local 48 Townhall on May 27, 2020 click here to watch (6/9/20)

June Meetings - Cancellations/Meetings via Zoom/Informal Check-In's (6/1/20)

IBEW Local 48 Live Town Hall: Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30pm - Click here for details (5/20/20)

Question and Answers from the Live Video Meeting on 4/29/20 (5/11/20)

2020 Summer Event Cancellations (5/11/20)

If you missed the IBEW Local 48 "Check-In" meeting on April 29th click here to watch. (5/5/20)

IBEW Local 48 Live Video Session - April 29th 6:30 p.m. - Click here for details (via Zoom) (4/28/20)

May Meetings - Cancellations/Meetings via Zoom/Informal Check-In's (4/27/20)

May 27, 2020 General Membership Meeting Cancelled due to COVID-19 (4/23/20)

April 2020 Local 48 Meeting Cancellations (3/31/20)

All Meeting Cancellations - March 2020 (3/12/20)


Updates

Government Correspondence: Oregon

COVID-19 - Oregon Workers Rights to Workers' Compensation (11/16/2020)

Employers Resuming Operations - FAQs - Members please take the time to read this in its entirety (5/20/20)

Oregon OSHA: Covid-19 (4/7/20)

Oregon Coronavirus Information and Resources (4/1/20)

Signed Letter Agreement - City of Portland and DCTU Re: COVID-19 (3/26/20)

Oregon Governor Executive Order March 23, 2020 (3/23/20)

Employment Department Temporary Rules for Unemployment Insurance Benefits Flexibility (3/23/20)

Update to Oregon Employment Department (3/19/20)

 

Government Correspondence: Washington

State of Washington - Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements (4/24/20)

Washington State Employment Department (4/2/20)

Governor Jay Inslee Memorandum Construction Guidance 03.25.20 (3/26/20)

Washington State Update Coronavirus Response (3/19/20)

 

NECA/IBEW Correspondence

Protect Our Pensions - GROW Act (6/2/20)

Harrison Electrical Workers Trust Fund Health Reserve Account Sharing Policy - Effective June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 ~ Click here for details and required documenation (5/27/20)

Letter from Business Manager, Garth Bachman - Unemployment Issues/Problems (5/12/20)

Labor Bulletin - Covered Face Masks (CFMs) (4/23/20)

Letter from Business Manager, Garth Bachman - Re: Flex Plan Suppplemental Wage Replacement & Face Coverings (4/16/20)

Hiring Hall Rules  - Temporary Amendment Clarification (4/15/20)

American Income Life Lay-Off Waiver of Premium (4/15/20)

Letter from Business Manager, Garth Bachman - Regarding Contractors requiring a Forlough Form to be filled out... (4/2/20)

A note from Harrison DFWP... Pre-Employment Drug Testing Sites (Please note random testing is still suspended at this time) (3/30/20)

Emergency Amendment to Our Hiring Hall Rules (3/23/20)

Letter from Business Manager, Garth Bachman (3/23/20)

Oregon Columbia,NECA/IBEW Local 48 Joint Statement on COVID-19 (3/19/20)

Training Center Closure 03/19/2020 - 06/19/2020 - FAQ (3/18/20)

National Disease Emergency Response Agreement eff. 03.16.2020 (3/18/20)

COVID-19 Update from Harrison Electrical Workers Trust (3/12/20)

 

Resources

Unemployment, Paid Leave and Benefits

COVID-19 - Oregon Workers Rights to Workers' Compensation (11/16/2020)

Oregon Unemployment - Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) for qualified Oregonians. Benefits are retroactive to eligible claimants between weeks ending August 1st and Septemeber 5th...Click Here (9/14/20)

Harrison Electrical Workers Trust Fund Health Reserve Account Sharing Policy - Effective June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 ~ Click here for details and required documenation (5/27/20)

Covid-19 Cobra Extension - View under the Member Services tab of our wesbite/You will need to login (5/19/20)

WorkSource Oregon - Click here for a list of WorkSource Oregon Centers. You can call one of these locations to get information about your unemployment claim. (5/5/20)

Washington State Labor Education & Research Center - Webinar Series: Workers' Rights in the COVID-19 Era (4/14/20)

Weekly Workshops for Laid Off Members - Labor's Community Service Agency, Work Systems and Oregon AFL-CIO  (4/14/20)

Oregon AFL-CIO: Resources for Impacted Workers COVID-19 Resources (4/14/20)

Harrison Flex Supplemental Unemployment COVID-19 - explanation and forms (4/9/20)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (4/3/20)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Eligibility Flow Chart (4/3/20)

Washington State Rules for Unemployment (3/26/20) 

Harrison Participant Website - NEW registration process (3/26/20)

Harrison Policy in regards to Coronavirus - INCLUDES Temporary Wage Replacement (3/19/20)

 

Health Insurance 

Harrison Electrical Workers Trust Fund Health Reserve Account Sharing Policy - Effective June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 ~ Click here for details and required documenation (5/27/20)

Covid-19 Cobra Extension - View under the Member Services tab of our wesbite/You will need to login (5/19/20)

Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace Options - video from the state (4/14/20)- You have 60 days from the time of losing health care coverage to do any of the following:

  • Enroll in continued coverage through COBRA
  • Shop for and purchase a plan from the healthcare marketplace. Contact info: www.OregonHealthCare.gov or 1-855-268-3767
  • Enroll in your spouse’s healthcare if that’s an option for you

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) - Eligibility Chart (4/14/20) (Please note: OHP is income-based, but eligibility is different for adults and children. Even if you are not eligible, your children may be. The OHP is a zero cost coverage plan with no out of pocket expenses. You can apply at anytime. Covering your kids through OHP can free up resources for purchasing health care for the adults in the household, or to pay other expenses.)  See 2nd to last column for eligibility for children.

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) - Contact information: www.OHP.Oregon.gov or 1-800-699-9075

Harrison Health SMM COVID-19 - Telemedicine Effective 03.23.20 (3/26/20)

 

Workplace Safety

Oregon COVID-19 Construction Task Force Resources | OHSU | Best Practices & Innovations - Click Here (6/11/20)

Washington State Coronavirus Response (Covid-19) - Workplace Safety Guidance (4/7/20)

NABTU - Contractor Screening of Construction Workers (3/30/20)

NABTU - CPWR Guidance on COVID-19 (3/30/20)

COVID-19 Prevention Guidlines for Construction Trades (3/19/20)

 

Personal

 

COVID-19 Nutrition & Wellness - 2 Sessions being offered: Click here for information & registration links (6/22/20)

Information for Oregon tenants (4/2/20)

What Oregon tenants need to know about the statewide order... (4/2/20)

 

FAQs and Q&As

Employers Resuming Operations - FAQs - Members please take the time to read this in its entirety (5/20/20)

US Department of Labor - Families 1st Coronavirus Response Act Questions and Answers (4/6/20)

Most frequently asked questions - Unemployment (4/3/20)

Oregon Employment Department Q&A Video from Communications Director (4/1/20)

Question & Answer - National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) - 2nd Round (3/30/20)

Joint NECA/IBEW NDERA Q&A (3/19/20)

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