Phone: 253-351-9095
Local 302 - COVID Update
Posted On: Mar 27, 2020

Brothers and Sisters:  I hope this message finds you well.  First, I ask that we all take a moment of reflection and prayer for those that have been harmed or devastated by this terrible virus.  Second, I want to recognize and thank our members that are currently working in harm’s way to ensure that others are able to be safe, fed, and secure.  Finally, I want to send a message of gratitude and prayer for those medical personnel and first responders that are on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic.  Many of these workers are family members and union sisters and brothers of ours and they are putting their lives on the line to ensure for the health, care, and wellness of those in need of care.  Be safe out there.

I wanted to provide you a brief update on the status and impact of Covid-19 on Local 302: 

  • AK: Is currently under a 14-day self-quarantine when you travel into the state.
    More Info Here
  • ID: Stay At Home Order is currently in place.
    More Info Here
  • WA: Stay At Home Order is currently in place.
    More Info Here

Our primary concern is for your safety so if there are any issues or concerns I ask that you please reach out to your Field Rep for assistance.  Also, as many have heard in the news there are a number of stimulus related benefits that are coming from the Federal government and more information to come.  As I have said in prior posts there are numerous folks that are currently being laid off because of shutdowns.  This qualifies as “lack of work” conditions under unemployment and we advise members to be sure to get on the out-of-work list regardless of whether you were told that you were on Standby status.  Given the potential high volume of folks checking in, we’d ask that you email your Out-of-Work List requests to your dispatcher and be patient with us as we do our best to getting everybody signed in on the list.  We would also like to say thank you to those employers that are keeping their workers and our members on the payroll during this crisis, which is a truly appreciated gesture from our employer partners. 

We continue to recognize that there is a lot of concern and uncertainty during this time and we will continue to provide any and all information at our disposal.  I ask that you remain vigilant in exercising social distancing, handwashing, and limiting your errands within the community.  Be safe out there. 

Daren Konopaski,
Business Manager

Contact Info
IUOE Local 302
18 E Street SW
Auburn, WA 98001

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