Published on Friday, March 20, 2020
Illinois (COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 8) aka
“Stay at Home” Order
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Illinois' “Stay at
Home” order begins Saturday, March 21, 2020.
The Order makes exemptions to operate Essential Businesses and
Operations. Article 12 Section H of the Order states that Critical Trades must
continue to function. Sprinkler Fitters
Local 281 is a Critical Trade, therefore, members of Sprinkler Fitters Union
Local 281, U.A. may continue to work.
Members should report to work unless you are told by someone in an
official capacity or by your contractor not to report.
If you are laid
off, you should immediately file for unemployment benefits. The best time to file for unemployment
benefits is during the evening hours. You should file online at https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/individuals/UnemploymentInsurance/Pages/default.aspx
. If you do not have access to the
website, please call the Local 281 Office, we will be there to assist you.
The Business Agents and I will be
available to assist you. Our contact
information is as follows:
Thomas Collins 708-906-1329 email@example.com
Kennedy 708-577-3088 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nichols 708-986-4674 email@example.com
Connolly 708-270-9422 firstname.lastname@example.org
LaRoche 708-710-1448 email@example.com
Hincks 708-297-7292 firstname.lastname@example.org
will continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 outbreak situation and keep you
up to date with any new information. Because
the information regarding the outbreak is rapidly changing, our primary form of
communication with the membership will be through this website.
patience and cooperation, we can work together to get through this difficult