EAP – Helping Hands Special Edition VI – Facing Coronavirus

April 29, 2020 Admin 0

As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about how to meet these household needs in a safe and healthy manner.

Find additional information for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19….

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COVID-19 Info/Resources for NC & SC Residents

April 16, 2020 Admin 0

EAP is recommending residents of North Carolina and South Carolina visit these websites for help with resources and information related to the ongoing Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis.

Remember there is a lot of information out there and your EAP department is working hard to find the best resources for our members.

North Carolina:

https://www.nc.gov/covid19

South Carolina:

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IAM Transportation

Machinists Union Demands CDC Protect Transportation Workers

April 10, 2020 Admin 0

April 10, 2020

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today called on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to increase access to novel coronavirus testing for the nation’s air, rail and transit workers.

“While transportation workers have answered the call in the most patriotic and caring ways possible, they are also contracting the novel coronavirus at alarming rates,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja, IAM District 19 President Mike Perry, IAM District 141 President Mike Klemm and IAM District 142 President Dave Supplee in a letter to the Director of the CDC, Robert Redfield MD. “Sadly,
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National Group Protection Offers Supplemental Program During LOA

April 9, 2020 Admin 0

April 9, 2020

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has taken on our work groups, National Group sent us the message below. 

NGP is committed to support you and your members during these difficult times.  We’ve been working to put in place a range of actions to support members who are enrolled in the NGP supplemental benefits program, and proactively address their coverage concerns.

We realize many members will participate in the Leave of Absence programs that are being offered by various carriers.  The following special provisions apply to those members within District 142 who take an Read More...

COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety, Depression

April 7, 2020 Admin 0

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust all of us into an unprecedented new reality. We would like to assure the membership that the IAM is here for them and their families with every resource we have available.

Our circumstances seem to change daily if not hourly, creating uncertainty and high levels of stress and anxiety.

This may adversely affect your immune system at the very time you may need it the most.

In a perfect world, our preference would be to deliver this message in person; group by group, crew by crew, shift by shift. However, given the situation we are … Read More...

Senate Passes Bill to Steady Air and Rail Industries

March 26, 2020 Admin 0

March 26, 2020

The Senate late last night passed a bi-partisan stimulus Bill that will help stabilize the air and rail industries, protect our members and provide the entire country with much-needed financial relief. The House of Representatives is expected to easily pass the Bill in the coming days.  

“This critical legislation was almost derailed by opportunists, including some in the labor movement, trying to add self-serving conditions to the aid our members and our industry so desperately need,” said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “The IAM’s legislative team has been working around the clock, seven days a week since … Read More...