IBEW Local 340
URGENT NOTE FROM IBEW LOCAL 340 BUSINESS OFFICE
Update from the Business Offices of IBEW Local 340
Brothers and Sisters,
First off, I would like to thank you and commend you for your courage, hard work and patience through these unprecedented times. It is your skill and dedication that will assist in the efforts to provide our communities with the essential services they need to get through the COVID-19 outbreak.
As we stated last week, IBEW Local 340 is still open and operating as usual. We have been working day and night to be able to provide the same services we normally provide as we navigate through City, County, and State and National orders. During this time, you may reach a voicemail as we are experiencing a high volume of calls. Please leave us a message and we will reach back out to you as soon as we can. It is of the utmost importance to verify that we have your most current contact information in our system as we are sending out all updates through Email and Text. If you are uncertain on how to update your information, please contact our office at (916)927-4239.
On Friday 3/20/2020, IBEW local 340 representatives and our partners at NECA met to evaluate all of the information provided by National NECA, IBEW International Office, State of California, and Local County and City orders to ensure that our jurisdiction is operating in a safe and efficient manner while providing essential services. Furthermore, we wanted to be certain that everyone is operating with consistency as we are receiving new orders and National MOU’s almost hourly. We will be meeting daily to process new information and issues as they arise. The Information listed below has been reviewed by all parties and should provide some guidance through these unchartered times.
National MOU Between NECA/IBEW issued
National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA)
Questions and Answers to NDERA Issued
National Disease Emergency Response Agreement Q&A (NDERA)
California Statewide Order Issued By Governor Newsom on
County of Sacramento “Stay at Home or Place of Residence” Order
As stated in many of the links above, “Electrical Workers” are listed as “Essential Employees” at the County, State, and National Level. Labor and Management have agreed that the NDERA and NDERA Q&A documents Drafted at the National level provides a sound set of guidelines regarding your employment options.
Therefore, until your contractor notifies you that they are shutting a job site down, please report to work and practice social distancing and handwashing. If your job site is shut down, please contact a Business Rep or Agent at the Hall (916-927-4239) so that we can continue to monitor the situation. Also, As stated above, NECA and the International Office of IBEW recently signed an agreement ensuring that no adverse actions would be taken against members that feel unsafe and do not wish to go to a job site – their request for unemployment will be honored.
Please be safe and watch out for your Brothers and Sisters!
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S FINEST ELECTRICIANS
Steeped in history with an unparalleled commitment to leading our industry, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 340 represents the finest electricians in Northern California.
Our members are sought after for their extensive training, including our apprenticeship program, in the electrical, telecommunications, and low voltage fields. We invite you to join us – become an IBEW 340 member and enjoy the benefits of union representation. A strong union allows us to work together to better ourselves, our industry, and our community.