From the Desk of the Business Manager
Brothers & Sisters:
In the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) and in an attempt to keep you informed of the latest news affecting IBEW Local 43, we are providing you with the following:
GOVERNOR CUOMO'S EXECUTIVE ORDER
As you may have heard, Governor Andrew Cuomo has updated his Executive Order. In the order he states what construction projects are deemed essential and non essential. Those non-essential construction projects in the order must shut down.
Please see link below and what is considered essential and non essential.
- All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site).
- Essential construction may continue and includes roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters. At every site, if essential or emergency non-essential construction, this includes maintaining social distance, including for purposes of elevators/meals/entry and exit. Sites that cannot maintain distance and safety best practices must close and enforcement will be provided by the state in coordination with the city/local governments. This will include fines of up to $10,000 per violation.
- For purposes of this section construction work does not include a single worker, who is the sole employee/worker on a job site.
NOTE: If at any given time within your work environment you feel uncomfortable on your job site due to COVID-19, it is well within your rights to speak with your employer to request a clean layoff.
The safety and well being of our members and their families will ALWAYS come first.
We are following information regarding COVID-19 and will continue to share any and all information pertinent to IBEW Local 43 members.
Our office remains open and we are available to assist you in any way we can.
Stay safe and be well.
Alan Marzullo, Business Manager