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Sign Display & Allied Crafts Local Union 510 represents the sign and tradeshow workers of Northern California. Our local has had a long tradition of rank and file involvement in our union's daily affairs and operations. We have found that the democratic participation of our members has been our greatest strength.


Click Here To View The EDD COVID-19 Info Page
Please see below for more information
and links to Coronavirus resources


The CARES Act

Pelosi_CARES Act

The CARES Act authorized $2 Trillion to provide economic relief from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please CLICK HERE to view an outstanding webinar which explains benefits available to workers under this act.


Dealing With the Fallout from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Need a job? Can't pay your rent? Health insurance running out? Below are some links that may help.

The UFCW, is linking people up with grocery jobs at: https://www.ufcwjobs.com

If you live in San Francisco and can't pay your rent, the Tenants' Union has a form you can use to notify your landlord: NOTICE TO LANDLORD - FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF COVID-19

If you're losing or have lost health coverage, here's a link to the Covered California page, in the event that members need to find insurance.

For those of you who are able to give back or help out here's a link to the United Way Community Fund which has information on donations, volunteering, and seeking assistance.

And finally here's a link to The Worker's Guide: Your Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic


The Latest from the State & the Governor

Newsom Letterhead

Please click the above image to get the latest information from the Governor's office

Staying In Touch Remotely

Zoom Logo

ZOOM is video conferencing software. It is very simple to use and there's a free version that is all most of us will ever need. It makes it easy to stay in touch with family and friends. Click on their logo above and it will bring you to ZOOM's website where you can check it out for yourself.


Update

The IRS has moved the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. Therefore, taxpayers have an extension of time to file and pay.


Dues for the Second Quarter of 2020 have been waived by the International for Local 510 members (see notice below). Members who have not paid first quarter dues, or members who are suspended, should still pay dues as they normally would. See letter below for more information

Members with questions may call the office at 650-763-5405, extension 1115. All messages are forwarded to Morgan Worth via email. Please be concise when leaving a message. The office is not accepting visitors at this time.

The Medical Plan Trustees continue to consider options for possible extension member benefits.

Your Union Representatives continue to meet in phone conference with other Union Representatives office to communicate about the effects and results of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The main topics of discussion have been: Resources for our members, compensation for lost wages and benefits, health care and testing access, and ways to share information. We plan to keep making information available to you through this web page, our message lines and written notifications.

Local 510 Members with medical coverage are eligible to contact the Claremont EAP for help with life matters, including anxiety, depression or substance abuse, see flyer below.

Useful Links

The California Federation of Labor has compiled a list of links to resources at:
https://calaborfed.org/coronavirus-outbreak-resources-and-information-for-workers/

The San Francisco Labor Council has compiled a list of links to resources at:
https://sflaborcouncil.org/coronavirus-2019-covid-19-resources-for-workers/

You can join the IUPAT's campaign to "TELL CONGRESS: DON'T LEAVE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS BEHIND" at:
https://www.iupat.org/covid-19/

San Francisco has launched a site to consolidate local COVID-19 info & resources
https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19
please check it out, and check back often.

Find out how to get tested for COVID-19
https://sf.gov/find-out-how-get-tested-coronavirus

Find out about emergency childcare centers
https://sf.gov/information/san-francisco-converts-public-libraries-and-rec-facilities-emergency-child-care-centers

Please check the Department of Public Health page
https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp
for daily updates and important information on new guidance and mandates to slow the spread of the virus.

Subscribe to updates
text: COVID19SF to 888-777, and visit
https://www.sf72.org/
for more current information.


State Efforts to Assist California Workers

California will continue acting swiftly to help workers hurt by COVID-19. Affected workers can visit the Labor & Workforce Development Agency's website to review what benefits are available to them. For instance,

If you're unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 you may qualify for Paid Family Leave (PFL).

If you're unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness, you may qualify for Disability Insurance.

Those who have lost a job or have had their hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19 may be able to partially recover their wages by filing an unemployment insurance claim.

If a worker or a family member is sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine, workers may use accrued paid sick leave in accordance with the law.

If workers are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of their work, they may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.

All information and resources can be found at labor.ca.gov/Coronavirus2019


2nd Quarter Dues

Please click image below to view a full size copy.

DC 36 Dues Notice

Claremont EAP COVID-19 Flyer

Please click image below to view a full size copy.

Coronavirus Information Flyer

Sexual Harassment

"I will be...charitable in judgment of my brother or sister members and will never, from selfish motives, wrong a brother or sister, or see him or her wronged, if in my power to prevent it."
, Group Constitution of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

It is of the utmost importance that members treat each other with respect and professionalism. Sexual harassment or any kind of harassment based on sex, race, age, disability, nationality, religion, sexual identity, or gender identity will not be tolerated. All employers that contract with Local 510 maintain and enforce their own harassment and discrimination policies in accordance with state and federal law.

To read more on this issue, click here for Joe Toback's recent article in Organized Labor.


New Labor Entrances @ Moscone

new labor entrances

These above locations are the only ways you'll be allowed into the buildings

New Pension/Health & Welfare Administrator

Effective Dec. 1, 2016 our insurance administrator has changed to BeneSys.
There will be no change in benefits or coverage.

BeneSys Administrators
7180 Koll Center Parkway
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Toll Free: (844) 834-9023

Here is a link to their web site: BeneSys


LOCAL 510 ELECTION RESULTS
JUNE 14, 2017


Officers
President –Robert Collins
Vice President: Michael Kraemer
Financial Secretary: Ann Worth
Treasurer: Clayton McBride
Recording Secretary: Marcus Kryshka
Trustee for Local 510 –Esteban Ferrey
Warden: Frank Cirimeli

Pac/Promo Committee
Chris Wren, Richard Northam, Alan Van Tress

Delegates
San Francisco Labor Council – Augie Oropeza, Morgan Worth
Alameda Labor Council –Morgan Worth, Peter Forni, Marcus Kryshka



Fight For Your Right

For the past ten years, our health insurance rates have doubled, tripled and more. When we negotiate our contracts, most of what we win goes to cover our health insurance. This has kept our wages stagnant.

Next year, Donald Trump and the GOP have made clear that they will gut Obamacare and privatize Medicare. Who do they want to cover the cost of skyrocketing premiums? YOU, as the union member.

In 2015 we fought and won legislation, SB 546, which requires insurance companies to be transparent with the State of California as to how they set their rates. We as members get to share our stories at a public hearing about how healthcare costs affect us.

In California, now is the time we need to be fighting. We have a tool that we can use to expose the healthcare profiteers using us to pad their pockets! We need to lead the fight for affordable healthcare, and the first step is pulling back the curtain and exposing how the insurance industry is ripping us off. We won the right to a hearing, and we need to be there to tell our stories—about the choices we have to make while their profits skyrocket.

Why should we always have to decide between a decent wage increase and adequate medical benefits? Now is the time to fight back.

JOIN US!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 3pm, Group 6pm

Milton Marks Auditorium (State Building
455 Golden Gate Avs., Lower Level
San Francisco



Up On The Roof

Sevices For Marty Payne
photo by Joe Toback

Local 510 members setting up a davit while training for Swing Stage work.



A Season of Thanks & Joy

The year 2016 has begun its final lap and is now racing towards the finish line. The air is redolent with the smell of roasting turkeys, tofurkeys and even some turduckens. Worldwide almost every culture will start preparations for celebrating the solstice and the time when the days begin to grow longer again. For some, this marks the beginning of a new year, for others it is a time of cultural or religious importance. Any way you choose to celebrate, it's a happy time to get together with family and friends.





 

Special Enrollment Period for Those Covered by COBRA

Artist Wanted

COBRA Enrollees Have 60 Days to Switch to an Exchange Plan; Move Is Expected to Save California Consumers Money on Health Insurance

Beginning Thursday, May 15, Covered California will launch a limited-time special-enrollment period for people who have COBRA health insurance and would like to switch to an exchange plan.

People who have health coverage through COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) will be eligible to shop for and buy coverage through Covered California from May 15 through July 15, 2014. The two-month window mirrors a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruling announced May 2 that allows COBRA enrollees to buy plans through the federal exchange until July 1.

The federal policy for the COBRA special-enrollment period was approved amid concerns that notifications did not give consumers clear information about options in the new marketplace. HHS encouraged state exchanges to follow suit.

"COBRA coverage has given vital protection for nearly three decades to people who lost coverage from their employers, especially those who couldn't get affordable insurance because of their age or a pre-existing condition," said Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee. "Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, plans in the individual market could be preferable to COBRA coverage because of premium assistance and cost-sharing reductions, available only through the exchanges. For some people who have COBRA coverage, purchasing a plan in the Covered California marketplace during this special-enrollment period could save thousands of dollars a year."

Under COBRA, individuals who experience a job loss can purchase the coverage they had through their employer but are responsible to pay the full cost. In some cases, individuals and families, particularly if they qualify for subsidies, can purchase more affordable coverage in the health benefit exchanges. Click Here to learn more



Union Artists Wanted

Artist Wanted
50 ARTISTS, 50 PHOTOS topleftpixel.com/09/04/20/

Calling all union artists for a July, 2014 art show. It will be located at the ideal venue of the San Francisco Unitarian Universalist Center. The art should be two-dimensional and ready to hang. Please submit photos of your art work and your union affiliation by email or usps by May 31, 2014. The email address is: laborforart@gmail.com. The postal address is Labor for Art Committee, Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94109. If you have any questions please submit them by email. All submissions will be responded to. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to showing the public how multi-talented union members are.



The Second Line

Sevices For Marty Payne
photo by David Blankenhorn see360studios.com

Mitch Molotnik and Emmet Corrigan march in the "Second Line" celebration of Marty Payne's life.



Taxes done right

Death & Taxes

TWO IMPORTANT REMINDERS!

First, Group Health Insurance Open Enrollment in Covered California ends on March 31. Anyone who does not have health insurance must be encouraged to apply for health insurance through Covered California, Group 1 800-300-1506

Second, Group Taxes Households with incomes of $52,000 or less in 2013 are eligible to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit and free tax preparation assistance.

CLICK HERE to view a flyer with locations in San Mateo County. Information for all other counties: call 211 from any phone.



extend UI benefits

Sign the petition and tell the House GOP to extend unemployment benefits.

Our job market still is bearing the weight of the Wall Street induced financial meltdown. We've seen workers losing their jobs across the board—from health care and education to construction and government—through no fault of their own. These are the men and women who make America work and now they're drowning. Rather than extend these benefits, House Republicans made the choice to jump ship and go on holiday break, letting these vital benefits expire for our neighbors, friends and family members who have lost their jobs. CLICK HERE to sign the AFL/CIO's petition, and tell Congress to do the right thing and extend UI benefits now.



BART Negotiations

Brothers and Sisters:

There has been a lot of misinformation over the last few months about the negotiations at Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Here's the truth: The workers at BART are bargaining for a fair contract that would protect the health and safety of riders and workers. But instead of negotiating in good faith, the bosses at BART have engaged in a campaign to demonize workers as part of an effort to impose an unfair contract that would hurt workers and their families.

The workers at BART don't want a strike. They want to come to work every day to serve our community as they've been doing for years. They're simply asking that management negotiates with them to find common ground. But that's not what's been happening. Instead of negotiating, management has spent weeks holding press conferences to spread misinformation about the workers instead of sitting down with workers to discuss important issues that include worker and rider safety.

Here are the facts:

· BART bosses brought in a high-paid out-of-state lawyer with a history of union-busting and driving disputes to strikes to be their chief negotiator. He's taken weeks of vacation since he was hired instead of sitting down with BART workers to avoid a strike.

· BART management refuses to fix safety problems that have led to the deaths of several workers. In fact, BART cut vital morning safety inspections that protect workers and riders. BART unions are fighting to restore these important safety measures.

· BART workers also are bargaining to improve safety and convenience for riders by pushing to reopen and staff station restrooms and they're fighting to block a proposal by BART management to eliminate the worker-management safety committee.

· BART workers are bargaining for reasonable staffing levels and fair compensation. BART workers' wages have been frozen for five years. Now that BART is running a surplus, workers are asking for a very modest wage increase.

BART workers are our friends and neighbors. They provide a vital service to our community. They're fighting to avoid a strike so that the trains keep running for Bay Area commuters. But they can't do it alone. They need our support.

Please contact the BART Board of Directors during business hours at (510) 464-6095 and tell them to stop their attacks on workers and start bargaining in good faith to avoid a strike. Together, we can ensure the trains keep running and BART workers get what they deserve: a fair contract that protects both riders and workers.

In Solidarity,
Julie Lind, Political Director
San Mateo County Central Labor Council
smclcjulie@sbcglobal.net

Bay Bridge Opens

A smooth commute was assured when the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was opened at 10:00 pm on Monday evening.




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