AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T NICCOLLAI - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2021

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2021

COVID-19 Cost and Testing

President Niccollai indicated today that an email was sent to all Employers or Signatories of Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Local Union apprising them that the costs associated with the mandate for testing of all unvaccinated members must be assumed by the Employer.  Both State and Federal laws mandate the existence of a safe working environment and forbid the shifting of costs to employees where specific tests are required.  Obviously, the best way to administrate a testing program would be at the work-site with rapid tests on Company time.

Your Union has also received inquiries because of increasing risk of infections due to the Omicron variant.  That issue is round two once we have concluded the issue relating to payment for the COVID-19 testing.

We wish to take this opportunity to extend to all of our Brothers and Sisters and their loved ones a Happy and Healthy New Year!  Please work smartly and work safely, and remember your Union has your back concerning these most difficult times that we are experiencing together.