May Monthly Membership Meeting
As more and more Americans continue to get vaccinated, we are slowly emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently in Phase 4 in the State of Illinois and as such, the meeting restrictions are set at 50 persons for any gathering. Last month, we reverted back to our original strategy to allow us to reconvene and conduct our Monthly Membership Meetings in person. We will again conduct these meetings in a safe and methodical manner for everyone’s safety. Our next meeting, under the current Phase 4 restrictions, will be held on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Union Hall. We are structuring the in-person meeting again with social distancing and other safety requirements like our previous meetings.
To attend in person, we are once again requiring you to pre-register. We are ONLY allowing up to the restricted amount of 50 in-person attendees. In-person attendance will be based on a first-come first-served basis via email. To register to attend in person please email your name and the name of your shop you work at to: email@example.com You will receive back a confirmation email stating you are one of the fifty allowed to attend in person. If you do not receive an email back, you will not be allowed to attend.
If you received a confirmation email, we are requiring you to wait outside in your vehicle until 7:15 pm. At that time, you are asked to enter in the East side courtyard doorway in a single file line six feet apart from one another. Once you enter the building, we will verify your eligibility to attend in person. We will then be taking your temperature upon entry in the front door and provide you with hand sanitizer to clean your hands. You are also required to wear your facemask the entire time you are in the building. You will then be seated from the rear of the room forward. After the meeting, you will exit from the front of the room to the back. Everyone will be six feet apart from one another. Moving forward, we will continue to conduct our Membership Meetings in this manner until the restrictions are either changed or lifted and things get back to normal.
Standard Automotive Agreement Contract Negotiations Communications
With the upcoming Standard Automotive Agreement negotiations fast approaching, given the size of the group and the insistence of communicating “one message,” we are requesting that our members working under this Agreement, register with their email and cell number in order to receive emails or text updates and messaging throughout the process. The “official message” from the Union, rather than any “rumors” or false updates from the employer, will be also posted on the 701 website at mech701.org, and on the official Local 701 Facebook page – IAMAW Automobile Mechanics Local 701.
If you are interested in receiving email updates, you must sign up for them on the Local 701 website. Click here to sign up. You will need your book number in order to complete the sign-up process for verification purposes.
We ask that you also please share this information with others in your shop as they may not be receiving emails from us at this time.
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