March 30, 2020: A message from Chris Erikson:
Governor Cuomo ordered state wide shutdown. All non-essential construction work must be shut down, until April 30, 2020. This shutdown will effect 75% of the work force being laid off at this time. The impact of the funds will be considerable. Our industry WILL BE IMPACTED LONG TERM. These are the facts that we will have to face:
Unemployment Benefits: There will be an additional $600 per week, above the states benefits, effective through July 31, 2020. There will be an extension of 13 weeks - up to 39 weeks, until December 31, 2020.
There are many members with the COVID-19 virus, in serious condition. I member has passed away. Please stay home and avoid outside contact.
For those members who would like to mail their dues check , the address is
108 Albert Drive; Parlin, NJ 08859.
Sorry for any confusion in the last newsletter. The whole address was not listed.