From Your IBEW 77 Business Manager
March 27, 2020
Brothers and Sisters,
This correspondence is to address the COVID-19 Pandemic, that has implications in Washington, Idaho and across the country. Every day more information is being released on the nature of this virus and the speed in which it travels. Every day we learn more about our schools, government offices, and businesses all around that are closing in light of COVID-19.
On March 12, I met with the Business Representatives of Local 77. A unanimous decision was made to comply with recommendations by the CDC, our State government and local County leadership. Starting Friday, March 13, 2020, IBEW Local 77 cancelled all unit meetings in its jurisdiction until further notice. Conference travel has been suspended. The Seattle, Spokane and Kennewick halls have been closed to the public. The SeaTac and Spokane office staff have been equipped with laptops and the majority are currently working from home. We continue to forward construction dues and dispatch matters to Catalina and Katie. Shannon in Kennewick is assisting members via phone and email.
These unprecedented steps coincide with our utility partners and their desire to protect their employees. The members of Local 77 stand on the frontline of service to customers. The quality of work and the ability to perform tasks are uniquely supplied by this great membership and cannot be duplicated or replaced. I ask each and every member to do their best to be safe. In these unprecedented times, we write the history of this path that lies before us. We are our Brothers and Sisters keepers and only we can answer the call to duty. This is our time to shine, as we show the utilities and the contractors we partner with that we are the professionals who make up the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Rex Habner, Business Manager/Financial Secretary
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