Sheet Metal Workers JATC Local 137
50-02 5th Street Suite A
Long Island City,
NY 11101
Tel: 718-937-4514
Fax: 718-937-4113
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AFLCIO News Feed

URGENT NOTIFICATION

The results for the Business Representative position are in. Congrats to our New Business Representative, Anthony Fotiadis. 

The Next General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, Ocotober 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom.

All prior GM and E-Board Meeting Minutes from February thru August are now posted and can be found in the Minutes section for your review for the upcoming GM Meeting via zoom. 

 

 

Dear Brothers & Sisters, 
 
Elections will be held for the Business Representative Position on: Saturday, September 19, 2020
 
 
There are 2 polling locations located at:
 
SMART Local 137 Union Hall located at 50-02 5th Street LIC, NY 11101
 
&
 
Local 22 at Union Hall located at 106 S Ave W, Cranford, NJ 07016 from
 
8:00 am- 1:00 pm
 
 
You can only vote at one polling location.

 

 

The General Membership Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2020 has been canceled. 

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

Please be advised that a Special General Membership Meeting will be held for nominations of officers. This will take place:

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

IBEW Local 25

370 Motor Pkwy A,

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Any member that wished to be nominated for an officer position must have his or her dues paid current thru July 31, 2020.

If there is a need for an Election, elections will be held on

Saturday, September 19, 2020 at SMART Local 137 Union Hall located at

50-02 5th Street LIC, NY 11101.

NJ members can vote at Local 22 at Union Hall located at

106 S Ave W, Cranford, NJ 07016 from 8:00 am- 1:00 pm

We will not be offering Applications on Mondays until further notice.

To All Members:  

As you take precautions to protect yourself and your family members, the Local Union has prepared a plan to protect each of our employees at the office.

Due to the most recent Executive Order mandated by the NYS Governor's office the SMART Local Union 137 office will be closed until further notice. This is in effort to be proactive in protecting everyone's health. If you receive the automated answering system please follow the new messaging carefully as the instructions have been updated. You will now have the option of leaving a voicemail message or emailing office staff. This will ensure a prompt response to any of your concerns or needs. 

Please be assured that Local Union 137 remains committed to the highest level of member and client servivces and we will continue to operate as usual.

Below are numerous documents that provide much of the needed information that pertains to your benefits. You can also visit the NYS Department of Labor website. Please email your union representative if you have any questions or concerns.

IMPORTANT BENEFITS INFORMATION 

SMART Local Union 137 is providing all pertinent information regarding the Care Act, Unemployment Benefits, Family Leave Act, and important FAQ's via the documents below. Please take the time to carefully read the information as it may pertain to you and the benefits you are entilted to. If you have any further questions or are unclear on any issue email your union representative. 

NJ COVID 19 SCENARIOS AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE

Download UPDATED NJ DOL COVID-19 SCENARIOS.pdf

NJ WORKERS RELIEF 

Download NJ Worker Relief1.pdf

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS: UPDATED FAQs

https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/ui-covid-faq.pdf

UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE FLOW CHART

https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/cares-act-need-to-know-flowchart.pdf

UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA)

https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.pdf

COVID GOVERNMENT INFORMATION LINKS

Download COVID Government Information Links.pdf

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CARE ACT

https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/cares-act-need-to-know.pdf

UNEMPLOYMENT FILING DOC

https://www.labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/2020/march-17-2020-1.shtm

UNEMPLOYMENT FAQS

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/dol_unemploymentinsurancefaq_032720.pdf

CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES 

https://nabtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ContractorSummary.pdf

SICK LEAVE LAW

https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/obtaining-order-of-quarantine.pdf

CARE ACT

https://covid-19.theabdteam.com/blog/how-the-cares-act-affects-employee-benefits

 

COVID-19 RELIEF AVAILABLE TO WORKERS UNDER NEW YORK STATE LAW

COVID-19 RELIEF AVAILABLE TO WORKERS UNDER FEDERAL LAW

 

ALERT: COVID-19 INFORMATION 

For your convenience we have provided link that will serve as reliable resources on how to limit and handle exposure including unemployment information. Please click on the links below for further details. 

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

https://labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/2020/march-17-2020-1.shtm

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.6 CONTINUING TEMPORARY SUSPENSION AND MODIFICATION OF LAWS RELATING TO THE DISASTER EMERGENCY –which requires Employers to reduce in-person workforce to 50% at any work location no later than March 20 at 8pm CONSTRUCTION is NOT SUBJECT to these restrictions.  Read the entire Executive Order 202.6 here:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2026-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency?fbclid=IwAR2U36ZMnkAJEkis5P2NqbNzKz-K_J81ygafzzYqdFclg9c7Dce8Vq_WfXI