Los Angeles County Allows Churches, Stores, Pools Drive-In Theaters to Reopen – May 27, 2020

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Announces Reopening of Gaming on June 2 – May 26, 2020

EST Dan Langford Named to LA County Economic Resiliency Task Force – May 26, 2020

Los Angeles Requires Everyone to Wear Face Mask Outside of Home – May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Letter to Contractors – May 11, 2020

$60 Gift Card Program For All Current Members – May 1, 2010

Los Angeles County Announces Free COVID-19 Testing for All Residents: Frontline Workers Can Sign Up Here; Family Members Can Sign Up Here – April 30, 2020

Los Angeles County: COVID-19 Testing Expands to Construction Workers Without Symptoms – April 29, 2020

Cal-OSHA Safety and Health Guidelines – COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Construction April 28, 2020

Ventura County Eases Parts of Its Stay at Home Order – April 20, 2020

CITF Online COVID-19 Training Available in Spanish and French – April 20, 2020

CITF Online COVID-19 Training – April 17, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Six Goals to Lift California Coronavirus Order – April 14, 2020

Los Angeles Issues Worker Protection Order – April 7, 2020

Riverside County Orders All Residents to Wear Masks – April 4, 2020

EST Dan Langford Announces Extension of Health Benefit Coverage April 3, 2020

Notice to All Contractors Concerning Food Trucks and COVID-19 – April 3, 2020

Statement on L.A. Building and Safety Announcement No. 5 – April 2, 2020

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Announces Stay at Home Directive – April 1, 2020

Nevada Construction and Development Assembly – April 1, 2020

Statement on Construction Stoppage at MSG Sphere – April 1, 2020

Tips for Finding and Securing Contracts – April 1, 2020

L.A. Building and Safety Announcement No. 5 – March 31, 2020

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Issues Stay at Home Executive Order – March 30, 2020

Carpenters Communication on HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act March 27, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law  March 26, 2020

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Deemed Construction as “Essential” March 24, 2020

President Pete Rodriguez Announces Additional CUPP Stipend For Eligible MembersMarch 23, 2020

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Deemed Construction an “Essential Service” March 23, 2020

Colorado Governor Jared Polis Identifies Construction as “Critical” March 20, 2020

EST Dan Langford announces May 1st payout of accumulated vacation to qualifying members March 20, 2020

California construction workers prepare to mobilize for coronavirus surge response March 20, 2020

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Identifies Construction as “Essential” March 20, 2020

EST Langford’s Statement on California and Nevada Executive Orders – March 20, 2020

EST Langford’s Message to Our Partners on California and Nevada Executive Orders– March 20, 2020

California Governor Newsom Declares Construction Essential in Executive Order– March 19, 2020

A Letter From the General President – UBC General President Doug McCarron– March 19, 2020

Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative– March 18, 2020

CA Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order Further Enhancing State and Local Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic– March 17, 2020

FAQs:

Members:

Should I Stay Home from Work?

As Union members, we pride ourselves on our training and professionalism. Maintain contact with your employers to understand when you are scheduled for work, and make every effort to report if you are symptom free and feel comfortable doing so. All employees on the jobsite should follow the advice of experts in practicing social distancing, proper hygiene, and other protective measures suggested here.

Those members who show any symptoms should report that to their supervisors and should refer to the CDC guidelines.

Are Training Centers and Apprenticeship Classes Open?

For up-to-date information on training centers, please visit Southwest Carpenters Training Fund website: https://www.swctf.org

Are Local Offices Open?

Please call your local office prior to making an in-person visit to verify that it is open and to see if your business with the local can be conducted via phone. Currently, all locals are open. But, this may change as additional governmental orders are issued.

Do I have to be symptom-free to go to work? 

During this state of emergency, employers are legally allowed to require employees to be symptom-free in order to be on the jobsite.

What if my job site is forced to shut down?

Contact your local office.

Is the SWRCC Office Open?

Our staff is focused on serving our members. Your representatives will continue to be a resource to members and active in their duties on jobsites. Please contact your local office if you have any questions or issues.

Do I qualify for benefits under the CARES act? 

Find out here
Contractors:

Can I require my employees to be symptom-free to work?

During this state of emergency, employers are legally allowed to require employees to be symptom-free in order to be on the jobsite.

How should I pay employees who are directed to self-quarantine?

Employees that are asked to self-quarantine should be paid show-up pay (Article IX, Section 902.2 of the MLA; Article XX, Section 4(a)-(c) of the Interior/Exterior Agreement).

Employees that are asked to self-quarantine should also be paid in full at the time of discharge (Article XVI, Section 1608 of the MLA; Article XX, Section 4(d) of the Interior/Exterior Agreement).

What if our jobsite is forced to shut down?

Please contact Contract Administration  at 213.385.1457 or email contracts@swcarpenters.org

Can I take the temperature of employees prior to allowing them on the job site?​
The Carpenters will not oppose noninvasive methods of taking temperature during this pandemic, but it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that those methods are within the bounds of any laws (such as the ADA).
How should a Contractor implement the HR 6201 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

Please see this communication to contractors and this flyer published by the DOL.

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