COVID19 CRISIS TEAMSTERS LOCAL 42 MEMBER ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
January 14, 2021
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Members should file for unemployment immediately upon notice from company regarding your employment status
Unemployment and Paid Sick & Family Leave Protections Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Families First Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6201)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act (H.R. 748)
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Updated Massachusetts CDL Holder Information as of June 1, 2020.
Commercial Driver’s Licenses and Commercial Learner’s Permits
All Massachusetts commercial driver licenses (CDLs) and commercial learner’s permits (CLPs) with an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020, have been extended.
- CDLs and CLPs that expired or will expire in March, April, and May 2020, will now expire in September 2020 and do not need to be renewed at this time.
- CDLs and CLPs that will expire in June have been extended until October 2020
- CDLs and CLPs that will expire in July have been extended until November 2020
- CDLs and CLPs that will expire in August have been extended until December 2020
Note: This does not apply to any commercial driver or permit holder whose privileges were suspended or revoked for traffic offenses.
The Milford and Wilmington RMV Service Centers remain open for CDL transactions.
DOT Medical Certificates
- All CDL Medical Certificates (Med Certs) that have expired or will expire after March 1st through May 31st have been extended until June 30th.
- All CDL Medical Certificates expiring between June 1 and August 31 have been extended until September 30, 2020.
Click here for Massachusetts Essential Employers list
Beginning 03/24/2020 until 04/07/2020, Governor Baker has ordered a stay-at-home advisory. Non-essential businesses will be closed or working remotely. The hall will be closed, and will not be staffed, however, your business agents are ALWAYS available. If you call the hall and leave a message, someone will return your call promptly. Alternately, you may send an email to your BA.
3/18/20: Today the Governor signed the new UI bill that will be effective last Tuesday 3/10. This will waive the 1 week waiting period for UI and is retroactive to 3/10/20.
03/10/2020 Governor Baker declared a State of Emergency
Since December 2019, the outbreak of the respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) #coronavirus that was first detected in China has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including in several states within the United States. Globally, 73 countries have had over 92,000 confirmed cases of the disease, referred to as “COVID-19,” and there have been over 3,000 deaths.
Working people are at increased risk if they frequently interact with potentially infected or infected individuals. As a union, the rights and benefits we have fought for as Teamsters can help to prevent disease and help people who do become ill.
The Teamsters Safety & Health Department has developed a fact sheet for members on the coronavirus which can be downloaded here:
Since this is an emerging and rapidly evolving situation, this fact sheet will be updated as needed.
Stay informed and stay safe!
To our members who have healthcare plans through Allegiant Care, the cost of testing for Covid-19 will be covered 100%. You must be examined by a doctor first , to determine if the test is necessary.
Members will still be responsible for the applicable co-pays pending where their visit takes place – ER, Urgent Care or PCP office.
Cigna has opened a 24-hour telephone help line to allow employees and family members speak with qualified clinicians about how to cope with loss, anxiety, stress, or other issues related to the impact of the COVID-19. The special toll-free number is 866.912.1687.