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    • What's New at IBEW 697
      The Turkey Creek Golf Course is open and the Local 697 Golf League has officially started. Please make sure you follow the new "Covid-19" rules that will be posted at the course and follow the recommended CDC guidelines. Play begins at 3:00pm every Thursday at Turkey Creek Golf Course - 6400 Harrison Street in Merrillville. For more information, click on the “Golf League” tab under Committees & Clubs. Read More...

      The Local 697 Covid-19 Bulletin Board is located under the “Members” tab of the Local 697 website or app, under “What’s New” on the home page and/or by typing in www.ibew697.org/Covid-19

      • Governor Holcomb's Roadmap to reopen5 stage plan for Indiana
      • Cancelled or Postponed Local 697 EventsCredit Union Dinner Meeting, RENEW, EWMC, Sisters, etc...
      • Hours of operation for the Local 697 ComplexCLOSED to everyone EXCEPT the staff
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      • CARES ACTfederal legislation Q&A
      • Northern Indiana Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NIDERA)protection for you
      • Indiana Executive Ordersdetailed information from Governor Holcomb
      • Going to work during the “Stay-at-Home Order”safety and supporting documentation
      • Filing for unemploymenteasy 1,2,3 steps for filing, new PUC added $600 benefit and the 1 week wait time is suspended
      • Local 697 Sub Fundtemporary emergency changes
      • Health Carehours, eligibility and Paylocity Q&A
      • Credit Union – new member assistance loans and hardship assistance
      • AnnuityVanguard account
      • Teladoctelemedicine included for free with your Local 697 Healthcare
      • OSHA - Guidance on preparing workplaces for Covid-19
      • Indiana Primary Election - registration and absentee ballot
      • VeteransIndiana Department of Veteran Affairs Military Family Relief Fund
      • Blood Donationshow and where to donate during this global pandemic

      More information will follow tomorrow…

      In Solidarity,

      Ryan R. Reithel
      Business Manager / Financial Secretary
      IBEW Local Union 697

      Coronavirus Update from Local 697 – Interior of the building closed to everyone EXCEPT FOR STAFF

      Brothers & Sisters -

      With the increase in COVID-19 cases, the IBEW Local 697 Complex will be in full operation but the interior of the building will be CLOSED to everyone except the staffIt is critical to keep health care, pension checks, sub fund, credit union accounts, vacation fund, loans, death benefits, incoming/outgoing mail and official union business going for you and your family

      Effective immediately and until futher notice...

      1. The 697 JATC lobby is closed, all apprentice classes have been suspended and all student have been shifted to e-learning from the safety of their homes.  Additionally, all journeyman classes have been suspended.  The staff is here working on the e-learning material and available by phone 219-940-6175 for any questions.

      1. The 697 Credit Union lobby is closed but the drive-thru will remain OPEN and loans will still be available.  The staff is here and available by phone at 219-940-6180 for any questions.

      1. The 697 Health & Benefits Office lobby is closed.  The staff is here and available by phone at 219-940-6181 for any questions.  We are requiring all members to be seen by appointment only for specific issues that cannot be discussed effectively over the phone or through email. 

      1. The 697 Business Office lobby is closed but the staff is here and available by phone at 219-945-0697 for any questions.  We are requiring all members to be seen by appointment only for specific issues that cannot be discussed effectively over the phone or through email.  Please remember that dues payments can be made online, on the Local 697 website/app or the credit union can send your payment.  A Local 697 member can register on the out of work list (book) via e-mail to info@ibew697.org or by fax 219-945-0650.  A traveling member can register via the same email or fax by submitting…
      • Current Dues Receipt that shows classification with; letter of introduction from home Local or current term-slip within 3 days of separation

      OR

      • Business Manager to Business Manager

      As you know we are in a state of emergency and this situation can change at any time.  Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this critical time for our Local, our families and our Nation.

      In Solidarity,

      Ryan R. Reithel
      Business Manager / Financial Secretary

      I.B.E.W Local Union 697


      Download: Local 697 Update 3-20-2020 5pm.pdf
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