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Local 1205 Delegate Election

The proposed Local Union Plan to nominate and elect delegates to the IBT Convention to be held in June 2021 has been submitted on August 31, 2021.  Click here to see the Union Plan Submission Notice

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Election Poll Workers Needed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of Election Poll Workers.  Click on the link below to sign up to be a poll worker in your community.

https://www.powerthepolls.org/PublicCitizen



Seasonal Flu - NYC Health

As the flu and COVID-19 will likely circulate at the same time this season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Although the flu vaccine will not prevent COVID-19, it will help decrease the risk of you and your family getting sick and needing flu-related medical care.

Click here for more information about getting your Flu Vaccine.



TEAMSTERS RATIFY FIRST STUDENT NATIONAL MASTER AGREEMENT

School bus drivers and monitors employed by First Student, Inc. voted overwhelmingly to ratify their newest national master agreement witht he company.  Click here to read more.



School Bus Drivers & Driver Assistants Lost Certificate Request Forms

Click the links below to access the Lost Certificate Forms:

Bus Driver - Lost Certificate Form

Attendant/Monitor - Lost Certificate Form



Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

New York State:

NYS Dept. of Health - https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

NYS Coronavirus/COVID-19 Hotline – 1-888-364-3065

NYS Unemployment Insurance - https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

NYS Unemployment Insurance Hotline - 1-888-469-7365 (New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for unemploymetn insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus closures or quarantines)

NYS COVID Rent Relief Program - https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP

NYS Unemployment F.A.Q. COVID-19 - PDF Document

NYS Unemployment F.A.Q. Work Search during the COVID-19 Pandemic - https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/work-search.shtm

NYS New Paid Leave for COVID-19 Website - https://www.governor.ny.gov/paid-sick-leave-covid-19-impacted-new-yorkers/emergency-covid-19-paid-sick-leave

NYS COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law- https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/obtaining-order-of-quarantine.pdf

NYS Summary of COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law- https://actionnetwork.org/user_files/user_files/000/040/789/original/DOH_COVID19_PaidSickLeaveAdvisory_032720.pdf?link_id=2&can_id=d1bc4314f37f6a2fb91f0f0b966397fe&source=email-doh-dol-paid-sick-leave-guidance&email_referrer=email_761905&email_subject=doh-dol-paid-sick-leave-guidance

New York State of Health - The Official Health Plan Marketplace: https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

Meditation & Mindfulness - New York has been hit hard by the current global crisis. In partnership with Governor Cuomo, Headspace wants to be here for you — to help you find some time and space as you weather this storm - https://www.headspace.com/ny


Nassau County:

Nassau County Coronavirus Hotline – 1-516-227-9570

Nassau County webpage - https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4946/Coronavirus-COVID-19


Suffolk County:

Suffolk County Public Health Hotline – 1-631-787-2200

Suffolk County webpage - https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Health-Bulletins/Novel-Coronavirus

Suffolk County United Together Fund (A Response Fund for COVID-19) - PDF Document


New York City:

NYC Dept. of  Health webpage - https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page

COVID-19 Victims Services Resources - PDF Document


New Jersey:

New Jersey Dept. of  Health webpage - https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

New Jersey Unemployment Insurance - https://myunemployment.nj.gov/


CDC - Resources & Support:

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event - https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/pdf/Coping_with_Disaster.pdf

CDC Mental Health & Coping Resources - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html


New York State AFL-CIO Union Strong - COVID-19 Relief for Workers:

COVID-19 Relief for Workers Podcast - https://nysaflcio.org/news/unionstrong-podcast-ep-33-covid-19-relief-workers

NYS COVID-19 Benefit Chart - PDF Document

Federal COVID-19 Benefit Chart - PDF Document


Teamsters Safety & Health Fact Sheet:

https://teamstersafety.org/testing/covid-19/



Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Statement on Killing of George Floyd

“It is our duty as working people and union members to fight institutional racism head-on.”

George Miranda, President of the Teamsters National Hispanic Caucus and President of Teamsters Joint Council 16, made the following statement on the killing of George Floyd...Click here to read more



IMPORTANT DOT NOTICE FOR MEMBERS WITH A CDL LICENSE

DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice regarding marijuana and CBD testing.

Click here to read the DOT notice.



ATTENTION SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS & DRIVER ASSISTANTS

There is a bill pending in Albany that is extremely important to all of our school bus drivers and driver assistants regarding disqualifications.  This is Bill number S402. The purpose of this bill is to have school districts abide by your collective bargaining agreement with regard to disciplinary action.  Right now, employees of the transportation contractor of the school district have contractual protections covering disciplinary actions, but the school district is not a party to that contract.  Therefore, the school district is able to undertake disciplinary action against the employees of its contractor, without due process protections.  This legislation does not prevent the district from undertaking a disciplinary action, it merely requires the district to abide by the terms in an existing contract between its transportation contractor and its employees.

I urge all members to contact their State Senators today and let them know we need this bill passed without delay.  Follow the links to your representative and encourage them to pass bill number S402.

Click here to read Assembly Bill S402

Click here for a list of Long Island Senators

New York State Senate Website

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