On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued a notice that he will sign executive orders mandating vaccines or testing. He requested that the Department of Labor issue an emergency order requiring large employers (100 employees or more) to mandate a COVID vaccination or weekly testing. He has also signed an Executive Order mandating all federal employees and contractors get vaccinated against COVID-19, with no exceptions for those who would prefer regular testing.
IBEW Local 659 has encouraged vaccinations and emphasized member safety. However, I believe President Biden’s directives conflict with our belief that vaccinations are an individual’s choice.
Local 659 will continue to work with our signatory employers and will demand to bargain over any impacts to our membership that may arise.
Please continue to use safety precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Business Manager Flegel
Oct 02 Sat Executive Board Meeting
Oct 02, 2021Central Point, Oregon
Oct 04 Mon Medford Unit Meeting
Oct 04, 2021Central Point Labor Temple 4480 Rogue Valley Hwy.
Oct 04 Mon Mt. Shasta/Yreka Unit Meeting
Oct 04, 2021All Unit meetings will be held in Yreka until further notice due to COVID. Elks Lodge/Yreka, 332 W. Miner St.
Oct 05 Tue Crescent City Unit Meeting
Oct 05, 2021Location TBD due to COVID. Please contact the hall for meeting location.
Oct 05 Tue Klamath Falls Unit Meeting
Oct 05, 2021IWA Hall, 3836 Altamont DrPaused
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