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
Nov 01 Mon Medford Unit Meeting
Nov 01, 2021Central Point Labor Temple 4480 Rogue Valley Hwy.
Nov 02 Tue Bandon Unit Meeting
Nov 02, 2021Office 555 Hwy 101
Nov 02 Tue Klamath Falls Unit Meeting
Nov 02, 2021IWA Hall, 3836 Altamont Dr
Nov 02 Tue Port Orford Unit Meeting
Nov 02, 2021Unit Meetings have been cancelled due to COVID until further notice.
Nov 03 Wed Albany/Corvallis Unit Meeting
Nov 03, 2021Central Electrical Training Center, 33309 Hwy 99 E Tangent ****MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE AUDITORIUM****Paused
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