UPDATED: Coronavirus closings, cancellations and postponements

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[UPDATED  6 p.m., March 24, 2020] The Labor Movement, our community, the nation and the globe are facing an unprecedented moment in regard to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In recognition of health officials' calls for social distancing to stem the spread of the virus, the following facilities have been closed and events cancelled or postponed. We are updating this list regularly but recommend you check with your union hall or the organizers of your event before attending.

If you are aware of additional events that have been cancelled or rescheduled, please contact Labor Tribune Editor Tim Rowden at 314-258-6769 or email tim@labortribune.com or email news@labortribune.com.

UNIONS, UNION HALLS, RETIREES CLUBS

  • CWA Local 6300 union hall is closed and all scheduled meetings and events at the hall are cancelled.

  • IBEW Local 1 has cancelled all meetings and events for the next eight weeks. The union hall will be closed for walk-in business effective March 18. However, the hall will be staffed and you are encouraged to call 314-647-5900 with questions. The St. Louis Electrical Industry Training Center will be closed during the eight-week period as well. Day school apprentices will report to work five days a week.

  • Ironworkers Local 392 has cancelled its March 27 union meeting and the union hall is closed to foot traffic. School is also cancelled for 1st and 2nd year apprentices. School is not cancelled for 3rd or 4th year apprentices.

  • Laborers Local 42 has cancelled its March union meeting. Staff members are available via phone at 314-531-1187.

  • Laborers Local 110 has cancelled its April union meeting and all upcoming retiree events. The Union's lobby has been closed until further notice.

  • Laborers Local 660 has closed the lobby in its Union hall until April 1. Members can reach the office via phone or email.

  • Operating Engineers Local 148 has cancelled its April general membership meeting and its retirees meeting and in-person visits to the hall are restricted. Staff members are available via phone and email.

  • Operating Engineers Local 513 has cancelled all April meetings. The training center will not offer any classes or training and or accept any applications until April 6. The hall is still open, but members are asked to refrain coming in and contacting staff via phone or email.

  • Painters District Council 58 is requesting that members limit coming to the union hall in person if business can be conducted over the phone or electronic communication as it is attempting to monitor entry and exit of all facilities to sanitize the offices, commons areas and meeting spaces. Changes in scheduling, activities and meetings will be announced as they develop.

  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 101 has canceled all union meetings and activities, including apprenticeship classes until further notice. Local 101 also requests that any union business be conducted via phone or email.

  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 Union office, Health and Welfare office and training center are closing effective March 23, with employees working remotely. Staff members can still be reached by calling the 562’s main phone line at 314-355-1000. Apprentice day and night school and Journeyman night school are canceled until further notice. Journeyman re-certification class participants will be notified personally. The April 8 membership meeting has been cancelled.

  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 has cancelled all meetings and events at its union hall as well as its apprenticeship school.

  • United Auto Workers (UAW) 2250 has cancelled or postponed all trips, events and meetings until further notice.

  • United Steelworkers Local 1899 has cancelled all regular union meetings and is requesting that members limit coming to the union hall in person if business can be conducted over the phone. The phone number is 618-452-1899.

  • Teamsters Local 660 Golden Age Retirees Club monthly meetings are cancelled until further notice. Retirees Club meetings are normally held on the second Friday of each month, and may resume tentatively on May 8, 2020.

UNIONS BOARDS AND LABOR GROUPS

MARCH 25

  • Rockwood Labor Club monthly meeting is cancelled.

MARCH 24-25

  • A Workforce Under Stress Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is cancelled. Organizers are working on a new date for the event.

MARCH 26

  • St. Louis Faith Labor Alliance (FLA) breakfast is cancelled. Instead, a joint St. Louis and Tri-County FLA conference call will be held on Thursday, April 2, from 8 - 9 a.m. Dial-in to the conference at 781-448-4740, then enter PIN: 20827. RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated. RSVP at  https://forms.gle/SLiAtRjrPwqvGVCPA.

  • The South St. Louis County Labor Club meeting at Genesis banquet center is cancelled.

  • The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor Awards Banquet has been rescheduled to May 28 at Julia’s Banquet Center in East Alton, as always. For information, contact Awards Committee Chair Mike Fultz at 618-409-4313 or Federation President B. Dean Webb at 618-259-8558.

MARCH 27

  • Ironworkers Local 396 has cancelled its union meeting.

MARCH 28

• The IAM Midwest Territory & IAM Local 660 Guide Dogs Texas Hold'em Tournament has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 30, 2020. Registration begins at 4 p.m. and play begins at 5 p.m. Visit iamll660.org, facebook.com/bluffcitlodge660 or call 618-259-8558 for updates.

MARCH 29

  • The International Women's Day program hosted by the Mother Jones Museum at Mt. Olive and the Italian Cultural Assoc. of Southern Illinois at the Blum House, is postponed. Organizers hope to reschedule sometime in the fall.

  • Missouri State Council of Machinists Joint Legislative Conference (March 29-April 6) has been canceled.

MARCH 30

  • North America’s Building Trades Unions’ 2020 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. (March 30 – April 3) is cancelled. Check the NABTU website at nabtu.org for  instructions  on  how  to  obtain  a  refund  or email registration@nabtu.org.

APRIL 1

  • Tilesetters Local 18 regular monthly Union Meeting is cancelled.

APRIL 2

  • Bricklayers Local 1 regular monthly Union Meeting is cancelled.

  • Tri-County Faith Labor Alliance meeting is cancelled. Instead, a joint St. Louis and Tri-County FLA conference call will be held on Thursday, April 2, from 8- 9 a.m. Dial-in to the conference at 781-448-4740, then enter PIN: 20827  RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated. RSVP at  https://forms.gle/SLiAtRjrPwqvGVCPA.

APRIL 6

  • North County Labor Club meeting is cancelled.

APRIL 7

  • Tri-County Labor Club monthly meeting is cancelled.

APRIL 8

  • Missouri Women in Trades Monthly Meetup is cancelled.

  • The MU Extension April 8 and May 13 Labor Law Breakfasts are cancelled. The presenters scheduled will be rescheduled for later in the year.

APRIL 11

  • IBEW Local 1 Fishing Tournament is cancelled.

APRIL 13

  • Jefferson County Labor Club monthly meeting is cancelled.

  • Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees meeting is cancelled.

APRIL 24

  • 12th Annual Labor & United Way Trap Shoot & BBQ has been postponed.

APRIL 26

  • Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council Meat Shoot at TR’s Place, Centreville Ave. and Concordia Church Road in Belleville, Ill. is still on, but may be rescheduled.

ELECTIONS, CAMPAIGNS AND POLITICAL EVENTS

MARCH 24

  • Wood River Township committee person meeting is cancelled.

MARCH 25

  • East End Democrats committee person meeting is cancelled.

APRIL 1

  • Work-life balance: Wellness & Well-being in the Construction Industry, sponsored by Gateway LERA, at UFCW Local 655 has been canceled.

APRIL 6

  • Granite City precinct committee person meeting is cancelled.

APRIL 7

  • Municipal Election – In an effort to protect the health and well-being of St. Louis County voters and the election workers – and to preserve the integrity of the election – the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners (BOE) has petitioned the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to postpone the April 7 municipal elections, move the election date to April 28 and authorize a voting by mail. If the Court declines to approve the mail-in vote on April 28, the BOE will request a delay until the August 2020 primary election.

  • Collinsville precinct committee person meeting is cancelled.

APRIL 28

  • Wood River Township committee person meeting is cancelled.

MAY 2

  • Warren County Democrats Awards banquet, sponsored in tandem by the Warren County Democrats and the Warren County Democratic Central Committee for is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. For refunds, please contact warrencomodems@gmail.com by April 15, 2020. Tickets and ads not refunded will be honored at the upcoming event held by the Warren County Democratic Central Committee. For questions regarding the event please contact: Warren County Democratic Central Committee Chair – Rodger Wells at 636-359-2328 or email rodgerwells52@gmail.com, For Questions regarding the Ad Book,  please contact: Mary Austin at mjaustin2@earthlink.net.

 

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