IAM Local Lodge 2228

For Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Santa Cruz CA Workers

Union Report 4/22/2020

Corona Virus Update — Company Hotline for COVID 19 is 877 342 3908

Exposure Update – Another day without a reported contact or exposure of the Corona Virus.
Location Tracking – the company informed the committee that we should be receiving an answer from the Executive Leadership Committee early next week regarding our request for transparency regarding exposure and contact locations within buildings. We will keep you advised.
Misting scheduling –misting as a preventative measure will initiate in ATC and SCF during off hours approximately May 1st, 2020. Our general maintenance personnel will be performing this work. The company has stated that this work is of a precautionary nature and does not indicate exposure or contact. The union and the safety committee has received a list of chemicals and will review. The company will soon supply the union with a schedule in SVL.
The awards for payment of up to $500.00 are still on schedule for May 1st, 2020. We were informed today that only a small number of members would not be receiving the award because they worked from home, were on leave prior to March 17th or chose to not work during this period. Recipients will receive notice on Friday through their supervision; if you do not receive notification and you were working on site during this period let us know.
Masks – Beginning this Monday, April 27, all personnel physically working at a U.S. Lockheed Martin facility will be required to wear a mask. Information specific to Space will be coming out this week. Company Senior leadership is working with your first line leaders to ensure a consistent message and approach within the teams. Wear a mask and be safe. The company will present the union with the cloth masks tomorrow. They will be disbursed to employees soon after. Currently surgical type disposable masks are available to all employees on site, Your Union masks are on order and will be coming soon – see the example below.
Break Rooms – Senior leadership will be reviewing the breakrooms where social distancing is not being observed, let us know if this sounds like your break room
Voluntary Infrared Sensor Testing – started yesterday in B/157, the company will be testing IR thermometers on a voluntary basis for evaluation. This may lead to voluntary thermal testing at the gates if this program succeeds.

Remember the following:
If you feel sick, stay home and call the hotline number above
Social distancing – keep at least 6 feet between you and others when possible including lunch & breaks
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
Try not to touch your face or your eyes
For those who are not sick and don’t feel comfortable at work, discuss this with your manager and take time off – using Unpaid, Paid Absence Leave or Vacation, if approved
The process for those who don’t feel well is to call the Hotline and discuss how you feel. If you are directed to self-quarantine, a notice will be sent to your manager and your labor relations business partner.

Your input continues to be valuable; please continue to pass it on to your stewards, Dimas Resendez, David Johnson, Kimberlee Hamilton Alarcon, Brian Babcock and Rod Thole. Bulletins will also be posted on LL2228 website www.iamll2228.org
We will continue to meet and post bulletins, the Union and the Company are clearly working together to make sure you are safe on the job.


Kevin Lee
408 829 4563

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