IAM Local Lodge 2228

For Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Santa Cruz CA Workers

Union Report 4/27/2020

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

Exposure Update – No additional cases of COVID-19 exposure involving employees having prolonged contact with infected people were reported. About the two cases reported last week that the hotline has being monitoring; we are waiting for both to be cleared, however one case we learned is negative for the virus. The other case is is highly unlikely that the employee has been infected – however, they were asked to stay home out of an abundance of caution. Based on the symptoms’ reported, it is likely they will also be cleared to return to work as planned. These employees worked in B/153 and 182.
$500.00 awards – are still on schedule for May 1st, 2020. Recipients received an email notice on Friday; the union received a list of members not receiving the award. We are reviewing the list and contacting the employees to verify how many days they reported to work during the shelter in place.
Masks -The company has mailed masks to LM space employees. Please remember to check your mailboxes. You will be receiving two shipments over the next few days. Additionally, emails have been sent to instruct you on the proper use of masks this week. Check your emails/speak with your leadership for details. 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. LM Space has maintained that all personnel working at a Lockheed Martin facility (including employees, contractors, customers and visitors) should continue to wear facial coverings or masks in accordance with state and local guidance. Wear a mask and be safe.
Break Rooms – it was reported that Break rooms are continuing to be modified to comply with CDC guidelines, conference rooms are also being utilized as additional breakrooms. Let us know if your break areas need better enforcement or if additional areas may be needed to be used for breaks and lunches.
Medical Production – it was reported that 10,000 gowns have been produced over 2 weeks. A third shift will be added as more medical supplies are needed. It was reported that last week the gowns produced were taken to the VA Health Care facility in Palo Alto.
Misting – over the weekend misting operations were performed in B/ 181 and 182; as we previously reported, the company will be misting plant wide and are putting together a schedule for the committee. This misting is precautionary and not reactive.
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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