IAM Local Lodge 2228

For Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Santa Cruz CA Workers

Union Report 5/07/2020

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

Exposure Update – No additional cases were reported today. The employee from B/195 is still being monitored for COVID-19 like symptoms, which have yet to be confirmed. However, this employee has not been at work in weeks. The LM Space medical staff will monitor and instruct this employee based on their findings. We will keep you informed as we learn more.

Case Tracker – You will be able to track certain information on the following link regarding cases confirmed, active and recovered. httpss://insidelm.external.lmco.com/covid-19-space-updates-case-tracker If you have questions, contact your committee.

Symptom Checking – late last week the Santa Clara County and now Santa Cruz County Health Orders were extended through the month of May. Appendix A of both orders has listed several items that had to be implemented; some of these we have been practicing, however, all employees, LM Space or Vendors, are to self-check their symptoms prior to coming into the facility. Temperature checking stations are currently being positioned at all Bay Area locations B/202 Palo Alto, B/602 SCF, the Visitors Center /B157 SVL. If a temperature of 100.4 is indicated you are to go home and contact the hot line.

Masks -The company has mailed masks to LM space employees. Check your mailboxes. Let us know if you have not received yours by early next week. Your official address of record is where they will be sent; Check/Update your address of record. Your Union masks are on order and will be coming soon – see the example below. According to the recent SCC order all employees have to wear masks on Company grounds. New hires will receive masks as part of their new hire packet.

Thermometers – Reusable strip type thermometers were mailed late last week and are currently arriving at your address of record. See picture below. Let us know if you have not received them. New hires will begin receiving the strip thermometers as part of their new hire packet. If you are a recent hire within the last month, the Company is shipping some strip thermometers to the Bay Area for distribution. If you fall into this category, please let your committee know.

Misting – Scheduled May 8th , 9th, 10th, 11th in this order: Buildings 174/149/171/076, respectively. These operations will be performed during off hours. Remember to remove and store personal belongings prior to misting operations.

Blood Drive – The Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 from 0800 – 1230 in the B/157 cafeteria.

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.

At this meeting it was mutually agreed that our daily meetings will be cut back to Mondays and Wednesdays, with ad hoc meetings called if there are subjects of importance to share. 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.

The Union and the Company are clearly working together to make sure you are safe on the job. We will continue to post bulletins after meetings.


Kevin Lee
408 829 4563

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