COVID-19 Resources for School Division Members
Visit these web pages for important updates and information for School Division members during the COVID-19 emergency.
COVID-19 Member Reference Guide
Local 94 has put together list of resources to help members during the national coronavirus emergency.
COVID-19 Employer Resource Guide
Local 94 has put together list of resources to help employers during the national coronavirus emergency.
LOCAL 94 CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND MEMBERS ARE ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES
Governor Cuomo's Executive Order considers Local 94 to be an "Essential Business" and its members to be "Essential Employees". Please be sure you have your Union ID card when you are going to work. If you have any further questions, please contact your Business Representative.
Reminder: Union Dues
Please note, effective January 1, 2020, the maximum monthly dues are $95.68. Dues for 40 hour contracted work weeks are calculated by multiplying the hourly rate x 2.50; for 35 hour contracted work week hourly rate x $2.20; for 37 1/2 hour contracted work week hourly rate x $2.36, up to a maximum of $95.68. When the hourly rate increases, the dues increase, up to the maximum monthly dues.
Please be sure you have properly adjusted the withholding amount for dues effective January 1, 2020.
If you have any questions, please call the Union Office at 212-245-7040.
The Cutting Edge -Fall 2019
Read the most recent newsletter.
Greedy contractors are trying to destroy the IUOE Apprenticeship Program - Don't Let Them
The IUOE invests $180 million every year creating the best-trained workforce in the world. IUOE apprenticeship programs produce highly skilled apprentices who deliver projects on time and under-budget.
But greedy anti-union contractors want to destroy our apprenticeship programs. They are determined to lower our standards, cut corners, and boost profits on the backs of their workers.
Unscrupulous contractors have been using apprenticeship as a way to evade federal and state prevailing-wage laws for years. They lie about whether an apprentice is actually registered. It’s the only way a worker on a public-works project can be paid less than the prevailing wage. If this rule allows industry-registered apprenticeship programs into construction, there will be a massive hole blown in prevailing-wage laws. We cannot allow this back-door attack on prevailing wages and apprenticeship.
It’s time to make our voices heard and stop the assault on our training.
Send an email right now to the Department of Labor: Visit the saveiuoeapprenticeships.org website to learn more and to send your message
Tell them to protect IUOE apprenticeships.
IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION FOR NEW YORK STATE UNION MEMBERS
Effective January 1, 2019, Union members in the state of New York will have the opportunity to deduct their union dues from their state income tax. Learn more.
GET INVOLVED --LET YOUR LOCAL POLITICIANS KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE MEDICAL DEBACLE WE ARE FACING IN AMERICA
For you convenience, we have developed a letter that you can send to your local politicians letting them know how concerned you are about the serious problems we are all facing with our medical coverage system in the United States.
Here is a link that you can refer to for political contact information.
OptumRx - Effective January 1, 2019
Effective January 1, 2019, the prescription benefit portion of your health plan will be administered by OptumRx. You can visit the OptumRx website at www.optumrx.com. Each prescription drug company has its own list of prescribed medications that are allowed for their safety, cost and effectiveness. You and your doctor should consult the Formulary List to help you select the most cost-effective prescription medications for your needs. To find out more about your prescription drug benefits, please visit the How the Prescription Drug Plan Works section of our website.