Hundreds of thousands of Teamsters are working on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. We are treating patients, delivering essential goods, keeping grocery store shelves stocked and so much more. We are putting our lives at risk so that others remain safe and healthy.
While we continue to do our essential jobs, we need to call on Congress to do its job to keep us safe. Here is what we need:
Reliable access to life-saving PPE
OSHA Temporary Standard to provide enforceable health & safety protections
Congress has announced that they are putting together a “Stimulus 4” package in response to COVID-19. This is our chance to demand that our elected officials live up to their responsibility of keeping us safe. Click HERE to send an email message to your Members of Congress.
HEADLINE: Gov. Pritzker Expands Unemployment Benefits Amid COVID-19 Emergency
The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) caused Governor J.B. Pritzker to issue emergency rules expanding unemployment benefits for the State of Illinois.
As part of the expansion, an individual temporarily laid-off because their workplace closed due to COVID-19 could qualify for benefits from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). The IDES website also provides guidance on eligibility for unemployment benefits if you are unable to work because you are confined to your home to self quarantine, care for children who are home from school, or care for a family member who has contracted COVID-19.
For more information on COVID-19, and to apply for unemployment benefits, please visit the IDES website HERE.
Below are some more helpful links for information about COVID-19:
The Illinois Department of Public Health Daily Updates
The Chicago Federation of Labor COVID-19 Resources Page
The Chicago Department of Health Daily Updates
Teamsters Joint Council 25 helpful links:
Illinois Unemployment Expansion and State Economic Relief