Recent News

Michigan Unemployment Benefits Filing Update

Friday, March 27, 2020

To help Michiganders receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name.

For more information, please visit Michigan.gov/UIA



Ongoing jobs update 3/26/20

Thursday, March 26, 2020

We wanted to share some of the jobs that are still ongoing. If you are working still and you do not see your project on this list, please call your Business Agent in that area just so he knows what jobs he still has going on in his area. This list is just some of the jobs, we will try and keep this posted as jobs are getting the approval to start back up.

- AK STEEL
- Dakota Kittering
- FCA Distribution Center
- Dunn Paper in Port Huron
- Lenox Township Project
- Amazon Pontiac (very small crew)
- Oakland Community College
- Detroit Waste Water Treatment Plant
- OxyChem PCA in Manistee
- Gordie Howe International Bridge Crossing
- Woodingham Pump Station in Lansing (rods)

Whether you are working on a Critical Project or at the house right now, PLEASE Stay Safe.


Clarification on Executive Order - Critical Infrastructure Work

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

After reviewing the Executive Order handed down by the Governor yesterday, Some clarification was emailed to Local 25 defining “Critical infrastructure work”. Local 25 DOES have projects that fall under that category. Below is the language that was emailed to us. If you have any questions if certain projects fall under “Critical Infrastructure work”, Please call your Business agent or the Novi Hall.

A: Some limited forms of construction are permissible, including construction to maintain and improve essential public works like roads, bridges, the telecommunications infrastructure, and public health infrastructure. Construction workers may also undertake such projects as necessary to maintain and improve the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences. In addition, businesses may designate construction firms to provide necessary support to the work of the businesses’ critical infrastructure workers. All construction work that is carried out while the order is in effect must be done in accordance with the mitigation measures required under section 5(c) of the order.


Local 25 COVID-19 Updates 3/20/20

Friday, March 20, 2020

Please check back to this website news page and IW 25 member mobile app frequently as we will post information as it becomes available. 

Iron Workers Local 25 continues to monitor the COVID-19 virus and work closely with the building trades and our signatory contractors on a daily basis to advise action. View the latest information from the Michigan Building Trades here and the NABTU here

 

REMINDERS:

- The Training Center remains closed. All classes are canceled until further notice. 

- The Union Hall remains open. 

- We are working closely with our signatory contractors to make sure people are safe and adhere to the CDC's recommendations. 

*****ALL WORK AT THE FCA MACK SITE IS SUSPENDED UNTIL MARCH 30TH, 2020******

*****ALL WORK AT THE WARREN TRUCK PLANT IS SUSPENDED UNTIL MARCH 30TH, 2020******

*****ALL WORK AT THE GM FLINT PLANT IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE******



Local 25 COVID-19 Updates 03/18/2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Iron Workers Local 25 continues to monitor the COVID-19 virus and work closely with our signatory contractors on a daily basis to advise action. If you are sick, please stay home.

- The Apprenticeship school is still closed until further notice.

- All Stewards meetings are cancelled until further notice.

- REMINDER: The March 23rd Bylaw Vote in cancelled until further notice.

- If you feel uncomfortable going on job sites, please contact an agent.

We are staying in close contact with the other Building Trades and National Building Trades.
 
Please check back to the website news page and IW 25 member mobile app frequently as we will post information as it becomes available.

Additional guidance from North America's Building Trades Unions and The Center for Construction Research and Training (CWPR) can be found here



Local 25 COVID-19 Updates March 16th, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Please note the following updates as of 03/16/2020:

- IW 25's Apprenticeship school is shut down until further notice.

- The bylaw vote that was scheduled for March 23rd is cancelled. Members will get a new postcard once it is rescheduled.

- The union hall will be open for phone calls only.

- Dispatch will remain open for phone calls.

We will continue to update you daily with changes as needed. Additional guidance on preventing the COVID-19 spread from North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) can be found here.


Initial Guidance on COVID-19

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Iron Workers Local 25 continues to monitor the COVID-19 virus and work closely with our signatory contractors on a daily basis to advise action. If you are sick, please stay home. Additional guidance from North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) can be found here The IW 25 Training School is currently open and we will be addressing classes on a day to day basis. 


Iron Workers needed for immediate work at Blue Water Energy Center in St. Claire

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

 

Iron Workers needed for immediate work at Blue Water Energy Center in St. Claire. 2nd Shift at 6 PM - 3 AM.

5s, 9s and 8 on Saturdays.

Please call IW 25 Business Agent Wayne Coffell at (810) 922 - 9085 for more information.