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  • IDOT Notice: Construction to Continue

    On Saturday, March 21, IDOT issued the following notice: The Illinois Department of Transportation is taking several steps to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, while keeping our commitment to protect the health and safety of the public and our …

  • UPDATE: Proof of Essential Employment Available for Members in Illinois and Indiana

    Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-10 and Indiana Gov. Holcomb’s Executive Order 2020-08 declared operating engineers “essential workers” performing “critical trades” work, which allows us to continue to work during the Stay Home Order. Several members have requested additional information …

  • Illinois Members May Continue to Work During “Stay Home” Order

    (3/23) Update: Indiana has issued a Stay Home Order that also defines union staff and construction workers as “essential workers,” allowed to continue working during the extent of the order. (3/20) Original post: This afternoon, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued …

  • Important Update on Operators’ Health Center Operations

    The Operators’ Health Centers Adjusts Operations to Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Together, we are facing an unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all our families, our organizations, our communities and our way of life. We are monitoring …

  • Updated Unemployment Information in Response to COVID-19

    In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Illinois and Indiana have eliminated the one-week waiting period that was previously required before workers could apply for unemployment benefits. Additional provisions have been changed in an effort to make it easier for workers …

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