Coronavirus Updates and Links:
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020. The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Download the How Employers File Partial Claims Desk-Aid found on the GDOL Alert Page and follow the step-by-step instructions. Filing partial claims results in your employees receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefit payments faster, usually within 48 hours for claims filed electronically. Employees for whom you file a partial claim are NOT required to report to a Georgia Department of Labor career center, register for employment services, or look for other work. Please continue to monitor our website at https://dol.georgia.gov/ for any updates to these guidelines.
To keep you informed with the latest information, SMART is providing periodic COVID-19 updates for SMART leaders in the United States and Canada. Please visit this link for the latest information.
Download: COVID-19 Tool Cleaning Protocols MILWAUKEE.pdf , SMOHIT .pdf , OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan to Protect Workers During Pandemic.pdf , Safer Guidelines from the National Safety Council.pdf , ERA Program Flyer ver3 (1) (1).pdf
What's New at Sheet Metal Workers 85
As we all know, Suicide and Addiction are two growing problems we face in our industry. If you need help or know of someone in need please do not hesitate to reach out for help by calling the following:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Suicidepreventionlifeline.org
SAMHSA’s National Helpline Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
You never know it may save your coworker's, family member's or even your own life.
Download: Georgia Addiction Treatment Center.pdf , Atlanta Center for Mental Health.pdf
There will be more about this horrible travisty to Georgia Workers tonight on FOX 5 News. Thank you Randy Travis for your great work!
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Local Union No. 85
Our members are OSHA trained, deliver on time, drug free, high quality fabrication and installation of all Sheet Metal products.
For more information on our Contractors/Partners, see the Contractor list to the left.
To get started in your Sheet Metal Career click here to apply to be a helper, apprentice or if you have enough training a journeyman. With your career in the Sheet Metal industry you shall make a livable wage, earn a rewarding pension, and have Health insurance including eye and dental for you and your family.Paused
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