IBEW Local Union 26
Washington, D.C.

IBEW Local 26 Information Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

Pay your dues online how to:

Members Login Section of Website or App

In the new Members’ Only section on www.ibewlocal26.org you can:

  • Pay your dues online
  • Re-sign the books
  • Change your contact information
  • View your agreement book, by-laws, referral rules, and/or total wage package for your classification

Just click on the “Members’ Only” link from the homepage and log in using your last name as your username and your dues card number as your password. You will then be asked to create your own username and password to continue. Please continue to click on each tab to double check the accuracy of your information. You must have all the information filled out correctly under the “Contact Info” tab in order to continue. Be sure to add your cellular carrier at the bottom of the “Contact Info” page. Then go to your email for a confirmation link. The link will then prompt you to rename your username and password.

  

The new Local 26 app, called “Unions Get It,” can be downloaded free from the Apple App store or Android store. After downloading the app you will be asked to enter your local union number (26) and your card number, as well as change your username and password if you didn’t already do so on the website. Visit the “Manage My Membership” section on the app to ensure that your information is correct. Your information on the app should appear exactly as it does in the Members’ Only section of our Local 26 website. *(Our Members’ Only section and Local 26 app are interconnected so the information you enter on one will also appear on the other.) The app will also allow you to report non-union work via the “ratrAPP (Rat Trap)” link and report a jobsite safety violation via the “Work Site” link. 

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New “Temporary” referral procedure due to COVID-19

Please note due to the pandemic of the COVID-19 the following changes to the referral procedures will be in place until further notice.

    1. Job Referrals will no longer take place in person.
    2. To sign the day book for available-to-work please email the following Referral Agents from 7:30 am to 8:30 am, Monday through Friday:
    • All Members must available by phone at the time of job calls from 8:45 am till 10 am.
    • All referrals and dues check offs will be sent via email to the employer.
    • Members are responsible to bring their needed identifications to the employer.

    NOTE:  Please make sure that you have your full name with your middle initial, last four of your social and a phone number in the email.  This is a temporary measure to keep our members and ourselves safe during these difficult times.

    **If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at (301) 459-2900.

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To sign the books first time after separation

  • Take a photo of the termination slip and your driver’s license.
  • Send Photo of Term slip and license to appropriate referral agent via email
  • Include LAST FOUR of Social Security Number in body of email.
  • In email include Name, Card number, and which zones you are registering for:
  1. Metro
  2. Shenandoah
  3. Roanoke
  4. ALL

Emails:

For AJ’s: RRoe@IBEWLocal26.org

For RW and RE: WNg@IBEWLocal26.org

Phone numbers for Referral windows:

AJ: 301-918-8828

RW and RE: 301-918-8833

IF YOU ARE ON FURLOUGH YOU MAY NOT SIGN ANY OUT-OF-WORK LIST. While on furlough you are still employed by your contractor, and are expected to stay in contact with that contractor in the manner they provided you regarding returning to work.

You may also resign online in the Members Login section, same as always.

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April General Membership Meeting Canceled

Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic and multiple executive orders by the Governor of Maryland, the April 10, 2020 General Membership Meeting is canceled. 

 

  • Brothers and Sisters: If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, call your Foreman or Superintendent to let them know.  DO NOT show up to the jobsite to relay this information. Your tools with be secured if necessary. Thank you.

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  • As of now the construction industry, industrial, commercial, residential have been exempted from the closure order in Maryland. This may change and the leadership of Local 26 will keep everyone informed. Contractors may choose to close jobs, however, it is not mandatory in Maryland at this time. For the definition of essential, please see SECTION B, PART II and VI; SECTION G, PART I of the INTERPRETIVE GUIDANCE here.

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Unemployment Links for DC, MD, VA

Generally, you file for unemployment in the state where you worked. The unemployment office will direct you to the appropriate place to get started applying for unemployment. See link below.

https://www.careeronestop.org/WorkerReEmployment/UnemploymentBenefits/how-do-i-apply.aspx

 Washington DC:     

 https://does.dc.gov/page/unemployment-compensation

Maryland State:  

  https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml

Virginia State:  

 http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/online-services/apply-for-unemployment-benefits

Please remember that IBEW Local 26 is not your employer, if you list Local 26 as your employer, it will slow your claim.

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IBEW 26 Federal Credit Union
Effective immediately, and in light of current circumstances, our host building is closed for at least two weeks. We will be working off-site with limited access.  You can still access your account electronically and using your debit/credit card. If you have any questions, please email us at information@ibew26fcu.com
As always, you can access your account 24/7:
Surcharge-Free ATM Locator: https://www.allpointnetwork.com/
Telephone: 301-306-0610
Toll Free: 1-888-306-0610
Audio Response: 800-724-7573 (pin is last 4 of primary account holder’s social security number)
Debit Card Lost or Stolen (24/7): 833-305-5912
Debit Card Fraud (24/7): 833-305-5913
Debit Card Activation and PIN (24/7): 800-757-9848
VISA Platinum Credit Card (24/7): 877-602-8968
VISA Platinum Credit Card International (24/7): 571-325-3434
Email: information@ibew26fcu.com  (Electronic mail is not secure, and confidential or personal information should not be communicated in this manner)

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National Disease Emergency Response Agreement

In recognition of the current emergency in our nation and the need for our industry to react quickly to this and future emergencies, the IBEW and NECA have developed the National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) for use by our contractors and members. This agreement provides our industry with the ability to react quickly to potential emergencies related to this pandemic.

The provisions of the agreement will become effective immediately, March 16, 2020, as it is intended for use and shall remain in effect until terminated. We shall meet via teleconference every 30 days to evaluate this agreement and determine its continued utility. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact either the IBEW or NECA national organizations.

National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) (download agreement)

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IBEW Local 26 - NECA Joint Trust Funds

 Teledoc Mobile App

How to set up Teladoc

www.teledoc.com

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JATC

JATC Day School Closing

JATC Night School Closing

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Resource Links

https://www.cdc.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/

https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus-updates/

Center for Disease Control Resources for COVID-19 Symptoms
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

High-Risk Countries
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html

Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

OSHA Resources -Guidance on Preparing Workplaces
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf