MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
As of the writing of this message, it appears from reports that we will be in this lockdown situation at least another month.
Local 671 is taking this situation very seriously. We have limited the access to our office and are practicing social distancing. I have also asked the Business Agents to avoid any unnecessary visits to limit their exposure and yours to further protect you, your families and themselves.
Teamsters Local 671 has requested the steps taken by all companies under contract with us to protect the safety of our members and the public. We have posted those responses on the website. Please review them and if they are untrue or insufficient, please email us so we can properly look into and address the situation.
During this crisis, we are operating as normal as possible. With the layoffs of approximately 1/3 of our membership, we have reduced our staff hours and we have been forced to lay off our 2 Field Representatives. We are trying to find other ways to cut some of the costs to protect the solvency of the Local after this crisis passes.
I ask for your patience and help during this very difficult time.
For those of you who are covered under the Local 671 Health Services, Teamsters 671a Health Services, New England Teamsters Pension Fund or the New England Teamsters Federal Credit Union, these services continue to operate under some alternate processes. Please refer to their websites or ours for more information.
Teamsters Local 671 Health Services
Teamsters Local 671 A Health
(Formerly Local 559 Health Services)
New England Teamsters Pension Fund
New England Teamsters Federal Credit Union
Your Business Agents, Local Union and Health Fund Staff are still available to assist you however due to the reduced staffing and hours there may be a slight delay in getting back to you. The union office and health fund offices all have instructions on how to contact your representatives and leave your message. All calls will be answered as promptly as possible.
We sincerely thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time. The safety and well-being of our members and their families and staff remains our top priority. Above all, please take all recommended precautions to safeguard yourselves and your families.
If you have any questions, please contact us through the options listed below.
Teamsters Local 671 Office: (860) 242-3200
firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 985-7953
email@example.com (860) 983-0191
firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 882-7587
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