COVID-19 Updates

At IUPAT DC 35, we’re committed to getting you the latest information on COVID-19 and how it affects our work. On this page, you can find information and resources on COVID-19.

Updates

June 1

  • FTI New England Online course update. Read here. Register for courses here.

May 11

  • FTI New England Online course update. Read here.

May 6

  • A Boston Construction Update from BMST Jeff Sullivan. Read here in English and en Espanol.

May 4

April 27

  • Read an important DC 35 construction safety update, in English and in Spanish.

April 22

April 14

  • Read about the feedback on the order to discontinue working on construction sites in English and Spanish.

April 13

  • Please see important unemployment updates for Spanish speaking members in English and Spanish.

April 9

April 7

  • Please see an update from our Business Manager Jeff Sullivan in English and Spanish.

April 4

April 1

  • All DC 35 local meetings for April have been canceled due to the state’s orders to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people. Stay Safe!
  • Read Construction updates in English and Spanish

March 31

March 26

March 25

March 24

  • “Construction Activity” exempt from the list of non-essential businesses. If you are concerned about your safety on open job sites, please contact a union rep. Read the full letter from the union in English and in Spanish.

March 12

  • All classes at the FTI of New England have been postponed until further notice.
  • All meetings at DC 35 offices have been postponed until further notice.

Filing for Unemployment

The construction industry is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many states and cities are shutting down construction, and projects are slowing down across the nation. If you find yourself separated from work due to the pandemic, there are resources available to help.

Massachusetts
In response to this pandemic, Governor Baker has signed into law changes to unemployment assistance, including waiving the customary one-week waiting period. All members separated from work due to COVID-19 can now immediately file for unemployment. Please click here to find out how to file for unemployment. Para español.

Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/unemployment-insurance-ui-online
Massachusetts COVID-19 website: https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

Connecticut
Connecticut: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-online/index.htm
Connecticut COVID-19 website: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus

Maine
Maine: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/
Maine COVID-19 website: https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/covid-19

New Hampshire

New Hampshire: https://www.nhes.nh.gov/
New Hampshire COVID-19 website: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/

Rhode Island
Rhode Island: https://dltweb.dlt.ri.gov/UIClaims2013/intro/index.aspx?AC=yes
Rhode Island COVID-19 website: http://www.providenceri.gov/pema/faqs-covid-19/

Vermont
Vermont: https://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance
Vermont COVID-19 website: https://libraries.vermont.gov/covid19

Take Action

Right now, large corporations are lining up with their hands out for federal aid, while workers are losing their jobs, their health insurance and their economic security. We’re fighting to ensure our brothers and sisters, and workers across this country, are not left behind by Congress. Here is how you can get your voice heard:

  1. Take two minutes to send a letter to your elected officials to tell them what construction workers need to see in COVID-19 bills.
  2. Sign and share our public petition demanding Congress take immediate, bold action for construction workers.