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March 30, 2020 Health & Welfare Updates Effective March 1, 2020, COVID-19 testing, and related provider or facility fees to administer the test, will be covered at 100% in or out of network, in compliance with the law.
TO: OUR MEMBERSHIP
FROM: EST, M. Todd Pancake
DATE: April 1, 2020
RE: YOUR RIGHTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
As there is quite a bit of uncertainty in the workplace based on current events, the IKORCC has prepared the following summary of your rights during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide some clarity. There are a few areas that are priorities during this pandemic which have implications your health and safety. Overall, you enjoy the same, and in some instances enhanced, rights during national health emergencies such as the one we are experiencing now. Here is a brief summary:
An Important Message from EST Todd Pancake:
Brothers and Sisters,
With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in most every conversation, it has now been declared a national State of Emergency in the U.S., and we are monitoring the situation all across the IKORCC too. It is important to note that, as of 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, there are currently 12 confirmed cases in Indiana, 11 in Kentucky, and 13 in Ohio with no fatalities in our jurisdiction.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update you as necessary. We have had a few job sites that have halted operations temporarily, should you be affected by this situation please contact your local business representative for employment opportunities. The safety of our membership, their families, and our staff will continue to be our highest priority. We appreciate your cooperation and attention to this situation.
Applications are now open for the IKORCC scholarship program. Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2020 to eligible member’s dependent children. Twenty of the scholarships are awarded based on scholastics, and twenty others by a random drawing.
The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council scholastic scholarships are awarded based on 60% high school grade point average and 40% on SAT or ACT scores. Twenty scholarships will be selected by random drawing.
The scholarship is to be used solely for the purpose of education in the form of tuition, room and board and or books.
Sons, daughters, and dependent children of members of the Indiana /Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights are eligible for scholarships provided that:
- The parent or guardian is now and has been a member in good standing of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters for at least one year.
- The son, daughter, or dependent child is a high school graduating senior.
- The son, daughter, or dependent child will be attending a college, university, or trade school as a full-time student.
- Application is received at the Council office prior to Friday, March 13, 2020.
All applications must include:
- Signed and dated application form
- Signed certificate from a local union official
- Signed certificate from the high school principal
- Official high school transcripts with grade point average
- SAT or ACT scores
- Record of extracurricular activities
Scholarship applications must be received prior to Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Greenwood Council Office, located at 771 Greenwood Springs Drive, Greenwood, Indiana 46143.
771 Greenwood Springs Drive
Greenwood, IN 46143
Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed