May 20, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I hope this communication finds you and your families safe and in good health.

On Thursday May 21, 2020 at 7:00pm, Local One will be having a live virtual information union meeting to help communicate the latest information and answer any questions. If you have questions you would like answered, please send in an email prior to the meeting to  We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the meeting.

To access the Local One IUEC Thursday May 21, 2020 Informational Meeting:
  • Prior to the meeting, email questions to

  • Thursday, 6:30pm all members will receive a text message with a link.

  • Click on the link in the text shortly before 7:00pm.  Meeting will start promptly at 7.

May 21, 2020 Union Meeting Agenda
  1. Open the meeting – greetings
  2. Local One unemployment (Day Sec. Report)
  3. Going back to work (CBA Deviations)
    a. NY & NJ Construction
    b. Modernization
    c. Service (reduced hours)
  4. Union Dues (paying on-line)
  5. Opening up the Union Hall
    a. Officers & staff
    b. Trustees & Examining Board
    c. Membership & meetings
  6. Memorial Day Holiday
  7. Construction Stimulus MTA & Port Authority
  8. Education – NEIEP, NEIEP Continuing Education & SST virtual training COVID-19 Certification
  9. Members Helping Members
    a. Testing (antibody)
    b. Volunteers
    c. Website link and survey
  10. PPE / Safety
  11. Q & A / Open discussions

We look forward to a productive meeting and answering your questions.

God Bless – Stay Interested, Involved and Informed



Previous Letters

A Message from Lenny, President/Business Manager – 4/15/2020

A Message from Lenny, President/Business Manager – 4/7/2020

A Message from Lenny, President/Business Manager – 4/2/2020

A Message from Lenny, President/Business Manager – 4/1/2020

A Message from Lenny, President/Business Manager – 3/26/2020

A Message from Lenny, President/Business Manager – 3/24/2020

A Message from Lenny, President/Business Manager – 3/21/2020

A Message from Lenny, President/Business Manager – 3/19/2020

A Message from Lenny, President/Business Manager – 3/17/2020

Members Helping Members

In these trying times it is ok to ask for help. If you need any help in any way please email:

All requests for assistance will be kept confidential.

Click Here if you have been laid off due to COVID-19.

Out of Work

Special 14-Day Weekly Income Benefit

Quarantine on Account of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The Trustees of the Health Plan have approved a temporary benefit for anyone who gets the COVID-19 virus or is quarantined because of the virus. Attached is the Summary of Material Modifications for the benefit and the claim form to use for a member who is quarantined.

The regular Weekly Income Benefit for illness has a 7 day waiting period, but that waiting period is waived for the COVID-19 virus. Both the SMM and claim form are also on the Benefits Office website.

If you are separated from employment for any reason please Click Here. This form will be used for NEI benefits which will be submitted by Local One and will also be used for the Local One Covid 19 relief fund. Under the out of work section you will find all necessary forms for unemployment and disability. If you have any questions email Lee Pirone at
Unemployment Resources

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA Resources

The Local One Sober Support Group will have virtual meetings through zoom conference calls.  Our meetings start at 8 pm Tuesday 3-24-2020 and will continue every other evening. If you are interested in participating please contact Brendan Loftus at 646-404-6774. All calls will be kept confidential. 

If you are experiencing grief or uncertainty relating to COVID-19 please call Brother Loftus.