Union Times – 31 May 2020

CDC Guidelines and UWUA Safety Tips

Help protect others from COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, and by wearing a cloth face covering that fits snugly and reaches above your nose, below your chin, and completely covers your mouth and nostrils. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2R9av5m

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.

  • Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
  • Cloth face coverings can be made from household items.
woman wearing face covering, with a detail showing how the cloth barrier helps to contain respiratory droplets that she exhales
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Absentee ballot voting – keep safe & vote by mail

Information provided by the Michigan.gov Secretary of State website on absentee voting.  

All eligible and registered voters in Michigan have the right to vote by mail due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3. All eligible and registered voters can request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason. It’s a safe way to vote and protect your health, and the process is secure and accurate. 

To vote by mail, fill out the application below, print and sign it, and then mail or email it to your local clerk (Find their address and email here). When filling out the application, you can check the box to be added to the permanent absent voter list. If you do this, an application mailed to you before every election. There’s no commitment to vote by mail even if you have applied. You can change your mind and vote in person. 

Absent voter ballot applications

Check your voter registration at Michigan Voter Information Center Michigan.gov/Vote

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Countdown to Retirement

Countdown to Retirement

Local 223 recently partnered with DTE and the Hantz Group to provide an online Retirement Conference Call for those who need some assistance with making their decision about retirement.  

  • DTE Retiree Pension Options
  • DTE Medical & Dental Plans
  • Empowerment Retirement 401(k)
  • Information from Hantz Financial on how to decide when you’re ready

If you couldn’t attend, please email benefits@local223uwua.org to get more information and request the presentation from the retirement conference call. You can send any questions you have to have to the same email address