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    • Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Unveils Plan To “Get MI Vacc To Normal"

      Plan outlines four key vaccination-based milestones to restore pre-COVID normalcy for Michigan residents

      LANSING, Mich (April 29, 2021) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer today set the state of Michigan on a pathway to return to normal by unveiling the 'MI Vacc to Normal' plan as the state continues to push toward its goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders ages 16 years or older. To facilitate this goal, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will base future epidemic order actions on four vaccination-based milestones that, once achieved, will enable Michigan to take a step toward normalcy. 

      "The MI Vacc to Normal challenge outlines steps we can take to emerge from this pandemic as we hit our vaccination targets together," said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.  "On our path to vaccinating 70% of Michiganders 16 and up, we can take steps to gradually get back to normal while keeping people safe. If you haven't already, I encourage you to rise to the challenge and be a part of the solution so we can continue our economic recovery and have the summer we all crave." 

      Since Governor Whitmer asked Michiganders to double down on smart public health policies on April 9, Michigan has made significant progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

      Recently, Michigan reached another vaccination milestone - administering more than six million doses of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, with the latest one million doses being administered in 11 days.  Although progress has been made, it is crucial that Michiganders continue to mask up and socially distance as the state takes steps to get back to normal. It is also crucial for everyone to get their second doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, which Michiganders have been doing at a rate of 96.4%, above the national average. 

      Michigan Teamsters Honor U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow For Her Vision and Leadership In Saving Teamster Pensions

      “It was an uphill battle, no doubt. If we hadn’t stayed united, we wouldn’t have got this.  This happened because of you, your families and your hard work.”

      — Michigan Teamsters Joint Council #43 President Greg Nowak

      IBT Announces One-Year Extension of Carhaul Contract In Wake of Ongoing COVID-19 Health Concerns

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      All Democrats Support the Teamsters Union’s Important 20-Year Battle To Save Pensions; All Republicans Vote NO To Protect Pensions


      MIOSHA Issues New COVID-19 Workplace Safety “Emergency Rules”

      New “Emergency Rules” have been issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) to protect Michigan working families during the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic.

      Michigan Teamsters are encouraged to review the new rules and look to the posted guidelines by industry. 

      These rules largely mirror requirements that MIOSHA has been enforcing using the general duty clause based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and OSHA, as well as the governor’s Executive Orders.  MIOSHA has updated all of these presentations on the COVID Workplace Safety website

      DHHS has used their authority to cover more transient issues like capacity, customer masking requirements, non-workplace environments, etc., so you will not find those pieces in the MIOSHA rules.

      Understanding Your Rights Under the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act

      Click graphic to read entire document

      Michigan Teamsters Applaud Governor Whitmer's Expansion of Child Care for Michigan's Health Care Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

      Click graphic above to read entire press release concerning expanded child care benefits for COVID-19 front line health care workers

      State of Michigan Expands Unemployment Benefits To Help Workers During COVID-19 Health Pandemic

      Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on April 10th that self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low-wage workers can apply for federal unemployment benefits starting Monday, April 13 at 8:00 a.m. online at Michigan.gov/UIA.

      Online is the fastest and easiest way to access these unemployment benefits.

      Click link below to read the entire press release concerning Michigan's COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Expansion

      Michigan Teamsters Join Statewide Coalition Demanding Enhanced Workers’ Compensation Coverage Resulting From COVID-19

      Click to read entire letter to Governor Whitmer

      IBT Update Concerning Emergency Coronavirus Legislative Actions 

      Click to read entire Legislative Report

    • Information  On Filing for Unemployment Benefits Resulting From COVID-19

      If you are one of the tens of thousands of Michigan workers out of work because of the Coronavirus, make sure you apply for Unemployment Benefits.

      Click to apply for Michigan Unemployment Benefits.

      Governor Whitmer’s Safe and Secure Plan to Reopen Michigan

      Click to read plan details

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