Rufus Hamilton May 2020 Updates

Brothers and Sisters,

In this time of great concern and uncertainty, I wish that you all stay safe and healthy. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic is affecting all our lives in many ways. State and federal governments are making the necessary decisions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in hopes of returning our lives to normal as soon as possible. While earlier preventative measures were taking place, a decision to cancel our regular membership meetings until a later date was made.

This pandemic has changed the dynamics of our day to day routines. Many questions and new situations have come about since, we can trust that our officers are working diligently to correctly answer questions and properly address situations. Even though we are following Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order #2020-21, Local 98 will continue to communicate important information to the membership. Being that social distancing is recommended due to COVID-19, you can expect new information and or document exchange to be done mostly electronically. Some members already have seen with the ability to complete a Sub-pay form on the website. As a reminder, the hall is closed, but Local 98’s agents are also filling out Sub-pay forms for members by phone.

Now is a good time to remember that “The Plumber protects the health of the nation.” Do all that you can to be an example of our slogan by doing what it takes to protect yourself and family first. Washing hands and social distancing seems to be our best options in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The use of hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes or sprays on frequently touched items like phones, tablets, computers, handles, etc…are also recommended. I look forward to the day in the future when we can resume membership meetings at Local 98’s hall. I will let you all know as soon as that is possible.


Rufus Hamilton