Note from District 141 EAP Director, Bryan Hutchinson

Note from District 141 EAP Director, Bryan Hutchinson

/// We’re sharing this communication from our EAP Department directly with all District 141 members because we want everyone to see all the work that goes into the program. We hope you find it useful! Stay well and safe — District 141 Communications Team

Peer EAP Coordinators:

Continuing our effort to anticipate the needs of our members, this special edition focuses on finances. Specifically, prioritizing how you spend money during critical situations and being able to survive a crisis. There is a list of governmental resources that can help increase awareness of special orders to financial institutions that may help with the mortgage, rent, IRS income tax deferrals, and the possibility of checks mailed to everyone making less than $100,000 last year. 

Finally, there are a few ideas on financial preparedness and decisions to avoid that could make your situation worse. 

All of these ideas came from one web site: Normally, I would not promote a financial web site, but this site is dedicated to helping people weather difficult financial situations and helping people become finically savvy. It is good information. The underlined text in the body of the newsletter can serve as a link to some of the site’s resources – if you have an electronic copy. Use your cursor to “hover” over the underlined text until your cursor becomes a pointer – then click on the link. 

We are several weeks into the coronavirus crisis, most metropolitan areas are under some kind of “stay in place” orders (not including transportation workers) and there is some reason for hope. China and South Korea appear to have effectively dealt with the outbreak and are beginning to restart businesses. We have a long road ahead, I believe we will get through this – it’s going to take all of us believing in each other. 

I hope you and your family are safe and free of the virus. Please know how much I appreciate everything you are doing! I am grateful to have such a dedicated and talented group of people focused on helping others through the most difficult and challenging time we have faced in a decade.

Bryan Hutchinson,
IAMAW District 141 EAP Director

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Machinists Union /// Machinists Union Wins Critical Provisions for Working people in Coronavirus Relief Bill

“Working people can rest a little easier today with the impending passage of the CARES Act. Through the work of organized labor and our allies, massive funds to shore up companies will be allocated once this bill is passed by the House and signed into law. Unlike the bill first proposed by GOP leadership, this is not a blank check to corporate executives or a gift to Wall Street. This vital piece of legislation has strings attached that will deliver a much-needed lifeline to our membership in the aerospace, airline, defense, rail, transit, shipbuilding, healthcare and other industries who are fighting to keep our economy afloat and our citizens healthy during this crisis.


The Cap Times /// Madison Machinists are Working 24/7 to Build Life-Saving Ventilators

“Every ventilator we get off the end of our line and out of our building is saving a life,” said Trevar Smedal, who works at Madison’s GE Datex-Ohmeda manufacturing plant, where production has ramped up and shifts have been added so that assembly of the life-saving equipment can continue around the clock.

AJC /// More Than 21K Delta Employees Asked to Volunteer for Unpaid Leave, Reduced Hours

More than 21,000 employees at Delta Air Lines have volunteered to take unpaid leave, as the carrier slashes flights due to plummeting travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Updated: April 9, 2020 — 11:23 am