March 20, 2020
To all Local 3 Union Members.
After lengthy discussion with the Company we were able to reach an understanding on an Emergency Covid-19 Store Closure Agreement concerning this two week period.
This agreement provides all Local 3 members with options and wage reimbursement at your vacation rate of pay as outlined in the agreement. You can either put in for PTO time to cover the shortfall in your schedule or you can apply for the New York State partial unemployment benefit, which we advise you to do immediately.
This agreement only covers the two weeks of this initial announced shut down. At this time we cannot say with any certainty what will happen at the end of this two week period.
In good faith we have to advise people to be prepared for this closure period to be extended.
This COVID-19 pandemic is so serious that what we know now, can change in five minutes.
We continue to be in constant discussion with the Company and will advise you further as information becomes available.
Cassandra A. Berrocal
President Local 3