There has been no new agreement signed for facemasks. Compliance with facemasks should be everyone’s concern and priority, aligning with the terms and conditions of the existing Memorandum of Agreement. What we don’t want is direction being given that incites an argument or misguided direction, leading to disciplining of our members. The agreement signed by both parties back on 8/13/20 is below for reference so everyone understands what the rules are.
As you are aware BIW released information of additional COVID-19 cases at the shipyard which now classifies as an outbreak as there are three linked contact transmissions.
We have been able to confirm that the only time they were on the picket line was Monday, June 22, and Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 AM -10:00 AM at the North End.
If anyone is unsure of exposure, CDC recommendations and under the State of Maine DHHS standing order for COVID-19 qualifies you for testing if people have participated in large gatherings. If you have been exposed and have related symptoms please stay home and self-monitor.
There is a free walk-in COVID-19 testing center at 287 Main St, Lewiston, open MON-FRI 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Please follow all CDC guidelines while on the picket line to ensure the health of all.