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      2:00pm – Monday, November 23, 2020

      RE: Coronavirus Update from Local 697 – Interior of the building closed to everyone EXCEPT FOR STAFF

      Brothers & Sisters -

      With the increase in COVID-19 cases directly within the Local 697 organization, the IBEW Local 697 Complex will be in full operation but the interior of the building will be CLOSED to everyone except the staffIt is critical to keep health care, pension checks, sub fund, credit union accounts, vacation fund, loans, death benefits, incoming/outgoing mail and official union business going for you and your family.  

      Effective immediately and until further notice…

      1. The 697 JATC lobby is closed and all apprentice classes have been shifted to e-learning from the safety of their homes.  Additionally, all journeyman classes have been suspended.  The staff is here working on the e-learning material and available by phone 219-940-6175 for any questions.

      1. The 697 Credit Union lobby is closed but the drive-thru will remain OPEN and loans will still be available.  The staff is here and available by phone at 219-940-6180 for any questions.

      1. The 697 Health & Benefits Office lobby is closed.  The staff is here and available by phone at 219-940-6181 for any questions.  We are requiring all members to be seen by appointment only for specific issues that cannot be discussed effectively over the phone or through email. 

      1. The 697 Business Office lobby is closed but the staff is here and available by phone at 219-945-0697 for any questions.  We are requiring all members to be seen by appointment only for specific issues that cannot be discussed effectively over the phone or through email.  Please remember that dues payments can be made online, on the Local 697 website/app or the credit union can send your payment.  A Local 697 member can register on the out of work list (book) via e-mail to info@ibew697.org.  A traveling member can register on the out of work list (book) by email from Business Manager to Business Manager.

      As you know this situation can change at any time.  Please make sure you have downloaded the Local 697 app so you get the immediate push notification updates.  The current information is also posted on our website www.ibew697.org.  Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this critical time.

      In Solidarity,

      Ryan R. Reithel
      Business Manager / Financial Secretary

      I.B.E.W Local Union 697


      Download: Local 697 Update 11-23-2020 2pm.pdf

      Due to COVID -19 exposure, the IBEW Local 153 Business office is closed to in person visits. For updated information visit their website at www.ibew153.com

      The Local 697 Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting will be held at the Local 697 Union Hall, 7200 Mississippi Street Merrillville, Indiana, on December 10, 2020. Doors will open at 4:00PM with the meeting starting at 4:30PM.

      There are two positions up for election for Local 697 Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors. The nominating committee has nominated David Soderquist and Michael Knox for these seats.

      Any other nominations will be taken from the floor.


      Download: 697 Credit Union - 2020 Annual Meeting Notice.pdf

      The Sisters of 697 are collecting Gift Cards and delivering them to the St. Joeseph's Carmelite Home for families in need.  Please drop off $5 - $25 gift cards from Target, Walgreens, Shoe Carnival, Kohls, 5 Below, Ross Dress for Less, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Visa, Amazon, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, Subway and/or House of Pizza at the IBEW 697 Union Hall.

      Please see attached flyer and thank you in advance as we help those in need during the holiday season.

      For more information on the St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home please visit www.carmelitehome.org


      Download: Christmas 2020 - gift card flyer - Carmelite Home.jpg
      Local 697 is showing our pride and gratitude to our Veterans with our newly released “697 Thanks Our Veterans” long sleeve t-shirt for only $20 each.  If you are a Local 697 Retiree or Member in good standing and you are a Veteran, simply bring your military documentation to the Local 697 Business Office and your shirt is FREE as a token of our appreciation for your service.

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