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  • Local 697 Complex is OPEN...
    Updated On: Feb 01, 2021

    Posted 8:00am – Monday, February 1, 2021

    RE: Coronavirus Update from Local 697 – Interior of the building operation status

    Brothers & Sisters -

    The Local 697 Complex has reopened but our number one focus is still the health & safety of our members and staff.  If your official union business can be handled my phone, e-mail, drive thru or electronic payments, I am strongly encouraging you to do so.  It 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.  Limited staff is here working on the e-learning material and they are available by phone at 219-940-6175 for any questions.

    1. The 697 Credit Union lobby and drive-thru are OPEN.  The staff is here and available by phone at 219-940-6180 for any questions.

    1. The 697 Health & Benefits Office lobby is OPEN.  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 OPEN.  The staff is here and available by phone at 219-945-0697 for any questions.  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) in person or by e-mail.  A traveling member can register on the out of work list (book) by e-mail from Business Manager to Business Manager.

    Face Mask Required

    To protect our members and employees, we are requiring all Local 697 members and guests to wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times while visiting the Local 697 Complex.  If you do not have your own mask, IBEW Local 697 will provide a face covering for you to use and keep showing our commitment to safety.  A face mask / hand sanitizing station has been set up in the Local 697 vestibule.

    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.  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


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