What's New at IBEW 697
The Sisters of 697 are collecting Gift Cards and delivering them to the St. Joesph'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, Marshals, Visa, Amazon, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, Subway and/or House of Pizza at the IBEW 697 Union Hall or at the 697 Credit Union Drive-Thru for your safety.
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
With the increase in COVID-19 cases directly within the Local 697 organization and a positive case within one of the departments in the building, we have made the follow adjustments to the operations of the building. 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…
- 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.
- 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.
- The 697 Health & Benefits Office lobby is CLOSED. Limited staff is here and available by phone at 219-940-6181 for any questions. Payments can be dropped off at the Credit Union drive-thru or the Local 697 Business Office. 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.
- The 697 Business Office lobby is OPEN. The staff is here and also 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 must register on the out of work list (book) in person. A traveling member can register on the out of work list (book) by email 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.
Ryan R. Reithel
Business Manager / Financial Secretary
I.B.E.W Local Union 697
Download: Local 697 Update 11-30-2020 10am.pdf
Download: 697 Credit Union - 2020 Annual Meeting Notice.pdf