President's Message - May 14, 2020

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 Revision to the schedule. 

 As far as the CEWS program, here is a bit of an update. 

 The agreement has not been sent back to us yet That may  cause a delay in the first retroactive payment so more than likely it will be May 28 as they are not able to process this quick enough through the government to be able to pay out for next Thursday May 21, but it’s not totally ruled out yet! 

 The $847.00 is max payout per week and based on your earnings from January 1 to March 15. Those on the Graduated wage scale may not see the full $847.00 weekly.  But it will be close plus the benefits, pension contribution, vacation hours, it’s win, win!! 

 The CEWS ends on June 6 but I’m hearing that the Federal Government will announce an extension in the days to come. 

 Those returning from lay-off will receive payment for the stat on Monday. As long as you have one day in the month but it’s based on earnings the quarter prior. The CEWS gives you earnings, reduced mind you, but it is earnings and those recalled will receive some sort of stat pay. 

 Have a great and safe weekend. 

Anthony Ciaramella 
USW Local 5328