President's Message - May 29, 2020

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 I had a conference call with myself, Tom, Luc and Nadia today. 

 As far as the $500.00 per week advance, it will be paid Monday but it was processed today. If your bank corporate offices or the department that handles that is open on weekends, you will receive it Saturday or Sunday but I believe none do that. 

 On the reduced weekly amount that most received on your first week was in error!!  The calculations program they use took any earned amount in week one of a two week period and minus that from two weeks of CEWS! Not happening!!! It’s based weekly and earnings from Jan 1 to March 15 only!!!  The adjustment for all affected will be corrected  on June the 11.  

 As far as extending the CEWS program, Luc said he would have a decision on Monday or Tuesday. I told him if it’s later than that, I will not sign again. If early in the week, I will pass it by you all, the membership, via email to vote on. 

 Recalls next week of about 11 people.

I would also like to Congratulate Jon Ehler on his Retirement. Enjoy, you deserve it. 

 Have a great and safe weekend! 

 In solidarity, 

Anthony Ciaramella 
USW Local 5328