Dear Local 34 Members,
We hope you are all doing well and are safe at either home or in your workplace. Union leaders across campus are beginning to reach out to our co-workers to check in and see how you are doing and see how Yale is responding to this crisis. If you have any questions or concerns please reply to this email and we will be in touch.
Also we are happy to announce that we have revamped the Local 34 website with new features, up to date news and information. Take a look here, https://www.local34.org/
We have also been in ongoing talks about pay provisions, health and safety and moving work to home during this crisis and are now turning to discussions about the future. We will keep you updated.
President Laurie Kennington
Secretary Treasurer Ken Suzuki
The Health Expectations Program (HEP) promotes good health through required preventive screenings and visits. However, these appointments are difficult to schedule nowadays because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Therefore the University and the unions have agreed to make temporary changes to HEP.
- All health actions currently due or overdue will now have a new deadline of September 30th.
- No HEP opt-out fees will be deducted starting this week and going through October.
This extension also applies to health coaching. Please note that health coaching via phone remains available and can be used to complete coaching requirements from home.
Members or spouses who have health actions due on September 30 will need to meet that deadline, or opt-out fees will be deducted from their pay starting Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Please check your status at yale.healthmine.com.
We wish you and your families good health.