Apprentices at the Toledo Electrical JATC are full time employees and attend training for their trade. While the training is in relation to their work, it is not the cause of unemployment, nor are apprentices taking time off of work to attend training. With that said, employees in the registered apprenticeship program should file a regular UI claim using the mass layoff number provided (please see attached “Mass Layoff Instruction Sheet”). They would also follow the attached “Instructions for Filing Weekly Claims Related to COVID-19” for filing weekly claims.
Regardless of how you answer the training questions, the claim will be processed. The Governor’s directive waives all work search requirements (which is the purpose of the training question).
For ease in filing the claim, it is recommend that individual filing the claim follow the attached instructions. If by chance, someone would not follow the instructions, their claim may be delayed. However, the result is the same; the claim will be processed.
03/24/2020 *** Michigan*** The following is the information that the Bureau of Construction Codes has been provided from the Governor's Office regarding construction. In effect from Mach 24th to April 13th at 11:59pm.
Q: Is construction allowed under the executive order?
A: Some limited forms of construction are permissible, including construction to maintain and improve essential public works like roads, bridges, the telecommunications infrastructure, and public health infrastructure. Construction workers may also undertake such projects as necessary to maintain and improve the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences. In addition, businesses may designate construction firms to provide necessary support to the work of the businesses' critical infrastructure workers. All construction work that is carried out while the order is in effect must be done in accordance with the mitigation measures required under section 5(c) of the order.
Please review the attached Executive Order 2020-21 for further information.
03/22/2020 ***OHIO*** On Sunday, March 22th, under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH issued a director’s order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 beginning at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. This order prohibits holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. Residents can return home from out of state and can leave the state.
Q: Does Ohio’sStay at Home Order mean construction sites must be shut down?
A: No, the Order permits construction sites in Ohio to stay open, provided they satisfy some basic safety precautions, including six-foot spacing for employees and providing hand sanitizer and sanitizing products. Contact your Union if your employer is failing to do either of those things.
01/04/2020 Q: I'm a (Inside/Commercial, Residential, Telecommunications VDV Apprentice) and have completed the schooling part of the apprenticeship and have the hours necessary to be a Journeyman or top out. Can I stop turning in work reports?
A: No, apprentices are required to complete work reports until they are told differently. This happens by letter from the TEJATC when all of the requirements have been met by the program standards and policy.
01/05/2020 Q: As an apprentice in the program (Inside/Commercial, Residential, Telecommunications VDV Apprentice) what requirements to I need to top out?
A: Inside/Commercial - Completion of apprenticeship instructional time, City of Toledo Journeyman's License, State of Michigan Journey mans License, State of Ohio Fire Alarm license, all work reports, serve any penalties imposed, any additional time required by the committee.
A: Residential - Completion of apprenticeship instructional time, all work reports, serve any penalties imposed, any additional time required by the committee.
A: Telecommunications (VDV) - Completion of apprenticeship instructional time, State of Ohio Fire Alarm license, all work reports, serve any penalties imposed, any additional time required by the committee.
Note: All of the required items will need to be turned into the TEJATC before any advancement to Journey person status. Also, for any of the programs you will be required to serve additional time that may have been required by the committee.
01/04/2020 Q: Can apprentice’s take classes like a journeyman while being an apprentice?
A: Yes, an apprentice can take classes that are journeyman level classes. No grant in aid will be received if you are an apprentice and you will not take a seat away from a journeyman. You will be allowed in the class if a seat is available.
Note: Apprentices may receive grants for approved Continuing Education Courses
01/04/2020 Q: An apprentice working during the day before school. Can they work that night after a day of school?
A: An apprentice is required to be attentive in and during scheduled instruction, - Students should be prepared, - Students are not required to work the night shift after class or before.
Employer: They know the class schedule of the apprentice.