April 2020 News


Guidelines From UA

Letter To Membership

UA Employee Rights

March 27



UA & MCAA Joint Statement


Post Date: April 17, 2020

Construction project owners shall require that contractors develop a comprehensive COVID 19 exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan which includes control measures such as enhanced PPE utilization, social distancing, symptom checking, hygiene, decontamination procedures, post incident recovery and sanitation, and training.

A comprehensive COVID-19 plan and the following practices must be followed before any onsite worker is found to have COVID-19 and to prevent any onsite worker from contracting COVID-19, as many people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic and can potentially spread disease. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS GUIDANCE SHALL BE DEEMED AS CREATING UNSAFE CONDITIONS AND WILL RESULT IN PROJECTS NOT RE-OPENING OR THE SHUTTING DOWN OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITE UNTIL CORRECTED AND MAINTAINED.


April 17th Letter 

Post Date: April 17, 2020

Latest Union News Page Updated Five NEW Stories

Post Date: April 16, 2020



Call the Union Hall (248-538-6636-option 2 for the agent on dispatch) to give them your layoff date and to be put on the out of work list-you MUST be on the Out Of Work list to receive a SUB Check


File for Unemployment (UIA) CLICK HERE or call 1-866-500-0017 

The UIA recommending that workers go first to the online system at Michigan.gov/UIA.”


In addition, applying online in off-peak hours will expedite the process. The 24-hour website operates faster when there are fewer people on the site at any given time. The UIA also urges Michiganders using the website to expect longer load times. It may take several minutes for a page to load at this time. Users are asked to be patient and not click more than once to reload a page. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits.


Off-peak hours: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.


UIA will give you a call in date within 2 weeks to call in or go online to certify for payment of UIA for your weeks that you were laid off and claiming UIA


***See Pages 2-3 Unemployment Insurance Agency Fact Sheet for the necessary required information



Call 1-866-500-0017 or go online www.michigan.gov/uia on the day that was given to you by UIA to certify for your weeks of UIA


Once you certify and your UIA claim is PAID for the weeks that you certified for (most cases the next day the money will be in your account) you then need to do the following in order to receive a SUB Check:

  • Go back in to www.michigan.gov/uia, log into your account and click on the CERTIFICATION tab (next to My Account tab) this will show you the Benefit Payments and weeks you were paid for

  • This is the information that you need to receive a Sub Pay Check

  • You need to send a copy of this to the sub office by either email mapril@pipefitters636.org or fax 248-686-0777-you can take a picture of the document or you can scan and email it BUT MAKE SURE THE DOCUMENT HAS YOUR NAME ON IT AND THE DOCUMENT IS LEGIBLE

  • You will receive verification from the Sub Office when your request is received


***See Page 4 for example on what to send in from UIA to the Sub Office for your Sub Pay check***

Click to open and download UIA and what to do to get sub pay

Post Date: April 10, 2020

Letter Regarding Monthly Dues

Post Date: April 10, 2020

Click to open and download April 10, 2020 letter

Post Date: April 10, 2020

Contact info for members having difficulty contacting UIA

Post Date: April 7, 2020

The email below should be used for lock out, password reset, ssn/error codes when attempting to log in through MICHIGAN.gov/uia site-make sure you include your Name, phone number, summary of the LOGIN issue on the email



Letter Regarding Hall Visitors

Post Date: April 02, 2020

Letter Regarding UIA Concerns

Post Date: April 02, 2020

CLICK to view entire doc.

May 13, 1955 - March 31, 2020  Kurt E. Kovach.  Age 64 of Woodhaven

Post Date: 01/04/2020

Beloved son of the late Edward and Jeanette Kovach.  Dearest brother of Gail (Robert) Bowers, Jeff (Dr. Bernadette) Kovach, Audrey (the late Mark) Evans and Thomas (Patty) Kovach.  Dear uncle of Eric Bowers, Sean Bowers, Alayna Evans, Lee Evans and Ian Kovach.  Also survived by former spouse Dixie. 

Memorial contributions are appreciated to National Kidney Foundation

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.  


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