As concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic mount, Local 24 Business Manager Pete Demchuk has received the following communication and policy from IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson and National Electrical Contractors Association CEO David Long:
“In recognition of the current emergency in our nation and the need for our industry to react quickly to this and future emergencies, the IBEW and NECA have developed the National Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) for use by our contractors and members. This agreement provides our industry with the ability to react quickly to potential emergencies related to this pandemic.
The provisions of the agreement will become effective immediately, March 16, 2020, as it is intended for use and shall remain in effect until terminated. We shall meet via teleconference every 30 days to evaluate this agreement and determine its continued utility.”