48% of Dudek & Bock employees have had at least 1 dose of the vaccine. We hope to reach 100%. WBEZ published an article about how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
On April 12 all adults in Illinois will be eligible for the vaccine. We have heard that calling for an appointment at a mass vaccination site has been easier than booking online.
For information: https://www.wbez.org/stories/heres-how-to-get-vaccinated-in-chicago-and-illinois/419d2c0a-8ca8-437c-b338-06fe1a33a5cf?utm_source=Newsletter_Weekly-Non-Member&utm_medium=WBEZEmail&utm_campaign=News_Newsletter_Weekly-Rundown_News_202104010&utm_content=4%2F10%2F2021&DE=WBEZEmail
Union members are eligible to get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine through an event hosted by the Chicago Federation of Labor. Appointments are April 15, 16, and 18. To register, visit chicagolabor.org/vaccine.
- Click on appointments and select the date
- Click on orange “Select a time” button
- Enter the access code for the event: CSJB1830
- Enter your name as both the Contact and Registration1
You will need to provide proof of union membership. No children will be allowed at the vaccination site.
The company will pay $100 to each employee who is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. To qualify for the bonus:
1. Let HR know the date you received the first dose. For the first dose you will be paid 2 hours of straight time.
2. Agree to have your name listed on a “roll of honor” in the plant.
3. Bring to HR your vaccination card as proof that you have completed the vaccination.
4. You will receive a $100 check from Dudek & Bock.
For employees who were not able to sign up for a vaccination tomorrow, here is another opportunity at the United Center.
Registration begins on Thursday, March 4, at 8:30 a.m., for Illinois residents 65 and older, and you can make an appointment either on Zocdoc.com/vaccine or by calling 312-746-4835. A limited number of vaccinations will take place on March 9 before the United Center’s full opening on March 10.
After Illinois seniors have been prioritized, people who are eligible in the state’s Phase 1B Plus can make appointments beginning March 7 at 4 p.m.. Dudek & Bock employees are in Phase 1B.
Dudek & Bock employees are eligible to sign up for vaccinations:
Date: Wednesday, March 3
Site: Malcolm X College
Please go to https://getvaxchi.chicago.gov/ to pre-register and make a vaccination appointment using the code provided above. Each person must pre-register. Please do not bring any guests with you. Only the individual registered for vaccination will be allowed inside. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
A confirmation number will be provided upon completion of the online registration. You will need to bring this confirmation number with you to the vaccination event. Due to a high level of interest, early registration is encouraged, as appointment times are anticipated to fill quickly.
We understand some of you may be concerned about getting vaccinated. We urge you to sign up for a vaccination. You will be paid for the time you leave work to get the vaccine.
Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating effects. At Dudek & Bock, one former employee died, the wife of a current employee died, and we know of 26 other employees who have been infected with the virus, some with serious illnesses.
We have worked under some uncertain and often stressful conditions, and you have helped make it possible for us to continue our essential operations. It’s important that essential workers like you are vaccinated because of your role in maintaining critical infrastructure operations.
While the pandemic has kept us apart, there is new hope – vaccines are here. Taking the vaccine when it is your turn is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community. Your safety is a top priority. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are about 95
percent effective in people who received two doses. Only vaccines that are deemed safe are being distributed in Chicago.
The COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting sick with COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccination is safe. You may experience minor side effects, but you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccine is our best chance to end the pandemic.
Employees who were furloughed and received unemployment benefits should have received a 1099-G form from the State of Illinois. This form is needed for filing a tax return, because UI benefits are considered to be income. Upon applying for UI, the online questionnaire asked whether the applicant wanted to receive tax forms electronically. Even employees who indicated that they wanted a paper form may have not received the 1099-G forms by mail. You can, however, retrieve the tax forms online by logging into the IDES system using the same username and password that you used previously: IDES Login
For more information, please see:
1099-G Press Release