John Dudek Retirement

John Dudek’s last day at work will be Friday, April 16. In honor of his retirement, the company is providing box lunches from Jimmy Johns and everyone is welcome to take a 1-hour lunch. From 1:30 to 2:00, first shift employees who would like to bid John farewell are invited to the Break Room. 2nd shift employees are invited to visit with John at 2:30, and sandwich boxes will be available then for 2nd shift.

Although over half of Dudek & Bock employees have received the vaccine, we are still being careful about mask use and social distancing. With that in mind, we hope to give John a memorable day.

Vaccination Sites

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:

Vaccine Appointments Available Through the Union

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

  • 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.

Vaccine Bonus

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.

Vaccines at United Center

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 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.

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