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Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation addressing COVID-19, and the president has signed them into law. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) were designed to provide economic relief for businesses and workers severely impacted by COVID-19. NABTU lobbied very aggressively to ensure each bill contained policies that would help the working families of the construction industry as well as its contractors.

  *   What you need to know if you are unemployed or have reduced hours due to COVID-19 <https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3lg8zzzdvxhr4j/UNEMPLOYED%20OR%20REDUCED%20HOURS%20DUE%20TO%20COVID.pdf?dl=0>
  *   What you need to know about how your employer can help cover wages and benefits<https://www.dropbox.com/s/ulll8xnkba7t1zt/YOUR%20EMPLOYER%20CAN%20HELP%20COVER%20YOUR%20WAGES%20AND%20BENEFITS.pdf?dl=0>
  *   What you need to know if you have childcare needs<https://www.dropbox.com/s/i1e2dq3n5syhonq/IF%20YOU%20HAVE%20CHILD%20CARE%20NEEDS%2C%20PLEASE%20READ%20THIS%20.pdf?dl=0>
  *   What you need to know if you are paying student loans<https://www.dropbox.com/s/s2j0vfjhvim9i2x/PAYING%20STUDENT%20LOANS%3F%20WHAT%20YOU%20NEED%20TO%20KNOW.pdf?dl=0>
  *   What you need to know if you are paying rent or a mortgage<https://www.dropbox.com/s/pg5fedwjuc6rx9x/PAYING%20RENT%20OR%20A%20MORTGAGE%3F%20WHAT%20YOU%20NEED%20TO%20KNOW.pdf?dl=0>

Update on Employee Protection Provisions in the U.S. Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

<https://nabtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Emergency-Family-and-Medical-Leave-Expansion-Act.pdf>

Contractor Summary of CARES Act

<https://nabtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ContractorSummary.pdf>

State Information

  *   Building Trades’ Letter to U.S. Governors and Mayors<https://nabtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/3.20.20-Building-Trades-Letter-to-Govs-1.pdf>
  *   List of States That Deemed Construction “Essential”<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtR1Wf-wDlzqdJWvChnZTamV6u9eO-l16yHGAldjqZo/edit?usp=sharing>
  *   State Unemployment Links<https://boilermakers.org/members/resources/state-unemployment-links>


Legal Resources

  *   Guidance for Contractor Screening of Construction Workers<https://nabtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Contractor-Screening-of-Construction-Workers-March-20-2020.pdf>
  *   Guidance on Local Union Elections and LM Reports<https://nabtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Guidance-on-Local-Union-Elections-and-LM-Reports.pdf>
  *   Rules for Meetings and Elections of State, Provincial and Local Councils<https://nabtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Councils-Rules-re-Meetings-and-Elections-March-20-2020.pdf>


Health and Safety Resources

Jobsite and Worker Guidance


  *   NABTU and CPWR Health and Safety Guidance Toolkit<https://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/CPWR_Initial_Guidance_on_COVID_3-12-20.pdf>

OSHA Information

  *   Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 resources<https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/>
     *   OSHA Compliance Assistance for Employers<https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf>

CDC Resources

  *   Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 resources<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html>:

     *   CDC interim guidance for business and employers<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html>
     *   CDC guidance on gatherings<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html#act>
     *   CDC guidance for travel<https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/covid-19-cruise-ship>
     *   CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) resource page<https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emres/2019_ncov.html>

USDOL Information

  *   Department of Labor (DOL) Coronavirus resources<https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus>
     *   Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 overview<http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/>
     *   OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19<https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf>

WHO Information

  *   World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 resources<https://www.who.int/>



All of this information is posted on our COVID-19 Resources<https://nabtu.org/covid-19-resources/> webpage.

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