Below are current COVID-19 resources. Please check back regularly and also sign up for email alerts at the bottom of this guide.
Brothers and Sisters,
Teamsters Local Union 2785 along with The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is closely monitoring the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. We are focused on providing our members with the most up-to-date information and resources to help everyone in this difficult time.
Your Union Representatives are frequently teleconferencing with Union Representatives around the country to discuss issues impacting members due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Topics are; resources for our members, compensation for lost wages and benefits, health care and testing access, and ways to share information.
We will regularly update you with information as it becomes available through this web page, our message lines, and written notifications.
Joseph Cilia, Secretary Treasurer
In light of the severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Local Union will be conducting business only via phone, e-mail, mail, or fax. There will be no in-person business or picket duty until further notice.
Please direct all questions to your business agent via cell phone. They will help you with whatever you need, or to direct you to the proper resource.
Find your business agent phone numbers and general contacts here:
All dues can be paid by mail with a check or money order. Please do not mail cash. Payments can also be made over the phone with a credit card. Those who are unable to pay by check, money order, or credit card, please call 415-467-0450 for an appointment to pay dues.
All Health and Welfare applicants are to dial 415-467-0450 ext 110.
April 29th - California's Roadmap to the Coronavirus Pandemic
This roadmap summarizes how the state of California is planning to move the state through 4 stages of moving to the new normal.
- STAGE 1: Safety and Preparedness
- STAGE 2: Lower Risk Workplaces
- STAGE 3: Higher Risk Workplaces
- STAGE 4: End of Stay-At-Home Order
April 26th - Drive Up Food Distribution for Members - Extended Thru June
April 5 - Cares Act - Understand Your Benefits
Benefits Directly to Workers
• The Check is in the Mail
• Unemployment Benefits
• Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Loans & Hardship Withdrawals
Benefits Indirectly to Workers via Employers
• Paycheck Protection Program
• Loans to Employers
• Particular Industry Benefits (Airlines, Health Care, Public Sector, etc.)
• Student Loans
• Eviction Protection
• Veterans, Higher Education, K-12, Mortgages, etc.
April 1 - Anthem Blue Cross Access to COVID testing and telemedicine
All members covered under Anthem Blue Cross
March 30 - Withdrawal Card Guidance if Laid Off
If you have been laid off, members are eligible to execute a withdrawal card. See more information here.
March 27th - COVID 19 Federal and State Wage Emergency Laws
An explaination of the new Federal and State laws as they pertain to:
- Paid Sick Leave
- Paid Family Leave
- State Disability
- Workers Compensation
- Childcare Leave
- Benefits to replace lost wages due to the crisis
March 26 - California Resource Guide
- Resources for California benefits including: Unemployment Insurance, Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Leave, Family Care Leave, State Disability Insurance.
- Covered California health insurance guides
- Free Stay at home online school programs
- Access to low cost internet
- Stress and anxiety management
- Food Bank resources
March 26(Updated April 14) - Download Medical Leave Benefits Chart
Use this chart to assess eligibility for medical leave.
March 17th - Download the COVID-19 Basic Information Guide
March 17th - See All COVID-19 Resources on the IBT Website
April 20th - Teamsters To Cover 100% of COBRA Coverage if Laid Off
If you lose your employer-paid health coverage any time between April and September of 2020, your COBRA self-pay coverage costs will be $0.00(zero).