COVID-19 Information

Letters to the Membership

IDES is actively working to implement the recently enacted federal stimulus package as it relates to unemployment benefits. We understand that many people are eager for information about how this will impact their current and future unemployment benefits, particularly those who have not traditionally been eligible for benefits, including independent contractors and sole-proprietors. However, the stimulus package will take time to implement, and some of the unemployment benefits included do not begin immediately. Therefore, we ask that individuals who believe they qualify for unemployment benefits please wait to call our customer service center until the program has been fully implemented in order to allow our front-line employees to process the large increase in claims for regular unemployment benefits.  If you believe you qualify under the new federal programs, you may apply for regular unemployment benefits online; however, you may receive a letter denying your application until IDES has fully implemented the new programs. Further details about these new federal programs, how to apply, and eligibility requirements will be made available as soon as they have been finalized.  Information will be accessible at IDES.Illinois.gov once available.

City of Chicago Employee Announcement

IDPH Plumbing Program General Building Guidance for Reopening

IAPMO - Safe & Efficient Flushing of Plumbing Systems

Chi COVID Coach

Keeping You and Your Family Safe

IDEA - How to File an Unemployment Claim

What Every Worker Should Know About Unemployment Insurance

Federal Stimulus Unemployment Package

SMM- Local 130 RSF Fund Coronavirus Distributions and RMD changes - dated 4-9-2020

Summary of Material Modifications for Plumbers Welfare Fund Local 130 UA - COVID-19 - dated 03-31-2020

Office hours/contact information implemented at all Local 130 locations

Other questions and protocol info