PDC 30 BLOG

PDC 30 has finalized plans for conducting the STARs Grand Prize and Secondary Grand Prize drawings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which have been rescheduled to take place virtually in two stages. On Saturday, September 26, 2020, we will conduct a virtual Finalist Drawing, selecting five (5) finalists for the Grand Prize Drawing and five (5) finalists for the Secondary Grand Prize Drawing. These drawings will be able to be viewed virtually in real time, through a live video stream accessible on this blog post. STARs qualifiers and families are encouraged to watch the drawings live online. The finalists for each drawing will then be invited to participate in the 2020 Grand Prize/Secondary Grand Prize drawings at PDC 30’s headquarters in Aurora on a date to be determined in consultation with all finalists. This drawing will be recorded and posted online following the event.

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The North Central Illinois Finishing Trades Institute (NCIFTI) is excited to announce our plan to resume in-person training for all PDC 30 apprentices beginning July 13th. On and after that date, apprentices scheduled for in-person training will be permitted access to the NCIFTI facility under strict health and safety protocols. Apprentices should be on the lookout for their 3rd quarter (July-Sept) schedules to be emailed soon.

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In an effort to prioritize the health and safety of our membership, help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, and continue to follow guidelines restricting gatherings of 10 people or more, PDC 30 has cancelled all Local Union meetings and STARs courses for the month of June and July.

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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the PDC 30 Labor Management Industry Development Fund (LMIDF) has developed the PDC 30 COVID-19 Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund) and has contributed $5,000 to launch the new benefit to the PDC 30 membership. The Recovery Fund will provide one-time payments of up to $500 to active PDC 30 members who have had to stop working because they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been advised by a healthcare provider to self-quarantine and are seeking a diagnosis because of symptoms of COVID-19. In addition to the $5,000 fund contribution, PDC 30 is requesting additional funding from organization partners, members, and the community.

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In an effort to prioritize the health and safety of our membership, help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, and continue to follow Illinois social distancing guidelines, PDC 30 has cancelled all Local Union meetings for the month of May.

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