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  • Layoff Information

    IAM 751 Resources for Members Facing Layoff

    Our union wants to be sure that any members who face involuntary layoff have the best resources and information available to help them transition to life after Boeing. Download our comprehensive  Facing Layoff brochures with electronic links.

    NEW June 16, 2021 Sign up to attend the IAM Live Rapid Response Webinar June 30th at 5 p.m. that includes representatives from WorkSource and Unemployment Insurance to answer your questions. You can participate in this live webinar during work hours, as Boeing provides you 5 hours to learn about available resources and participate in these activities; however, the 5 hours can’t be taken all at once. We are only offering one since we have less members holding a WARN.  Click on time for link to register

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    NEW June 15, 2021 NOTE: Washington State announced the job search requirement goes back into effect in July. Begin job search activities the week of July4-July10, and report them each week starting July 11. The State will be updating the job search requirements page in the next few days with more information. 

    NEW June 4 2021 - FREE Extended Cobra Coverage Under American Rescue Plan Act
    As a laid-off member, you may be eligible for extended COBRA coverage under the American Rescue Plan Act, which could provide coverage from April 1 to Sept. 30 with no monthly premium contributions required. Boeing mailed instructions on how to activate this earlier this week (click here to view mailing) Note: To be eligible for this coverage you must not be eligible for Medicare and must not be eligible for coverage under any other group health plan such as a plan sponsored by a new employer or a spouse’s employer. You have 60 days from the day you receive the mailing to activate coverage that is retroactive to April 1.

    NOTE: If you elect this coverage, you will need to select if you want coverage beginning 4/1/21 (at no cost under the American Rescue Plan Act) OR if you want to enroll all the way back to your prior coverage date (which is not covered by the American Rescue Plan Act so members would bear the cost of COBRA unpaid premiums if you elect this option). It is important to answer this question correctly.

    Please share this information with other laid-off members in case they don’t see the mailing.

    Several laid-off members reported long wait times when calling Worklife and went online to enroll. Below are the steps they used to enroll online

    Sign into Worklife:

    • Under Quick Access, Click Health & Insurance Benefits
    • Click View & Update my Benefits
    • Then in upper right hand corner next to the profile and search, there is a red circle with a number, this is your message center. Under message center, Click enrollment for COBRA
    • Here it explains your monthly cost for medical is zero. At the bottom it asks if you want to enroll, click yes which brings up a new page explaining what happens next and notes you should print a copy for your records.
    • A confirmation will be emailed and you are enrolled in this extended COBRA retroactive to April 01, which will expire Sept. 10th

    After layoff, you MUST file for your Category A recall rights through Worklife. This can be difficult to navigate so we are providing a step-by-step pdf to assist you. File ONLY for the jobs and locations you are willing to accept. Be aware that after recall, it will be a minimum of one year before you are allowed to transfer locations. Click here for the pdf.

    NEW April 14, 2021 Potential Job Opportunities at Blue Original for Laid-off Members: Blue Origin, the Kent-based rocket maker, is looking to hire more than 80 skilled technicians and machinists in Washington State. Our Union wanted to pass along this information to members who have been laid-off in case you are interested in applying and missed the announcement in local media.

    Blue Origin is hiring in a variety of jobs including mechanics, technicians, CNC machinists, assemblers, expediters, tooling coordinators, machinists and more. Interested workers should apply online by visiting: https://blueorigin.com/careers. Once on the website, check the Kent location for area jobs. Blue Origin recruiting team will review each application and then extend all qualified candidates an invitation to one of their job fair hiring events that will be at their Kent headquarters on April 17th and April 24th.

    Keep in mind that IAM-Boeing Joint Programs Career Advisors can help you develop a resume for this or other positions you may be applying for. You can schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling 1-800-235-3453.

    The U.S. Department of Labor approved our Trade Adjustment Assistance petition. Click here to learn more. or click here for the 6-page TAA Information Booklet

    In addition, below are links to various PowerPoints and information presented at the webinars, as well as pre-recorded webinar from ESD
    UI and Severance Advice

    Boeing Prerecorded Webinar PowerPoint
    WorkSourceWA Job Seekers
    Health Insurance Info
    Apply for UI
    FAQs from ESD for Boeing Employees

    How to File a UI Claim (for those who have not filed an unemployment claim before) - prerecorded, 45 minutes

    Click here for information on Lost Wages Assistance Program from Employment Security.

    Below are links to many resources you may want to utilize. Please take the time to look at this important information.

    Learn about TAA Benefits and How to Apply

    Tips for IAM Members Facing Layoff

    Free Online College for IAM Members and Family Members after Layoff
    Joint Programs Roadmap For Laid-off Joint Programs Career, College and Community Resources Job Search Websites and Information

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