IUOE Local 57

Local 57's response to COVID-19

Dear Members: 

We want to ensure you that Local 57 is taking the Coronavirus pandemic very seriously and wish to provide you some updates.  First off, the union hall will be limited to business-related transactions only via phone and email.  If you need to pay your dues, we strongly encourage members to take advantage of using the online-tool (above click "Pay Dues"). 

We understand that these measures may be an inconvenience, however, it is our priority ensure the health and safety of the membership, office staff and families.  This means we all need to do our part to prevent the spread of the virus into the community.  We want to ask all our members that if you do show any signs of symptoms: cough, elevated temperature or respiratory symptoms, please STAY HOME and call your doctor.  If you are currently enrolled in the active health, dental and life Insurance program, you are also eligible to utilize the new telemedicine benefit at no cost to you. Please Click Here for more information.  Local 57's telemedicine provider, SwiftMD, wanted to inform you that SwiftMD doctors can provide consults for members who are suffering from symptoms of upper respiratory illness and are concerned they might have COVID-19. Their doctors can answer questions about COVID-19 and help a member assess their risk factors, such as whether they have traveled to a high-risk area or been exposed to anyone who has traveled to a high-risk area or has tested positive for COVID-19.  For most patients, the illness will be mild. There is currently no antiviral treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, but their doctors can provide supportive care to alleviate symptoms.

SwiftMD Physicians cannot definitively diagnose COVID-19 via telemedicine and cannot order tests for the virus. For a definitive diagnosis of COVID-19, members will need to contact their PCP’s office, urgent care center or RI Department of Health (RIDOH) to arrange for the necessary testing.  The Rhode Island Department of Health recommends that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested.  If your symptoms become severe, members should seek care in person at an ER.  If a member does get a COVID-19 diagnosis, their PCP or specialist physicians should manage your ongoing care and recovery, including providing the FMLA paperwork that would be needed for a longer term absence. It is imperative we remain vigilant and do our part in order to stay ahead of this virus for our members, their families and our community. 


James J. White,
Business Manager & President

Union Hall Main Office

857 Central Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919

Phone: (401) 421-6678
Fax:(401) 764-0006

Benefits Office

857 Central Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919

Phone: (401) 331-9191
Fax: (401) 764-0015

Apprenticeship & Training

873 Central Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919

Phone: (401) 934-0360
Fax: (401) 934-2555


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Union Meetings:

Union meetings will occur on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm

IUOE Local 57 Union Hall
857 Central Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919