March 19, 2020
During this time of crisis as we collectively attempt to address the Coronavirus pandemic, we all need to temporarily adjust to a new normal while attempting to effectively mitigate the spread of the virus. Many of you are already engaged in adjustments to your normal routines both at home and at work. Here at UPW, we are compelled to do the same, especially as it pertains to social distancing. Therefore, I have implemented procedures that will continue to provide limited service to members while addressing the health and safety of staff:
• The Division Directors and Business Agents have been authorized to work remotely with the understanding that they are to limit in-person contact as much as possible. They will be checking their phone messages periodically throughout the workday so that they can return calls.
• The UPW Offices Statewide will be closed until further notice.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated while addressing the unprecedented health crisis.
Dayton M. Nakanelua
UPW State Director