Optical Department Now Taking Limited Appointments

In a small step to having members enter the building, the Optical Dept will be taking a very limited number of appointments starting today.   The appropriate safety protocals have been addressed to each member, and they have been instructed, and will be guided, to only proceed to Optical.  I will be escorting them out as well. […]

Union Workers Make Masks for Hospitals and Essential Workers

Recently, Xerox published a story (McCue, Matt, “How Xerox Turned Filters into Face Masks) describing how they worked together with another Rochester company to manufacture face masks aiming to protect health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The story details the whole process from initial inspiration to the final product. What is especially significant is […]

For our Members Needing to File for Unemployment Benefits

Here are the documents our members need to prepare in advance of applying online. Advance collection of this information is helpful because some application sites will time out after a bit. Note some States might differ slightly on what is required, but this is pretty much the standard. Social Security Number. State Driver’s License or […]

Hickey Freeman Looking for Home Sewers to Make Face Masks

“Jeffery Diduch, vice president of technical design at Hickey Freeman in Rochester, put out a call on his social media page to attract home sewers who may be able to help.” Read more at the Democrat and Chronicle: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2020/03/20/a-call-for-home-sewers-to-make-masks-to-help-coronavirus-pandemic-from-hickey-freeman-vice-president/2885241001/