Resources for Oregon Members

Oregon State Resources


Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources information about the stay-at-home order and other state resources.


Oregon’s Public Health Authority has up-to-date information on COVID-19. You can sign up for their newsletter, access frequently asked questions, and more.


Apply for Unemployment Oregon’s Employment Department lets you estimate your benefits, file a claim, watch how-to videos, and see frequently asked questions. Updates on federal unemployment benefits are made on this website, so be sure to check back regularly.


Check out this infographic (pdf) for common COVID-19 scenarios and benefits available by the Employment Department.


Trust Offices

Contact your trust office, William C. Earhart Co. Inc., for information on healthcare information.

Offices are closed for  walk-ins. Please call (503) 460.5247 for information.


Additional Resources


211.org is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website. It connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need.


Schools Have Food – Most schools still provide lunches to kids. Check your school district for availability.


Oregon FAQ

Last Updated: April 3, 2020

We will be adding additional questions as we are able to answer them. Answers that apply to all members in the NW Carpenters Union can be found at the bottom of our main COVID-19 resource page. If you have more questions or feel you did not get the answer you needed, contact us at (877) 284.7936 or COVID19@nwcarpenters.org.

➤ What should I do if my employer is not following health and safety guidelines?
If you believe your job site is unsafe, or that proper precautions are not in place to keep you safe, we need to know. Representatives will work with you and the contractor to make sure that the job site is following proper safety guidelines. If you think your job site is not following CDC or OSHA guidelines for COVID-19, call our hotline (877) 284.7936 or email us at COVID19@nwcarpenters.org.
➤ Do I still have to wait a week to become eligible for unemployment?

Yes. The state has not waived the waiting period at this time.

➤ Can I still receive unemployment if I choose not to work because I do not want to risk going to work during a state order to stay at home?

Yes.

➤ If my kids are out of school and I have to take care of them, do I qualify for unemployment?

Yes.

Did You Know?

UBC started on job sites across the country.

Our founding president, Peter J. McGuire worked tirelessly on the job sites across the country with his fellow Carpenters to organize the union. In 1881, he organized a Chicago convention to form a union. Representatives from 11 cities joined him and they produced a constitution and structure. Learn More

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