Statement of Chris Geronimos Business Manager / Secretary Treasurer

Brothers and sisters, 

We are facing unprecedented times. The outbreak of COVID-19 aka Coronavirus has changed so much and caused a great deal of uncertainty. While there is no clear answer to many of the questions we have about the virus and outbreak, there is some important information that I want to share with you:

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor has suspended the one week window for new unemployment claims. 

A full briefing on the updated UC claim process is available here:

Both UPMC and Highmark are covering testing costs for COVID-19, and both providers have information pages set up to serve members:



Our union is doing everything we can to ensure worksite safety and communicate important updates to you in real time. Please sign up for text alerts and email updates so that you are up-to-date and informed. 

We will be updating our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts as things develop, so please be sure to follow those as well. 

IUPAT DC 57 Website:




In solidarity,