CHICAGO, IL (NOVEMBER 2012) – In the first of its kind partnership, Illinois Orthopedic Network (ION), in conjunction with the Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United (CMRJB) have teamed up to provide cutting edge benefits for all Chicagoland area Union Members. Being unveiled at a series of free health and wellness fairs throughout Chicagoland beginning November 9th, Union Workers and their families will be treated to a variety of free medical screenings and educational initiatives from this new organized team of medical professionals.
The first of five scheduled Health and Wellness Fairs will take place on November 9th from 11am-8pm in the CMRJB Union Building, 333 S. Ashland Avenue in Chicago. Attendees will be offered such free services as on site flu vaccines (for sponsoring Unions), diabetes screenings, wellness massages, blood pressure checks, body fat analysis, bone densiometry, injury screenings, ergonomic assessments, worker rights seminars, injury case management roundtables, orthopedic evaluations, and lifting mechanic education.
“The CMRJB is strengthening the Union through promoting the health of our members,” says Richard Monje, International Vice President of Workers United.
“We are honored to be partnering with ION on such a cutting edge program to offer top notch doctors and medical services to all Union Members in the greater Chicagoland area.”
A total of five health and wellness fairs will take place from November 9th through December 16th to treat, educate and engage Union workers on medical awareness and their rights under the Illinois Worker’s Compensation system. These events will occur at different local Union establishments, banquet halls, and even on site at some of the larger facilities. Members of all Chicagoland area Unions are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The dates for these events are as follows: November 9, 27, 30, and December 7 and 12. Special hours for these events will be provided to accommodate all shifts throughout the day. For more information on event locations and times, please call CMRJB at 312-738-6100 or call Illinois Orthopedic Network at 855-263-5434 or contact your Local Union Representative.