887 NEEDS TO UPDATE THE WORKER REGISTRATION INFORMATION ON FILE FOR ALL WORKERS. PLEASE USE THE LINK TO COMPLETE A NEW REGISTRATION FORM RIGHT AWAY. (DON'T WORRY THAT THE FORM IS ENTITLED "NEW WORKER REGISTRATION FORM".)
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UPDATE: QUARTERLY DUES
THERE WILL BE NO INCREASE IN QUARTERLY DUES FOR 2022. Online dues payments are processed through UNIONLY, a Seattle-based Union-friendly platform. We are happy to join with Unionly in providing support and services to members of Local 887. Processing fees have been suspended for Quarter 1 of 2022. The link for dues payment through Unionly is located on the "Paying Membership Dues" tab under MEMBER RESOURCES. Or, use this direct link: www.unionly.io/o/iatse887.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE $25 HIRING HALL REINSTATEMENT FEE (LATE FEE) HAS RESUMED FOR DUES NOT RECEIVED BY THE 30TH OF THE FIRST MONTH OF EACH QUARTER. DETAILS UNDER THE "PAYING MEMBERSHIP DUES" TAB IN MEMBER RESOURCES.
EQUITY, INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, OPPORTUNITY AND RESPECT.
Local 887's Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Access Committee has submitted a response to the BIPOC Theatremakers, authors of the letter to DEAR WHITE AMERICAN THEATRE. "Our response is meant to affirm our shared goals to uplift, center, and celebrate the contributions of artists of color, and to take responsibility for creating a more equitable and anti-racist work environment". Read Local 887's full response .
887's Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples. We understand that despite the promise of designated tribal land according to the Point Elliot Treaty of 1855, the original stewards of this vast region were forcibly removed by European-American settlers, through colonial policy, discriminatory laws, and the burning of traditional villages. We honor the descendants of The Duwamish who continue to live in the Seattle area and among the Suquamish, Tulalip, Muckleshoot and Lummi peoples. As an Arts organization, we respectfully acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous artists of all genres. We also recognize that capital was gained from many forms of exploitation.
We stand with the anti-racism work that has been done in the past and and continues today. We respect Indigenous Sovereignty.
By this acknowledgment we hope to connect the history of this region to the present.
Fincancial Assistance, Emotional Support, Education and Community Engagement
Have you considered applying for help from the Actor's Fund? IATSE has sponsored a special fund for members. To qualify for Actor's Fund assistance you must have less than $15,000 in liquid assets and need immediate help with expenses. Qualifying IATSE members are eligible for two $1000 grants.
Eligibility and documentation for IATSE locals:
You must be a paid-up member to be eligible. Current membership card or confirmation by union including end date.
- Documentation of a minimum of $6,500 in earnings for three out of the last five years. Accepted forms of earnings documentation include: Union Pension and Health statements, contracts, W-2 or 1099 forms.
- Most recent checking and savings bank statement, including name, address and balance totals.
- Current lease, rent or mortgage statement. If none of these are available, another household bill with your name and address.
- IATSE members can apply for a second grant 45 days after receiving the first grant. Second time applicants do not need to submit earnings again, just the application and bank statements.
Behind the Scenes offers counseling and referrals for entertainment industry workers, including a simple peer-to-peer app and therapists specializing in entertainment industry workers.
Discover safety and education resources for yourself and our community here.
Click here to view a list of financial support resources for entertainment workers.
The International has launched C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service), a new initiative to organize mutual aid amongst for the most vulnerable of our sisters and brothers. The efforts will be centered around a new website: iatsecares.org. The initiative establishes a “Buddy System”, where members in need may request for a volunteer to call them at the frequency of their choice. The website has a volunteer form, which you may have recieved from the International in your email as well.
Learn more about our partnership with Seattle Central College!
REGISTER WITH LOCAL 887
Before starting work at an IATSE Local 887 represented venue, be sure to read over the FAQ's and then Click Here to request registration forms.
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Washington Paid Medical Leave: Click here to find out more about the new Paid Family and Medical Leave benefit.
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Jeff Johnson is a Washington Heathplan broker familiar with our work and the IATSE health benefit fund. Brokers services are free. He, can provide help with Individual medical, dental and Medicare insurance options.
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