"THE GROUND WE STAND ON" MESSAGE FROM THE IATSE GENERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD
Monday, June 29, 2020
To the authors and signatories of “The Ground We Stand On” in the arts community, and all our industry kin,
We in the IATSE know that you see us. Please know we are listening to you as you rightly demand equality, inclusion, diversity, fairness, opportunity and respect.
The Preamble to the IATSE Constitution and Bylaws clearly states our purpose as a union: “To achieve, by organization and mutual endeavor, the improvement of the social and economic conditions of employees identified with the theatrical, … industries...”. This means that the purpose and responsibility . . . more
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Social Support and Community Engagement
Discover social support resources for yourself and our community here. This growing list includes information on community projects to support our first responders and others in King County, including mask making.
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.
Financial Support Resources
Click here to view a list of financial support resources for entertainment workers.
The new IATSE Bulletin has arrived. It is full of information from the IA regarding resouces for financial aid, industry information, legislative updates, and information about the benefit funds.
The Employment Security Department (ESD) site is seeing unprecedented demand for services – up to 500,000 users per hour. The informational areas of the website are not impacted and can address questions people may have.
Click here to sign up for alerts from the Employment Security Department.
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.