Members are urged to establish a personal account that will give them access to files such as minutes and contracts, as well as set contact preferences for email and texting.
Article in Backstage: Entertainment Union Leaders Demonstrate Unity in Uncertain Time
As congress proposes new legislation to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we must act quickly to ensure that any new legislation puts workers first. That Includes provisions that preserve our access to quality healthcare, protect our hard-earned pensions, and fix the broken state unemployment systems that are delaying access to critical financial assistance to millions of working families. Click here to tell your representatives that these issues matter to YOU and should not be neglected in subsequent relief legislation.
WASHINGTON STATE: Inspire Washington has started the Inspiration League . Sign up to get notifications on how you can support cultural funding.
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.