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
Seattle Times: Frantic fundraising, relief that can’t meet demand: Artists and arts groups scramble amid coronavirus crisis.
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.
WASHINGTON STATE: Inspire Washington has started the Inspiration League . Sign up to get notifications on how you can support cultural funding.
KING COUNTY: King County Executive Dow Constantine transmitted legislation to support for critical needs, including tourism, small business, arts and culture, live music venues, and homeless youth programs. This is part of a larger COVID-19 relief package.
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) launched a redesigned online system April 19th to accommodate the expansion of unemployment benefits enabled by the Federal CARES Act.
ESD’s 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.