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 preferencs for email and texting.
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
3/27/2020 The new IATSE Bulletin has arrived in member email boxes (or on its way in your regular mail). It is full of information from the IA regarding resouces for financial aid, industry information, legislative updates, and information about the benefit funds.
Click here to view a list of financial support resources for entertainment workers.
News re COVID-19 and the Entertainment Industry
Friday, March 27, 2020
Washington - In its latest response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Congress has passed a third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This bill will provide tangible and immediate economic relief for entertainment workers across the United States, many of whom found themselves out of work overnight due to COVID-19 related cancellations across all sectors of the entertainment industry. more details. . .
Netflix has created a $100 million relief fund to help members of the creative community who have been left unemployed and without a way to earn an income during the coronavirus crisis. The streaming giant said the bulk of the funds will go toward supporting laid-off crew members.
Click here for information on Washington State unemployment benefits, including the latest COVID-19 information.
Employment Security is currently understaffed and difficult to reach. Any delays in getting your claim started will not affect the effective date of your claim. You will be able to use the date you were laid off, regardless of when you manage to complete the application process.
They recommend filling out the application online as far as you can get and they will call you back once you hit a roadblock (as it were). But if your are having difficulty getting through to them do note the call back feature on the website Unemployment callback scheduler
Click here to up for alerts from the Employment Security Department. Good information regarding the current state of the application process, as well as CARES act information for unemployment recipients.
March 26th, 2020
IATSE members and their friends sent over 100,000 messages to their legislators. This was instrumental is getting recognition for the needs of entertainment workers in the economic package. Thanks for your efforts.
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.