Updates from Local 764

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LOCAL 764 UPDATE: FRIDAY OCTOBER 23RD

Posted on October 26, 2020

Below is information on:

  • Voting News: 2 weeks out!
  • Peer to Peer App from Behind the Scenes: Sign Up
  • Social Justice Task Force: Save the Date
  • Survey: Studio opening in Hudson Valley
  • November Regular Membership Meeting Notice
  • Other useful links

MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE

EARLY VOTING

In-person early voting starts SATURDAY 10/24 in New York.  You can use findmypollsite.vote.nyc to find your early voting site and its hours.

YOUR ELECTION DAY SITE MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM YOUR EARLY VOTING SITE!

ABSENTEE/MAIL-IN BALLOTS TUESDAY 10/27 is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot!
You can use the Board of Elections Absentee Tracker to see where your request is in the process: https://nycabsentee.com/tracking

PLEASE NOTE: Ballots require POSTAGE!  If you need stamps sent to you for your absentee ballot, contact David Erdei in the Local 764 office for one to be mailed to you from Local 764 ([email protected]).

If you are unable or uncomfortable with entering and using early voting sites to drop off your ballot, contact the Local 764 office for help with getting your ballot to the ballot box.

!! LAST CALL FOR PHONE BANKING !!

Phone banking may be difficult, but it is worth it!  

There will be Remote Phone Banking to Florida from 5:30 – 8 pm on Thursday 10/29 through the LABOR VOTES 2020 Events.  Please sign up below or contact Leah Okin for more information ([email protected]). https://actionnetwork.org/campaigns/labor-votes

Be Scene Be Heard App 

SIGN UP NOW! Local 764’s landing page is LIVE – sign up for a free subscription to the Behind the Scenes Peer to Peer Chat App from iRel8!

Local 764 is making this emotional wellness tool free to our members.

The link below will take you to Local 764’s landing page to register.  Download the app, and check your email for a password that will allow you to log and start using the app for free!

The app is anonymous – you do not have to identify yourself as a Local 764 member after the initial log-in process.  Local 764 will not be given any access to members log in or information.

For some Local 764 members, the app may be a way to reach out to others to get fresh ideas and resources to navigate challenging and stressful times at work and home.  For others, it may be a way to help others meet these challenges. For all, we hope this provides a way to foster our community and help each other in a safe space.
https://irel8.org/local764/

Be Scene Be Heard App

Social Justice Task Force: SAVE THE DATE
Sunday November 15th from 11 am – 1 pm

Monthly Online Training with Facilitated Discussion:

The BIPOC Steering committee is recommending a series of online training on topics of Racial Equity, Bystander Culture, Unconscious Bias and more.
The first such training will be announced early next week, and information will be on the Local 764 website and emailed out to the membership.

ALL LOCAL 764 MEMBERS are encouraged and welcome to take the training and join in the discussion.

The Facilitated Discussion will take place on Sunday, November 15th at 11 am.  

A LinkedIn Learrning account is highly recommended: you can sign up for an account for FREE through the IATSE Training Trust Fund.
The link to the application is below:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/527be30ee4b0233cbd8b056d/t/5e1fa3c7f5403e49cd7f7dee/1579131849276/LinkedIn+Learning+Subscription+Application+2020.pdf 

More information on the 11/15 SJTF Meeting

SURVEY: STUDIO OPENING IN HUDSON VALLEY

Member Mark Agnes has reached out to Local 764 to help develop a database of workers for a new studio opening up in the Hudson Valley (near Kingston New York).

This is for a database of people who would like to work in the Hudson Valley at some point and not for a particular project or show: THIS IS NOT AN OFFER OR GUARANTEE OF EMPLOYMENT!  

If you would like to add yourself to the database, please fill out the survey below.  Please note that this information will be forwarded for use in the studio’s database. 

SURVEY

https://us11.list-manage.com/survey?u=9c3ddfa35259afb3db90969ba&id=5b50686d8f

SURVEY

MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOTICE

The Next REGULAR MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF LOCAL 764 will be on:

SUNDAY, November 22nd at 10 am
You must be in good standing (all dues and assessments paid) to attend.

This meeting will be held online: information regarding attendance and registration will be announced prior to the date via email and on the Local 764 website.

RESOURCES

Homeowner Relief

The New York State Legislature has allocated $20 million dollars in funding to the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). This program administered through the office of the Attorney General, Letitia James. Homeowners who are behind on their mortgage can get free help by calling the HOPP hotline (855)-466-3456.

Local 764 Wally Hall Fund

Members in good standing may take a loan of up to $3000.00 from the Local 764 Wally Hall Emergency Fund.  These loans are interest free for 18 months.  Please contact Julie Fernandez at [email protected] for more information.

Actors Fund

Local 764 has a Members Assistance Program that is administered by the Actors Fund.  Members should contact [email protected] for the social service resources provided through the 764 Membership Assistance Program.

For information and application to financial assistance provided through the Actors Fund, please visit their website here: https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help

The Actors Fund works in conjunction with the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), and they coordinate grants to COVID-19 applicants.

BEHIND THE SCENES:

Local 764 Members have access to the Mental Health resources provided by Behind the Scenes, which includes a peer-to-peer chat app, an Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder, and other resources.  These resources may be shared with family members, and can assist you in reaching out to someone you are worried about.

https://wp.behindthescenescharity.org/mental-health-and-suicide-prevention-initiative/

Be Scene Be Heard App – Free for Local 764 Members:
https://irel8.org/local764/

RETURN TO WORK

If you are contacted by your employer to return to work, PLEASE CONTACT LOCAL 764!
For Leah Okin: [email protected]
For Frank Gallagher: [email protected]