Updates from Local 764

Learn more about @TheActorsFund: Navigating Housing Court, Evictions, and Tenant Rights During COVID (NYC) https://t.co/OuoH9aAjvq

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LOCAL 764 UPDATE: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2020 LOCAL 764 MEMBERSHIP MEETING REGISTRATION

Posted on September 21, 2020

Below is information on:

  • Local 764 Membership Meeting Registration
  • QUILTMANIA: Donate to the IATSE PAC
  • Social Justice Task Force: 21 Day Challenge Recap
  • Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Information
  • Other Useful Links

Local 764 Membership Meeting Registration

As previously announced, the Next Regular Membership Meeting of Local 764 will take place on Thursday, September 24th at 4 pm. This meeting will take place online through the GoToWebinar Platform.

Below is the registration link.  You must be in good standing to attend.
Please register for Local 764 September Membership Meeting on Sep 24, 2020 4:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7080502349424784140

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

QUILTMANIA: ONGOING!
CREATE YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN NOVEMBER

Continuing through September 24th
Everyone who logs into the IATSE-PAC portal at www.iatsepac.net and makes a contribution will be entered into the drawing for the quilt. 

Donations to the PAC via the portal are by credit card.  If you wish to make a contribution by check or money order you may send those contributions (payable to IATSE PAC) to the Local 764 Office: 
(545 West 45th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10036.

The minimum contribution is $5. Members may choose to give a one-time contribution to the IATSE PAC, or better yet, you can make a monthly contribution. Entries will be based on the amount donated, in $5 increments.  For monthly contributions, entries will be given based on the amount pledged for 2020.

The quilt is designed and constructed by Local 764 member Michael Michalski.  It is all-cotton, and Queen-sized.  The name of this quilt is “Navigating the Storm.”
The IATSE PAC makes contributions to national candidates who are friendly to Union, Labor, and Entertainment Industry causes.

www.iatsepac.net

Social Justice Task Force:
21 Day Racial Equity Habit Forming Challenge: Wrap Up

On Sunday September 20th Jill Flowers and Kimberly Butler Gilkeson, joined by the BIPOC Steering Panel of the Local 764 Social Justice Task Force, led members through a discussion of our first 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Forming Challenge. 
Members who participated in the challenge reflected on the 21 Day Challenge and its daily assignments.  

The challenge, along with the resource list that the BIPOC Steering Panel curated for Local 764, is available on the Local 764 website for people who wish to try their own 21 days.  Further challenges and group reflections are in the works.

SAVE THE DATE: October 4th from 11 am – 1 pm, Local 764 will have a facilitated meeting of the entire Social Justice Task Force, online.

More Information

VOTER REGISTRATION

OCTOBER 9th IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NEW YORK STATE:

Confirm you are registered and Make A Plan! Confirm that you are registered to vote – many members have reported that they have “cleaned up” – even if you were able to vote in the primaries, it is important to check your voter registration status!

NEW YORK:
https://www.elections.ny.gov/votingdeadlines.html

NEW JERSEY:
https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/drivertopics/voterreg.htm

CONNECTICUT:
https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Registration-Deadlines/Registration-Deadlines

PENNSYLVANIA: 
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS

LOST WAGES ASSISTANCE 

The first round of the $300.00 per week Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) payments have been released for those who were pre-qualified and those who certified prior to 5:00pm on September 15, 2020.

If you do not see that your payments have been released in your online payment history, you may have to certify for LWA eligibility. If you received a DocuSign email please fill it out and submit it. Be sure to check your spam folder for this email. If you did not receive a DocuSign email or a payment call 833-491-0632 to certify.  

Individuals must continue to certify weekly in order to receive all unemployment benefits including LWA.

New York State has been approved for three (3) weeks of LWA (weeks ending August 2, 9 and 16) and is waiting for FEMA approval for additional weeks.

https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/lwa-factsheet.pdf

RESOURCES

One and Two Blue Slip: Affordable Housing Application
The Actors Fund is offering Live Webinars designed to help people successfully apply for new, rent stabilized luxury apartments for middle-income households at One and Two Blue Slip!
Webinar Dates:
 Tuesday, September 29 at 5pm
 Thursday, October 1 at 8pm
 Thursday, October 8 at 3:30pm
 Saturday, October 10 at 1pm

This webinar will tell you everything you need to know about this fabulous housing opportunity, how to prepare a strong application, and apply through the NYC lottery. Everyone will need to create a new account on the new version of NYC Housing Connect. The webinars will discuss how to successfully create a new profile, eligibility criteria, how to assess your income, and what to expect in the process. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A to get all your questions answered.

https://actorsfund.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c54bf3bd774e77ef3ab4d7e55&id=7a6b860428&e=db8bfea646

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.

Rent Relief Extenstion

Applications for the New York State Rent Relief program will not be accepted through August 6, 2020. A call center is available Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., for applicants who need help. Individuals should call 1-833-499-0318 or email [email protected] for more information.

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/

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]