Updates from Local 764

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Posted on February 5, 2021

Below is information on:

  • Local 764 Political Candidate Meet Up
  • Local 764 Constitution
  • Local 764 Social Justice Task Force: Up next!
  • Local 764 February Meeting Reminder
  • New CDC Guidelines: Vaccine Appointments

From Past Emails:

  • OSHA Classes through IATSE Local 8 and the IATSE International
  • COVID Training From the IATSE Training Trust
  • Online Job Site Visit Requests
  • Be Scene Be Heard Mental Health App
  • Other useful links

LOCAL 764 Political Candidate Meet Up:
February 4th at 11 am: Julie Menin, City Council District 5

At the January Membership Meeting, members discussed holding virtual meetings for Local 764 members with local candidates who have asked specifically for Local 764’s support and endorsement.

Julie Menin, who is running for NY City Council in City Council District 5 (Upper East Side) and has asked for Local 764’s endorsement and will attend a virtual meeting with those interested on Thursday, February 4th at 11 am.

Please register for this event at the link below. If you would like to submit question, feel free to email the question to Leah Okin at [email protected].

We hope to have future opportunities like this for members and we will keep you posted if there are more!

Register in advance for this meeting:

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

Local 764 Constitution:

The second of two readings of the updated and amended Local 764 Constitution was held at the Regular Membership Meeting on January 24th.
The full red-lined Constitution is being mailed to all members along with a secret ballot for your vote. The new red-lined Constitution document will also be posted on the Local 764 website in the members’ section by February 3rd, 2021.

Please update your current mailing address with Local 764 for this upcoming vote!

If you have a temporary address that you would like your copy of the constitution and ballot to be mailed, please let Local 764 know by the end of day on Tuesday February 2nd.

Social Justice Task Force:
Sunday February 21st at 11 am

On Sunday, January 24th Local 764 members met in a facilitated discussion of CONFRONTING RACISM. The materials of that discussion are posted on the Local 764’s website under the Social Justice Task Force Tab, in “Past Trainings.”

The next facilitated training session hosted by Local 764 Social Justice Task Force will be BYSTANDER TRAINING on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at 11:00 am.

The link to the training is posted below, and all training links are posted on the Social Justice Task Force Page of the members’ section of the Local 764 website.


To take the training, see below.

STEP ONE: Take the Training Online:

STEP TWO: Join the Discussion:
Join the Local 764 Social Justice Task Force and Facilitator Diana Robinson for discussion on this course and its impact for Local 764 and its members.

STEP THREE: Encourage members to take the training!

These Online Trainings are available through LinkedIn Learning, and a LinkedIn Learning account is highly recommended. Accounts are FREE for all Local 764 members and you can apply for your account HERE.


More information on Online BYSTANDER TRAINING Course


THE NEXT LOCAL 764 MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25th AT 6 pm Meeting Registration links will be sent out via email to the membership that week.
You must be in good standing to attend.

NEW CDC Document:
What to Expect at Your Vaccine Appointment


Both Local 8 of the IATSE and the IATSE International have open opportunities for Local 764 members to take Online OSHA 10 Classes.

To inquire about OSHA 10 Classes with Union Kin from Local 8 (Philadelphia PA), please got to https://www.iatse8.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/form_page.cfm&formID=105265 to sign up!

On February 22-24 the IATSE Training Trust will host a distance learning OSHA10/General Safety Conference.

For more information or to download the application click on the link below:
OSHA 10/General Entertainment Safety | Distance Learning Video Conference — IATSE Training Trust Fund

Request a Job Site Visit Online

Due to COVID-19, Local 764 Business Representatives must comply with individual production testing requirements when visiting members on their jobs sites. To facilitate this, Local 764 has set up a regular testing schedule for its Business Representatives.

In answer to requests by members, an online sign up form has been created to help members schedule routine visits during COVID-19 on the Members’ section of the Local 764 website. You can find this request for under the “Job Site Visits” tab on the Main Menu.

Routine visits can be set up for Mondays and Thursdays.

The purpose of this form is to facilitate routine visits only. If you need a Representative to visit in an emergency, or have an immediate need on set, please contact a Local 764 Business Representative directly:

Frank Gallagher: [email protected]
Leah Okin: [email protected]


The IATSE Training Trust Fund, in partnership with the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund, is providing the online C19 – COVID-19 Prevention Training that your employer may require to return to work.

This link is available on the Members’ Section of the Local 764 Website under the COVID-19 SAFETY tab on the menu.

**Please note this course is NOT in your TTF Safety First! account.**

*If you already have a TTF portal account for the A, A2, and HP1 (or HP2*) courses, you do not need complete this application. The C19 course is available in your existing portal account.

Be Scene Be Heard App


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.

Be Scene Be Heard App


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.


Be Scene Be Heard App – Free for Local 764 Members:


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]