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LOCAL 764 UPDATE: THURSDAY AUGUST 6TH, 2020

Posted on August 7, 2020

Below is information on:

  • Safe and Sound Week: August 10 – 16 Free Webinars
    • Planning a Safe Show? Tuesday 8/11 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
    • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention 8/12 from 2 – 4 pm EDT
  • Link to IATSE Road Show: Why Unions Still matter
  • Homeowner and Rent Relief Information

SAFE & SOUND WEEK: August 10 – 16

Planning A Safe Show? This Is What You Need To Know

Presented by AVIXA with IATSE Panelists Joe Aldridge, Hannah D’Amico, Kent Jorgensen, Eddie Raymond & Alan Rowe.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT 

Learn guidelines and baselines for:

  • How to conduct a Job Hazard Analysis
  • How to begin to develop a Safety Plan based on those findings
  • How to execute and maintain that plan

Register HERE:
https://avixa.zoom.us/webinar/register/7115949217981/WN_Fmdy_rKyRx-XNAq2YhbN5g

Behind the Scenes: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Workshop

Presented by Lori Rubinstein of Behind the Scenes and Taryn Longo of the Mastery Studio.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT 

An overview of tools and resources for mental and emotional well-being that are available to individuals seeking help for themselves and for those seeking to help others.
Sponsored by the I.A.T.S.E. Education & Training Department.
Open to All IATSE brothers, sisters, kin, colleagues, and friends in the Entertainment Industry.

REGISTER HERE:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3016027873920580367

TRAINING TRUST FUND: SAFETY FIRST ONLINE TRAINING

Local 764 members may apply for access to the online training provided by the IATSE Training Trust, including the recently launched: COVID-19: RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTING EXPOSURE IN THE WORKPLACE.

To apply go to https://www.iatsetrainingtrust.org/safetyfirst and download the individual application, as per the instructions on the website.
Click

HERE (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/527be30ee4b0233cbd8b056d/t/5e1fa4ad1312f17480932ff1/1579132078256/Safety+First+Online+Courses+Application+2020.pdf) for the link to the pdf application, which can be emailed to [email protected]
Once you submit your application you will be approved for an account in five business days or less. 

Link to the IATSE Road Show: Why Unions Still Matter

Link to Recording of the IATSE Roadshow: Why Unions Still Matter

On August 30th, the IATSE presented Why Unions Still Matter: a presentation about Labor History, and how Union Power builds an economy that creates jobs, raises wages, and promotes a better quality of life for All.

Presented by Diane Thomas-Holladay, Labor Education Program, Little Rock, AR & the IATSE Education & Training Department.

LINK TO WHY UNIONS STILL MATTER:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2990420248130896386

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.

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]