Below is information on:
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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