Updates from Local 764

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LOCAL 764 UPDATE: THURSDAY MARCH 4TH, 2021

Posted on March 5, 2021

Below is information on:

  • Advocacy: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT
  • Local 764 Constitution
  • Met Opera Update
  • Local 764 Elections
  • Local 764 March Meeting Announcement

From Past Emails:

  • Online Job Site Visit Requests
  • OSHA Classes through IATSE Local 8 and the IATSE International
  • Be Scene Be Heard Mental Health App
  • MPTV COVID 19 Training
  • Other Useful Links

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT

The Senate is voting on this important Act as early as today and will be reading the entire bill. You can still urge your Senator to vote YES to the Act, which includes COBRA Subsidies that will help people who have lost their health care, and other important Unemployment provisions and measures that will help Pension plans!

Call your Senator – https://actionnetwork.org/forms/arp-callcampaign; or dial 844-351-5733

Write your Senator – https://actionnetwork.org/letters/arp-letter

Local 764 Constitution:

The Local 764 Constitution which was read at the December and January Regular Membership Meetings has been mailed out to each member along with your individual ballot.  Please participate in this important vote!

If you have not yet received your constitution please contact David Erdei in the Local 764 office at [email protected] If you have not received your ballot and need to request a new one, please call (209) 259-6740 and press number 3.  

Ballots must be RECEIVED by the balloting company by March 20th, so please mail in your vote as soon as possible.  Results will be announced at the March 21st Regular Membership Meeting.

The constitution can also be found on the members’ section of the website at www.ia764.org

Metropolitan Opera: Website

As discussed at the Local 764 February Membership Meeting:

Local One was locked out by the Metropolitan Opera; several other Locals including the designers and box office employees are also in negotiations. At this time there are no in person actions to attend in support of these groups. However, the IATSE International and all of the Metropolitan Opera Locals are working together in support of all IATSE represented Met workers. The first step in this campaign was to put together a website, which is now up and running.
For information about the lockout and workers at the Met go to:

https://metoperanews.com/

As new information becomes available, updates will be shared at membership meetings.

  Local 764 is not currently in negotiations with the Met, as our agreement does not expire until 2022.

MetOperaNews

LOCAL 764 ELECTIONS: NOMINATIONS

As discussed at the February Local 764 Membership Meeting:

Nominations Procedure for the Local 764 2021 Elections

 As previously announced, Local 764 will have nominations for the offices of Secretary/Treasurer, four Trustees and Convention Delegates at the Regular Membership Meeting scheduled for Thursday April 22nd at 2:30 pm.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions that are still in place, this meeting may be held through the online platform GoToWebinar.
Nominations for all offices will be conducted as per Article IV, Section 5 of Local 764’s Constitution and By-Laws (available to members in the members section of the Local 764 website with certain modifications necessary to accommodate the online platform process should it be neccesary: 
To be eligible for office, a person must have been a member in good standing of Local 764 for a period of not less than two years and must have attended at least four regular membership meetings within that two-year period.  A member wishing to apply for a waiver of the meeting requirement must make a written request to the Executive Board at least ONE HOUR (1:30 pm) before the 2:30 April 2021 Meeting. This request may be mailed to the Local 764 office at 545 W 45th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10036 or emailed to David Erdei at [email protected].  
Members wishing to nominate a candidate for office must be in good standing. To place a name in nomination, it shall take a sponsor and a second, neither of which may be the nominee in question. Any member may make a nomination or a second either by email prior to the 2:30 pm April 22nd meeting, or at the meeting. Email nominations should be sent to the Local 764 office by emailing David Erdei at [email protected].  Nomination emails should state the name of the member you would like to nominate, and the office for which you are nominating that member.  Emails must be received by the Local 764 Office by or prior to 2:30 pm April 2021 Membership Meeting.
Real time nominations may also be made. If the meeting is conducted through the online platform GoToWebinar members who register and attend the Member Online Meeting on April 22nd, 2021 at 2:30 pm may nominate candidates during the meeting.  Members may either speak or use the “chat” function in the platform.  For more information on how to use these features, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer at [email protected].  
Nominations shall take place for the following offices:
Secretary/Treasurer
Trustees (4)
Delegates to the International Convention
A member wishing to accept a nomination who will not be present at the meeting may file an acceptance in writing (email is fine) to the President at [email protected] by or prior to 2:30 pm on April 22nd, 2021.  Members filing an acceptance in writing must indicate the office they wish to accept.
Any member wishing to accept a nomination for an elected office who will be present at the meeting may do so then and there.  If the meeting is conducted through the online platform GoToWebinar, members may either speak or use the “chat” function in the platform.  For more information on how to use these features, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer at [email protected].

Please note: As per Local 764’s Constitution, nominees must have both a sponsor and a second, and may not nominate themselves.  No member shall accept nomination for more than one office.

Electioneering: Immediately following the nominations, each candidate will be given an opportunity to address the membership.  Nominees may do so on the online platform if used or may send a statement to be read by another member, or the President.  The member (including the President) must read the exact copy as submitted by the candidate and not change, correct and/or editorialize.
Candidates may submit a biography or statement of no more than 250 words to be included with the ballot.  Statements must be submitted to the Election Board by 9:00 am Monday, June 22nd, 2020. 
All subsequent elements of the election will be conducted in strict accordance with the Local 764 Constitution. Ballots will be mailed out during the week following the nominations, and the announcement of those elected will happen at the May Regular Membership Meeting.

MARCH LOCAL 764 MEMBERSHIP MEETING

THE NEXT LOCAL 764 MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE ON
SUNDAY MARCH 21 AT 10 am
THIS MEETING WILL BE ONLINE. Meeting Registration links will be sent out via email to the membership that week. 
You must be in good standing to attend.

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]

OSHA 10 CLASSES

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

Be Scene Be Heard App 

SIGN UP NOW FOR FREE EMOTIONAL WELLNESS 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.
https://irel8.org/local764/

Be Scene Be Heard App

MPTV COVID 19 TRAINING

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.**
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-FfTRGUTOP5_-TlyysAE3LPgBsKPBuscU5gZ4ocY4Xqr9ug/viewform

*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.

RESOURCES

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]