Updates from Local 764

Please take a few minutes and complete your #2020Census #BeCounted https://t.co/KUQOcuhSAS

The Tony Award nominations will be announced today at noon. Anyone who would like to can watch at… https://t.co/7LSrpc82wU

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Local 764 Update: Wednesday July 15th 2020 – Membership Meeting Registration Link

Posted on July 16, 2020

Please note! All news and communications sent to the membership are also posted on the Local 764 Website.

Below is information on:

  • Next General Membership Meeting
  • Local 764 Elections
  • Local 764 Benefit Town Hall
  • Training and Education
  • Update from NY State Department of Labor
  • Political Engagement
  • Helpful Financial and Wellness Resources

UPCOMING MEMBER MEETINGS

The next GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING is on
Monday, July 20th at 6 pm EDT.

The next General Membership Meeting will take place on Monday, July 20th at 6 pm Eastern Daylight Time.  Due to the current COVID-19 Crisis, this membership meeting will be a virtual, online meeting. 
Results of the Local 764 election will be announced.
Please Register with the link below. You must be in good standing to attend.

Please register for Local 764 July Membership Meeting
July 20th at 6 pm EDT:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3278542871477885968

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

LOCAL 764 ELECTIONS

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PUT YOUR BALLOTS IN THE MAIL ASAP!

Ballots must be received to the Post Office Box by July 20th, 2020, as they will be counted that evening.

Please note, for your vote to count you must be in good standing. Please log into your member profile on the website at www.ia764.org to view your account, or contact David Erdei at [email protected] with questions.

PLEASE VOTE!

For any questions regarding the voting process please contact Nadine Hettel, chair of the election committee at [email protected].

For questions about your ballot please contact the balloting company at 
209-259-6740. 

Local 764 Benefits Town Hall

Local 764 BENEFIT TOWN HALL: Date will soon be announced!
the week of July 27th – July 31st.

The previously announced BENEFIT TOWN HALL will be scheduled for the week of July 27th – July 31st depending on the schedule of the presenters (from the IATSE National Benefit Fund, the Local 764 Pension & Annuity Fund and the Local 764 401(k) Fund). 
Please look out for announcements via email and on the Local 764 website.  

Training and Education

IATSE 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 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. 

OSHA 10 Online and In Person Classes

Local 764 is planning additional courses for members to get their OSHA 10 card, through both online training and in-person training, once in-person classes are available.  Please let us know your interest.  As soon as these classes have been confirmed, they will be announced to the membership.  Let us know your interest now, because if there is a high demand we will schedule more classes!  You can email your interest HERE

LinkedIn Learning Local 764 Members have unlimited access to the LinkedIn Learning online library of online classes through FREE subscriptions through the IATSE Training Trust Fund.  The application is available on the IATSE Training Trust Fund Website: https://www.iatsetrainingtrust.org/lil.

UPDATE FROM NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The New York State Department of Labor has issued some new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) around Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Extended Benefits (EB):

https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/extended-benefits-faq.pdf

Members with Unemployment Claims that are about to expire should look at the frequently asked questions and also visit the NYS DOL site here: 
https://dol.ny.gov/unemployment/exhausted-or-expired-unemployment-insurance-benefits

For help navigating these sites, you may contact Leah Okin at [email protected].  Please keep in mind that Local 764 cannot register for benefits for you.

POLITICAL ACTIVISM AND ENGAGEMENT

HEROES ACT: Extend the $600.00 Supplemental Unemployment Benefit! Thanks to all the Local 764 members who wrote and encouraged other to write to representatives!
Extending the “CARES” act’s unemployment insurance provisions for as long as the health crisis persists is crucial to our members!

To date, 34,194 letters have been sent!

If you have not yet done so, please sign or write a letter – either your own or a version of the IATSE’s template here: https://iatsecares.org/2020/04/29/send-a-letter-v2/

People can also find out the contact information of their representative through the AFL-CIO here:
https://actionnetwork.org/forms/heroesact?source=aflcio

FORWARD THIS LINK TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS!  PEOPLE FROM EVERY STATE CAN SUPPORT ENTERTAINMENT WORKERS BY WRITING THEIR REPRESENTATIVE!

CENSUS 2020

Below is a link to an interactive map that helps identify historically under counted communities in New York City.  Local 764 and the New York City Central Labor Council can help you if you wish to get your neighborhood counted!
https://newyorkcounts2020.org/nyc-census-2020-interactive-map/

If you have not yet answered the Census, PLEASE do so!  You can go the New York City Central Labor Council’s LABOR COUNTS! site: https://www.laborcounts2020.org/optin2?can_id=1b7947c6f82701013810b3be4fbc082b&email_subject=union-matters-march-13-2020&link_id=11&source=email-labor-counts-census-2020-is-here

Want to look at Please encourage others to fill out the census – either in paper or online – by October 31st, 2020 (extended deadline).

RESOURCES

COVID Rent Relief Program from New York State:
Beginning Thursday July 16, 2020 applications will be accepted for the New York State COVID Rent Relief Program. The COVID Rent Relief Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. More information including eligibility, applications and  FAQ’s can be found at https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP .

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]