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Local 764 Elections
Ballots have been mailed for the Local 764 Elections – if you have not received a ballot by now, or are at an address other than the one Local 764 has on file for you, contact the balloting company for a replacement ballot by calling 209.259.6740!
Details are also on the members’ section of the Local 764 website.
Ballots must be received to the Post Office Box by July 20th, 2020.
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 will be a virtual, online meeting. Results of the Local 764 election will be announced.
Links to register for this meeting will be sent to membership shortly. You must be in good standing to attend.
Local 764 BENEFIT TOWN HALL: TO BE SCHEDULED
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 Benfit 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.
* Please note! Member-only events including meetings and town halls will not be directly shared on Local 764 social media, on the advice of Local 764 counsel. Please look for email updates and all emails, plus announcements, are posted 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 course 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.
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.
LOCAL 764 SOCIAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE
Local 764 Social Justice Task Force
After the first online gathering moderated by Margery Freeman from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, many members who attended reached out with their comments and reflections.
As an immediate first step, based on Margery Freeman’s recommendation, please see below a link of suggested readings from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture from the New York Public Library. More resources will be posted on the Local 764 website.
If you attended and still want to give feedback, please feel free to do so by writing [email protected].
We are currently awaiting a proposal from the People’s Institute for facilitated training for our membership, and we have also contacted other facilitators based on feed back and comments.
If you have personal experience with a facilitator you wish to recommend, please send the suggestion to [email protected].
POLITICAL ACTIVISM AND ENGAGEMENT
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
Please encourage others to fill out the census – either in paper or online – by October 31st, 2020 (extended deadline).
Local 764 along with the IATSE has asked members to sign up to advocate for the “HEROES” Act – which would extend the “CARES” act’s unemployment insurance provisions for as long as the health crisis persists, among other important provisions!
If you have not yet done so, please sign write a letter – either your own or aversion of the IATSE’s template here: https://iatsecares.org/2020/04/29/send-a-letter-v2/.
FORWARD THIS LINK TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS! PEOPLE FROM EVERY STATE CAN SUPPORT ENTERTAINMENT WORKERS BY WRITING THEIR REPRESENTATIVE!
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.
RETURN TO WORK