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July 11, 2020
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Meeting Date

The next General Meeting of the Membership of IATSE Local 22 will be Sat. June 13, 2020, 9 am, pending further updates.
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ETCP Certification

ETCP: Building a better industry through knowledge. ETCP Certification and continuing education promotes a culture of on-going learning, safety, and professionalism.
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HELP! Please Donate to SERF

Brothers and Sisters, we recently received a letter from the IRS making every contribution of any amount fully tax-exempt for the Fund and making any donation in any amount fully tax deductible. Brothers & Sisters the need is great but at present, the SERF  funds are limited.
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Website Registration

The Website Registration is for I.A.T.S.E. Local 22 Members in Good Standing. This is not for Referral Members. Referral Members can access most of the site with out registering.
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New Call In Procedure

Local 22’s new call in policy. Effective January 15, 2020. In order to be sent to work through our referral system YOU MUST BE CALLED IN THROUGH THE JOB LINE. The New procedure will be to call in on Wednesdays starting at 8am and give your availability for the next week. An example will be to call in on January 15st and give your availability for Monday the 20th of January thru Sunday January 26th. Once you are sent om a job, you will be removed from of the out of work" list. When you get done with the job you are sent on, call in again to be placed be on the out of work list for the remaining portion of that week. If the job you are sent on is a one day job you will still be offered work for the remaining part of the week When calling in make sure to state your name, and your availability, that is all. Please make sure to speak your name clearly. If I can’t understand your name, you won’t be placed on the list. If you are not going to take a call, please decline it as soon as you know that you can’t work that call. While callsteward.com tracks declines, this is just a thing the software does. It does not count against you in anyway. The calls will also not be held for you indefinitely, we will remove you form the call if you don’t confirm in a reasonable time frame. This will go into effect for the week of January 20th, so please start calling in tomorrow Wednesday January 15th at 8 am with your availability for the week of the 20th.

Time for Change

Time For Change --Matthew Loeb, International President, IATSE For far too long women in our society have struggled for equality and a safe, harassment free workplace. Recent events and widely publicized instances of sexual harassment in the workplace have highlighted the need to deal with these matters here and now.
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As you know, IATSE members and allies sent over 100,000 letters to Congress urging lawmakers to include displaced entertainment workers in the next legislative relief package, and our voices were heard.

Please join us in thanking Members of Congress for passing H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act.

Send a letter to your representative here to thank them for hearing our voices and urge them to monitor state unemployment offices and agencies to ensure a successful rollout.

In solidarity,

Team IATSE

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IATSE General Office:
207 W. 25th St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10001

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Sisters, Brothers, Kin —

We share in the heartbreak, frustration and anger surrounding the tragic murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. We stand in solidarity with the African-American community as together we grieve yet another lawless, racist killing in our country.

The principle that all people are equal and all people are deserving of respect and fair treatment is a cornerstone of the labor movement. As a labor union that represents Black members and people of color of all ethnicities, we have an ethical duty to do everything we can to root out racism in our communities, our homes, and our workplaces, once and for all.

While we are distraught, shaken and angered by the death of George Floyd, we must all join in the conversation for advocacy, effective change, fairness and justice for the African American community. We cannot sit and stay silent as people mourn yet another member of our community, and only the memory of the name be followed by the hashtag #ICantBreathe.

We must and will apply pressure across the board for systematic change to value Black lives through full and unified equal protection under the law, public health, medical care, education, housing, business development, and economic change and equality. We are prepared to advocate for specific, necessary policy and legislation, and we stand ready to lock arms with allies who are primarily focused on racial justice and reform.

Although buildings are burning, a life has been taken, and we cannot lose sight of the countless times our brothers and sisters of the African-American community have been robbed of their lives by acts of injustice, racism and bigotry. Still, we denounce violence and the destruction of property perpetrated by opportunists who seek to take advantage of this painful moment for personal gains. Additionally, it is absolutely unacceptable for the police to target reporters and their crews with violence or arrest for doing their constitutionally protected jobs.

As people of conscience, it is each individual’s duty to keep the momentum of the moment to evoke change by educating ourselves on the issues, speaking to our local politicians, and getting involved with local social justice chapters. Together, we must continue to peacefully protest for change, protest for justice, protest for inclusivity, and protest for equality.

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IATSE is actively fighting for workers rights during this pandemic. Their demands from our representatives would benefit MANY industries, not just Entertainment/ Live Events. Take a moment to read and sign this petition and have your voice be heard. #Strongertogether

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/must-haves-for-entertainment-workers-in-subsequent-covid-19-legislation

Mutual Aid Network COVID-19

IATSE Local 22 is joining other locals and the International in setting up a Mutual Aid Network comprised of its members and referral members. This is a way of finding out what our people need, as well as uniting them with those who can help. This is also is intended to be a way for us as a group to stick together in a unprecedented time in our industry. Please take a moment to fill out the Mutual Aid form linked below. This program is for anyone in our industry who wants to participate. This is a chance to build a stronger community and help each other during this time of uncertainty.

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Helpful Links During the COVID-19 Crisis.

Check Back Frequently for additions and updates.  Also Check "Union Perks, Financial Assistance, Special Offers.

AFL-CIO Updates- https://aflcio.org/covid-19

Union Plus       https://www.unionplus.org/

Unemployment Compensation/ Insurance

DC   https://does.dc.gov/service/start-your-unemployment-compensation-process

Maryland  https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uibenefits.shtml

Virginia- https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

 

IATSE National Benefit Funds

Annuity hardship withdrawals have been extended to include a new category of hardship withdrawals to assist those of you who have been affected by Covid-19. If you have lost work, been laid off, or had other losses or expenses due to the virus, you are eligible for immediate withdrawal in the amount of your loss. In order to obtain a hardship application please email Annuity@iatsenbf.org.

National Benifits Fund CARES Act withdraw update 

https://www.iatsenbf.org/assets/IA-Annuity-Health-Notice-Cares-Act-and-Covid-distributions3.pdf

 

Behind the Scenes-  Apply for a basic needs grant. https://wp.behindthescenescharity.org/

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I.A.T.S.E. LOCAL 22
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2020 Stamps= $62.00/Quarter or $248.00/Year

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Watch! A message of support from Matthew Loeb during these troubling times.
 
 
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