IATSE Local 488
Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest
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  • Email Congress For Emergency Financial Relief and Paid Sick Leave For Entertainment Workers
    Updated On: Mar 16, 2020

    First we hope you and yours are safe and healthy. We are in this together and we will get to the other side.

    We need you to immediately email Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in the coronavirus relief package.

    Also please call &/or email your local & state representatives to ask for emergency financial relief, paid sick leave, and to waive the Unemployment "wait week."

    As physical distancing measures are enacted and events and projects are cancelled across all sectors of the entertainment industry, it has become clear that the COVID-19 crisis requires decisive action from our local, state, and federal governments.

    However, many of the options being discussed with regards to emergency paid sick leave don’t apply to displaced entertainment workers. Our number one priority is to keep our members safe and secure, and right now for that to happen they need access to emergency paid sick leave.

    This is an urgent call to action. 

    We call on every single member to contact your US Congresspeople as well as your Governor and State Legislators to ensure that entertainment workers aren’t left out of emergency financial relief and paid sick leave policies. Tell them your story of lost work and the layoff, school closures and other ways which COVID-19 is affecting you and your family.  

      • Provide enhanced and extended unemployment that includes waiving the “wait week” and extends benefits through the COVID-19 State of Emergency

      • Provide enhanced and extended disability and workers compensation insurance tor ensure the financial stability of entertainment workers and their families. 

      • Enact a special emergency paid leave benefit geared to include our members

    Click here to email your members of Congress

    Thanks in advance for taking action. It is vital that these measures are enacted as soon as possible to provide effective emergency relief for you and all entertainment industry workers who have felt the economic consequences of the Coronavirus the hardest. 

    In Solidarity

    Your Officers

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