IATSE and Editors Guild Ask Members to Join an Advocacy Campaign

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Please take action immediately!

(Update 3-16-2020)

Dear Members,

To ensure you are aware and take action, we are forwarding you information received via IATSE Communications:

Tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package

As you know, entertainment workers are being uniquely impacted by the coronavirus. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), which was passed by the House of Representatives Saturday, is a good start to providing relief to workers. However, the provisions on the table for emergency paid leave benefits won’t apply to displaced entertainment workers because of the requirements for days worked on a job to qualify.

Entertainment workers shouldn’t be collateral damage in the fight against COVID-19. We need a special Emergency Coronavirus Economic Support Benefit geared to include workers who have a bona fide, good faith offer to work that gets canceled due to the coronavirus.

Click here to tell congress to include entertainment workers in their coronavirus relief package.

In solidarity,
IATSE Communications

In Solidarity,
Cathy Repola
National Executive Director
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