IATSE Endorses Joe Biden for President

May 19, 2020

IATSE has endorsed Joe Biden for president of the United States. The union, which represents 140,000 entertainment workers … said Tuesday that its general executive board voted unanimously to endorse the former vice president for his “extensive record and history of fighting for workers’ rights and working families, but he is also genuinely concerned on a human level about the welfare of behind-the-scenes entertainment workers.” […]

IATSE Hires Epidemiologists to Consult on Return-to-Work Procedures

May 18, 2020

IATSE has hired a trio of epidemiologists to consult the union on best practices for workers in the entertainment industry to safely return to work in the era of COVID-19. “We want everyone to get back to work as soon as possible, but we need to do it right,” says IATSE international president Matthew Loeb. “We are working with these epidemiologists and employers […]

IATSE and Editors Guild Ask Members to Join an Advocacy Campaign

March 16, 2020

The bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) 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. […]

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