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At last night delegates meeting, our legal counsel Bill Sokol presented on all the resources available to workers when their jobs/pay have been affected during during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Labor Council has placed these resources on our website at https://www.cclabor.net/
covid19. This resource identifies the many sources of relief available to workers during this time, as well as, explaining the qualifications, timelines, and how to file for assistance. EXPLORE THE SOURCES OF WORKER RELIEF BY CLICKING HERE.
Here is a list of resources that will be beneficial to workers affected by COVID-19:
- California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Resources
- AFL-CIO’s COVID-19 Resources
- California Labor Federation’s COVID-19 Resources
- Contra Costa Labor Council COVID-19 Resources
Please keep an eye on these sources. Each resource will be updated as the situation changes.Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County, AFL-CIO 1333 Pine Street, Suite E Martinez, CA www.cclabor.net
Politics is not at the top of the priority list for many in this harrowing time, but with a critical election looming this fall I wanted to get in touch with you regarding IATSE PAC.
With virtually all our industry out of work, I understand the stark reality of the economic strain you must be facing. My department’s first priority, as you have seen in our relentless legislative efforts, is to get relief for you and ensure you can endure this pandemic until a safe return to work is possible. Kitchen table issues and your livelihood come first. However, make no mistake that anti-worker politicians and organizations are hoping our union’s political resources are diminished by this crisis so they can have the field to themselves.
Like yourself, we are dedicated volunteers and the primary infrastructure of our Alliance’s political and legislative activism. Your IATSE kin follow your lead with the types of activism you pursue in the local’s political program, which is why I’m making this appeal to you. I recognize that many do not have supplemental resources as a result of this crisis, but if you do, there’s no more vital of a time to start giving.
Will you consider signing up for a recurring monthly contribution to IATSE PAC at whatever level you are comfortable? You can do so by visiting www.IATSEPAC.net
Brothers and Sisters,
Clearly we are facing an unprecedented situation in our Local's history. Every venue we work in is cancelling or postponing events. Last night, Governor Newsom and state public health officials announced that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person. The President of the United States closed our borders to nearly all of Europe. Professional and collegiate sports have been canceled or postponed. Broadway has gone dark and every member is losing opportunities to earn money and take care of their families.
In response to this crisis, we will continue to work with our County and City officials and Labor Councils to provide the most up to date information to keep you informed and safe. The Alameda & Contra Costa Labor Council Executives are working very closely with us on our dire labor losses over this month. We have planned conference calls with the Governor's office and the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency to discuss the matter and come up with relief plans in unemployment increases, sick time payouts and delays in direct cost of living expenses. This information will form the basis of the conversations we have with our employers as to how they can help us. As the information comes in, we will send it to you.
Please look to our Facebook pages for information:
Also, it might be wise to start a claim with EDD https://www.edd.ca.gov/
The links below will be helpful in staying informed about your health and what support the state is putting in place for you.
The California Department of Public Health has consolidated state guidance on how to prepare and protect Californians from COVID-19 in a single location.
Affected workers can visit the Labor & Workforce Development Agency’s website to review what benefits are available to them Labor.Ca.Gov/Coronavirus2019.
Governor Newsome's full executive order can be found here.
Feel free to call Local 107 Administration directly; stay safe, healthy and resilient. We will get through this challenging period and be back to work!
I.A.T.S.E. Local #107
303 Hegenberger Rd. Suite 204 Oakland CA. 94621
In a time when homelessness in California has reached epidemic proportions, IATSE Local 107 is proud to share a portion of it's One Warm Coat Drive donations with Covenant House Oakland. We strongly believe that no young person deserves to be homeless; they deserve to be loved, valued and provided an opportunity to achieve their dreams.
Thank you, Shelby Booker, for opening up your doors to us and the homeless youth in Oakland. Please visit Covenant House Oakland to learn how you too can help!
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I.A.T.S.E. Local 107 has been operating in the Bay Area since October 1st,1903.