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IATSE Strongly Condemns Coronavirus Related Racism
Friday, April 3, 2020
“One of the most devastating impacts of the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis has been the rise of anti-Asian rhetoric and racism due to the geographic origin of the virus. Asians of every descent are dealing not only with the virus itself, but have been widely scapegoated with verbal harassment and physical violence from xenophobic individuals.
Sports broadcast technicians given the cold shoulder by Sinclair Broadcasting Group
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
100% of the TV sports broadcast workforce is now unemployed. Many networks, including FOX, ESPN, Turner, CBS, and NBC have committed to paying production crews hired for the now-cancelled events. Sinclair Broadcast Group decided to do things differently.
IATSE Union launches mutual aid effort, iatsecares.org
Monday, March 30, 2020
IATSE launched its mutual aid program, dubbed Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service (C.A.R.E.S.) on Saturday. Through a new website, iatsecares.org the program facilitates volunteer deliveries for at-risk members, as well as a system for volunteers to intermittently check in with other members by phone.
Congress passes “CARES” Act providing immediate economic relief for entertainment workers
Friday, March 27, 2020
Congress has passed a third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This bill will provide tangible and immediate economic relief for entertainment workers across the United States, many of whom found themselves out of work overnight due to COVID-19 related cancellations across all sectors of the entertainment industry.
Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault Meets with IATSE International & Local Leaders regarding Industry Support Around COVID-19
Thursday, March 26, 2020
the IATSE was granted an exclusive audience with Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault to discuss ways in which the federal government could best support the entertainment industry and its workers.
IATSE facilitates 80,000 letters to Congress in campaign to support displaced entertainment workers
Thursday, March 19, 2020
IATSE announced Wednesday that members and allies have sent over 80,000 letters over two days to Congress urging lawmakers to include displaced entertainment workers in a federal aid package.

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