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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
As you are aware, the recent tornadoes that moved through the Southern States over Easter weekend have left extensive destruction and have potentially affected some of your members.
Hot News for Hot Docs as Front-of-House Workers Vote for Representation
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Front-of-house workers at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema can now add a new descriptor to themselves: union member. The workers, which include cinema box office attendants, concessions attendants, and managers on duty (MODs), voted unanimously for representation by IATSE Local B173.
15,000 sign petition demanding Sinclair offer real support to unemployed sports broadcast technicians
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
As Sinclair refuses to improve upon their contemptuous offer of $2,500 loans to unemployed broadcast techs; over 15,000 allies singed a petition to Sinclair CEO Christopher Ripley asking that the company follow the example set by CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC by offering compensation and benefit contributions for canceled events.
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,
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, 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.