Statement from LA County Fed on COVID-19

The current situation with the Coronavirus has hit Los Angeles, leaving many in our community concerned and confused. As announcements stream in about emergency procedures and canceled events, we assure you that the Los Angeles Labor Movement is working around the clock to ensure our members are protected.

We would like to thank our brave union members on the frontlines, such as our healthcare workers, janitors, and hospitality workers, for keeping Los Angeles safe and running smoothly.

Last week, Governor Newsom issued an executive order on the Coronavirus that includes waiving the one-week waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance. Read the Governor’s entire response here.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has also issued new orders to protect resident Angelenos from the spread of the coronavirus including new procedures regarding the use of public meeting places and Los Angeles City Hall. Read the Mayor’s entire response here.

We will continue to update our affiliates and their members as the situation progresses. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to be safe and use the utmost precautions to protect yourself and others.

The California Department of Health is providing daily updates on the impact of the Coronavirus. Click here to view the latest news release.

Stay updated by going to our website at where you will find a list of resources for you and your members.

In Solidarity,

Ron Herrera




IATSE, Local 728

Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians

1001 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91506

(818) 954-0728


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