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5-1-2020 Putting workers first -congressional legislation

As congress proposes new legislation to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we must act quickly to ensure that any new legislation puts workers first.

That Includes provisions that preserve our access to quality healthcare, protect our hard-earned pensions, and fix the broken state unemployment systems that are delaying access to critical financial assistance to millions of working families.

5-1-2020 C.A.R.E. calls

With the IATSE C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service) program well underway, we are now ready to roll out the next phase: C.A.R.E. calls.

With C.A.R.E. calls, we are on a mission to check in with every member. In these calls volunteers provide members with information about the various support initiatives available through the international. We will be attempting to sign up more Members In Need for our delivery system and buddy system, as well as drive members to our Financial Aid and mental health non-profit partners.

5-1-2020 Individual Account Plan Hardship Withdrawal

One of the many plan changes by Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans (MPIPHP) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was to approve a one-time hardship withdrawal from your IAP.

The Trustees of the Plans have been working to lessen the impact on members. 

For some, this isn’t something they want to dip into, for others, it is a lifeline. 

But for everyone, it’s part of your retirement funding. 

This is not something you want to do lightly.


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