IATSE Strike Aid List 

This is a comprehensive list compiled by the IATSE Motion Picture & Television Department and it containing links for; general strike information, financial assistance, mental health & safety, health care, unemployment, housing, grocery/food, miscellaneous aid, loan information, discounts at restaurants, education and scholarships and general assistance by State.


Union Financial Resources Guide

List of financial, mental health and overall wellness agencies.

Mental Health First Aid Resources

List of websites and organizations to assist with crisis situations, finding health providers and more.

Emergency Assistance Information

List of agencies offering assistance to those in need. Compiled and updated by Local 728.

EDD Home Page

Everything you ever wanted to know about unemployment insurance and disability including downloadable forms.

State Disability Insurance (SDI)

Guide To Retirement

Step by step instructions and information about how to retire from the motion picture industry pension and health plans

Motion Picture & Television Fund

MPTF operates 7 Health Centers in the LA area. Find one near you here. Here's a map of the Health Centers' locations. Go to the MPTVFund page for more information.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members.

Entertainment Community (Formerly Actors Fund)

Offers a wide variety of services for all industry professionals.

These law firms offer discounted legal services and free consultations to Union Members.

Sperling Law Firm

LA Family Law Help

Contract Services Administration Trust Fund

Contract Services administers a variety of programs for the benefit of the motion picture and television industry.

Motion Picture Industry Health and Pension Plans

Download forms and read plan details here.

Myths vs. Fact about Unemployment Insurance in California

From the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.

First Entertainment Credit Union

The credit union for entertainment industry employees. Services all of our banking needs with convenience, low fees plus financial programs and advice specific to our needs. 

The Entertainment Industry Foundation

The Entertainment Industry Foundation, as the philanthropic voice of the entertainment industry, facilitates the collective power of the entire industry to raise awareness and funds for critical social issues in order to make a positive impact in our community and through the nation.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Volumes of safety information.

Union Plus

Union Plus Money Saving Programs Flyer

Union Plus Strike Assistance Information Flyer

AFL-CIO Working for Working Families. Many discounts for Union members.



IATSE, Local 728

Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians

1001 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91506

(818) 954-0728


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