Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 52, IATSE

Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 52, IATSE *Motion Picture Studio Mechanics* The purpose of the IATSE Local 52 page is to provide a place for members and the community to receive information regarding our industry.
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We reserve the right to remove inappropriate content without notice. About: Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 52, I.A.T.S.E. is the first and largest studio mechanics union in North America. Chartered by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees on July 1st, 1924, our union represents Grips, Props, Electrics, Sound, Video & Allied Crafts working behind the scenes during the production of motion pictures. Our jurisdiction covers the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware & Pennsylvania (excluding Pittsburgh and in that area within a 50 mile radius of the city of Pittsburgh) General Information Disclaimer: The Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 52, I.A.T.S.E. page is not an official means of communication with Local 52 Local 52 retains the right to remove inappropriate content, which includes but is not limited to material that is: • Illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, or that abuses intellectual property rights, • Soliciting or self-promotion that is, or is seen as spam and adds little value, • Confidential internal matters that should not be discussed via social media, • Speaking on behalf of Local 52 when unauthorized to do so

Operating as usual

11/08/2020
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Usually we’re the union behind entertainment. But tonight, Joe Biden will accept the victory delivered to him by the American People on a stage built by IATSE members in Delaware.

We’re proud to join the other unions behind HISTORY. Congratulations, President Biden!

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11/07/2020

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#VotersDecided Joe Biden is President-elect of the United States & Kamala Harris is the Vice President-Elect. Workers will have a champion in the White House again.

Brothers, Sisters, and Kin:On October 26, we lost Brother Jesse Dublanica, leaving behind 6 young children.  If you are ...
11/05/2020
In loving Memory of Jesse C. Dublanica, organized by Carol Leo

Brothers, Sisters, and Kin:
On October 26, we lost Brother Jesse Dublanica, leaving behind 6 young children. If you are able to donate, there is a fund set up for his children. Thank you.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-jesse-dublanica?utm_source=customer-andr&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=sms

On Tuesday October 27, our wonderful nephew Jesse Dublanica left this world much to… Carol Leo needs your support for In loving Memory of Jesse C. Dublanica

Today! Get out there and vote! #vote #voteforlabor #unionproud #unionstrong
11/03/2020

Today! Get out there and vote! #vote #voteforlabor #unionproud #unionstrong

Brothers, Sisters, and Kin:IATSE is proud to partner with the Biden/Harris campaign to sponsor an “IATSE for Biden/Harri...
10/30/2020
IATSE for Biden-Harris GOTV Phone Bank! · 2020 Victory

Brothers, Sisters, and Kin:

IATSE is proud to partner with the Biden/Harris campaign to sponsor an “IATSE for Biden/Harris GOTV Phone Bank” on Monday, November 2nd from 4:00-6:00pm ET / 1:00-3:00 PT.

Join IATSE members from across the country as we come together virtually to get out the vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! IATSE International President Matthew Loeb will join us to kick off the phone bank.

To make calls you will need an internet connection, a phone, and a laptop or tablet. We will begin with a training and have time for Q&A before making calls into battleground states.

We need your help getting a robust turnout of IATSE volunteers! Please encourage members of your local to sign up and register for the phone bank here: http://joe.link/IATSE

Join IATSE members from across the country on Monday, 11/2 at 4 PM ET as we come together to get out the vote Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! IATSE President Matthew Loeb will kick off the phone bank! To make calls you will need an internet connection, a phone, and a laptop or tablet. We will begin wit...

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10/27/2020

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Here's a list of Halloween union-made treats that will make your holiday fun and help working families too.

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10/24/2020

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New Yorkers! It's National #VoteEarlyDay! Polling locations open at 10AM!

Your early voting polling location might be different from your normal location. For sites and hours, please visit: bit.ly/LaborVotesEarly #NYCLaborVotes #Labor2020 #LaborVotes

Important Election information for Local 52 Members:Brothers, Sisters and Kin,Below please find information about upcomi...
10/23/2020
2020 Labor Endorsements

Important Election information for Local 52 Members:
Brothers, Sisters and Kin,

Below please find information about upcoming elections. Please take the time to go through your voter guide and familiarize yourself with your ballot before election day. If you did not receive your voter guide and are not sure what is on your ballot, you can get a sample ballot by following the instructions on the link below:
https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

For New York State Voters, please be aware that early voting starts this Saturday, October 24th. I encourage you to take advantage of this if you can. Please note that your early polling location may be different from your normal polling place, that the hours are different from election day and that polls are open during the weekend as well as weekdays.

Regardless of how many people on your crew vote early, you are still entitled to time off to vote on election day per New York State election law Section 3-110 provided you notify your employer between 10 days and 2 days before the election (between Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, November 1st). Details regarding time off to vote can be found at https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/ELN/3-110 and must be posted conspicuously by your employer around your job site.

If you live in New York City, click here: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc to find your polling place and early voting information.
If you live in New York State but not New York City, please click here: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov to find your early and election day polling sites.

If you are not sure which candidates support labor, here is a list of candidates endorsed by the New York State AFL-CIO: https://nysaflcio.org/2020LaborEndorsements

If you live in Nassau or Suffolk County, please note that IATSE Local 52 has endorsed Jackie Gordon for Congress in NY-02 and Thomas Suozzi Congress in NY-03.

For New Jersey members, please visit https://njaflcio.org for all the voting information you could possibly need.

For Pennsylvania members, please visit https://votetodayinpa.com

For Connecticut members, please visit https://myvote.ct.gov

For members registered in Delaware, visit https://elections.delaware.gov

If you have any other questions about the upcoming General Election, please contact Scott Templeton, IATSE Local 52 Political Coordinator.

In Solidarity,
Scott Templeton
IATSE Local 52 Political Coordinator

The 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 elections.

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10/16/2020

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When we elect a President, we empower an entire Administration with an agenda that has consequences for the health, work, and security of ourselves and our Union for years to come. Inform yourself. Find out who is in charge, learn about the changes they’ve implemented since the 2016 election, and understand what their future agendas will bring. REGISTER HERE: iatse.co/impactofelections #iatse #behindthescenes🎬 #stagehand #hollywood #broadway #film #liveevents #election2020

Helping Out a Brother Member:Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Kin, Our friend and IATSE Local 52 Brother David Kissinger, was...
10/14/2020
Support for the Kissinger Family, organized by Alexis Graham

Helping Out a Brother Member:

Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Kin,

Our friend and IATSE Local 52 Brother David Kissinger, was badly injured. He is expected to be unable to return to work for a few months. A GoFundMe page has been created to help him cover his living expenses while out of work.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-the-kissinger-family?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf share-flow-1

Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated!

On October 11, David Kissinger fell from a height of over 20 feet while working outside… Alexis Graham needs your support for Support for the Kissinger Family

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10/14/2020

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As some behind the scenes workers return to work, it's as important as ever to ensure our workplaces are safe.

Entertainment Workers can ANONYMOUSLY call the IATSE Safety hotline at 844-422-9273 with a tip if you feel unsafe at work for ANY REASON, including COVID-19.

Today is World Mental Health Day. The Local 52 Labor Assistance Professionals and https://www.liveandworkwell.com/conten...
10/10/2020

Today is World Mental Health Day. The Local 52 Labor Assistance Professionals and https://www.liveandworkwell.com/content/en/public.html are amazing, friendly services available to Local 52 members struggling with mental health issues. You are not alone. ❤️

10/06/2020

*Reminder*
Check your email for the “General Membership Meeting Pre-Registration.”
Registration must be completed no later than 7pm on Friday, October 16th, 2020.

Please see your email for full instructions, as well as helpful links for using Zoom.

Helping Out a Brother Member:Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Kin,Our friend and IATSE Local 52 Brother DeLany McFate, was ba...
10/01/2020
Supporting Our Injured Friend & Colleague, organized by Reba Frankel

Helping Out a Brother Member:

Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Kin,

Our friend and IATSE Local 52 Brother DeLany McFate, was badly injured in a bike accident last week on his way to work.

He is expected to be unable to return to work for a few months. A GoFundMe page has been created to help him cover his living expenses while out of work.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/supporting-our-injured-friend-amp-colleague
Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated!

Our friend and IATSE Local 52 Brother DeLany McFate was cycling to work for our… Reba Frankel needs your support for Supporting Our Injured Friend & Colleague

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09/29/2020

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09/26/2020

MPI Pre-Retirement Zoom Webinar:

Dear Brothers, Sisters and Kin,

On Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ 1:00 P.M., Eastern Time, Representatives of the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans will conduct an MPI Pre-Retirement Zoom Webinar covering the topics below:
-Learning about retiree health benefits
-Understanding Medicare
-Deciding when to retire
-Learning about Pension Plan benefit options
-The process for working after retirement
-Understanding the Individual Account Plan

Registration will be required to attend and must be submitted no later than Friday, October 2, 2020 @ 9:30 A.M. Registration links can be found in the email sent to you by Local 52 titled “MPI Pre-Retirement Zoom Webinar.”

09/25/2020

DIRECTIVE FROM PRESIDENT LOEB REGARDING COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

As our temporarily slowed economy has begun to reopen, we must continue to recognize the severity of the COVID-19 crisis and the lethality of this contagion. In recognition of the newly emerging coronavirus cases linked to certain reopened businesses, facilities, and other institutions, we must strive for safety in our workplaces. There is no room for error. We know now that stringent practices can minimize the risks of outbreaks, which have forced repeated or continued closures in some regions and sectors. We know first-hand the economic devastation caused by COVID-19. The IATSE has never experienced a near total shutdown of all of our industries at one time. Therefore, we must do everything we can to avoid any further closures of our industries.

In accordance with Article Seven, Section 14 of the IATSE International Constitution, I am issuing the following directive:

With regard to members working under IATSE International and/or IATSE local union collective bargaining agreements, members must comply with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, including mask-wearing; proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE); adherence to hand washing and social distancing; and all other appropriate protective measures aimed at stopping the spread of the disease.

Failing to follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines is conduct unbecoming, amongst other violations, and may subject members to discipline pursuant to Article Sixteen of the IATSE Constitution as well as termination from work by your employer.

The IATSE International does not take these actions lightly. Recognizing the life-threatening health and economic crises posed by COVID-19 and the singularly unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the IATSE International, our members, and our families, we take these extreme, zero tolerance, measures to protect the safety of members and all workers under IATSE and/or IATSE local union collective bargaining agreements.

In solidarity,
Matthew D. Loeb
IATSE International President

From The Actor’s Fund:The Actors Fund wants you to join us for an informative webinar on how to successfully apply to ou...
09/24/2020
One and Two Blue Slip: How to Apply (NYC)

From The Actor’s Fund:

The Actors Fund wants you to join us for an informative webinar on how to successfully apply to our currently open Housing Connect2 lottery for One Blue Slip, rent stabilized, luxury apartments for middle-income households, along the Brooklyn waterfront.

The Actors Fund Informational Webinars:
One and Two Blue Slip: How to Apply
RSVP via Eventbrite for one of our 4 webinars (first is on Tuesday, September 29th at 5pm)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-and-two-blue-slip-how-to-apply-nyc-tickets-117983103639

This webinar will tell you everything you need to know about One and Two Blue Slip, how to prepare a strong application and how to apply through the NYC lottery. We’ll also discuss eligibility criteria, how to assess your income and what the process will look like.

Learn how to successfully create a new Housing Connect 2.0 profile and apply. Everyone will need to create a new account on Housing Connect 2.0. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A to get all your questions answered.

One and Two Blue Slip: Through the lottery, apply now for One Blue Slip apartments that are affordable for eligible households with a combined income between $81,258 and $183,300. Save thousands of dollars a year when compared to market rate rentals in the same building. This Lottery for One Blue Slip closes on October, 19th, APPLY NOW.

https://brooklynaffordablehousing.com/?utm_source=ActFund&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=ActFund

https://housingconnect.nyc.gov/PublicWeb/details/1723

These two residential buildings in Greenpoint Brooklyn offer breathtaking views from impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, high-end amenities, designer countertops, and in-home Bosch washer/dryers. *Community amenities include green space for everyone, a public waterfront esplanade from the designers of the High Line, 24/7 Concierge, Latch keyless entry system, children’s playroom, co-working meeting space, and outdoor kitchen/grilling areas. Both buildings are conveniently located one ferry stop from 34th Street in Manhattan, a few short blocks from the G Train, a quick walk from the 7 Train, and the Queens-Midtown Tunnel is only a quarter mile away.
(*Additional Fees may apply for some amenities)

The lottery for Two Blue Slip will be opening soon. Stay tuned. Increase your chances by applying to both One Blue Slip and Two Blue Slip!

Learn how to apply for new, rent stabilized, luxury apartments, for middle-income households, at One and Two Blue Slip!

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09/22/2020

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Join in the national celebration of #NationalVoterRegistrationDay by registering to vote, checking your voter registration and take the IATSE 2020 Voter Pledge! #VoteReady #VoteUnion

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09/20/2020

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Congratulations to all the IATSE Sisters, Brothers, and Kin who are nominated tonight for an Emmy! #Emmys2020 #UnionProud #UnionStrong

October General Membership Meeting Announcement:
09/19/2020

October General Membership Meeting Announcement:

Attn: Delaware Local 52 Members! Today is your primary! Go vote!Repost from @iatse•Make today count. Amplify your own vo...
09/15/2020

Attn: Delaware Local 52 Members! Today is your primary! Go vote!
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Make today count. Amplify your own voice and vote! #Election2020

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09/13/2020

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Register for the Education and Training Department's latest Webinar to learn more about how poor ergonomic practices can impact your work and your health. https://iatse.co/ergonomics #iatse #behindthescenes #behindthescenes🎬 #stagehand #lightandgrip

This day, we remember. Always in our hearts.
09/11/2020

This day, we remember. Always in our hearts.

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09/10/2020

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Around the country, classes are starting up again. And while some students may be pursuing their education from the comfort of their homes.

We’ve gathered a shopping list of school essentials, to ensure your purchases support working families.

#UnionMade #UnionStrong

Brothers, Sisters, and Kin:The annual reading of 9/11 heroes will be honoring & adding Brother Lowell Shulman's name to ...
09/10/2020

Brothers, Sisters, and Kin:
The annual reading of 9/11 heroes will be honoring & adding Brother Lowell Shulman's name to their wall.

Lea Shulman has shared this event with us for any of Brother Lowell’s beloved Local 52 family members who would like to attend either in person or remotely:

Happy Labor Day, Local 52! 2018 Labor Day Parade photo by: Jim Lillis #unionproud #unionstrong
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day, Local 52!
2018 Labor Day Parade photo by: Jim Lillis #unionproud #unionstrong

IATSE
09/04/2020

IATSE

Make the most of your Labor Day holiday with these union made products!

The Alliance of Special Effects and Pyrotechnic Operators is hosting an online Fog Forum this Thursday, September 3rd, a...
09/01/2020

The Alliance of Special Effects and Pyrotechnic Operators is hosting an online Fog Forum this Thursday, September 3rd, at 1pm PT (4pm ET), to provide an opportunity for our doctors and consultants to discuss the issues and questions related to using atmospheric fog effects during Covid. On hand will be a group of experts on theatrical fog, aerosols, and public health as we review the latest information.

Join Zoom meeting by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87941976699?pwd=aS9wM0llQ3dhdHlQWU5UMXk2NDlVdz09

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09/01/2020

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Our industry has been immensely impacted by COVID-19 and has left millions of our entertainment workers unemployed. Join in the day of action to help highlight the support for economic emergency. Go to www.iatse.co/redalert to write your members of congress to help urge them to #ExtendPUA and learn how YOU can help #SaveTheArts

#RedAlert #iatse #broadway #theater #livemusic #liveevents #stagehands #stagedesign #1u

IATSE
08/31/2020

IATSE

Tomorrow, on September 1st, venues in over 1,500 locations and cities across the United States will light up red as part of the #RedAlert Day of Action to raise public awareness of the plight of the entertainment industry and its workers. Here's what you can do: https://iatsecares.org/2020/08/31/red-alert/

This Sun, August 30th at 11:00 AM EST, the Local 52 Young Workers Committee will hold a digital forum for young members ...
08/28/2020

This Sun, August 30th at 11:00 AM EST, the Local 52 Young Workers Committee will hold a digital forum for young members focusing on the many challenges we face as we prepare to go back to work. The meeting will be open to all cardholding 52 members, age 40 and under in good standing. If interested in attending, please RSVP to [email protected].

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