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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Update from the Teamsters Motion Picture and Theatrical Trades Division

    With Netflix now in New Mexico, the large dollars that have been pouring into our state and Corona virus are a concern to me. I heard on the news yesterday Netflix is creating some kind of fund for there more than 100,000 crew members who now cannot work. Will try to find a post for that.

    An update from Tom O’Donnell, Director, Motion Picture and Theatrical Trades Division:

    I hope this communication finds you and your families well.

    No workers have been more severely impacted by this pandemic than entertainment workers. All locals that were experiencing robust employment are now reporting virtually no employment. All production has ceased or has been indefinitely suspended.

    I have talked to the producing companies to ascertain that they will do the right thing by us and for the most part they are.

    Disney/Marvel/ABC/Fox state they will pay crew through April 3.
    NBC/Universal, CBS, Paramount, Sony, Netflix, Lionsgate, Jax Media, Apple, Warner Brothers say they will pay two weeks.
    Currently, there is no pending legislation that takes into account the freelance nature of entertainment workers. The Division is in talks with IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, and the DGA in addressing our plight. Senator Schumer and Representative Schiff have been approached about restructuring existing or creating novel legislation beneficial to us. Specifics are still being formulated but may focus on the federal government enabling states to make changes to unemployment insurance, boosting benefits, and possibly restructuring employment look back periods. General President Hoffa has pledged the full weight of the IBT in our lobbying efforts.
    https://teamster.org/news/2020/03/up...rades-division

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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: Update from the Teamsters Motion Picture and Theatrical Trades Division

    Netflix creates $100 million coronavirus relief fund for unemployed workers

    Netflix has created a $100 million fund for workers left unemployed and unable to receive an income amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for the streaming service, confirmed the news in a statement Friday.

    “The COVID-19 crisis is devastating for many industries, including the creative community. Almost all television and film production has now ceased globally — leaving hundreds of thousands of crew and cast without jobs,” the statement reads.
    “These include electricians, carpenters and drivers, many of whom are paid hourly wages and work on a project-to-project basis. This community has supported Netflix through the good times, and we want to help them through these hard times, especially while governments are still figuring out what economic support they will provide.”
    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...us-relief-fund

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