Monthly Archives: January 2020

Committee Updates: January 2020

Alexandra Drosu / January 21, 2020

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Animator’s Committee The Animators Committee has a meeting at the Guild hall Tuesday, February 18, 7 pm. Contact animatorscommittee@gmail.com if you are interested in attending. Color Designer’s Committee We are still actively reaching out and seeking Color Designers to contribute portfolio images in order to be highlighted in our Committee’s social media campaign. Email us at colorisdesign839@gmail.com. Family…

Inter-IA Collaboration: Working together towards a common goal

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We had a diverse group of over two dozen IATSE members join us for the sign making party co-hosted by the Color Designers committee. Members in attendance came from Locals 33, 44, 729, 800, 871, 839 and 892. Several of these Locals also chipped in by helping to supply materials, including Local 700, who generously…

Meet the E-Board: Recording Secretary Paula Spence

Alexandra Drosu / January 6, 2020

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Tell us a little bit about your background. I am very fortunate to have grown up with plenty of freedom and encouragement in a family that includes some artists among a wide range of hard workers, and I got my first job as an artist right after graduating high school.  I worked at an educational…

New Changes to the California Unemployment Insurance online application

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We have heard from Local 839 members that they are finding it difficult to complete the current California Unemployment Insurance Online Application because the job classification descriptions are confusing and often irrelevant. To fix this problem, over the past eight months the California IATSE Council (CIC) and Local 839 have been working on your behalf…

Last Call – Union Plus Scholarship Applications due by Jan. 31

Alexandra Drosu / January 3, 2020

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Over 2,900 students in union families have received money for college through the Union Plus Scholarship. The online application is available each year starting in June through the deadline on January 31. You can complete the application in stages and save your answers before you submit. Who can apply: Current and retired participating union members,…

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