IATSE Local 98 - P.O. Box 266 - HERSHEY, PA 17033 - Phone:  717-991-4411

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Sisters, Brothers, Kin —

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This presentation, open to all U.S. IATSE Local Unions and members, will cover the important role IATSE PAC plays in delivering political and legislative victories for IATSE behind-the-scenes entertainment workers and their families. The presentation will look at current IATSE PAC participation across our U.S. membership and answer questions like:

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What is IATSE PAC?

Who is allowed to contribute?

Who does IATSE PAC support?

Why is IATSE PAC necessary?

And more!

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From: IATSE Local 636 <iatse636@gmail.com>

I basically need People to load in 18th and 19th and load out on the 23rd the following: coil cables for audio and break down audio towers. We have video wall that will need assembled and disassembled. Carpentry work is all over the place ranging from putting up fence scrim to building ikea furniture for locker rooms to constructing camera platforms and painting. We also cover all the graphics in the stadium for major league sponsors.

The Little league classic event converts historic Bowman field to Major league specs for two teams to play against each other on ESPN. The event is an out door stadium environment. Show day is the 22nd.
18th and 19th 8am calls.
23rd 9am call.

Everyone is required to have hard hats, hi vis and steel toe boots.

I am reaching out to you because I am short hands on August 18th, 19th and 23rd for the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport Pa at Bowman Field.
Can you please ask your membership if anyone is available and have them email or call me? Iatse636@gmail.com or 814-883-0769.
Calls are primarily Audio/Video Wall/ and Carpentry work.
8 hour days, starting at 8 am on the 18th and 19th. 9 am on the 23rd.
Rate: $22.37/hr.

Call your Senators and tell them we’ve waited long enough for adequate COVID-19 relief, and therefore they MUST vote to pass the American Rescue Plan Act.

The American Rescue Plan Act would provide relief to entertainment workers who remain out of work through no fault of their own and economic support until a safe return to work is possible, while also beginning to set the stage for the recovery of our industry.

Click here, or dial 844-351-5733 to call your Senator and demand they pass the American Rescue Plan Act as soon as possible.

This historic rescue package goes beyond partisan politics, as it provides benefits and programs entertainment workers’ families need:

Increases the federal weekly unemployment supplement to $400 and extends the COVID-19 unemployment programs through the end of August Provides an 85% subsidy of COBRA premiums through the end of September, so that members who have not yet returned to work can remain on multiemployer health plans
Provides direct payments of $1,400 for those making less than $75,000/yr, based on 2019 or 2020 taxes (depending on whether you’ve filed 2020 taxes)
Appropriates $135 million in emergency supplemental funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and an additional $1.25 billion for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program (Save Our Stages)
READ MORE: IATSE Lauds House Passage of American Rescue Plan Act, Urges Swift Senate Action — IATSE Cares

It’s been almost a year since IATSE members and allies sent over 100,000 letters to Congress to ensure entertainment workers were included in the CARES Act. When we act together, we make our voices heard loud and clear by Congress.

Call 844-351-5733 (or click here) and tell your senators: Vote YES and pass the American Rescue Plan now.

In Solidarity,

P.S. We made it easy for you to write a letter to your Senators, too!

Good Morning Brothers and Sisters,

The Pennsylvania Pandemic Unemployment Assistance site for gig workers is now up and running.


Thank you,

Sisters, Brothers, Kin—

As you know, the COVID-19 virus poses a significant risk to many of our members who are older, disabled, or immunocompromised. Additionally, many of our members are caretakers of others who fall into the at-risk category, and they simply cannot risk going to the store to get what they need.

If that sounds like you, we wanted to let you know that we’ve created a system to have trusted IATSE volunteers help get you what you need, like groceries or prescriptions.

The service is free, but is available on an as-needed, as available basis for members. That means that we need to confirm one of our 2,000 volunteers is in your area. Still, our goal is to successfully respond to each member in need request within 72 hours.

If you are a member in need, please click here to learn more about the IATSE C.A.R.E.S. delivery service.

Additionally, we encourage everyone to help make members who are less internet-savvy aware of this program, and even input requests for them on the iatsecares.org website IF ASKED TO DO SO.

In solidarity,
The IATSE C.A.R.E.S. Task Force

Brothers and Sisters,

Follow the Stimulus package and the details as they are working on approval. Last I checked "gig" workers and free lancers are included and could supply 4 months of unemployment benefits. I will not be much help to answer any questions but hope this helps.

Thank you,

New IATSE Corona Virus Update Portal

Per President McGovern, effective 10/31/2018, Local 98 will no longer be accepting Transfers from other Locals, until such time a complete review of the transfer process has been completed and approved.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Volunteers are being sought for the Local 98 HEALTHCARE/RETIREMENT Committee.

**NOTE**: If interested in becoming a member of the HEALTHCARE/RETIREMENT Committee please contact Chairman Shane Lower below at:


Fraternally, Ted Weimer, Secretary Local 98

All I.A.T.S.E. members who intend to perform stage hand work in the jurisdiction of another local should first inform that local of their intent to do so by contacting the Business Agent of that local.

All I.A.T.S.E. members who intend to perform stage hand work in the jurisdiction of Local 98 should do the following:

1. Notify the Business Agent of your intent to perform stage hand work in the jurisdiction of Local 98 while including the location and date(s) of the event. This can be accomplished by calling: 717-991-4411

2. Report the earnings (with supporting documentation i.e. a copy of the pay stub reflecting the gross earnings). This can be accomplished by email to the following address: ialocal98@yahoo.com

Letter concerning the above announcement sent to members:

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

Please update your emergency contact information on the Hershey Mypath website. The web address is www.mypath.hersheypa.com, make updates in the self service section of the website. Please contact Tim Staver or Chester Ross if You have questions accessing the site. They will do their best to help You gain access.


MYPATH Web Site:  www.mypath.hersheypa.com

Username: First 4 Letters of your LAST NAME followed by your employee number:
Example: John Smith, 80634……………. smit80634

Password: First, Middle and Last initial followed by your Date of Birth:

Example: John D. Smith, MMDDYY……………. jdm010180

Note: If you do not have a middle initial, just use your first and last initial. You will be prompted to change your password after your first sign-in.
If you discover you’re having difficulty, call the following number: 1-877-466-9728

Fraternally, Ted Weimer, Secretary Local 98

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