The fast-evolving COVID-19 pandemic has hit the entertainment and event production industries hard in the form of layoffs — just like it has many other industries.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to apply for Unemployment benefits with the State of Massachusetts. Governor Baker has waived the wait period, meaning you can begin collecting as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, IATSE is also petitioning Congress to make sure entertainment workers are included in upcoming relief packages. The relief packages will focus on aiding devastated industries, like ours.
Please be sure to sign the petition today!
We are confident that our leaders in Congress will make the right choice here, but now more than ever it is important that we make our voices heard.