Production Sound & Video

Summer 2018

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33 A key message we want to stress is that support can be found all around you in Local 695. You will always find a member who is willing to help you in a difficult situation or offer insightful advice. The YWC hosts these events to help create a bridge between the younger generation and the experienced professionals. We are here for you one hundred percent. The Young Workers Committee is actively working with Laurence Abrams, Education and Communications Director, in creating an introductory course for incoming members. Laurence has done a phenomenal job creating the content for this course and the YWC will be there for anyone who has further questions on ways to network and become involved in the activities of the union. Nathan and myself and the many members of the YWC, such as Ben Lazarus, Eva Rismanforoush, Evan Freeman and Chris Thueson, encourage you to become involved in the Young Workers Committee events and activities. Please reach out to Aaron Eberhardt via email at a e . s o u n d @ y a h o o . c o m or Nathan Whitcomb at Nathan.whitcomb for more information. Thank you to the Board of Directors of Local 695 for the opportunity of a lifetime to work as the co- chairs of the Young Workers Committee and we look forward to creating the most beneficial opportunities to for our members. journeyed to the Salvation Army Warehouse in Bell, CA, to take part in the massive sorting of all the canned food before it was to be delivered to the many organizations partnered with the food drive. Members of 695 worked with other union members to help sort thousands of cans that day. We even met one of the co-chairs from Local 705's Young Workers Committee as we were sorting some green beans. It was inspiring seeing so many union professionals working together to help the community. Needy people received the food within a couple days and it was very satisfying knowing we played a part. The 695 YWC has many more events coming up but we'd also like to discuss our political activity. The Local cannot use our quarterly dues to promote politicians or legislation. The IATSE- Political Action Committee or PAC was created to help raise money for political activism through donations to support pro-union legislation and political representatives who work to keep our unions safe and our members' rights protected. You have a choice to sign up for a one-time donation or contribute an amount each month to the fund. We must support pro-union legislation in any way we can, especially in these most trying political times. We at the YWC decided to support the IATSE-PAC fund and held a fundraiser on the Local 695 Dinner Cruise this past June 16. We set up a booth on the main deck, posted our trifold describing the benefits of the PAC Fund, and our newly designed YWC banner. We threw on our Caribbean leis and worked hard to inform our members of the benefits of donating to the PAC. We worked exceedingly hard to spread the word to our members and pulled in two hundred and thirty dollars in donations. We were extremely proud of our efforts to help raise money for this phenomenal fund and know that even the smallest little bit can make a difference. The Young Workers Committee at the LA River Cleanup (top), aboard the Local 695 Dinner Cruise (middle), and on the Spring Hike at the Stough Canyon Nature Center (bottom).

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