Production Sound & Video

Fall 2021

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12 PRODUCTION SOUND & VIDEO – Fall 2021 NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Important Update to Dues Payment Policies REGULAR DUES POLICIES TO RESUME IN FOURTH QUARTER THIS YEAR This is a reminder that with the start of fourth quarter 2021 on October 1, the Local will resume all regular dues payment policies. Most of the membership is all caught up with dues by now but for those who are not, you may want to take advantage of a series of measures the Board has authorized to assist members. These include low-interest loans, no-interest payment plans, and COVID-19 Hardship Relief. For complete details on these policies, members can visit our website and see the "Important Update" at the top of the "News & Announcements" page, or they can contact the of ce. Be aware that Hardship Relief applications must be received by September 1, 2021. COVID-19 RETURN TO WORK SAFETY PROTOCOLS AMENDED The Return to Work (RTW) safety protocols agreement has been revised and extended through September 30, 2021. This new agreement contains many changes regarding vaccination, testing, transportation, and meal protocols. Members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the revised agreement, which is available on the Local 695 website. COVID-19 VACCINATIONS Please be aware that the Delta variant of the virus, which has now become the dominant strain circulating throughout the country, is many times more transmissible than the previous one and that we advise you to pay strict attention to all appropriate precautions. All individuals in the U.S. over the age of 16 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines free of charge. Members who have not yet done so are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible for the safety of themselves, those around them, and those unable to receive the vaccine due to unrelated health complications. STAY SAFE & REPORT YOUR JOB The call sheets and added info you provide us allow the Local to track productions for safety and contract compliance and help us organize shows to create more union job opportunities. It also allows us to contact you and your crew if we receive information you should be aware of. Whether IA or non-IA ... on long or short assignments ... please report your jobs to: NEW MASK MANDATES Los Angeles County of cials have issued a new indoor mask mandate, effective as of July 15, 2021. These new orders apply to all residents, regardless of vaccination status. All members are encouraged to follow county health guidelines and do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, both at work and in the community.

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