Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2023

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4 • THE ARTISAN SPRING 2023 or bullied, PLEASE tell us. Members believe or feel that if they speak up, they will get in trouble or be retaliated against. This is NOT true! ALWAYS INVOKE YOUR WEINGARTEN RIGHTS when being ques- tioned by HR if the questioning could lead to discipline or being fired. When the HR Dept. or rep tells you that you don't need to have your union rep present, IT MEANS YOU REALLY NEED YOUR UNION REPRESENTATIVE PRESENT!! Know your rights before you go talk to anyone above your Dept. Head. REMEMBER… Your dept. head is the union steward for your show. It is written in our Constitution and By-Laws. If the head of the department is not willing to take on the job of the steward, then they should not take on the job as the head of the department … it's just that simple. With the prestige of that position comes the OBLIGATION of being the steward. They are the first person to talk to if there is a problem on set, e.g., if you have an issue with the following: PAYROLL; TIME CARD CHANGES THAT YOU DIDN'T MAKE; NDB'S; MEAL PENALTIES; TURNAROUND; PER DIEM; HOUSING; BOX RENTAL; SEXUAL HARASSMENT; VERBAL ABUSE; INAPPROPRIATE PHYSICAL CONTACT; and the list goes on. "Stand Up, Speak Up" If you witness someone changing a time card that is not theirs, please call us. Even if it is your dept. head, dept. head asst., (key), co-worker, accountant, etc., they are not allowed to change your time card … ONLY YOU are allowed to change your time card. If a co-worker is double-checking/double- dipping on a show that you are also working on, please let us know. Regarding the DEI section of the 2021-2024 Basic Agreement: Diverse organizations cannot be established unless current systems of access are enhanced. We must build structures to cre- ate equitable access for all, and to truly celebrate diversity. This growth will ensure a stronger union, and together, we will rise! "We recognize that, while equality aims to treat everyone equal- ly, it does not consider the various impediments faced by some of our members resulting in unequal outcomes." —IATSE DEI Committee In Solidarity and Unity ALWAYS, Karen J. Westerfield To the Talented 706 Community, Every year, I watch the make-up artists and hair stylists of IATSE Local 706 execute and contribute their exceptional work and remarkable talents to the entertainment industry. Whether they are executing a flawless beauty make-up, wigging up hundreds of actors for a period show, or adding some fake blood to a head wound or to an army of zombies … oh wait, the undead really don't have blood?!! 95th Academy Awards March 12, 2023 / Oscar Contenders All Quiet on the Western Front / Amsterdam Babylon / The Batman Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / Blonde Elvis / Emancipation / The Whale 74th Primetime Emmy Awards 2022 – Creative Arts Emmys September 3, 2022 / Winning shows (episode) Impeachment: American Crime Story: "The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky" Euphoria: "The Theater and Its Double" Pam & Tommy: "Jane Fonda" Legendary: "Whorror House" Stranger Things: "Chapter Four: Dear Billy" The Inaugural Children's & Family Emmys Creative Arts Ceremony, December 10, 2022 (Presenting for the first time, the BEST in Kids Programming Emmys OUTSTANDING SPECIAL EFFECTS, COSTUMES, MAKEUP AND HAIR) The Quest CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES, THOSE WHO WON, AND THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO WIN!! We are all proud to be your Sisters, Brothers, and Kin! Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed it so beautifully when he said, "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects [revenge, aggression and retaliation].* The foundation of such a method is love." There is no place for such behavior* in our union. If you are harassed in any way, shape or form, PLEASE call us at (818) 295-3933 and allow the Local to help you navigate the waters of the HR system, your personal rights, and your union member rights! If you witness another member of our Local being harassed LOCAL PERSPECTIVE by Karen J. Westerfield Business Representative, I.A.T.S.E. Local 706

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