The letter below was written by Vice President Lauren Rogers at the request of the Chair-President Chuck Clay and with the consent of the Local 22 Executive Board. Although the letter is in response to a specific incident, the information and advice in it can be applied universally. Please read it and heed it for the good of Local 22.
Brothers and Sisters, we recently received a letter from the IRS making every contribution of any amount fully tax-exempt for the Fund and making any donation in any amount fully tax deductible. Brothers & Sisters the need is great but at present, the SERF funds are limited.
Local 22’s new call in policy. Effective January 15, 2020.
In order to be sent to work through our referral system YOU MUST BE CALLED IN THROUGH THE JOB LINE. The New procedure will be to call in on Wednesdays starting at 8am and give your availability for the next week. An example will be to call in on January 15st and give your availability for Monday the 20th of January thru Sunday January 26th. Once you are sent om a job, you will be removed from of the out of work" list. When you get done with the job you are sent on, call in again to be placed be on the out of work list for the remaining portion of that week. If the job you are sent on is a one day job you will still be offered work for the remaining part of the week
When calling in make sure to state your name, and your availability, that is all. Please make sure to speak your name clearly. If I can’t understand your name, you won’t be placed on the list.
If you are not going to take a call, please decline it as soon as you know that you can’t work that call. While callsteward.com tracks declines, this is just a thing the software does. It does not count against you in anyway. The calls will also not be held for you indefinitely, we will remove you form the call if you don’t confirm in a reasonable time frame.
This will go into effect for the week of January 20th, so please start calling in tomorrow Wednesday January 15th at 8 am with your availability for the week of the 20th.
Mutual Aid Network COVID-19
IATSE Local 22 is joining other locals and the International in setting up a Mutual Aid Network comprised of its members and referral members. This is a way of finding out what our people need, as well as uniting them with those who can help. This is also is intended to be a way for us as a group to stick together in a unprecedented time in our industry. Please take a moment to fill out the Mutual Aid form linked below. This program is for anyone in our industry who wants to participate. This is a chance to build a stronger community and help each other during this time of uncertainty.
Annuity hardship withdrawals have been extended to include a new category of hardship withdrawals to assist those of you who have been affected by Covid-19. If you have lost work, been laid off, or had other losses or expenses due to the virus, you are eligible for immediate withdrawal in the amount of your loss. In order to obtain a hardship application please email Annuity@iatsenbf.org.