Weekly Newsletter 9/3/2021

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Jewish Labor Committee Honors Loeb

In accordance with the adoption of Resolution No. 16 at the 69th Quadrennial Convention, we are encouraging all IATSE kin to participate in “Wear Your Union Logo Day” in recognition of Labor Day. Please show support for The Labor Movement and your fellow Kin by donning apparel featuring the IA emblem or that of your local this Friday, September 3rd.

Once you’re proudly dressed in your union swag, showcase your participation by using the hashtag “#UnionLogoDay” or submit pics using the form below so we can share our favorites on IATSE social media!

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IATSE TTF Safety First! Is Now an ETCP Recognized Electrical & Rigging Training Program

We’re excited to announce IATSE TTF Safety First! is now an ETCP Recognized Training Program! As an ETCP Recognized Electrical and Rigging Program, select Safety First! courses you complete on or after August 18, 2021 will provide you with continuing education credits you can use when you recertify. Don’t forget to apply for Certification Reimbursement after you receive your ETCP Certification!

Which TTF Safety First courses are eligible for ETCP renewal credit? Find out here ➔

National Suicide Prevention Week – #BeThe1To Help Save a Life

National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11) is an opportunity to learn what you can do to help those you may be concerned about on the job or at home, as well as find resources that may help you today or in the future. Visit btshelp.org/bethe1 to see the warning signs of suicide and take advantage of mental health resources, because the more familiar you are with the signs the more likely you are to recognize them.  Learn more ➔

Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965

Sixty-eight percent of Americans approve of labor unions. The current reading is the highest Gallup has measured since 71% in 1965. Americans’ approval of labor unions has been trending upward in recent years and is now at its highest point in more than half a century. Approval among Democrats, which is nearly unanimous, has risen over the past year as President Joe Biden has said he expects his administration to be one of the most pro-union in history.  Read more ➔

ICG Magazine sits down with Adam Bricker, DP on HBO Max’s  ‘Hacks’

In their ongoing Instagram series: Short Take, ICG Magazine Executive Editor David Geffner highlights Bricker’s cinematic approach to a half-hour comedy series, and his close partnership with the “Hacks” creative team that helped earn the show 15 Primetime Emmy nominees, including Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series.

As Hacks co-creator/director Lucia Aniello describes: “Adam’s work elevated the comedy – it was familiar but different, and portrayed Las Vegas, and our characters in a unique, emotionally-driven style.” Watch on Instagram ➔

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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