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NOTICE: IATSE 336 meetings have been cancelled till further notice - the office is closed but we can still be reached through email, phone or text. 

PHONE NUMBER: If you need to check in with the Local (4 times a week) for DES/UI please call 602-253-4315 


NEW - ARIZONA: State of Arizona has a new website - https://arizonatogether.org/ that provides links to a variety of resources.

NEW - IATSE: In response to COVID-19 the IATSE is working to setup a new service called IATSE Cares - www.iatsecares.org - in and effort to help each other get through this - please consider volunteering.

NEW - IATSE NBFWe are currently completing the April 1, 2020 Plan C coverage updates. The Fund Office does not have the ability to print and mail  coverage change notices at this time. Please visit the website, www.iatsenbf.org, to view the status of you April 1, 2020 enrollment.

If anyone needs to appeal a loss of coverage through the IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund, please upload your appeal and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you  already mailed in an appeal to the Fund Office, and you wish to resubmit via email, you can do so by uploading it and sending it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Fund Office currently is closed and we have no ability to retrieve physical mail at this time.

RESOURCES: (click on links)

United Way Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services

DES Unemployment UNION Plus
Arizona Food Bank Network Actors Fund
Nutrition Assistance (Food Stamps) MPTF
IATSE NBF IATSE TTF LinkedIN Learning
SRP IATSE TTF Motion Picture Workers Online Safety
APS IATSE TTF Safety First Online Courses
  ETC Connect - Free until May

NOTICE: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), which was passed by the House of Representatives Saturday, is a good start to providing relief to workers. However, the provisions on the table for emergency paid leave benefits won’t apply to displaced entertainment workers because of the requirements for days worked on a job to qualify.

Entertainment workers shouldn’t be collateral damage in the fight against COVID-19. We need a special Emergency Coronavirus Economic Support Benefit geared to include workers who have a bona fide, good faith offer to work that gets canceled due to the coronavirus.

Click here to tell congress to include entertainment workers in their coronavirus relief package.


NOTICE: Governor Ducey announced to today that AZ would be following the CDC recommendations in regard to public gatherings -  "Arizona is following @CDCgov's new guidance that large events and mass gatherings be cancelled. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings & other types of assemblies.  This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as institutes of higher learning or businesses and applies to events of 50 people or more." --- The CDC recommendations is for 8 weeks -  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html  

We are recommending that everyone contact the Governor of Arizona - Doug Ducey - (602) 542-4331 and every US Representative/Senator - State Representatives/Senators for your districts and ask them what they are doing about DES Unemployment and Worker Relief for ALL film/media/entertainment/convention workers. 

US EXECUTIVE

  • President Trump - 202-456-1414
  • Vice President Pence - 202-456-1414
  • Dept. of Labor - 202-693-6000
  • Dept. of Health/Human Services - 202-690-7000 

US CONGRESS

  • Senator Krysten Sinema - 202-224-4521
  • Senator Martha McSally -202-224-2235
  • Rep. Tom O'Halleran -202-225-3361
  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick - 202-225-2542
  • Rep. Raul Grijalva - 202-225-2435
  • Rep. Paul Gosar -202-225-2315
  • Rep. Andy Biggs - 202-225-2635
  • Rep. David Schweikert - 202-225-2190
  • Rep. Ruben Gallego - 202-225-4065
  • Rep. Debbie Lesko -202-225-4576
  • Rep. Greg Stanton - 202-225-9888

ARIZONA 54TH LEGISLATURE

  • Governor Doug Ducey - 602-542-4331
  • House Speaker - Rusty Bowers - 602-926-3128
  • Majority Leader - Warren Petersen - 602-926-3685
  • Majority Whip - Becky Nutt - 602-926-4852
  • Minority Leader - Charlene Fernandez - 602-926-3098
  • Minority Co-Whip - Althena Salmon - 602-926-4858
  • Minority Co-Whip - Reginald Bolding - 602-926-3132
  • Senate President - Karen Fann - 602-926-5874
  • Majority Leader - Rick Gray - 602-926-5413
  • Majority Whip - Sonny Borrelli - 602-926-5051
  • Minority Leader - David Bradley - 602-926-5262
  • Minority Co-Whip - Lisa Otondo - 602-926-3002
  • Minority Co-Whip - Jamesita Peshiakai - 602-926-5160