IATSE MARCH FOR AWARENESS

MARCH for AWARENESS

IATSE Local 8 Stagehands invites Everyone to Rally and March to bring awareness to extend the CARES Act’s unemployment insurance provisions and assistance provisions needed by workers in the upcoming stimulus package.

Thursday August 6th, 2020

Gathering 11:30 AM. Program starts at Noon

Academy of Music Steps Broad and Locust

A Short Program in front of the Academy of Music will be followed by a march to City Hall, The Pennsylvania Convention Center ending at the Walnut Street Theater. Entertainment workers were hit first, hardest and will be out of work the longest due to the nature of the COVID-19 Virus. Our march for awareness starts at our busiest theater, stops at the seat of government, the heart of the hospitality industry and ends at the oldest continuous operating English-speaking theater in the country.

Our legislative agenda for this round of stimulus includes:

Protecting those performing work

Protecting the healthy pension plans of entertainment workers

Providing fair access to government economic support for all nonprofits.

Preserving access to affordable, quality healthcare

Ensuring tax fairness for middle class creative professionals.

Providing economic support for organizations in the arts, entertainment, and media industries to get people back to work

PEACEFUL AGITATION, THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION TO EFFECTUATE MEANINGFUL NEGOTIATION TO SUPPORT WORKERS