Dear Brothers and Sisters,
If you are working at any Studio Facility, television or film set throughout Southern California and are facing uncertainty and disruption as employers adjust their operations or shut down in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Local 724 remains fully operational and is working each day to monitor developments and engage directly with employers regarding necessary measures to protect our members.
Members with questions should first visit the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html to review the latest information. If you have questions regarding specific productions or studios, please contact your Union Representatives. At this point things are changing rapidly by the minute. We are being notified by the members whenever a new production decides to shut down. Some productions have decided to pay the crew during the a proposed two-week hiatus , other crew members have been told they are laid off until further notice. If you have been laid off and are out of work, please call the Local Union office and put your name on the Out- of- Work Roster. You can also go to the https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/ link to gather Unemployment Insurance Benefits information.
Please note that the union may have staff working remotely during this period. We encourage members to contact the union by phone or email and to refrain from visiting the union office in person.
Here are a few tips that all members should consider:
You should take all appropriate measures to protect yourself and those around you. Wash your hands frequently, refrain from touching your face and avoid crowds as much as possible. Consult the CDC website for additional advice and listen to the instructions issued by local health authorities wherever you are. Do not report to work if you are exhibiting any symptoms of flu-like illness including sore throat, cough, fever or difficulty breathing. Contact your supervisor immediately to explain why you cannot report to work. If your production is continuing to work, be alert to circumstances that would expose you to additional risk and contact the union if it does not appear that producers are taking reasonable measures to minimize transmission risk.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Our office at 323-938-6277
Alex Aguilar Jr
Business Manager/Business Secretary
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Welcome to the Studio Utility Employees, Local 724 website. We represent the Utility Workers in the Motion Picture Industry. We support the Carpenters, Painters, Electricians, Plumbers, Plasterers, Sheet Metal Workers and other crafts in television and film production. Additionally, we work in Theme parks and Outdoor Media in Southern California.
Local 724 is affiliated with the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA!). We received our charter on February 1, 1929. Local 724 has a long and successful relationship with the television and film industry as well as Outfront Media and Universal Studios Hollywood. Additionally, Local 724 is the signatory union for OUTFRONT Media (formerly CBS Outdoor), a company that installs and maintains billboards throughout Southern California.
One of Local 724’s largest employers is Universal Studios Hollywood. Our members work building, installing, repairing and maintaining rides, attractions, buildings, and grounds as well as representing a large contingent of custodians. Throughout the film and television industry we keep the stages and sets safe and ensure that the construction departments run smoothly. When needed, we travel worldwide to support production companies. Local 724 is the go-to union for the movie and television industry in Southern California and beyond.