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House Democrats Unveil HEROES Act Addressing IATSE Legislative Priorities

May 18, 2020 | By

IATSE.logo1House Democrats on Tuesday introduced H.R. 6800, The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a proposal for the next federal coronavirus relief package. The HEROES Act is not expected to pass both chambers of Congress in its current form, but the bill identifies Democrats’ priorities for the next relief package in an attempt to pressure the White House and Senate Republicans to commence bipartisan negotiations on subsequent COVID-19 relief legislation.

The recently introduced HEROES Act, unveiled by the House Democrats, have addressed many IATSE legislative priorities. The priorities include an OSHA emergency standard to protect workers from COVID-19, and providing 100% COBRA premium subsidies through January 2021 to allow entertainment workers to maintain their employer-sponsored coverage.

The bill also includes the “GROW” Act. The IATSE opposes this pension composite plan legislation because it would weaken the multiemployer pension system and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The IATSE are urging House Leadership to remove this provision before the final vote.

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