The supplemental $600 unemployment benefit many musicians have relied on for the past 3 months will end before August, reducing the max unemployment benefit in California from $1,050 to $450/week. In addition, the unemployment benefits extended to independent contractors will also expire at the end of this month.
Please send a letter from your family to the U.S. Senate today. Tell them how the crisis has impacted your ability to work, and why extending these benefits is so important.
Once you’ve sent your letter, please check out Local 47’s COVID19 resources page for more information about assistance available to musicians.