AVAILABILITY GOES TOTALLY ONLINE ON MARCH 6!!!
Effective January 23, 2015, workers can no longer submit their weekly availability via e-mail.
Effective March 6, 2015, all workers will submit their weekly availability via the Online Availability Form that was first rolled out in August 2014.
For more specific information about these recent availability policy changes, workers should log in to the Backstage or read the January Cue Sheet which has been mailed. If you don’t already have access to the Backstage, request an invite from web (at) ia15.org.
With approximately 800 people on the Local’s work lists, this new policy will help Dispatch save time and money!
Last night at the August Membership meeting the Body voted to officially consolidate the Backstage with the Official website. Local 15 will pay the monthly fee that Ning is going to start charging. We may still keep an eye out for another provider to migrate the Backstage to in the future, but for the time being we are taking the path of least resistance and staying put with Ning.com.
What kinds of changes exactly?
This will bring about some changes to the site from how it is currently set up. We will be introducing some policies for usage of the site by the members and staff to address civility issues. Forums will become moderated (volunteers for moderators anyone?). Groups unrelated to work or IATSE will more than likely go away pending review. (Personal pages? Not sure.) Amendments to the site as suggested by the web survey results will be implemented.
When is this going to happen?
What this means is that sometime in the near future the Backstage will be closed for maintenance. Probably on August 20th, 2010, and probably for a couple of weeks, but that isn’t quite clear yet. So if there is any stuff you want to download off the site you might want to grab it soon, before it possibly goes away.
Just in case anyone is wondering, I did make a backup of all the data stored here as of July 28th, 2010. The files comprise 1.95 gigabytes of storage space. If you would like a dvd copy of these files please get in touch with me and we’ll see what we can do.
Thanks everyone for bearing with us as we make these changes!!!
on behalf of the Web Committee and Executive Board
Backstage Users – Help decide the fate of the Backstage! You should have recieved an email with a link to the survey. Please take the time to fill it out. If you didn’t get the email, check in on the Backstage to get the link. Thanks!