Local 26 Resource Center Policy
Each Resource Center item may be checked out for a period of three weeks (to the closest business day), and each item requires a $10.00 cash deposit. The deposit will be held and returned to the borrower upon timely return of the item.
Should a referent fail to return an item, the deposit is forfeited. Additionally, a fine of $1.00 per day will be added to the referent’s account, said fine to accrue until the item is returned or the purchase price of the item is reached, whichever is greater. They may also replace a borrowed item with a new one if they so choose.
Resource Center items are property of IATSE Local 26, and shall be returned in the same condition in which they were borrowed, or a fine may be assessed up to the replacement cost of the damaged item.
Failure to return a Resource Center item on time, and failure to pay any fine assessed as a result, is considered a failure to fulfill a financial obligation under Article 5, Section 2 of the Local 26 Job Referral Procedure, which states:
When referral fees and fines are not paid within fourteen (14) calendar days, the delinquent referent shall be suspended from the referral list and he/she will no longer be eligible for referrals. In addition, he/she will not accrue seniority during such period of delinquency. Delinquents will not be reinstated on the referral list until they have tendered the full job referral fee and/or fine which is due.
Members will have priority access to Resource Center materials over non-members, but materials are available to all referents whether members or not.
Cash deposits will be kept in a locked box at the Local 26 office until either returned to the referent or deposited as a fine. This in no way implies Local 26 is or will begin accepting cash for any other purpose. Any fine in addition to the deposit must be paid with either a check, money order, or debit/credit card transaction at the Local 26 office, or through the PayPal link on the Local 26 website, found at:
Each referent, upon borrowing their first item, shall sign and date a form agreeing to the above terms. This form will remain on file for the duration of the referent’s affiliation with Local 26.
Resource Center items count toward training hours. Each referent will be credited one hour for each 100 pages they read, upon return of the book. Videos will be credited for their length of time.