Information on Unemployment

What is Unemployment Insurance?

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. If you have become unemployed, you may file a UI claim. You may be eligible for UI benefits if you meet all eligibility requirements. After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements in order for the EDD to pay you benefits. 

Myths vs. Fact about Unemployment

Click the yellow button below, to view this informational flyer from the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO on the myths and facts about Unemployment Insurance in California. 

State Disability Insurance (SDI)

What is Disability?

Disability is an illness or injury, either physical or mental, which prevents you from performing your regular and customary work. Disability also includes elective surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions. Although work-related disabilities are covered by workers’ compensation laws, DI benefits may also be paid for work-related illness or injuries under certain circumstances prescribed by law. For more information about filing for DI benefits, visit Disability Insurance Claim Process.

Labor 411

Labor 411 is committed to building a national Buy Union, Buy American movement as a means of improving the safety and economic well being of union workers and their families. We are committed to working hand in hand with labor to organize the unorganized and mobilize our members' political and purchasing power so that workers can create a better life for themselves and their families.

A one-stop resource for people who want to buy union-made goods and services, Labor 411's print and online directory provides greater visibility to union products and union-made goods and services and helps union decision makers ensure that their dollars and their values are connecting with the community at large. Distributed to over 17,000 union officers and staff, union-friendly vendors and powerful friends of organized labor, Labor 411's directory of union services reaches a committed and influential audience.

Union Plus

AFL-CIO - Working for Working Families. Discounts for Union members.

First Entertainment Credit Union

The credit union for entertainment industry employees. Services all of our banking needs with convenience, low fees plus financial programs and advice specific to our needs. 

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Entertainment Industry Development Corporation (EIDC)

LA location permit information for film shoots. Has daily list of location shoots and tracks LA film production.

The Entertainment Industry Foundation

The Entertainment Industry Foundation, as the philanthropic voice of the entertainment industry, facilitates the collective power of the entire industry to raise awareness and funds for critical social issues in order to make a positive impact in our community and through the nation.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members.