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President Loeb Elected To Seat on PANARTES

December 9, 2010 - The UNI-MEI affiliates of the Americas met in Santiago de Chile, on December 8th and 9th for the 6th PANARTES General Assembly.  PANARTES is the Media and Entertainment Industry sector of UNI which covers the Americas.

Elections of officers were held at the General Assembly and IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb was elected to serve as a vice president of PANARTES.   In this position, President Loeb will represent the United States and Canada.  President Loeb stated that his election to this post will further expand the global visibility of the IATSE and provide additional opportunities to work with other organizations that represent workers in our industry and face similar challenges with the ever increasing digital technology.

Delegates to the General Assembly from various affiliates reaffirmed their commitment to organizing and campaigns for the respect of trade union rights.  PANARTES will also continue to develop the regional cooperation targeting in particular co-production in the film sector and multinational media and entertainment companies.  

The new leadership will continue to give priority to organizing, regulation and building union alliances regionally and within the global structure of UNI and UNI-MEI.