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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (All day) to Friday, December 13, 2019 (All day)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (All day) to Friday, December 13, 2019 (All day)
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, January 31, 2020 - 5:00pm
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Front-of-House a United Front as Artscape Workers Vote for IATSE B173 Representation
Thursday, December 5, 2019
On November 29 the ballot box was opened, showing front-of-house workers at Artscape had voted overwhelmingly for representation by IATSE Local B173. A few ballots have not yet been counted while the employer contests eligibility, though not enough that the outcome would change. The local filed for representation with the Ontario Labour Relations Board on November 22 and the vote was held the following week. The new bargaining unit of 34 workers is comprised of venue support staff, venue supervisors, and concierges.
IATSE members showcase crafts for Congress at “Beyond the Red Carpet: Movie & TV Magic Day”
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Last week, IATSE, along with numerous stakeholders from the film and television industry, gathered with Members of Congress for the “Beyond The Red Carpet: Movie & TV Magic Day” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The event offered lawmakers and their staffs a behind the scenes look at the creativity and talent of the film and entertainment industries.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards reelected with vital support from IATSE
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
On Saturday, John Bel Edwards was reelected as Louisiana’s Governor with vital support from the IATSE. Governor Edwards has been a stalwart advocate for Louisiana's entertainment industry and its workers.
2019 Elections Yield Victories for IATSE Working Families
Thursday, November 7, 2019
The recent elections in Kentucky and Virginia are a victory for IATSE and proof of what's possible when union families fight back. We look forward to working with these newly elected policymakers to ensure that our rights both in and outside of the workplace are protected and respected.
IATSE Local 58 and TIFF Bell Lightbox Make it Official
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The TIFF Bell Lightbox has been using IATSE labour for many years, with Local 58 representing their Projectionists and Assistant Booth Managers, and IATSE Local B173 representing their Box Office and Front-of-House workers. While the audio work was being done by Local 58 members, it wasn’t done under an agreement and these members weren’t typically performing the lighting or scenery work at the venue. During bargaining, Local 58 proposed an expansion of its existing bargaining unit to include the stage work, but that proposal was unsuccessful.
Lehigh University Stagehands Say Yes to a Union
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Stagehand employees at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania unanimously voted Yes for a union with the IATSE Local 200.