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IATSE Convention Re-elects Matthew D. Loeb International President

Photo caption: Elected officers take their oath of office.

In Orlando, Florida on July 31st, the 66th Quadrennial Convention of the IATSE wrapped after five days of meetings, highlighted by the re-election of Matthew D. Loeb as International President, James B. Wood as General Secretary-Treasurer and the return of the entire General Executive Board, consisting of 13 vice presidents, as well as three International Trustees and the union’s delegate to the Canadian Labor Congress.  All candidates ran unopposed and were re-elected by acclamation.

Throughout the week, President Loeb stressed that the major issues facing the entertainment industry union, which represents more than 110,000 members in over 400 locals in the U.S. and Canada, are digital theft and the importance of health care reform.  The mood among the 840 delegates was overwhelmingly supportive during the course of the convention and was consistent with the Convention theme of working together.