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IATSE - An Integral Part of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta

Photo caption: IATSE is an integral part of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Together with the cooperation and support of the International, Local 927, and the entire IA community in the Atlanta area, participated in and were a vital part of the 1996 Summer Garnes in Atlanta.  IA Members in the area enjoyed excellent wages and good conditions while working the Games, working on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the activities at Centennial Park, and other events occurring at the many venues in which the local has contracts.

A very effective Olympic Organizing Committee was formed to deal with the onslaught of non-union workers anticipated for the events, and to this end, the local engaged in an active organizing drive of these individuals.  Many IA members benefitted greatly due to the extraordinary amount of work before, during and after the Games, and ultimately, the local union has benefitted enormously, now having the ability to negotiate contracts based on the high profile work associated with the Olympics.

International Trustee Mike Sullivan received the reprinted letter and certificate from the producers of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Games, and he accepted it graciously on behalf of each and every IA member who worked on this monumental job.