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IATSE Signed Agreement for First Unit of Child Actor Guardians

Photo caption: (left to right) Todd Montgomery, Eli and Amanda Grundy, John Mara, John Funk, Int. Rep. Patricia White, John Fahey, Alissa Zulvergold, Bobby Wilson, Int. Vice President Anthony DePaulo, Int. President Matthew Loeb, and Int. Vice President Daniel Di Tolla

On November 8, 2011, the Child Actor Guardians who work on the Broadway production of “Billy Elliot” unanimously voted to ratify their new collective bargaining agreement, which was negotiated on their behalf by the IATSE.   This marks the first time that the workers who care for children who perform on Broadway will have the protection of a union contract.

International Vice President and Director of Organizing Daniel Di Tolla, International Vice President and Co-Director of Stagecraft Anthony DePaulo, and International Representative Patricia White assisted the “Billy Elliot” Guardians in their efforts to be represented on the job. The new agreement provides for minimum wages, health benefits and the basic protections of a union contract for full-time Guardians.

This new craft, Child Actor Guardians, is represented by New York City Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764.