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Financial relief available for IATSE members affected by Puerto Rico Earthquakes
Monday, January 13, 2020
Financial relief is available for affected IATSE members through the Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation. IATSE members in need of assistance should submit a written request to their local union. Local unions will then forward any requests to the Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation for review by the Foundation’s trustees.
IATSE rejects Grassley-Alexander multiemployer pension proposal, urges Senate action on Butch Lewis Act
Friday, January 10, 2020
Today, Matthew D. Loeb, International President, IATSE sent a letter expressing grave concern with the Grassley-Alexander Multiemployer Pension Recapitalization and Reform Plan and explicitly rejecting its implementation. The letter also urges Senate action on the bipartisan, House-passed Butch Lewis Act, a viable and constructive solution to the looming crisis of failed multiemployer pension plans.
Government Spending Deal Repeals “Cadillac Tax” and Increases Federal Arts Funding
Friday, December 20, 2019
This week – in an unexpected, but welcome development – Congress reached a bipartisan spending deal that funds the government through September 2020 and delivers two significant legislative wins for IATSE members. The package of two “minibus” appropriations bills were signed into law today.
IATSE and ABAS offer free legal support to MPC Vancouver workers laid off just weeks before Christmas
Thursday, December 12, 2019
IATSE and ABAS will be providing free legal support to workers from MPC Vancouver who were recently laid off just weeks before Christmas. MPC Vancouver closed its doors permanently on December 11.
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.

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