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IATSE Response & Statement from International President Loeb opposing “HEALS” Act
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in late-March – providing temporary economic relief for entertainment workers – it was already clear that subsequent COVID-19 legislation would be required in short order to address substantial issues that working people continue to face as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
ACWU IATSE Local B778: Bringing Union Cachet to Gallery Gachet
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
The IATSE’s newest local, Arts and Cultural Workers Union (ACWU) Local B778, secured its first organizing victory on July 8 at Gallery Gachet. The gallery will become the second signatory employer with the local. Founded by a collective of arts and cultural workers, Local B778 members have much in common with workers at the gallery, so the fit was a natural one.
Entertainment Workers Share Why UI Benefits are Crucial for Families, Urge Congress to Act
Monday, July 13, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in much of the United States, the entertainment industry and behind-the-scenes workers continue to be disproportionately impacted by the health crisis. Most entertainment workers who found themselves out of work practically overnight in mid-March due to COVID-19 related cancellations across all sectors of the industry are still waiting to safely return to work.
IATSE Local 262 Members Ratify Single Agreement Covering 10 Cineplex Cinemas
Friday, July 10, 2020
Close to 600 front-of-house cinema workers in Quebec have overwhelmingly ratified a new agreement with Cineplex that will institute some uniformity across 10 cinemas.
"The Ground We Stand On" message from the IATSE General Executive Board
Monday, June 29, 2020
To the authors and signatories of “The Ground We Stand On” in the arts community, and all our industry kin, We in the IATSE know that you see us. Please know we are listening to you as you rightly demand equality, inclusion, diversity, fairness, opportunity and respect.
National Ballet FOH Workers Leap into IATSE Membership
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Thirty front-of-house workers at the National Ballet of Canada recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining IATSE Local B-173. With stagehands already being represented by IATSE Local 58, hair stylists, make-up artists, and costumers by IATSE Local 822, and scenic artists and prop builders by IATSE Local 828, the front-of-house workers become the fourth and group with IATSE representation.