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IATSE Local 58 Adds Tarragon to the Menu!
Monday, April 29, 2019
The IATSE Local 58 stagehands have an ongoing organizing campaign to offer representation to theatre workers, and they’ve just added Tarragon to their menu. On April 26, the Ontario Labour Relations Board issued a certificate awarding representation of all Tarragon Theatre technicians to IATSE Local 58. The application for certification was filed on April 9 and the vote was held on April 16. The two-person bargaining unit voted unanimously for representation. Because both technicians are women, this resulted in the first all-female certification in the local’s history. Outside of the traditionally female-dominated wardrobe locals, it may also be the first all-female IATSE certification in the history Canada.
IATSE Local 118 Wins Organizing Trifecta on Granville Island
Thursday, April 25, 2019
On April 16, IATSE Local 118 secured its third organizing win in less than a month. All three theatre companies operate on the Vancouver peninsula known as Granville Island. Stage employees at the theatres voted in three separate ballots and, with strong majorities and one unanimous vote, the BC Labour Relations Board issued the certificates for all three.
Summer GEB Meeting Rescheduled
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Please be advised that the Summer General Executive Board meetings scheduled for July 22 to 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel have been rescheduled in light of the labor management dispute between IATSE Local 58 and PSAV at that location.
IATSE Supports Jury’s Safety Recommendations Following Coroner’s Inquest of Radiohead Stage Collapse
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
IATSE welcomes the valuable recommendations the jury has returned today in the coroner's inquest concerning the Radiohead stage collapse at Downsview Park on June 16, 2012, which tragically claimed the life of drum technician Scott Johnson. The recommendations are comprehensive and evidence an understanding of health and safety issues facing the live performance industry.
President Loeb Establishes the IATSE Green Committee
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) President Matthew D. Loeb established the IATSE Green Committee and appointed International Representative Stasia Savage as its chair.
Metropolitan Opera Avoids Strike by Making Deal with Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists
Friday, March 29, 2019
Members of Local 798 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IA), representing make-up artists and hair stylists at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, reached a tentative agreement with Met Management to keep employees on the job. The deal came approximately an hour after members had voted unanimously to authorize a strike against the company.