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IATSE Broadcast Department Director Sandra England Retires
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Sandra England, the Director of the Broadcast Department of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), announced her retirement today. A replacement director has not yet been announced.
IATSE sends letter alerting Michelle Obama of labor dispute at Tacoma Dome
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Last week, the IATSE sent a letter to former First Lady Michelle Obama, to inform her about an ongoing labor dispute at one of the venues on her book tour. Rhino Staging provides labor at the Tacoma Dome, but fails to pay its workers local area standard rates, doesn't provide health care coverage or retirement benefits, and fails to provide a safe work environment.
IATSE joins forces with CWA Canada in fight for better working conditions for factual / reality TV workers
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Two of Canada's top media and entertainment unions announced an innovative partnership today to improve working conditions and organize workers in factual/reality television.
IATSE Local 212 Wins Decision to Represent XA Stagehands
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
On January 11, the Alberta Labour Relations Board issued a certificate awarding representation of the Experience Ambassadors (aka XA) stagehands to IATSE Local 212. The application for certification was filed in the summer, during a concert for which Local 212 had supplied crew.
Third Artscape Venue Goes Union: AV Techs now IATSE 58
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
On November 23, audio-visual technicians at the Artscape Wychwood Barns voted unanimously to be represented by IATSE Local 58. The technicians began speaking with Local 58 in February of 2018 about the possibility of representation. On November 16, an application for certification was filed with the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Mary Winspear Centre Stagehands Win Representation by IATSE Local 168
Monday, December 17, 2018
Stage technical employees at the Mary Winspear Centre, on Vancouver Island, have successfully certified their employer for union representation by IATSE Local 168.