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2019 Elections Yield Victories for IATSE Working Families
Thursday, November 7, 2019
The recent elections in Kentucky and Virginia are a victory for IATSE and proof of what's possible when union families fight back. We look forward to working with these newly elected policymakers to ensure that our rights both in and outside of the workplace are protected and respected.
IATSE Local 58 and TIFF Bell Lightbox Make it Official
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The TIFF Bell Lightbox has been using IATSE labour for many years, with Local 58 representing their Projectionists and Assistant Booth Managers, and IATSE Local B173 representing their Box Office and Front-of-House workers. While the audio work was being done by Local 58 members, it wasn’t done under an agreement and these members weren’t typically performing the lighting or scenery work at the venue. During bargaining, Local 58 proposed an expansion of its existing bargaining unit to include the stage work, but that proposal was unsuccessful.
Lehigh University Stagehands Say Yes to a Union
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Stagehand employees at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania unanimously voted Yes for a union with the IATSE Local 200.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Financial relief is available for IATSE members affected by the fire 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 Praises Congressmen Nadler and Collins for Defending Entertainment Workers in proposed USMCA
Friday, September 27, 2019
The IATSE praises House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler and Ranking Member Collins for defending the livelihoods of behind the scenes workers and other industry creators against online piracy. In the current digital and Internet environment, our members rely more than ever on adequate and effective copyright protection.
Entertainment unions respond to USTR, urge Russia & China to protect and enforce copyrights
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
IATSE joined the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) in two letters to United States Trade Representative (USTR), Robert Lighthizer urging him to take additional action to secure copyright compliance.