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ABAS and IATSE Announce Strategic Alliance
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
As a demonstration of mutual solidarity, the Art Babbitt Appreciation Society (ABAS) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) have formalized a strategic alliance in efforts to unionize animation workers in Canada.
IATSE General Executive Board Declares Weasel Works Productions Unfair
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Following deliberate and careful consideration of the harmful and potentially unlawful circumstances created by Weasel Works Productions, the IATSE General Executive Board voted unanimously to declare Weasel Works an unfair employer. IATSE members are prohibited from rendering any service for the company until further notice, effective immediately.
Joining IATSE is Good for the Soul (Pepper)
Thursday, June 13, 2019
On June 5, front-of-house workers at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts voted overwhelmingly for representation by IATSE Local B173. The Young Centre is the home of Soulpepper, Toronto’s largest not-for-profit theatre company. FOH workers at Soulpepper began informal discussions with IATSE Local B173 in February.
Stagehands ratify contract with Fiserv Forum, join IATSE Local 18
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Stagehands reached and ratified a collective bargaining agreement with Fiserv Forum
IATSE Shatters Food Banks Canada Fundraiser for 5th Year
Thursday, June 6, 2019
For the fifth year, IATSE partnered with Food Banks Canada for the “Every Plate Full” Challenge, which aims to raise food and funds for hungry Canadians during the summer months, when donations tend to slow down. Over the month of May, twenty participating IATSE Locals donated over $103,000 to the campaign, bringing the five-year total to over 1.25 million meals.
All Stages at the Harbourfront Centre Now Staffed by IATSE Local 58
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
IATSE Local 58 has done it again - this time at the Harbourfront Centre, bringing the last of the stages into the Local 58 family. The Local had made attempts to represent technicians at different Harbourfront Centre venues in past, with mixed results. This left some of the Centre’s stagehands with union representation and some without.