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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.
Philadelphia Hotel AV Techs Ratify Contract with PSAV
Friday, May 31, 2019
Audio-Visual techs who work in hotels around Philadelphia overwhelmingly ratified their new contract with PSAV this week. The contract comes after more than two years of negotiations between the company and the employees, who voted to join IATSE Local 8 in February 2017.
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.

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