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August Wilson Center Members Ratify First Contract by 100 Percent

IATSE Announces Agreement with NETworks

Previously Stage Technicians at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture – AWC in Pittsburgh voted unanimously for union representation by IATSE Local 3 during a National Labor Relations Board election held September 26, 2012.

We are proud of these talented technical and craft employees that work lighting, sound, audio-visual, special effects, and props for theatrical productions at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue downtown Pittsburgh. The August Wilson Center is one of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson. The August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans from Western Pennsylvania as a foundation.

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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