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California says “No” to Prop 32

IATSE General Board Endorses Obama 2nd Term

California voters made a clear expression of their support for unions yesterday when they defeated proposition 32, a ballot measure designed to severely curtail the influence of organized labor and the voice of workers.

“I want to thank IA Vice Presidents Thom Davis and Mike Miller, the leadership and membership of our California locals for their tireless efforts to defeat this blatant attack on workers,” stated IATSE President Matthew Loeb.
The Union continues to expand its profile on the political landscape and has been heavily involved in efforts throughout the US during this election season. “Wherever and whenever the interests of IATSE members are in jeopardy we will be there fighting,” said Loeb.

Pictured: Hundreds of union members showed up to phone bank against Prop 32 every week for months at IATSE Local 80’s Hall in California.

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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.

For more information please contact:
General: comms@iatse.net
Press: press@iatse.net

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