Nominations for the 2022 IATSE Young Workers Committee Conference are now open!

Young Workers Conference May 2016

Dear Local Union Officers, Nominations are now open for the 2022 Young Workers Committee Conference! After this unprecedented year for our union, we anticipate more interest than ever for Local Unions to nominate Young Workers to attend our 2022 Young Workers Committee Conference (YWCC), which is to be held April 12-14 in Minneapolis, MN. However, […]

That’s a wrap! 2021 in review.

IATSE Offers Labor and Infrastructure to White House COVID Response Team to Build Field Vaccination Sites In January 2021, following the inauguration of President Biden and the release of his COVID-19 vaccination plan, the union facilitated a letter to President Biden and the White Houses’ COVID task force offering the IA’s infrastructure and labor to […]

It’s snow joke. IATSE Members Sleighed the Holidays Once Again!

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A round of Santa-plause to our IA Kin everywhere! In early December International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) announced the return of its 2nd Annual Holiday Photo Contest, a new tradition originally designed to spread holiday cheer for our members during the 2020 holiday season amid the ongoing global pandemic. This year, once again […]

Tangent Animation Workers Win Significant Victory for Unpaid Termination Pay

Toronto – Animation workers from Tangent Animation in Toronto and Winnipeg have succeeded in claiming their legal entitlements to termination and severance pay. In August 2021, the IATSE was approached by former employees of Tangent Animation who were seeking support following the company’s shut down in Toronto and Winnipeg. Tangent, a non-union company, terminated these […]

IATSE Officer Institute Returns as Union Nears 1,000 Local Union Officers Trained Since 2014

NEW YORK, NY – With in-person IATSE Officer Institute sessions on pandemic hiatus for the past year and a half, the Education Department was thrilled to return in-person for its 21st IATSE Officer Institute 1.0 on December 6-10, 2021.  The Officer Institute 1.0 is a five-day, intensive certification program available to IATSE Local Union leaders who aim to strengthen their knowledge in […]

IATSE wins 7 International Labor Communications Association Awards, 1st place for Best Website

The International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) presented the winners for its 2021 Labor Media Awards Thursday, with IATSE being recognized across seven categories, including: First Place – General Excellence, Website: Second Place – General Excellence, Print Publication: IATSE Official Bulletin Second Place – Visual Communications, Best Design of a Website, App or Electronic Publication: […]

Fox Television Stations (WNYW / WWOR & WTTG / WDCA) Bargaining Update

The IATSE representatives entered the meeting eager to continue negotiations, and indicated that management’s primary proposed agreement, dated 11/16, was unlikely to be approved by the members of IATSE Locals 794 and 819 absent preservation of core job security provisions. The Union bargaining committee has been holding membership meetings to keep the members informed of the negotiations process and to solicit feedback on bargaining proposals.

More Vancouver Opera Workers Vote for IATSE Representation

Vancouver Opera

VANCOUVER, BC – In a vote held electronically November 27th – November 29th, 2021, workers at the Vancouver Opera shop expressed unanimous support for representation from IATSE Local 118. Vote results were released by the BC Labour Relations Board on November 30. Local 118 already represents the stagehands of the Vancouver Opera – who present a season at the Vancouver […]

Gallery: Veterans Day/Remembrance Day

More than fifty members across the alliance within the U.S. and Canada participated in a social media campaign for Veterans Day/Remembrance Day by submitting military photos of themselves training on base, graduation photos and more.   For an entire week, our Veteran union members received an outpouring of gratitude and praise for their service from fellow members and IATSE Kin across all social media platforms.  […]