IATSE Unveils OSHA Safe + Sound Week 2021 Programming

A safe + sound week logo, with a circle that reads "management leadership", "worker participation", and find and fix hazards

OSHA’s annual Safe + Sound Week will take place from August 9-15, 2021. Safe + Sound is a year-round OSHA campaign that strives to encourage every workplace to develop and implement a safety and health program. Safe + Sound Week is a week-long observance that highlights the importance of planning for worker safety. This year, […]

IATSE Mourns the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

IATSE Mourns the Passing of AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka.

Today we lost a giant amongst giants, a stalwart champion of the labor movement, and a dear friend. President Trumka’s leadership was electric and unparalleled, from his early days as president of the United Mine Workers of America through the COVID-19 pandemic. It was an honor to serve alongside him in these difficult times.

69th IATSE Convention Overwhelmingly Adopts Most Progressive Agenda in the Union’s History

Quadrennial Convention HQs

Jersey City, NJ — Last week, the IATSE convened its Quadrennial Convention virtually for the very first time, where delegates overwhelmingly supported and passed “the most progressive set of constitutional changes and resolutions in our union’s history,” said IATSE’s newly re-elected International President Matthew D. Loeb. In addition to re-electing President Loeb, General Secretary Treasurer […]

Matthew D. Loeb Re-Elected International President at IATSE 69th Quadrennial Convention

A collage of the re-elected officers of the IATSE

Jersey City, NJ — IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb was re-elected by acclamation by the delegates to the union’s 69th Quadrennial Convention on Thursday. Other incumbent officers, including General Secretary-Treasurer James B. Wood, 13 International Vice Presidents, three International Trustees, and one delegate to the Canadian Labour Congress, were also re-elected by acclamation to […]

U.S. Senate Confirms Wilcox and Prouty, Restoring a Pro-worker Majority to the NLRB

National Labor Relations Board plaque

Yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by votes of 52-47 and 53-46 respectively. The pair will join current NLRB Chair Lauren McFerran in restoring the board to a pro-worker, Democratic majority for the first time in almost four years. Ms. Wilcox and Mr. […]

IATSE Praises Reps. Chu and Buchanan For Reintroducing Performing Artists Tax Parity Act

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Today, Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) reintroduced the bipartisan Performing Artists Tax Parity Act (PATPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation provides a necessary update to the Qualified Performing Artist (QPA) tax deduction, correcting an unintended consequence of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act that drastically increased taxes for […]

The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters and AMPTP Announce Tentative Agreement on Adjustments to Covid-19 Safety Agreement

Agreement is Short-Term; Parties Continue to Monitor Covid-19 Developments Los Angeles — With the ongoing goal of keeping casts, crews and all set workers safe, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Basic Crafts, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and […]

IATSE Launches Live Events Organizing Blitz, Secures Seven Iconic Pacific Northwest Venues

IATSE Launches Live Events Pacific Northwest Venues

Washington State — On Tuesday, IATSE Local 15 ratified area standard addendums to the existing agreement between the union’s International and Tri State Stage Labor, ensuring hundreds of Live Events workers across several iconic Pacific Northwest Venues will be covered by a union contract that provides higher wages, better health and retirement benefits, and safety/certification training. […]

Taking Necessary Time to Negotiate COVID-19 Safety Agreement Modifications

Current Agreement Will Remain in Effect During Interim Period Los Angeles, CA — The Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Basic Crafts, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), together with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers […]

IATSE Weekly Newsletter 6/25/2021

IATSE Members Protest Metropolitan Opera in Virtual Picket Line The IATSE is taking the fight against the Metropolitan Opera lockout online with a virtual picket line. The picket line can be seen on MetOperaPicketLine.com and stagehands, costumer and wardrobe employees, lighting designers and technicians, set designers and craftsmen, make-up artists, broadcast technicians, and ticket sellers, along […]