VIDEO: Together We Rise (69th Convention Opening)

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VIDEO: IATSE Local One President testifies to NYC Council regarding union busting at Metropolitan Opera

IATSE Announces Agreement with NETworks

IATSE International Vice President and Local One President, James J. Claffey Jr., testified to the New York City Council about how the Metropolitan Opera’s “management” is using the Covid virus as leverage to take away conditions from workers. Instead of negotiating fairly, the Met has locked out Local One Stagehands and outsouces behind the scenes shop work to other countries and areas.

VIDEO: IATSE Member story: Carlos Garcia

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Carlos Garcia is an IATSE Local 834 Rigger. He waited 21 years to finally gain full American citizenship, and the right to vote. We interviewed him to find out more about his perspective as one of America’s newest voeters.

VIDEO: “Mask Posse” IATSE Volunteers use skills to create and donate masks amid COVID-10 crisis

A group of volunteers called the “Mask Posse” is working hard to create and deliver masks across the valley. The group is affiliated with the local chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union. The Mask Posse told 8 News Now many of their members have skillls making costumes. So, this seemed like the perfect way to pitch in.

So far, in just under three weeks, they’ve donated more than 2,000 masks to hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare centers across the Las Vegas valley. The group of abut 100 volunteers, which is made up of union and even non-union members, do everything from washing the material to sewing the masks and delivering them to their destinations.

VIDEO: Sinclair striking out with workers

IATSE Organizes Fox Sports Net North

While others in the sports and business world are stepping up to the plate, Sinclair Broadcast Group strikes out. Sinclair, owner of Regional Fox Sports Networks, turns its back on the workers who bring you sports while contnuing to score revenue.

VIDEO: IATSE Partners with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Due to COVID-19, the entertainment industry was shut down virtually overnight. As a result, many individuals found themselves in need of food assistance. For some of them, it was the first time they found themselves in this situation. IATSE teamed up with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to provide more than 800 meals to those who faced layoffs or reduced hours.

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