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D. Joseph Hartnett Appointed Assistant Director of the Stagecraft Department

IATSE Announces Agreement with NETworks

As of November 1, 2013, D. Joseph Hartnett will serve as the Assistant Director to the Stagecraft Department. Joe has been an International Representative in the Stagecraft and formerly, the Organizing Department, since 2009.

Joe was a longtime Master Electrician at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and a union steward from 1999 through 2006.

He is a former business agent and current member of Local 3 Stagehands in Pittsburgh, and President and member of Local 862, Treasurers and Ticket Sellers in Pittsburgh. He served as Business Agent for Local 3 from 2006-2009. He is also a Chair of the IATSE Young Workers Committee.

International President Loeb observed, “Throughout his career Joe Hartnett has demonstrated a passionate commitment to labor advocacy. We expect him to make a major contribution to the effectiveness of the Stagecraft Department.”

The Stagecraft Department deals with all matters relating to stage locals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Joe’s past experience as a stagehand, Local Business Agent, and International Representative will contribute to his ability to continue serving the IATSE membership. Joe will be working closely with Vice Presidents and Co-Department Directors of Stagecraft Daniel Di Tolla and Anthony DePaulo.

“I’m honored to continue to represent the membership and the Alliance,” said Joe. A long-time resident of Pittsburgh (Go Pirates), Joe will join the IATSE at its New York headquarters in his new position.

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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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