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Recap: IATSE Celebrates Women’s History Month

As we close out Women’s History Month 2022, the Women’s Committee once again shines a light on some of the historical profiles depicting women in our IA history and Labor’s history overall.

Our goal was to educate our members on the rich “herstories” that have made it possible for each of us to walk a smoother path to victory.

We showcased sisters from Sag-Aftra, ACTWU, and AMC and BU in addition to our #IATSEWomenUP! For the first time in the history of the Labor Movement, we honored the first woman President of the AFL-CIO, Sister Liz Shuler.

Because of the scheduling of the Winter General Executive Board, we were able to truly celebrate International Women’s Day together and in person. We participated with Internationalwomensday.com and adopted this year’s theme – #BreaktheBias.

At our Women’s Committee Event on March 8, we captured pictures of the attendees showing their #BreaktheBias stance. The event included a presentation about the efforts of “Monumental Women”, an organization working diligently to include statues in public venues of women who made history from all walks of life. Thank you to our sister, Eileen MacDonald, Local One Trustee,  for serving on the MW Board and connecting us to women across the country promoting this movement.  

Our goal as a Women’s Committee and as full participants in our society at large is to welcome the day when we no longer have to remind people that women have played integral roles in our history, a day when Women’s History is no longer an afterthought, a day when Women’s History is celebrated throughout the year.

Take a look at our Women History Spotlights below.

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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.

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