IATSE Launches Off-Broadway Organizing Campaign, New Microsite

New York, NY – On Thursday, February 29th, Leaders of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) came together with the off-Broadway crews of “Titanique”, The Atlantic Theatre Company, Little Shop of Horrors, The Public, and the Vineyard to host a press conference on recent developments in the union’s ongoing off-Broadway organizing campaign. Organizers, leaders, and crews provided breaking developments on the landscape of off-Broadway union organizing and announced the launch of a new website (offbroadway.iatse.net) dedicated specifically to assist off-Broadway crews.  

Additionally, IATSE announced that the union is officially extending an open invitation to all Off-Broadway workers to join the movement – from carpenters to ticket-sellers, hair stylists to stagehands – all crafts are encouraged to examine the benefits of joining in union. Together, off-Broadway can create a stronger, more sustainable industry that values every worker. 

The Off-Broadway theater industry is an integral piece of New York City’s larger performing arts landscape, generating ripple effects into larger scale theater productions, as well as into television and film. Off-Broadway has always been a heartbeat of innovation and creativity, a place where groundbreaking stories come to life. However, the hardworking individuals who bring these stories to the stage often face challenges that go unseen. In the coming weeks and months, workers will set in motion a movement that aims to change that. 

“In recent weeks, we have witnessed a powerful wave of unionization among Off-Broadway workers,” said Lead off-Broadway Organizer, Dan Little. “We call on all Off-Broadway workers to consider joining this movement for collective strength and representation. Joining IATSE means more than just a union card; it means solidarity, protection, and a collective voice.” 

Theater and live event workers looking to join together to win better workplaces can head to offbroadway.iatse.net to contact an IATSE organizer. 

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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 170,000 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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