IATSE Local 837 Wins Right To Represent employees at North Carolina-Based Shepard Exposition and Freeman Decorating

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IATSE Local 837 in Charlotte, NC has won the right to represent exhibition employees who work with Shepard Exposition Services, Inc. and Freeman Decorating Company, it was announced by IATSE President Thomas C. Short.

Vote tallies in both elections was unanimous, with final results for Shepard Exposition totaling 27 to 0 in favor of Union representation and Freeman Decorating votes totaling 21 to 0 in favor of Union representation. Negotiations for a new agreement will begin in the near future.

Organizing efforts were spearheaded by IATSE Division Director for Tradeshow Department Bill Gearns with the assistance of IATSE Local 837 located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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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 150,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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