IATSE Secures Right To Represent employees At Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

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As the result of a representation election held today, the IATSE secured the right to represent the stagehands, wardrobe personnel, make-up and hair stylists at the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, it was announced by IATSE President Thomas C. Short.

The final vote tally was nearly unanimous – 67 in favor of IATSE representation, one against. The Blumenthal also covers the Booth Theater, Belk Theater and Spirit Square Theatre. Negotiations for a new agreement will be under way shortly.

Organizing efforts were spearheaded by IATSE Representative Ron Lynch with the assistance of IATSE Local 322, 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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