IATSE Successfully Organized Apollo Theatre Front-of-House employees

IATSE Announces Agreement with NETworks

On September 8, 2000, the IATSE won a major victory for all Front-of-House employees at the Apollo Theatre in New York City, it was announced by IATSE President Thomas C. Short.

The final vote was 37 to 0 in favor of union representation. The Front-of-House unit will consist of ushers, restroom attendants, maintenance employees, concession employees and box office employees.

The organizing drive was spearheaded by International Representative Ronnie Lynch, with the assistance of Local 306’s Business Manager Susan Martin and Secretary-Treasurer Joel Deitch, and Samantha Dulaney of the Spivak Firm.

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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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