IATSE Successfully Organizes “Chicago”B&T Touring Crew

IATSE Announces Agreement with NETworks

The IATSE successfully organized the road crew employed with the bus and truck touring company of Troika’s “Chicago”; Thomas C. Short, International President of the IATSE, announced. The IA received voluntary recognition from the company and has reached a tentative agreement which includes employer contributions for pension, health and welfare, and annuity benefits for the crew. The contract is the non-traditional touring contract, also known as a “modified pink contract”.

The union will represent the seven-member crew consisting of stagehands, make-up artists, hair stylists and wardrobe personnel.

This organizing effort was spearheaded by IATSE International Representative Ron Lynch, and follows closely on the heels of the union’s first success with a Troika production late last year when its efforts targeted the Company’s touring production of “The Sound of Music”. “Chicago” is slated to continue its national tour through July 2001.

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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.

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