IATSE Local 720 won the right to represent Wardrobe employees at Circus Circus, announced IATSE President Thomas C. Short.
The wardrobe unit employed at Circus Circus, located on the Las Vegas Strip, consists of 15 employees who voted in favor of union representation in an NLRB election held on December 29, 2003 which resulted in a vote of 14 to 1. As a result of this victory, IATSE’s Vegas Local now represents the workers’ interests in the areas of working conditions, salary, pension, health and welfare.
The organizing drive, under Trustees appointed by President Short, was spearheaded by the Local’s Wardrobe Representative Holly McKinnis with the assistance of Circus Circus Wardrobe employee Maria Morris.
The IATSE is an International Union that represents members employed in the stage craft, motion picture and television production, and trade shows industries throughout the United States, its Territories and Canada.