What is "the Union"?


April 14th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time

What is "the Union"? Technical and Craft Locals

Representatives from the entertainment labor unions, IATSE, that represent the crafts and technical areas in Los Angeles and Orange County will be available to give answers to all of your questions concerning the "Union" and what that means. IATSE #33 L.A. Stage Technicians & Projectionists; Local #44 Affiliated Property Craftspersons; Local #729 Set Painters & Sign Writers and Local #504 Orange County.

The IATSE (pronounced eye-yahtzee) also written as IA, is an acronym for International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada. It is a labor union representing over 150,000 technicians, artisans, and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, and trade shows in the United States and Canada. The organization was founded in 1893 in New York City. Currently members work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry. IATSE represents virtually all the behind the scenes workers in crafts ranging from motion picture animator to theater usher.

IATSE LOCAL 33 - L.A. Stage Technicians & Projectionists

IASTE LOCAL 44 - Affiliated Property Craftspersons

IATSE LOCAL 729 - Set & Sign Writers

IASTE LOCAL 504 - Orange County