As a Local One member, you will earn better wages and benefits than stagehands and technicians who aren’t union members. On average in the US, union workers’ wages are 30 percent higher than their non-union counterparts, and this benefit is even greater for women and minorities. In addition, you will also have health insurance and a guaranteed pension. I.A.T.S.E. Local One helps employers create a more stable, productive workforce - one where workers have a say in improving their job conditions. Together, all of these benefits add up to a better quality of life for you and your family.
If you are either a stagehand or an employee at a theatre, studio or shop and you are currently not a member of Local One or working under a Local One contract, please consider the following:
Federal law protects the right of employees' to form, join, or assist labor organizations. In addition, it is an unfair labor practice to coerce employees in the exercise of these rights. Employers may not fire, threaten to fire, or in any way take action against an employee for supporting a union.
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