Stage Call 7_15 final draft webRead more →
by Joseph Martin While we tout safety as a virtue, I have found that in many areas of our industry we are either non-compliant or ignore simple things we can do to make our jobs easier and safer. I find in our local that the membership does work safely. We are great about making sure enough hands are on a heavy object and asking others for...Read more →
The editor of Stage Call, Sister Cowan, asked me to provide something on this topic, and so I will attempt to bring out some details that are not only beneficial to 205 Stewards but to the membership in general. Some of this info I have presented on our stewards/discuss web site in the past....Read more →
by Mikela Cowan One of the most common phrases we are taught early on in our careers is “Heads up!” Sometimes it’s a shouted phrase from above to give anyone below them a warning to move. Sometimes it’s a loud notification from the fly-rail or deck that pipes are coming in. In either situation,...Read more →
Stage Call 12-14 for web Happy holidays!Read more →
Sister Cowan and Brother Levin with fellow Longhorn, Emily Tao, Director of Communications at IATSE.
YWC report IATSE YWC Report 2014
Local 205 sent two representatives to the IATSE Young Conference this year. Sister Cowan and Brother Levin would like to share some of their experience with you.
Did you know?
-21% of IATSE membership is 35 and younger (more…)
”Today, we say that when you pick a fight with any of us, you pick a fight with all of us! And that when you push us, we will push back!” -speech by Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO, 10/26/1995 The American Labor Movement has progressed slowly and painfully through the last century. From this effort...Read more →
Stagehands are known for their multitude of talents, not the least of which is a talent for swearing. Some oaths have been uttered that would make a sailor blush. There is one oath in particular that is occasionally spoken by a select few that goes like this: “…as a condition of my membership in...Read more →
Hello, world! Time for another edition of Stage Call. Notes: 3% raise in wages for Ballet Austin contract is in effect! PLASA Austin has been cancelled.Read more →