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 →
Glad to see that Stagecall is back up and running. It is an important way for our members to stay connected with each other, as well as disseminate information and ideals to the workers in our trade. A big “thank you” to the newly organized Newsletter Committee and it’s editor for jump-starting this periodical....Read more →
One of the most valuable protections a worker has is the right to representation when called in by your employer or management. A steward’s presence as an union advocate can sometimes mean the difference between someone being railroaded out of a job or falsely accused, and not having justice prevail. Weingarten Rights are key when discussing representation....Read more →
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Bible – Stage Manager’s script with all cues noted. Bobtail – Short semi, a box truck used to transport stage equipment. Boneyard – Where empty cases are stored. Bounce – A thin and light colored drop used to “bounce” light off of. Bring It In – Lower the pipe. Buddy (Uncle Buddy) – Friction tool used on the...Read more →
IATSE 205 ETCP RIGGING STUDY RESOURCES BY JOE MARTIN DISCLAIMER THE RESOURCES AND TIPS GIVEN IN THIS GUIDE ARE NOT ENDORSED BY ETCP OR ANY ORGANIZATIONS RELATED. THIS IS MERELY A GUIDE TO FIND INFORMATION AND REINFORCE INFORMATION THAT IS RELATED TO STAGE RIGGING AND COVERS KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL BE USEFUL IN TAKING THE EXAM. UNDER...Read more →
STEWARDS CORNER In past articles I have tried to shy away from fluff pieces that just mimic old inefficient policies of dealing with important topics. Our members need perspective and honest appraisals on important issues that face our workers today. With that in mind, I have tried in the past to address the...Read more →