Beat the Heat! Summer is finally upon us. We’re looking at long days, lots of sunshine, mildly oppressive heat, and thanks to all the rain we’ve gotten, mosquitoes! That doesn’t mean don’t go outside… just remember to stay hydrated and wear proper PPE (sunscreen, hats, bug spray). Summer also means that work may be harder […]
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.
My last work day was long, even by stagehand standards, a six a.m. start with a load-out from one p.m. until … depends on who you asked. And this lengthy work call came at the end of ten early starts to ten long days. By about eight that night I was crispy. And that’s my […]
You’ve heard me talk about organizing. A lot. I’ve written about it here and elsewhere. But I can be a little stupid sometimes, so it only just dawned on me that all the local 205 members I’ve been talking organizing with probably assume I mean the external kind where a union targets a group of […]
3/9/14 4:19 p.m. Yesterday’s Facebook action for the Atlantic City casino workers’ union, Spread the Word Saturday, seems to have gone well. I ended up figuring out to work my phone enough to finally start copying and pasting into casino pages by the second show. But some folks really went to town until they got […]
This post has been corrected. The original contained factual errors. I apologize. In my haste to move at the pace of unfolding events I failed to figure out some rather important details about the major players. Again, I apologize. March 8, 2014 9:17 a.m. I recently and belatedly joined the You Know You’re a Stagehand […]
First off, comments are enabled. So dig in. That said, be aware that I am the moderator of your comments. And, while I encourage a lively debate, I won’t tolerate meanness. To quote myself in an earlier Stagehand View post, “don’t be a dick.” That’s my only rule and I am the only interpreter or […]
The latest addition to the newsletter committee passed this morning, November 18, 2013. She was driving in to a load out call in Austin from her home in Cedar Creek around 3am when she was involved in a head on collision. A car in oncoming traffic crossed double yellow lines. Claire, you were a wonderful […]