• Member Contributions

    A category just for incoming “draft” contributions, to be moved to appropriate category or “uncategorized” after edit/approval.

    Safety Everywhere

    by  • April 17, 2015 • Articles, Education, Member Contributions

    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...

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    Heads Up! Communication is Key

    by  • April 9, 2015 • Articles, Member Contributions

    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,...

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    Swearing Stagehands

    by  • December 23, 2014 • Member Contributions

    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...

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    Stewards Corner: Weingarten Rights

    by  • August 22, 2014 • Articles, Education, Member Contributions, Stewards Corner

    IATSE Local 205

    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....

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    Rigging Primer

    by  • August 22, 2014 • Articles, Education, Featured Articles, Member Contributions

    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...

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