• 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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