479 NEWS

Teamsters and IATSE Reaffirm ‘Mutual Aid and Assistance Pact’

WASHINGTON — The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have reaffirmed the ‘Mutual Aid and Assistance Pact,’ an agreement established for both unions to work together to achieve shared goals and initiatives.

The pact outlines how the unions will address organizing efforts, deal with jurisdictional issues and fight in conjunction to meet the goals of economic justice for their respective memberships.

The Teamsters and IATSE last affirmed this pact in 2010. Since then, the two unions have worked alongside one another to navigate the dynamic nature of the motion picture industry, the safety protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic and solidarity in contract campaigns. In Hollywood, both unions participate in the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans. (more…)

Atlanta’s Young Workers Provide Reception for IATSE Officer’s Institute

Atlanta's Young Workers Provide Reception for IATSE Officer's Institute

Last week Local 479’s Young Worker’s Committee collaborated with Local 600’s YWC to provide a reception for attendees of the IATSE Officer’s Institute, an intensive set of courses designed to educate IATSE local union officers and Business Agents on the finer points of running a local, understanding the bargaining process, and exploring best practices for building stronger, more active locals.

IATSE members from around the country and from Canada flew into Atlanta to attend the 1.0 and 2.0 (Advanced Secretary Treasurer 2.0) classes in the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

It was a beautiful week in Atlanta and we hope that our fellow brothers and sisters enjoyed the experience and learned a lot!