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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!

Young Worker’s Conference a Success


Less than a year after its foundation the Local 479 Young Workers Committee was selected to sponsor the National Young Worker’s Conference in the meeting hall at Local 479’s headquarters building, from May 19th through 21st. More than 100 Young IATSE Workers traveled to (more…)

Local 479 Hosts YWC Conference


Local 479 President Ray Brown opened the 2016 Young Worker’s Conference with great enthusiasm yesterday to a packed house in our local’s meeting hall. Thanks to all of our (more…)

First Annual YWC Charity Kickball Tournament Announced


The IATSE Local 479 Young Workers Committee have announced their “kick-off” event: The 1st Annual YWC Charity Kickball Tournament! Every show is invited to form a team of 15 players and play against other shows in an all day event. If you are not on a show but still want to play in the tournament you can always register as a free agent and be assigned to a team. Teams can be comprised of any members of your show’s cast or crew – IATSE, DGA, PA’s, WHATEVER! All proceeds benefit The Global Village Project, a school for refugee girls located in Decatur, GA. (more…)