479 NEWS

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 Atlanta to meet, learn, brainstorm, and network with their peers from around the country, creating an opportunity for unparalleled dialogue between locals throughout the International. This investment in the next generation will benefit the rest of the local in ways we can only begin to imagine.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees represents a wide variety of trades and crafts in the entertainment industry with a membership as wide and varied. Inspired by a growing push to engage young union members across North America, the IATSE Young Workers was formed January 2012 to give our young union members a greater understanding of the responsibilities of leadership and encourage their active participation in the IATSE.