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In a Departure, SMPTE Taps a ‘Creative’ As Its Next Standards Chief

(Variety, Dec. 3)

Studio vet Howard Lukk takes leadership role at engineering organization.


IATSE 849 Wins NS Labour Board Decision Against Egg Films

(IATSE, Nov. 25)

The latest Labour Board decision affects Egg’s refusal to bargain a collective agreement with IATSE Local 849, resulting in a lockout of union employees which began in March of this year.


MPAA Wins Injunction, Default Judgment Against MovieTube

(Variety, Nov. 24)

The once-popular streaming service that shut down last summer suffered another loss in court.


Art Directors Guild Sets Trio For Lifetime Achievement Award

(Deadline, Nov. 24)

The Art Directors Guild has announced three recipients for its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. William J. Newmon II, Hollywood’s first African-American set designer, will be honored along with Oscar-nominated matte artist Harrison Ellenshaw and scenic artist Bill Anderson.


NEVADA: Ballot Proposal Seeks to Raise Nevada Minimum Wage to $13

(KOLO, Nov. 24)

Nevada's minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, or $7.25 if an employer offers health insurance. The measure would bump the rate to $9.25 an hour in late 2018, then increase it by 75 cents each year until it reaches $13 in 2024.


Hawaii’s Largest Labor Union Group Favors NextEra-Hawaiian Electric Deal

(Pacific Business News, Nov. 23)

The labor federation, which comprises of 75 affiliated unions, councils and constituency groups, made the decision by passing a resolution at its 26th biennial convention held earlier this month in Waikiki.


The Women of Hollywood Speak Out

(NY Times, Nov. 22)

Female executives and filmmakers are ready to run studios and direct blockbuster pictures. What will it take to dismantle the pervasive sexism that keeps them from doing it?


In Addition to Fighting Jam, Local Stagehands Also Organizing at Live Nation’s Aragon Ballroom

(WBEZ, Nov. 20)

The Chicago-based union filed a petition against the concert monopoly the same day it lodged its complaint against the Riv, but withdrew when Live Nation agreed.


Why Forbes Projects Arizona to Lead U.S. in Job Growth

(AZ Central, Nov. 18)

The magazine in October used forecasts from Moody’s Analytics to call Arizona one of the “brighter spots in a slumbering U.S. economy thanks in part to renewed migration.”


'Marco Polo,' 'Gotham' Lead ASC Cinematographers TV Awards Nominations

(THR, Nov. 18)

'Game of Thrones' and 'Blindspot' are also among the nominees from the American Society of Cinematographers.


Death on a Movie Set: 5 Ways the 'Midnight Rider' Tragedy Changed Hollywood Safety

(THR, Nov. 18)

Camera operator Sarah Jones' tragic accident was a wake-up call that inspired safety apps and even encouraged film crews to call the first shot of each day "the Jonesy."


NEVADA: Las Vegas Paychecks Grow; Some can Anticipate Raises

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nov. 15)

Buoyed by a growing economy and snugger labor force, the average weekly wages for Nevada rose 2.5 percent from $833 to a record $854 for the second quarter, the most recent period available.


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IATSE District 2 Convention 2016


73rd Annual IATSE D-2 Convention
San Diego, CA
Aug. 5-7, 2016

Spread the Word for Women’s Health

The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and HealthyWomen on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
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Injured or Sick and Need Help with the Bills?

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance in times of extreme need to people working in the entertainment industry. Many IATSE members have benefited over the years from this grant program.
If you are injured or sick and need assistance paying the rent or paying down your bills until you can get back to work, click here to find out more about this valuable organization. Cases are reviewed quickly and confidentially.
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2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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