IATSE Local 15 has put together a crowd-sourced document of resources and opportunities to help stagehands during the crisis.
Every Thursday at 2:00pm IATSE Local 15 hosts an Unemployment Chat on Zoom for stagehands. This gives stagehands an opportunity to help each other navigate unemployment.
IATSE Local 15 Statement in support of MLK Labor Council’s call for an Anti-Racist Labor Movement
On June 4th, the MLK Labor Council’s Executive Board passed a resolution affirming their commitment to an anti-racist Labor movement and calling on the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild to address issues of systemic racism and accountability within the Seattle Police Department.
IATSE Local 15 stands in solidarity with this resolution and its demands.
IATSE Local 15 acknowledges its own history of participation in systemic racism and discrimination, and the harm this has caused Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA, and women in our industry. We affirm a commitment to more actively address these issues to become a more welcoming and affirming Union. IATSE Local 15 will immediately form a Diversity Committee for our workers, to be open to all self-identified members of these communities and allies who are willing to listen and follow their lead. This committee will make recommendations to the Executive Board on reducing barriers to entry into our industry and steps we can take to actively recruit within these groups.
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Our office is located at 2800 1st Avenue, Suite 231, Seattle, WA, 98121. We are open 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday.
Looking to hire workers? Our Business Representative can give you more information on hiring skilled Union labor for your event.
Looking for work? If you are interested in temporary work during our busy times, you can join our G-List. If you are looking to build your career as a stagehand, apply for the F-List. For either list, apply to join our Hiring Hall at http://bit.ly/IA15Work.