IATSE Local 15 Statement in support of MLK Labor Council’s call for an Anti-Racist Labor Movement

On June 4th, 2020, 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.

IATSE Local 15 has moved into the new Labor Temple!

I.A.T.S.E. Local 15
Suite #204
5030 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

The office is in a secure building and you will need an appointment to visit in person.
We are following King County Health Department guidelines, and everyone is required to wear a mask.

Please email office@ia15.org for assistance.

Looking to hire workers? Our Business Representative can give you more information on hiring skilled Union labor for your event.
Call 206-441-1515 or email businessagent@ia15.org

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.
If you have questions about our intake process, email our Board of Examiners at boe@ia15.org

Already on our list? If you are currently a member of our Hiring Hall, you can reach the Backstage at https://iatse15.ning.com/ or Union Impact at https://iatse15.unionimpact.com/