How do I join Philadelphia IATSE?

How do I join Philadelphia IATSE?

If you know of anyone looking to be represented at the workplace by IATSE Local 8 please ask them to visit our online e-authorization card page at It is simple and easy and can be submitted from any handheld or mobile device.

How do you become a member of IATSE?

Please email your completed form to [email protected]. We prefer to receive emailed applications but you may also print the completed form and then fax, mail, or hand-deliver it to the union office. The current fees to join IATSE Local 891 are $880.00, which must be paid prior to initiation.

Who is represented by IATSE?

The IATSE represents over 140,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry including live theatre and motion picture and television production, as well as trade shows, audio visual production and sports broadcast.

What unions are in IATSE?

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada
Abbreviation IATSE
Formation July 17, 1893
Type Labor union
Headquarters New York City, New York, US

What do IATSE do?

The IATSE International supports the local unions and members by: Coordinating negotiation of nationwide agreements within the U.S. and Canada. Providing Local Unions with craft, safety, and leadership education.

What are the benefits of joining IATSE?

Some of the benefits IATSE 411’s members enjoy are:

  • A minimum pay rate with ability to negotiate above scale.
  • Paid overtime.
  • Contract provisions that Exceed the Ontario Employment Standards Act.
  • Access to grievance and arbitration in case of dispute.
  • Employer funded Health Benefits Plan.
  • Employer RRSP contributions.

What trades are in IATSE?

Today, we work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry.

What unions are part of IATSE?

Table of Contents:

  • IATSE Local 44.
  • IATSE Local 52.
  • IATSE Local 80.
  • IATSE Local 161.
  • IATSE Local 481.
  • IATSE Local 600: The International Cinematographers Guild.
  • IATSE Local 695.
  • IATSE Local 700: Motion Picture Editor Guild.

Is it worth joining a union?

On average, union members get higher pay than non-members. They are also likely to get better sickness and pension benefits, more paid holiday and more control over things like shifts and working hours. This is because workers join together to negotiate pay and conditions rather than leaving them up to managers.

Do I have to tell my employer that I have joined a union?

Employers are not entitled to know whether you are in a union. If you think you have been turned down for a job, dismissed or overlooked for promotion, because of your union membership or activity you should take further advice as this is a form of discrimination which is unlawful.