An Informed Union is a Strong Union



Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
The "LMRDA" grants certain rights to union members and protects their interests by promoting democratic procedures within labor organizations

Industrial Welfare order
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CA state law regulating wages & conditions in the motion picture industry.  Collective bargaining agreements may over-ride this ruling, but employers on non-union productions are required by law to observe conditions of IWC order 12-2001.  Among other things, non-union employers are required WITHOUT EXCEPTION to provide meals every 6 hours, seats are to be provided for crew, work day is limited to 16 hours from call to wrap.  Employers found in violation are subject to 6 months in prison and/or $10,000 in fines.

Getting Your Dues' Worth
A Guide For Union Members Who Want To Get The Most Out Of Their Union

Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in Global Hollywood
by Michael Curtin, Kevin Sanson
     “The story of how movies and television really get made, told in interviews with those who make the movies and television, boots on the ground craftspeople, crew and other creative labor.”
STEVE NELSON, interviewee, sound mixer, IATSE Local 695
     “A star-studded cast with diverse talents, backgrounds, and perspectives tells a varied but consistent tale of the importance of organized labor and the challenges it faces when pitted against the forces of media consolidation and globalization, all set in that magical company town known as Hollywood.” PATRIC M. VERRONE, writer and producer, former president, Writers Guild of America, West

Here's an interesting piece of email that talks about how it feels when you step forward and put your job on the line.

Letter from Haskell Wexler on Brent's Rule

May Day--The Real Labor Day
An article written by a Union Brother from the Chicago IBEW, describing the forgotten history and the relevance today of this frequently overlooked holiday.

The Labor Studies Program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

Union Jobs
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The Union Jobs Clearinghouse is a clearinghouse for organized-labor staff openings.

IATSE Local 695 Production Sound Technicians, Television Engineers,
Video Assist Technicians and Studio Projectionists

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