Episode 47: IATSE and Red Alert

by Liz

There is space for all those people at Local 99. There’s jobs for all different levels of skill.

Allison Smartt, IATSE representative

“In the Telling” is back from summer break in this special Labor Day episode with my guests from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a union for backstage theatre workers. I spoke with Hope Bird and Allison Smart who met with me over zoom in the social distancing of 2020 to talk with me about IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. We discuss the what’s, why’s, and how’s of the union and its local 99 chapter as well as the Red Alert Movement by workers in live event industries. Details on the march planned for 9/8/2020 are included below. Video bonus content conversation about “Newsies” and other strikes in the labor movement, non-discrimination clauses and other union protections available below.

Show Notes:

Email Allison Smartt if your venue or organization would like more information about working with Local 99 asmartt@iatse.net 

Local 99 IATSE on Facebook

mentioned in the episode https://www.iatse.net/organize/us-organizing

intro/background on the IATSE https://www.iatse.net/video125

“In the Telling” is back from Summer Break with a bunch of interviews I’m excited to bring to you. Look forward to conversations with a poet, Amish romance novelist, quilling artist, accents and dialects coach and more this Fall.

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Subscribe to the “In the Telling” Podcast channel on YouTube for bonus content.  Theme music by Gordon Vetas

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