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The Official Bulletin: 2011 Q2 / No. 632

The Official Bulletin: 2011 Q2 / No. 632

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Printed in the u.s.a.
Second Quarter, 2011 number 632
“Watever It Takes”
The Fight to Stop the RisingTide o Anti-Union Legislation
41st Aa ScarsipAward Wiers
o the Richard F. Walsh/Alred W. Di Tolla/Harold P. Spivak Foundation
Reprt  teGeera EectiveBard Meetig
April 17, 2011, New York, New York
General Secretary-Treaurer’s Message
IATSE and LaborMovement News
Safety Zone
Let’s Get Organized
On The Road
On Location
Local News & Views
On Stage In Focus
In Memoriam
Directory of LocalSecretaries andBusiness Agents
James B. Wd MaryA Key David Geer Artr Bracc
Editor Assistant to the Editor Special Asst. to the Editor Sta Writer 
The OFFICIAL BULLETIN (ISSN-0020-5885) is published quarterly by the General Secretary-Treasurer o the International Alliance o Theatrical Stage Employees,Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crats o the United States, its Territories and Canada, (IATSE), 1430 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018.Telephone: (212) 730-1770. FAX (212) 921-7699. Email: bulletin@iatse-intl.orgMaterial or publication must be received beore the rst day o January, April, July, and October, to meet deadlines, respectively, or the First, Second, Third,and Fourth Quarter issues.POSTMASTER: Send address change to the OFFICIAL BULLETIN, 1430 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Entered as periodical postage paidmatter at the Post Oce at New York, NY and additional locations.Canadian Publications Mail Agreement No.: 40845543. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses To:PO Box 503, RPO West Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill ON L4B 4R6Subscriptions: IATSE members receive the OFFICIAL BULLETIN as part o their IATSE membership services. Nonmembers may subscribe or $10.00 per year.
Please send your Bulletin submissions to bulletin@iatse-intl.orgAll digital photos should be taken with a camera that is at least 3 megapixels or higher, and set on the highest quality/resolution setting.JPEG or TIFF le ormats only please.Please do not crop or otherwise modiy photos - the original version usually has the highest quality.
eXeCutiVe oFFiCerstrustees
Mattew D. leb
International President
James B. Wd
General Secretary–Treasurer 
Tmas J. Ceary C. Faye harper
216 S. Jeerson St., #400 2695 Dayview LaneChicago, IL 60661 Atlanta, GA 30331
Gerge Paazz
1811 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
ClC Delegate
Key M
1640 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC V5K 4V4
general Counsel
Dae W. Srt
general oFFiCe
1430 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018Tele: (212) 730-1770FAX: Oce o the President (212) 730-7809FAX: General Secretary-Treasurer (212) 921-7699
 west Coast oFFiCe
10045 Riverside DriveToluca Lake, CA 91602Tele: (818) 980-3499 FAX: (818) 980-3496
CanaDian oFFiCe
22 St. Joseph St.Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1J9Tele: (416) 362-3569 FAX: (416) 362-3483
CanaDianentertainment inDustryretirement plan
22 St. Joseph St.Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1J9Tele: (416) 362-2665 Fax: (416) 362-2351www.ceirp.ca
i.a.t.s.e. nationalBeneFit FunDs oFFiCe
417 Fith Avenue, Third Floor, New York, NY 10016Tele: (212) 580-9092 Toll ree: (800) 456-FUNDFAX: (212) 787-3607www.iatsenb.org
Timty F. Magee
1st Vice President900 Pallister Ave.Detroit, MI 48202
Micae Bares
2nd Vice President2401 South Swanson StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19148
J. Water Cai
3rd Vice President5010 Rugby AvenueBethesda, MD 20814
Tm Davis
4th Vice President2520 West Olive AvenueBurbank, CA 91505
Aty M. DePa
5th Vice President1430 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10018
Damia Petti
6th Vice President201-208 57th Ave., S.W.Calgary, AlbertaCanada T2H 2K8
Bria J. lawr
7th Vice President1430 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10018
Micae F. Mier, Jr.
8th Vice President10045 Riverside DriveToluca Lake, CA 91602
J T. Beckma, Jr.
9th Vice President1611 S. Broadway, #110St Louis, MO 63104
Daie DiTa
10th Vice President1430 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10018
J Frd
11th Vice President326 West 48th StreetNew York, NY 10036
J M. lewis
12th Vice President22 St. Joseph StreetToronto, OntarioCanada M4Y 1J9
Tmas C. Srt
InternationalPresident Emeritus
Micae W. Prscia
General Secretary–Treasurer Emeritus
Edward C. Pwe
International Vice President Emeritus
Craig Cars
13th Vice President216 S. Jeerson St., #400Chicago, IL 60661
We’re All In This Together
oFFiCial notiCepersonal CheCksQuarterly reports
Tis is t advise tat te regar Mid-Smmer Meetig  te Geera EectiveBard is sceded t be ed at te SeratBst hte, 39 Dat Street, Bst, Mas-sacsetts 02199 at 10:00 a.m.  Mday,Jy 25, 2011, ad wi remai i sessitrg ad icdig Friday, Jy 29, 2011.A bsiess t cme bere te Bard mstbe sbmitted t te Geera oce  aterta tee (15) days prir t te meetig.lca ui represetatives paig tatted te meetig mst make te res-ervatis wit te Serat Bst hteby caig 866-716-8120 r 617-236-1702.Gest rm rate r te IATSE is $205.00,ps appicabe taes, r bt sige addbe ccpacy. I rder t esre tat y receive te preerred rm rate estab-ised r r meetig, y mst idetiy yr aiati wit te IATSE.Ct- date: Je 24, 2011.Te Stage Cacs wi be ed at teSerat Bst hte  Sday, Jy 24,2011, 9:00 a.m., i te Back Bay BarmA. Represetatives  Stage, Wardrbe adMied cas are wecme.Tere wi be a Edcati Semiar Wedesday, Jy 27, 2011 rm 1:00 p.m. t2:30 p.m. i te Back Bay Barm A at teSerat Bst hte.I rder tat te prcessig  mem-bersip appicatis is t deayed, cais are remided tat a prcess-ig ees ad back per capita paymetsrwarded t te Iteratia mst bedraw  a ca i bak acct adbe made payabe t “I.A.T.S.E.”.Te Iteratia des t accept per-sa cecks sbmitted by appicats adi tese are received, tey are retred tte ca i wic deays te prcess-ig  ew appicats.As a remider t a ca i Sec-retaries, Artice nietee, Secti 7 te Iteratia Cstitti ad Byawsmadates tat Qartery Reprts are de ater ta tirty (30) days wigte ed  eac qarter. Terere te1st Qarter Reprt r 2011 was de ater ta Apri 30t ad te 2d QarterReprt r 2011 wi be de  ater taJy 30t.
Labor has been under siege in the U.S. and Canada or ar too long. And i we are not vigilant, we will lose the ground we’ve painstak-ingly gained in over a century o hard work and sacrifce. While weat the IATSE have stood ast with our public sector working brothersand sisters in places like Wisconsin, we need to step up everywhere. The time or standing on the sidelines and cheering is over – it’s timeto get involved with the political process in the most important way possible: by participating in the support and election o labor-riend-ly legislators on every level.
 We all need to be active in the politics that most directly aects our lives,our amilies and our jobs. The only way we will continue to be a orce is by starting at the grass roots level, and as a result, making national legislatorstake note.Not even our long-time riends are always dependable. In stressul times,sometimes they go against their own best interests, and back up on commit-ments to labor. In Nebraska, Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln lost herSenate seat last year to Republican John Boozman. A “riend” to labor or years, Lincoln vigorously opposed the Employee Free Choice Act and gar-nered the support o corporate America. This was a local and statewide ght,one in which labor should have been able to make a dierence.In Oregon, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden derailed the legislation againstdigital thet in the last session o Congress. Senator Patrick Leahy and severalco-sponsors introduced a new bill in mid-May, reerred to as the Protect IP Act, and Senator Wyden is still, against the interests o entertainment workersin his own State, inexplicably, in opposition. At this point in our history, the ght to keep unions strong has becomea local one, not just a national one. With over 110,000 members across theU.S. and Canada, the IA certainly has a strong voice. But many o our issuesare localized and specic, determined by our individual crats and skills, anddependent on city, county and state laws that requently present obstacles tothose not only working, but seeking work under the union umbrella.The International is now taking advantage o our building momentum,and this is an ideal time or our members to join together in this critically im-portant task. We are becoming ever more involved in the political landscapeand are taking our action to a new level. We are working closely with expertsin political action; individuals who will help us develop a rapid action net- work, undraising strategies and political activity that will make a dierencein the legislation important to IATSE members coming up through Congress,and the crucial 2012 elections. There is strength in numbers, and in the en-thusiasm that comes rom supporting each other in keeping labor strong. Thisis a call to all members o the IATSE to GET INVOLVED IN SOME WAY! I wesit on the sidelines and hope or the best, assuming someone else is out there
Continued on page 9 
The ImportanceO Afliation
 Article Nineteen, Section 22 o the International Constitution and Bylaws mandates that all local unions, with the exception o Special Department local unions, “shall secure and maintain afliation with their respective State, Provincial and Central Labor bodies o the American Federation o Labor and Congress o Industrial Organiza-tions or the Canadian Labour Congress”.
Being in compliance with the International Constitution is o course a very good thing, but the intention o our oreathers was based on the rec-ognition that there is strength in numbers. In today’s world, that strength iscrucial. Aliation and involvement at the State, Provincial and Central LaborCouncil level is an extremely eective way to build infuence in the com-munities in which our members live and work. These bodies bring dierentunions together to assist each other with job actions, participate in politicaland working amily issue campaigns, lead lobbying eorts with local andState/Provincial governments, and nally, they oten coordinate assistancecampaigns in communities in times o crisis.Throughout the eature article in this issue o the Ocial Bulletin you will see continual reerences to the involvement o our local unions and theInternational with various labor bodies. State, Provincial and Central LaborCouncils are becoming a central orce in coordinating the local voices o labor in order to ampliy our message. At the encouragement o PresidentLoeb our members are answering the call to get involved and as you will seein the article, the IA is seen as a vital component o any campaign.The battles in the labor movement have been won because o our com-mitment and dedication. Although we have never represented the majority in society, our successes have been achieved because we acted in a uniedmanner and that solidarity magnied our infuence exponentially.Is the labor movement in both the United States and Canada acing atremendous number o challenges at this point in our history? Will the labormovement survive? The answer to both o these questions is a resounding YES! Throughout history workers have always met resistance. Accomplish-ing our goals has never been easy, but that has never deterred our predeces-sors. This is simply our time and our set o challenges.Imagine or a moment the struggles that the earliest trade unionists hadto endure. The eight-hour day, overtime, health and pension benets, andmany o the other things that today we take or granted were only dreamsat that point in time. In comparison are today’s obstacles insurmountable?Hardly, but it will require a concerted and prolonged eort.
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