Fundraiser for film crews recovering from the strike


Rummage sale will feature items used in local TV and movie productions plus original art and crafts made by crews.

On Dec. 9-10, IATSE Local 488 will host a “Labor Market” rummage sale in Portland’s Old Town District to benefit film crews and other entertainment union members who lost work during the recent writers and actors strikes.

“It’s the holidays and we all are hurting, both financially and emotionally,” said Local 488 President Bruce Lawson. “It will take a long time to recover from this.”

The Labor Market will feature original artwork, hand-made crafts, and other products made by IATSE Local 488 members. Shoppers can also sift through a flea market that includes items used in locally filmed TV shows and movies. All sales will go directly to the vendors in charge of the items.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days in the Goldsmith Blocks Building (412 NW Couch St., Portland). It is open to the general public and will include live entertainment, raffles, and special guest Santa Claus.

The Labor Market is sponsored by Portland Events & Film, Prosper Portland, Oregon Film, the Portland Old Town Community Association, and Morel Ink.


  1. Great! It will be good to support folks who have been out of work for so long. And, like the good creatives they are, they’re making their fundraiser fun, colorful and useful all at the same time.


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