Hollywood strike could be coming

Sep 29, 2021

If 60,000 behind-the-scenes production workers walk out, it would be the biggest ever strike in the film and television industry.

IATSE 488 faces near total job loss

Apr 1, 2020

Several hundred Oregon members of IATSE Local 488 were already facing a scarcity of work. COVID-19 made matters worse, shutting down projects statewide by mid-March.

Training for a rescue at 50 feet

Jan 29, 2019

Theater and concert workers often spend time at great heights — hoisting gear at rock concerts or setting up and operating truss-mounted spotlights.  Their union is working to improve members’ readiness to quickly rescue a coworker in the event of an accident.