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This morning I will be sending
out upcoming events. The only information I do NOT have, is the final
information for the Governors Ball which is to take place within the Farm
Show Complex. I do know that event will begin on Sunday the 13th of
January and will Load OUT upon completion of the Ball Tuesday evening, 15
In total there are 8 days of work at the Capital Building for
the Inauguration Ceremony and 4 days of work at the Farm Show Complex for
the Governors Ball.
Once I gain the final information on the Ball, I
will send that Event out.
Chester R. M. Ross
The International assigned a
Charter to Local 501 in July of this year. The jurisdiction of Local 501
encompasses the Rock Lititz Campus located in Lancaster County
Pennsylvania (Map Enclosed). An audit of the payroll indicates members of
Local 98 have worked on the Rock Lititz Campus under the contract between
the International and Tri State Staging. We thank you and your membership
for your support in establishing the IA at Rock Lititz.
is accepting application for membership from members of your Local who
have worked at the Rock Lititz campus in the past or may be interested in
working in this jurisdiction in the future. Application and initiation
fees are being waived for members of your Local until January 31, 2019
If you need applications, please contact me.
Applications should be sent to:
President-in-charge Michael Barnes
2401 South Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
IATSE Vice President
Per President McGovern, effective 10/31/2018, Local
98 will no longer be accepting Transfers from other Locals, until such
time a complete review of the transfer process has been completed and
Sisters and Brothers,
The 2018 election is
coming up soon, and we're working with our allies in the labor movement
to elect pro-labor candidates in every corner of the country.
AFL-CIO’s Labor 2018 campaign, an aggressive voter education effort
leading up to the midterm elections, has kicked off across the country.
The IATSE is looking for release staff to support the AFL-CIO
political campaigns in priority states.
Release staff become
short-term employees of the IATSE and report to the AFL-CIO political
program. IATSE members will participate in trainings, political actions
like phone banks and canvassing, and recruit activists.
asking Local leadership to identify some members who are interested in
working as release staff for the 2018 election cycle. Most release staff
programs will start in September and run through November 7th.
you or any of your members are interested in participating as release
staff, Local leadership should recommend them to the IATSE
Political/Legislative Department by emailing email@example.com.
Positions are limited, and applications will be prioritized by timing and
electoral needs. Please send names and contact information as soon as
Please let us know if you have politically active members
who would like to make a difference and help elect pro-union candidates in
Thank you for your support.
Director, Political/Legislative Department
Please note the new link to Membership Procedures in
the "Employee Links" column.
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Sisters and Brothers —
There's no better way
to close out the summer than by going to the state or county fair. In
Canada, the biggest fair of all is the Canadian National Exhibition, a
three-week celebration of Canadian culture, complete with rides, games,
and musical performances. And, of course, fried food.
Unfortunately, this year’s CNE is under threat because Exhibition Place,
the CNE's venue in Toronto, has locked out the skilled and talented
workers of IATSE Local 58. Members of Local 58 have been setting up for
events big and small at ExPlace for nearly a century. But the lockout
means that local residents who want to work at the CNE can’t do their
The CNE opens this weekend, and at this point only Toronto
Mayor John Tory can step in to help solve the dispute. We need support
from IATSE members everywhere to show our solidarity. Please join us in
urging Mayor Tory to end the lockout and to save the CNE and our jobs!
Sign our petition: Tell Mayor Tory to save the CNE and Local 58's
It’s been almost a month since ExPlace locked out the 400
members of Local 58 from their jobs on the grounds. In that time, they’ve
brought in replacement workers from Quebec and the United States to do
jobs that should be done by Torontonians. And these workers have been
careless with safety on the job — even wearing flip-flops to unload
trucks! — meaning that it’s only a matter of time until someone gets hurt.
Local 58 has spent the last several weeks picketing outside ExPlace
and at City Hall, and still the Board of Governors refuses to bargain in
good faith. The picket lines will be out for the CNE, too, if this
contract isn’t resolved, leaving people with the unenviable choice between
skipping the Ex or crossing the Local’s picket line.
Mayor Tory has
the power to save the CNE by forcing the Board of Governors back to the
bargaining table before the CNE. It’s important that he use his powers to
end the lockout and let Local 58 members get back to work.
petition to tell Mayor Tory: Save the CNE and Local 58's jobs.
President, IATSE Local 58
Our beloved Joe Garritano passed away yesterday. He
was the best when it comes to humor, compassion and mission drive. He is
and will always be missed.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
being sought for the Local 98 HEALTHCARE/RETIREMENT Committee.
**NOTE**: If interested in becoming a member of the HEALTHCARE/RETIREMENT
Committee please contact Chairman Shane Lower below at:
Fraternally, Ted Weimer, Secretary Local 98
members who intend to perform stage hand work in the jurisdiction
of another local should first inform that local of their intent to
do so by contacting the Business Agent of that local.
All I.A.T.S.E. members who intend to
perform stage hand work in the jurisdiction of Local 98 should do
1. Notify the
Business Agent of your intent to perform stage hand work in the
jurisdiction of Local 98 while including the location and date(s)
of the event. This can be accomplished by calling: 717-991-4411
2. Report the earnings (with supporting
documentation i.e. a copy of the pay stub reflecting the gross
earnings). This can be accomplished by email to the following
concerning the above announcement sent to members:
Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
Please update your emergency
contact information on the Hershey Mypath website. The web address is
make updates in the self service section of the website. Please contact
Tim Staver or Chester Ross if You have questions accessing the site. They
will do their best to help You gain access.
MYPATH Web Site: www.mypath.hersheypa.com
4 Letters of your LAST NAME followed by your employee number:
John Smith, 80634……………. smit80634
Password: First, Middle and Last
initial followed by your Date of Birth:
Example: John D. Smith,
Note: If you do not have a middle initial,
just use your first and last initial. You will be prompted to change your
password after your first sign-in.
If you discover you’re having
difficulty, call the following number: 1-877-466-9728
Fraternally, Ted Weimer,
Secretary Local 98
To contact your BA
Chester Ross Email... firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the Web Administrator
Cliff Unfried Email... email@example.com