FIGHTING FOR YOU
"The labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it."
-MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
COMMITMENT TO CIVIL RIGHTS & DIVERSITY
Equal rights are the cornerstone of the labor movement. Unions were founded on the principle that all people are equal and all people are deserving of respect and fair treatment. Equality issues run through all areas of trade union activities – from health and safety to wage negotiations.
IATSE is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We are opposed to unlawful and unfair discrimination and oppression on the grounds of sex, gender identity and expression, relationship or marital status, race or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, language, background, political or religious beliefs, physical appearance, pregnancy or responsibility for dependents.
SUPPORTING MEMBERS THROUGHOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
When the pandemic began, IATSE worked to ensure our members were protected. From sick pay negotiations and COVID related pay, to rigorous mandatory safety protocols, IATSE negotiated to ensure safety for our workers.
A new initiative designed to provide support to our most at-risk, elderly, and/or disabled members during the COVID-19 crisis — IATSE C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service) — has helped numerous members secure food and access to resources throughout the pandemic.