Welcome

 

WELCOME ... to the website of the IATSE Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 769.

 

Local 769 represents workers in many diverse, but related fields in the entertainment industry, such as theatrical productions, ballet, opera, fashion, trade, ice shows, spectaculars, motion pictures, television, concerts and commercials.  We represent a diverse group of skilled technicians that are the best in their field, including dressers, seamstresses, costume stylists, supervisors, key and set costumers and other assistants in wardrobe departments.  We are dedicated to providing skilled workers in every field of the entertainment industry.

 

"For more than 100 years, we've been behind the scenes.  Since the early days of the musical, and the dawn of the film age, we have created indelible images; entertaining the world for generations. We are the brothers and sisters of the IATSE."

                                                                               -  IATSE Website

Latest News

California wildfires … IATSE responds!

California wildfires … IATSE responds!

The unprecedented wildfires currently scorching California are now the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s

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Oriental Theatre is getting a new name

Oriental Theatre is getting a new name

  Oriental Theatre is getting a new name     November 13, 2018 - 10:55 AM After 92 years, the name of the

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Union Meeting –  Tuesday, 1/15/19

Union Meeting – Tuesday, 1/15/19

  The next meeting of Wardrobe Local 769 will be held at the Stagehands Local 2 Office, 216 S.  Jefferson, 4th Floor,

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Chicago Women in Trades Job Opportunity

Chicago Women in Trades Job Opportunity

  HI all, We are growing here at Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT) and are now searching for candidates to fill the

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AFL-CIO Prez Trumka on the Midterms …

AFL-CIO Prez Trumka on the Midterms …

President Loeb on the 2018 Midterms

President Loeb on the 2018 Midterms

Statement from President Loeb about the 2018 Midterm Elections Wednesday, November 7, 2018 In response to the results of

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Statement from Richard Trumka

Statement from Richard Trumka

  Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to the politically motivated violence in

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Cinespace outreach gets Congressional nod

Cinespace outreach gets Congressional nod

  Cinespace community outreach gets Congressional nod   The studio’s Mirkopoulos Internship Program grows

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Join Actors Federal Credit Union

Join Actors Federal Credit Union

  TWU Local 769 has become a member of the Actors Federal Credit Union.  Attached below please find a copy of the

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The Official Bulletin: 2018 Q3 / No. 661

The Official Bulletin: 2018 Q3 / No. 661

  The latest issue of the Bulletin is now available online! Read about 125 years of the IATSE:

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IATSE Locals Ratify 3-Year Basic Agreement

IATSE Locals Ratify 3-Year Basic Agreement

IATSE Local Unions Ratify New 3-Year Basic Agreement Wednesday, October 10, 2018 The 43,000 members in the International

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IATSE & Lyric Agree to Labor Cuts

IATSE & Lyric Agree to Labor Cuts

  IATSE and Lyric Opera of Chicago Agree to Labor Cuts Lyric Opera of Chicago and representatives of the International

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Unsung Hero: Wendy McCay

Unsung Hero: Wendy McCay

Dresser Wendy McCay with Lyric Opera Stage Artist J’nai Bridges during a candid backstage moment at Lyric Opera of

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Lyric Opera & IATSE Sign Labor Deal

Lyric Opera & IATSE Sign Labor Deal

  STATEMENT   Lyric Opera and IATSE Sign Multi-Year Labor Deal   CHICAGO (10/3/2018) – Lyric Opera of

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Unions Did Great Things for the Working Class

Unions Did Great Things for the Working Class

  In a 1979 paper entitled “The Two Faces of Unionism,” economists Richard Freeman and James Medoff argued that

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How Unions Can Solve the Housing Crisis

How Unions Can Solve the Housing Crisis

  How Unions Can Solve the Housing Crisis The labor movement once built thousands of low-cost co-op apartments for

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City promotes theater scene

City promotes theater scene

Chicago actor Michael Shannon speaks at a Sept. 17, 2018, news conference at Steppenwolf Theatre to announce 2019 as the

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IATSE PAC Fund Garage Sale

IATSE PAC Fund Garage Sale

        September 16, 2018 With the mid term elections approaching quickly, the International's PAC Fund is in need

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Fun at the picnic!

Fun at the picnic!

Sister Marguerite Scott (and others) made the most of all the great entertainment offered at the Young Workers Committee

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Growing number want to join a union …

Growing number want to join a union …

A growing number of Americans want to join a union Nation Sep 3, 2018 5:14 PM EDT Only 10.7 percent of American workers

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IATSE Activism Manual

IATSE Activism Manual

  IATSE Activism Manual     Activism isn’t about winning every fight. It’s about getting out there and

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IATSE 125th Anniversary Party

IATSE 125th Anniversary Party

Brad Matthys - President - Local 476, Mark Hogan - Business Agent - Local 476, Tom Herman - President - Local 2, Craig

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New video:  Celebrating 125 years!

New video: Celebrating 125 years!

Brothers and Sisters, As you are no doubt aware, on Thursday August 9, 2018 the International held a celebration of our

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Free subscriptions to LYNDA.COM

Free subscriptions to LYNDA.COM

In our 3-year partnership with Lynda.com, over 10,000 IATSE members have used the site to develop their skills. In

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LYNDA.COM

LYNDA.COM

You may have heard Lynda.com is moving to the IATSE Training Trust Fund. The TTF is pleased to be offering Year Four

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IATSE 125th Anniversary

IATSE 125th Anniversary

Happy 125th Anniversary to our IATSE

Happy 125th Anniversary to our IATSE

  "For more than 100 years, we've been behind the scenes.  Since the early days of the musical, and the dawn of the

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First Convention

First Convention

First Convention of the National Alliance of the Theatrical Stage Employees July 17, 1893 Photo caption: The Elks

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Five Justices Cannot Break Union Solidarity

Five Justices Cannot Break Union Solidarity

  "One court case will not determine the fate of AFSCME or the labor movement. We will remain a vibrant force that lifts

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I’m Sticking With The Union

I’m Sticking With The Union

    The Supreme Court just ruled against working people in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, and in doing so, joined

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Trumka/AFL-CIO on immigration

Trumka/AFL-CIO on immigration

Trump Administration Trying to Loosen Child Labor Laws

Trump Administration Trying to Loosen Child Labor

From CFL's Facebook post dated 5/17/18:   “Everyone deserves well-regulated, safe workplaces, not hazardous job sites

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8 Ways to Respect the Importance of Stage Etiquette

8 Ways to Respect the Importance of Stage Etiquett

  A disclaimer before we continue. Theatre companies across the world have different ways of conducting themselves and

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The Art of Rolling Socks!

The Art of Rolling Socks!

Jean Fritz demonstrates the fine art of rolling socks (Cinderella style) ... with a pool

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Stagehands (1950s)

Stagehands (1950s)

Throw back Thursday to mid-century stagecraft, highlighted by AFL-CIO's Americans At Work film campaign. How long ago this

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What’s Wrong With the Broadway Musical?

What’s Wrong With the Broadway Musical?

  Once a universal cultural touchstone, Broadway musicals have now become a revolving door of unchallenging confections

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Female-led “Range Runners” films in IL this summer

Female-led “Range Runners” films in IL this su

Fatal Funnel Films announces cast for upcoming thriller ... Fatal Funnel Films, an Illinois-based independent film company,

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Broadway Wardrobe Dresser Secrets Revealed

Broadway Wardrobe Dresser Secrets Revealed

When you are a wardrobe dresser, you get pretty good at cleaning costumes and figuring out how to keep them looking as good

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Creating SNL:  Meet the Parents Cold Open

Creating SNL: Meet the Parents Cold Open

Members of IATSE Local 798 transform Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro into Michael Cohen and Robert Mueller for a killer cold

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Every Actor Should be Involved Backstage At Least Once

Every Actor Should be Involved Backstage At Least

  It is often said that “actors without stagehands are naked people standing in the dark trying to emote and

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Invisible Heroes:  An Ode to the Tech Team

Invisible Heroes: An Ode to the Tech Team

  Having spent much of my theatrical history in the realm of the actor, the ins and outs of the tech world still remain

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Beyond A Quick Change: The Many Jobs Of A Dresser

Beyond A Quick Change: The Many Jobs Of A Dresser

    From THEATRE NERDS - October 2, 2017 Beyond The Quick Change: The Many Jobs Of A Broadway Dresser   If

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Origins of IATSE Stagehands Union

Origins of IATSE Stagehands Union

Origins of IATSE Stagehands Union To view the video ... click on the link

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Stand Up, Fight Back!

Stand Up, Fight Back!

The Stand Up, Fight Back campaign is a way for the IATSE to stand up to attacks on our members from anti-worker

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It bears repeating:  IATSE Equality Statement

It bears repeating: IATSE Equality Statement

Given the events of the past few days, weeks and months ... it bears repeating:   "Equal rights are the cornerstone of

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The workers who make Broadway hum deserve a standing ovation

The workers who make Broadway hum deserve a standi

BY Patricia White SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:38 PM   Giving all due respect to

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Know Your Rights – from the AFL-CIO

Know Your Rights – from the AFL-CIO

The following resources are intended help ensure that members of our unions know their rights and are prepared to defend

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You Should Call, Not Email, Your Legislators

You Should Call, Not Email, Your Legislators

From the IATSE Facebook page: "Looking to channel your political energy? Here's why you should put away the keyboard and pick

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IATSE Activism Manual

IATSE Activism Manual

Activism isn’t about winning every fight.  It’s about getting out there and fighting. When we see changes that need

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IATSE Women’s Committee:  Spread the Word!

IATSE Women’s Committee: Spread the Word!