Local 769

The Chicago area’s theatrical wardrobe union since 1943.

What is 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.

What can the IATSE do for you?

  • Protect & Expand Your Collective Bargaining Rights
  • Provide Pension & Healthcare Benefits
  • Facilitate Learning & Career Growth Opportunites
  • Work to Protect Funding for the Arts
  • Serve as a Voice for Equality & Safety in the Workplace

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