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

2018 Election Results

2018 Election Results

2018 ELECTION RESULTS   President Marguerite Scott … 109 Steven Frendreis … 32   Vice-President Caryn Vanco

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Local 871 – Gender Pay Equity Campaign

Local 871 – Gender Pay Equity Campaign

  Dear All:   I am writing to let you know that our Gender Pay Equity campaign was launched today and that the

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Union Meeting –  Tuesday, 8/14/18

Union Meeting – Tuesday, 8/14/18

  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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Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018

Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018

OSHA Safe + Sound Week: August 13-19, 2018 A proven method of creating a safer workplace is for a company to have a health

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Chicagoland Speedway Tribute to Labor – 7/1

Chicagoland Speedway Tribute to Labor – 7/1

   Tribute To Labor Ticket Offer We're inviting you to the fourth annual Chicagoland Speedway Tribute To Labor! PACKAGE

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Chicago Bandits – Union Appreciation 6/16

Chicago Bandits – Union Appreciation 6/16

Dear Chicago Federation of Labor Delegates,   Come out to Rosemont and watch America’s elite level softball

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Reminder for Plan C Health/Welfare Participants

Reminder for Plan C Health/Welfare Participants

  Reminder Notice for Plan C Health & Welfare Participants Your health coverage and/or enrollment selection for July

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IATSE TTF Safety First! Online Courses

IATSE TTF Safety First! Online Courses

  I am pleased to announce the launch of two new TTF curricula available to all IATSE craftspeople and

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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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IATSE/DGA Statement:  “Restoring Internet Freedom”

IATSE/DGA Statement: “Restoring Internet Fr

  Statement of the IATSE and DGA regarding the Joint Resolution to rescind the FCC Order on “Restoring Internet

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Sign Petition:  Hold Silicon Valley Accountable

Sign Petition: Hold Silicon Valley Accountable

From the IATSE Facebook page dated 14 May 2018: Silicon Valley monopolies like Facebook and Google have turned a blind eye

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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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50 Years for J.J. Broll-Cook!

50 Years for J.J. Broll-Cook!

TWU Local 769 Business Agent Shirley Berling and President John Salyers congratulate Jerre Jean Broll-Cook on 50 years as an

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Heat Illness Prevention Campaign: Summer 2018

Heat Illness Prevention Campaign: Summer 2018

    Heat Illness Prevention Campaign: Summer 2018 Heat is always a potential hazard when working outdoors in summer, 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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Chicago production rolls through a week of success

Chicago production rolls through a week of success

  The level of TV production in Chicago has grown from a boom to an era  Over the past week, HBO announced its first

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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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Rosemont Theatre:  Broadway to bust?

Rosemont Theatre: Broadway to bust?

   A plan to expand the 5-year-old Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall in Rosemont may bring the curtain down for good on the

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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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Wardrobe Local 764 heroes @ Come From Away

Wardrobe Local 764 heroes @ Come From Away

Cheers to 764 members and "Come From Away" Wardrobe Crew Superstars, Melissa Joy Crawford and Estella Marie for showing off

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Would you go to the theatre on Nude Night ?

Would you go to the theatre on Nude Night ?

The Palais de Tokyo’s “Visite Naturiste”.   by Stephen Sachs, Co-Artistic Director - Intimate

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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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HBO series to film in Chicago

HBO series to film in Chicago

     A new HBO series from Oscar winner Jordan Peele and “Lost” co-creator J.J. Abrams is slated to begin

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‘Hamilton’ exhibition well-paved for success

‘Hamilton’ exhibition well-paved for s

"Hamilton" director Thomas Kail, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and designer David Korins talk with the Chicago Tribune

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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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Leaders of the Never Again movement are theatre kids!

Leaders of the Never Again movement are theatre ki

Are you surprised that the young leaders of the Never Again movement are theatre kids? I’m not.     by Stephen

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How the Button Changed Fashion

How the Button Changed Fashion

How the simple button changed the world, according to fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi: How the Button Changed Fashion How

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Why Ushering Is One Of The Most Underrated Professions In The Theater

Why Ushering Is One Of The Most Underrated Profess

We pretty much know the theater world by now. There are actors, comedians, directors, singers, writers, and even those darn

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The cryhole?

The cryhole?

Costume-industry folks... this is what its called, right?  I mean, we're pretty sure from experience that's the

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Hollywood-style studio backlot coming to West Side

Hollywood-style studio backlot coming to West Side

The Chicago soundstage complex where TV shows like "Chicago Fire" and "Empire" are filmed now is getting its own backlot of

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Michael B. Jordan Basks in the Joy of Ironing

Michael B. Jordan Basks in the Joy of Ironing

Let Michael B Jordan teach you the calming and "therapeutic" way to iron. In this episode of Vanity Fair's Secret Talent

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How Can Musical Theatre Help Change Our World?

How Can Musical Theatre Help Change Our World?

  As a teacher and musical theater director, I have found myself struggling. I am turning on my television, going on

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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!

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IATSE & lynda.com … enroll now!

IATSE & lynda.com … enroll now!

The IATSE has partnered with lynda.com, a leading online educator with an extensive library of over 2500 courses to bring

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