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Young Workers Committee Picnic 5/25/19

Young Workers Committee Picnic 5/25/19

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Freelancers Want to Join Unions …

Freelancers Want to Join Unions …

Freelancers Want to Join Unions ... but Labor Laws Won't Let Them   Unions are more popular than they’ve been in almost two decades, thanks to successful organizing efforts in new sectors like digital media and fast food, revitalized labor action in more traditional industries like education and manufacturing, and the threat of a general

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Burnout Backstage

Burnout Backstage

  There seems to be a weirdly macho attitude towards exhaustion in the performing arts, we wear it as an odd badge of pride. “I just pulled three 10 out of 12s!” “Oh yeah, well I just got off 40 hours straight with no sleep!” “It’s been three months since I’ve had a day off!” Bragging about how overworked we are is a one-ups

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Wardrobe @ ABT’s “Whipped Cream”

Wardrobe @ ABT’s “Whipped Cream”

We salute our crew at the American Ballet Theatre's production of "Whipped

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Union Meeting –  Tuesday, 5/14/19

Union Meeting – Tuesday, 5/14/19

  The next meeting of Wardrobe Local 769 will be held at the Stagehands Local 2 Office, 216 S.  Jefferson, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60661, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The Executive Board will meet at 11:00 AM and the General Meeting will begin at 12

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President Loeb Establishes the IATSE Green Committee

President Loeb Establishes the IATSE Green Committ

  President Loeb Establishes the IATSE Green Committee Tuesday, April 2, 2019 NEW YORK, NY — International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) International President Matthew D. Loeb established the IATSE Green Committee and appointed International Representative Stasia Savage as its chair. President Loeb also appointed Nhu-Y

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Cinespace donates $25K to ed foundation

Cinespace donates $25K to ed foundation

Cinespace donates $25K to educational foundation Chicago Film Studio’s generosity honors a tradition of community support established by Cinespace Founder, “Uncle” Nick Mirkopoulos   Cinespace Chicago Film Studios will donate $25,000 to enable Greek schools to modernize curriculum and enhance student participation, as announced by

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CFL meets with Mayor-elect Lightfoot

CFL meets with Mayor-elect Lightfoot

Joint Statement from Mayor-elect Lightfoot and CFL President Bob Reiter April 4, 2019   Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter met with Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot yesterday. Afterwards, the two released a joint statement: “We made this meeting a priority in the first week of the transition because of the importance of organized

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Leave the Light On

Leave the Light On

The ghost light, a single bulb in an empty theater, is for safety -- and superstition. (Auditorium Theater.  Joffrey Ballet completed a run of Anna Karenina the  night before, so the sprung deck is still on the stage.)   Whether they're holding the paranormal at bay or preventing a misstep into the orchestra pit, ghost lights have been

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Working in the Theatre: Wardrobe

Working in the Theatre: Wardrobe

  A new video from the American Theatre Wing:     Working in the Theatre is featured in the Theatre Wing's new book, "American Theatre Wing, an oral history: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles." Learn more about the book at

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