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IATSE Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 769

1250 Hunters Ridge West

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

(847) 732-6326 - Business Agent

(847) 608-6884 - Secretary/Treasurer

iatse769ba@gmail.com - Business Agent

 

Officers

President - Marguerite Scott

Vice-President - Dan Brink

Recording Secretary - Kathy Rubel

Secretary/Treasurer - Cheryl Weber

Business Agent - Thomas Pusateri

Executive Board

Wendy McCay

Jennifer Jobst

Trustees

Jason Heisey

Krystina Lowe

Mary Monahan

 

 

Latest News

Join IATSE Women’s Committee @ the March!

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Women’s March to the Polls – 10/13/18

Women’s March Chicago Returns to Grant Park to Rally and March as Early Voting Gets

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CFL-Endorsed Candidates for 11/6 General Election

2018 General Election Tuesday, November 6, 2018   CFL-Endorsed Candidates   Every

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AFL-CIO’s Trumka Optimistic About Midterms

AFL-CIO's Trumka Is Optimistic About the Midterms   AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

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IATSE & Lyric Agree to Labor Cuts

  IATSE and Lyric Opera of Chicago Agree to Labor Cuts Lyric Opera of Chicago and

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AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka on Kavanaugh confirmation

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Unsung Hero: Wendy McCay

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Lyric Opera & IATSE Sign Labor Deal

  STATEMENT   Lyric Opera and IATSE Sign Multi-Year Labor Deal   CHICAGO

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Matthew D. Loeb Elected President of UNI MEI

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 UNI MEI Global Union renews leadership and adopts work priorities

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Unions Did Great Things for the Working Class

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

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Early voting starts today!

  Illinois voters can start casting their ballots Thursday as candidates for governor,

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With summer coming to a close …

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How Unions Can Solve the Housing Crisis

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City promotes theater scene

Chicago actor Michael Shannon speaks at a Sept. 17, 2018, news conference at Steppenwolf Theatre

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IATSE PAC Fund Garage Sale

        September 16, 2018 With the mid term elections approaching quickly, the

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Hurricane Florence Relief … how to help!

    Assistance available for members affected by Hurricane Florence   Saturday, September

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Union Meeting – Tuesday, 10/9/18

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

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Fun at the picnic!

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

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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

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Talk is cheap …

        Talk is cheap, what action are YOU taking to participate and make a

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IATSE Activism Manual

  IATSE Activism Manual     Activism isn’t about winning every fight. It’s

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IATSE 125th Anniversary Party

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

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New video: Celebrating 125 years!

Brothers and Sisters, As you are no doubt aware, on Thursday August 9, 2018 the International

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ABT in four-year partnership with the Aud

On Thursday, the Auditorium Theatre and American Ballet Theatre unveiled a four-year

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Free subscriptions to LYNDA.COM

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

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Joffrey Ballet Partnering With City Colleges

    Students enrolling at Harold Washington College this fall can now also add ballet and

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LYNDA.COM

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

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IATSE 125th Anniversary

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Happy 125th Anniversary to our IATSE

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

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First Convention

First Convention of the National Alliance of the Theatrical Stage Employees July 17,

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The Official Bulletin: 2018 Q2 / No. 660

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

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I’m going to tell you …

Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court Nominee. In less than one minute

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Chicago TV Production Sets Record

    Chicago TV Production Sets Record   Ten shows will film this summer and fall

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Cinespace adds new Chicago facility

  Cinespace recently acquired the former Crown Steel factory at 31st &

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Why restore the Uptown Theatre … ?

  Why restore the Uptown Theatre at all? It's savvy, and plus there's a better

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Five Justices Cannot Break Union Solidarity

  "One court case will not determine the fate of AFSCME or the labor movement. We will

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I’m Sticking With The Union

    The Supreme Court just ruled against working people in Janus v. AFSCME, Council

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Chita, Bebe & More Stars Join New “We A

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Chicago set for another big TV year

Hollywood's fling with Chicago-set TV productions shows no sign of easing up. Ten shows will be

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Trumka/AFL-CIO on immigration

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2018 Election Results

2018 ELECTION RESULTS   President Marguerite Scott … 109 Steven Frendreis …

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Local 871 – Gender Pay Equity Campaign

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

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IATSE TTF Safety First! Online Courses

  I am pleased to announce the launch of two new TTF curricula available to

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Trump Administration Trying to Loosen Child Labor

From CFL's Facebook post dated 5/17/18:   “Everyone deserves well-regulated, safe

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IATSE/DGA Statement: “Restoring Internet Fr

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

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8 Ways to Respect the Importance of Stage Etiquett

  A disclaimer before we continue. Theatre companies across the world have different ways

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50 Years for J.J. Broll-Cook!

TWU Local 769 Business Agent Shirley Berling and President John Salyers congratulate Jerre Jean

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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

  The level of TV production in Chicago has grown from a boom to an era  Over the past

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Stagehands (1950s)

Throw back Thursday to mid-century stagecraft, highlighted by AFL-CIO's Americans At Work film

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Rosemont Theatre: Broadway to bust?

   A plan to expand the 5-year-old Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall in Rosemont may bring the

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What’s Wrong With the Broadway Musical?

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

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Would you go to the theatre on Nude Night ?

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

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Broadway Wardrobe Dresser Secrets Revealed

When you are a wardrobe dresser, you get pretty good at cleaning costumes and figuring out how

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HBO series to film in Chicago

     A new HBO series from Oscar winner Jordan Peele and “Lost” co-creator J.J.

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‘Hamilton’ exhibition well-paved for s

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Creating SNL: Meet the Parents Cold Open

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Leaders of the Never Again movement are theatre ki

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Why Ushering Is One Of The Most Underrated Profess

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Hollywood-style studio backlot coming to West Side

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How Can Musical Theatre Help Change Our World?

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

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Every Actor Should be Involved Backstage At Least

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

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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

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Beyond A Quick Change: The Many Jobs Of A Dresser

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

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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!

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

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It bears repeating: IATSE Equality Statement

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

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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

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Know Your Rights – from the AFL-CIO

The following resources are intended help ensure that members of our unions know their rights

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You Should Call, Not Email, Your Legislators

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

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IATSE Activism Manual

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

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IATSE Women’s Committee: Spread the Word!

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