At the following venues, IATSE 470 has been able to negotiate rate increases for permit workers once they reach a certain number of hours of work with IATSE 470. In order for these increases to occur, you must keep track of and report your hours worked to the secretary of IATSE 470 at P.O. Box 2421 Appleton, WI 54912.
Report only hours worked from jobs that you are referred to by IATSE 470. These hours need only be submitted on a yearly basis or when you reach the minimum number of hours listed below. Continue tracking hours until you have reached the maximum at each venue. If this is not done, you will not receive these increases and will remain at the current permit worker rate at the venues that this pertains to.
For all of the following venues, your rates will increase to the Apprentice rate once you reach 1000 hours of reported work experience with IATSE 470 and will increase to the Journeyman rate once you reach 2000 hours of reported work experience: Resch (PMI), The Wausau Grand Theatre, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, The Weidner Center, The Meyer Theatre, GES Exposition Services, and Oneida Bingo and Casino. For all of our other venues at the moment, rates increase with hours worked at those particular venues but not overall hours worked so you will still need to track your hours at all other venues also.
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
IATSE Local 470 is committed to provising a work environment free of discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of any legally protected status. Accordingly, IATSE Local 470 will not tolerate any form of unlawful harassment by or against any of its officers, staff, members or employees represented by IATSE Local 470, where IATSE Local 470 is the bargaining agent.
The conduct prohibited by this policy includes all unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical or visual, that is based on a person's protected status under law, such as sex, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or other protected group status. Examples include racial jokes, epithets or slurs, or offensive graphic or written material. View the official policy here:
ON THE JOB
Everyone is expected to bring a few simple tools to every job. Here are required and recommended lists.
REQUIRED: Leather work gloves (not fashion gloves), pocket flashlight, Leatherman or similar pocket tool kit, 8" crescent wrench, and a tool pouch to carry them. If you don't have a pocket tool kit, then a straight blade screwdriver, pocket knife, Phillips screwdriver, and a pliers should be in your tool kit.
RECOMMENDED: A hammer is good to bring to any staging job. Carpenters should have a hammer, wonder bar, tape measure and (if you own one) a battery-powered screw gun.
Wardrobe should have safety pins, needles, both white and black thread. An apron is recommended to wear to keep yourself ready; you may purchase one from the T-shirt committee.
Electricians should have side cutters and Slotted and Philips Screwdriver.
Obviously you will not need all the required tools all the time.If you are a loader, you may need only gloves. When you become familar with the various jobs and what they have you do, you can adjust the tools you bring.
Note: Lanyards should not be used for passes. This is a necklace which can be unsafe! Yes, you need a pass, but you should not wear the lanyard during setup and teardown as it can compromise your safety.
PLEASE treat headsets with respect as tuey are not cheap! If you are to be on a headset during the show PLEASE OBSERVE SILENCE unless you are told otherwise. It is okay to talk during a break, it is okay to ask questions relevant to your job. At the enh of the show please bring your head set and belt pack to the place you were instructed. The management is pretty good at reminding you when and where to bring them.
If you are to run a spotlight for a show it is important that you OBSERVE SILENCE! Others may have cues they need to hear, as in a music score, or a certain line or even the beat of the music. If you have a problem with your light and don't know how to fix it, ask one of the other spotlight operators to help or call the master electrician.
Other spotlight considerations: Xenon lights should be cooled before turning off the main power source. Truss spotlights are not ones we have to cool as their fan and light are on the same switch. Turn of at end of the show. The house spots at the Weidner Center and the FVPAC must be cooled and have a sign to remind you of this.
There are special things to keep in mind as you load a truck. If you are a loader you should know your abilities and know if a box or crate is too heavy for you. Lift with your legs, not with your back! Be sure there are enough stagehands at the ramp before you let a piece down. Let the hands know when it is okay for them to push a crate up the ramp.
If you are a "pusher" never pull a box up the ramp. The recommended method is to have one or two people on the back pushing and one person on each side of the ramp, on the ground, guiding/pulling the box. People have been crushed while pulling crates up a ramp by getting trapped when in the truck.
Keep flat hands on the pieces instead of wrapping fingers around edges as parts may shift and cause injury. No horse play is allowed on the dock or in the truck. If you make a game that is not harmful to others and helps you get the job done safely, that is okay. Never run in the loading dock area.
If you see someone struggle with a piece don't just stand around, jump in and help them out. If they get angry remain to help them because it is better they are angry rather than hurt. When your job is done in your department on a load-out. You are a pusher! Contrary to some opinions, you do NOT stand around and talk. The one who stands around talking or complaining is a bad example that should not be followed!