HOW TO JOIN 478
Welcome and thank you for your interest in joining IATSE Local 478
Employing the philosophy of “strength in numbers”, Local 478 is always looking to organize talented new members. There are a few requirements in order to apply for membership.
Below are the items needed to complete the first part of the application process.
You must provide a Vehicle Registration and one (1) of the following Primary Documents:
• Copy of your LA, MS, or AL Driver’s License (State ID’s are not acceptable)
•Copy of Voters’ Registration Card
•Copy of Current Concealed Weapons Permit issued by the State Police
•Copy of Parish or County Homestead Exemption
•Copy of mortgage document or deed to property (RESIDENTIAL ONLY)
•Copy of Selective Service Notification
•Copy of W-2 forms for 2 years showing current address
We will accept these items only to help establish that you have been living in our jurisdiction for 18 months. These documents only help to prove 18 months. They are not primary documents.
•Bank statements showing date opened and current bank statement
•Home, renters, car, or flood insurance policy
•Phone/utility/cable bills showing when opened and last billing statement
•Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama State Identification Cards
You must prove the 45 working days of experience in your craft:
Provide 45 days verification for each craft category and classification specified on the Local 478 questionnaire (i.e. COPIES of pay stubs, call sheets, or an employment verification and paystub within one calendar year). Please do not send us originals.Those who are currently IA members in another Studio Mechanics Local or those who are transferring from another Studio Mechanics Local or Hollywood Motion Picture Craft Specific Local must provide copy of current Local Union Membership Card or letter specifying initiation date at that Local and your craft(s).
The Rest of the Process:
Once these are completed and you have completed the second part of the application, it will be reviewed by a Board of Committee Members (each a member of the Local 478). After this review the application will then be voted upon by the attending members of the specified membership meeting. During the week following the meeting, applicants will be notified of their status. Once notified, the applicant must take the Oath within 1 quarter (90 days/3 months) otherwise the application will be closed and the applicant must start over.
Download: Application Checklist.docx updated.pdf
|Electronic Application Packet|
Download: Change-of-Address-census-card-form.pdf , International App Example Only.pdf , APP-PAK.pdf