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    ABOUT THE IATSE

    The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada was founded in 1893 when representatives of stagehands working in eleven cities met in New York and pledged to support each others’ efforts to establish fair wages and working conditions for their members. Our union has evolved to embrace the development of new entertainment mediums, craft expansion, technological innovation and geographic growth.

    Today, our members work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry. We represent virtually all the behind-the-scenes workers in crafts ranging from motion picture animator to theater usher.

    IATSE Local 478 was chartered on July 1st 1986:

    This Local is dedicated to the principles of trade unionism. Its objects are to unite all workers within its jurisdiction for the following purposes:

    • To improve their wages and hours of work, to increase their job security, and to better their working conditions

    • To advance their economic, social, and cultural interests

    • To establish peaceful and harmonious relations between its members and their employers, and to increase the stability of the industry

    • To assure full employment

    • To promote and support democracy and free trade unionism

    • To engage in other such activities as may be necessary or proper to strengthen the labor movement and to extend the process of collective bargaining throughout all trades and industries

    This Local shall endeavor to accomplish the foregoing purposes by organizing the unorganized, educating its membership, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with employers, securing progressive legislation, and by all other appropriate means within the International.                                                                                

    Jurisdiction of IATSE Local 478                                                                                                                             

    • Local 478 has jurisdiction over the State of Louisiana, Southern Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama.

    Officers & Staff Info
    President
    Phil LoCicero

    Enforcement of rules and conditions of this Local, Committee Appointment

    Email: locic696@yahoo.com 
    Phone: 504-486-2192 office Ext.104 
    Vice President
    Brook Yeaton

    Recording Secretary, Outreach and Activism

    Email: byeaton@iatse478.org 
    Phone: 504-486-2192 office 
    Business Agent
    Cory Parker

    Contract Negotiations & Administration, Dealings with Employers, Grievances, Steward Appointment

    Email: cparker@iatse478.org 
    Phone: 504-486-2192 office Ext.102 
    Assistant Business Agent
    Dawn Arevalo

    Contract Administration & Compliance, Dealings with Employers, Grievances, Steward Appointment, Safety

    Email: darevalo@iatse478.org 
    Phone: 504 486-2192 Office Ext.107 
    Secretary Treasurer
    Dawn Arevalo

    Financial Reporting, Correspondence Records, Compliance with State/Federal/Local Guidelines, Member Records for Initiation/Expulsions/WIthdrawals

    Email: sect@iatse478.org 
    Phone: 504-486-2192 Office Ext.103 
    Compliance Auditor
    Billy Collins

    Production Audits and Invoices

    Email: bcollins@iatse478.org 
    Phone: Phone: 504 486-2192 Office Ext.111 
    Compliance/Production Auditing & AP/AR Asst
    Alan Fetzer

    Steward Refunds, Work Assessments, Sec/Treasurer Asst, Accounts Payable, Receivables, Member Payments, and Dues Stamps.

    Email: afetzer@iatse478.org 
    Phone: 504-486-2192 Office Ext.105 
    Benefits Coordinator
    Shira Landman

    Benefits Coordinator: Health & Welfare, Annuity & Pension, Hardship and Foundation cases, assist with Medicare Plan A&B for Plan C participants only, assists with Court related cases. All under the NBF Guidelines & Rules

    mail: slandman@iatse478.org 
    Phone: 504-486-2192 Office Ext.106 
    Membership Assistant
    Rachel Massa

    Reception, Application Processing, Member Information Update, and Website Assistance.

    Email: rmassa@iatse478.org 
    Phone: 504-486-2192 Office Ext.101 
    Information Specialist
    Cecile Burr

    Member and Production Data Entry and Research

    Email: cburr@iatse478.org 
    Phone: 504 486-2192 Office 
    Sergeant-At-Arms
    David Whatley

    Email: dwhatley@iatse478.org
    Phone: 504-733-7038 
    Executive Board Members at Large

    Suzanne Chambliss,PhD,  Allen Parks Jr, James "Trapper" McEvoy

    Welfare Committee
    The committee members are:

    James Trapper McEvoy trapperjpm@gmail.com

    Dawn Arevalo darevalo@iatse478.org 

    Shira Landman slandman@iatse478.org

    Simonette Berry-Whatley  SIMONETTEBERRY@GMAIL.COM

    Phil LoCicero LoCic696@yahoo.com

    Adrianne Bennett ABENNETT73@GMAIL.COM

    Kathleen Lynch KATHLEENLYNCH1979@GMAIL.COM

    Building Board Committee

    The committee members are:

    Ken Conner Jr CONNERPRODUCTION@GMAIL.COM

    Randall "Randy" Coe REELSETS2@AOL.COM

    James "Trapper" McEvoy TRAPPERJPM@GMAIL.COM

    Nicholas "Nick" Nicolay NICKNICOLAY@GMAIL.COM

    Charles "Q-Tip" Walker CHARLES.WALKER0984@GMAIL.COM

    David Warburton DBWARBURTON@GMAIL.COM


    Sep 21, 2017

    Aug 28, 2017

    ABOUT THE IATSE

    The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada was founded in 1893 when representatives of stagehands working in eleven cities met in New York and pledged to support each others’ efforts to establish fair wages and working conditions for their members. Our union has evolved to embrace the development of new entertainment mediums, craft expansion, technological innovation and geographic growth.

    Today, our members work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry. We represent virtually all the behind-the-scenes workers in crafts ranging from motion picture animator to theater usher.

    IATSE Local 478 was chartered on July 1st 1986:

    This Local is dedicated to the principles of trade unionism. Its objects are to unite all workers within its jurisdiction for the following purposes:

    • To improve their wages and hours of work, to increase their job security, and to better their working conditions

    • To advance their economic, social, and cultural interests

    • To establish peaceful and harmonious relations between its members and their employers, and to increase the stability of the industry

    • To assure full employment

    • To promote and support democracy and free trade unionism

    • To engage in other such activities as may be necessary or proper to strengthen the labor movement and to extend the process of collective bargaining throughout all trades and industries

    This Local shall endeavor to accomplish the foregoing purposes by organizing the unorganized, educating its membership, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with employers, securing progressive legislation, and by all other appropriate means within the International.                                                                                

    Jurisdiction of IATSE Local 478                                                                                                                             

    • Local 478 has jurisdiction over the State of Louisiana, Southern Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama.


    Aug 01, 2017
    President Phil LoCicero Enforcement of rules and conditions of this Local, Committee Appointment Email: locic696@yahoo.
    Mar 30, 2018
    IATSE EQUALITY STATEMENT The following Equality Statement was unanimously approved at the Winter General Executive Board Meeting in Hollywood, Florida. It outlines the IATSE’s commitment to creating an inclusive working environment where differences are valued and equality is celebrated.   Equal rights are the cornerstone of the labor movement.


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