IATSE Local 205 won it’s arbitration case against Stage Alliance Inc. concerning the recent wage restructuring at the Long Center. Please read the latest announcement for details. Prior posts on this subject also appear here.
From ZACH Employees: We are the ZACH!
The production crew at ZACH Theatre creates high quality productions, staging Broadway-style musicals and socially evocative plays. We enthusiastically contribute our labor on collaborative efforts and artistic projects that we are passionate about. We make Mary Poppins fly; we drive forward the automated Governor’s office in Ann; we light the rock concert that makes The Who’s Tommy larger than life; we build the monumental scenery in All the Way: the LBJ Play; we project the subtitles in Tribes, so that hearing and non-hearing patrons can enjoy theatre together; we dress the iconic talent in Sophisticated Ladies in breathtaking costumes. We introduce local children and their families to the literary gifts of a young Cenicienta, the unselfish kindness of James & the Giant Peach, the pride in bilingual literacy of Tomas & the Library Lady, and the adventurous yearning of Alice & Wonderland. These works are presented to schoolchildren in our community who may not otherwise be exposed to theatre of ZACH’s caliber. The work we produce is hard-hitting, creative, important, impactful, and fulfilling, and we are proud to make a difference in the lives of Austin kids, parents, and community members.
We love what we do, and we want to keep doing it, but many of us recognize the need for some changes that will greatly impact our lives. We need to make a living wage and want some job security. We deserve fair treatment and a civil disciplinary process. We deserve wage parity for men and women. We deserve to be treated with respect because we are dedicated, hard-working employees living in a progressive and competitive city. Unfortunately, Zach Management has failed to address our concerns so we are seeking help from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Local 205, so that we may work together to finally achieve these ends. To find out more about our campaign for Union representation, explore the links below. We will update these pages as our story continues to unfold.
–from ZACH employees
From Local 205: We Got Your Back ZACH!
These pages are dedicated to providing ZACH stage employees with accurate information about the organizing process so they can make an informed decision about union representation.
There is also a HOTLINE for any other questions you may have, call anytime!
512-371-1217 ext. 205
- We Got Your Back ZACH!
A little history about the organizing effort, start here.
- What does it Mean to Organize and Seek Representation?
Organizing, the why, explained.
- What is a Union Organizing Campaign really?
Read more to get a solid grasp of what the mechanics are of the organizing process.
- What Management CANNOT do during an Organizing Drive!
Become aware of what common, but Illegal tactics management often employs to attempt to derail their workers choice to seek representation.
- ZACH Theater Management & Their Myths
Here Be Dragons! Stay aware of what myths and misinformation are circulating!
- What You Can Expect from IATSE Local 205
Membership, Costs, Status, Seniority Questions… Read more.
- IATSE International’s Main Info Pages on Organizing in the U.S.
Besides what we have posted, regardless of your current opinions, management or employee, you should take the time to read this information carefully!
Just a few standing in solidarity with ZACH craft persons!
- Share this Campaign! Show your support! Spread the FACTS!
Instructions for showing your solidarity via Twitter and social media. Get your cameras, printers, and sharpie ready!