IATSE Local 488
Pacific Northwest Studio Mechanics
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    August 13 at 1:00 PM

    Spokne AFL-CIO Labor Council Hall

    510 S Elm St, Spokane, WA


  • Joining Local 488

    We are IATSE Local 488 the Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest serving Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana.


    I.AT.S.E. is the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada is the union behind entertainment.

    Why Join?

    The Local's mission is to provide the benefits of safe working conditions, health coverage, and retirement to members.

    As a member, you receive full representation on our job sites and with our contracted Employers.

    You will receive pre-negotiated wages as well as employer contributions into your benefits account with the IA National Benefits Fund for each day worked. Once you reach minimum qualifications to particiapte you will be bale to have access to Medical, Dental, and Vison care as well as the Annuity and Pension Funds. All of these beenfits will be fully explained once you become a Member.

    As a Member in Local 488, you become a part of a family of fellow technicians and artisans working in Film, Television, Commercials, New Media and Theatre.

    Your Membership allows you to:

    • Seek Union work
    • Attend General Membership Meetings & participate in the government of the Local
    • Vote in elections
    • Run for elected office, and help form policy for the Local.
    • Network with other members. 


    Members in good standing have access to our:

    • Job Hotlines in Seattle and Portland
    • Job listings on the website
    • Free and/or low-cost Safety and Skills Training courses 


    Members' children are eligible to apply for IATSE and Local 488 scholarships, as well as other labor-affiliated scholarships.

    For more information on Membership in Local 488 please read through the "How To Join 488" articles.

    If you have questions please call cdavid cottrill, Vice President & Membership Committee Chairperson at 509.981.3150 or email him at Membership@iatse488.org 


    Jul 01, 2016
    Thank you for your interest in joining Local 488! In order to join you must meet the following criteria: Must have been a resident of the locals jurisdiction for at least 18 months immediately preceding the application, and submit proof, plus 2 of the following 3 requirements: A current, verifiable resume of industry experience, by category and classification.
    Download: PDF Interest Letter New 488 & IA Member.pdf

    Jul 01, 2016
    .Transfer your Membership or obtain a Dual Membership Card from IATSE Local 488.
    Jul 01, 2016
    All the crafts represented by 488 are listed here.


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