(#36) Striking with IATSE Local 700! (September 22, 23 & 29, 2014) – Part 3 (Spoiler Alert: They Got Their Contract)

October 7, 2014

Aurora in front of a rat on an IATSE picket line(Hey everyone, yet again I realized there was an empty day from almost a year ago (I have no idea what happened there!) But anyway, this should be the last of catching up on posts. Thanks for your patience!)

Picking up from last time

One of the things I learned that was interesting (but made total sense) is that one of the guys in charge of organizing is not an IATSE members who then was elected or started working in the office. No. He’s a professional organizer. He’s worked with teachers and other groups. (‘Twas just a little fact I learned and thought I’d share.)

It was really interesting to hear him talk about laws and strategies. What an interesting job that must be!

I thought I had more to say (sorry to make a post with practically nothing), but ultimately, there are articles that sum up the strike… Ultimately, the show turned union!

It took a long time. Some lost money. Some went to other jobs. But ultimately, the union prevailed, and I’m so proud of/inspired by everyone who sacrificed to make that happen.

I'd love to hear from you! So whaddya say?