The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local #84 was founded in
1901 as a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture
Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada. Our Organization is also a
member of Connecticut AFL-CIO and the Greater Hartford Labor Council. We are known by the
abbreviation of I.A.T.S.E.
I.A.T.S.E. Local #84 is a non-profit labor organization, whose purpose is to improve upon the wage,
benefit and working conditions for stage technicians in Hartford, New London and Northern
Connecticut area and to provide the highest skilled labor available to serve the needs of the
region. The terms employer in these guidelines and rules refers to the agency you are working for
and not Local 84. The following classification system and work hire rules to include Code of conduct
are necessary elements to ensure we provide the highest trained certified assets to meet the needs of
the venues we serve.
Individuals being represented by I.A.T.S.E. Local 84 shall be of one of the following:
Union Member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or those individuals in
an apprenticeship program under the guidelines of Local 84.
Associate as an individual desiring to be represented by the I.A.T.S.E Local 84 to be included in
ongoing training and educational programs to gain employment in the industry but not
desiring to be a Union Member. An Associate shall pay only the portion of the quarterly per
capita tax that is expended by the International Association for expenses related to the
Education and Training Fund.
The Executive Board governs the day to day operations and is comprised of the five elected officers
(President, Secretary Treasurer, Business Representative, Vice President and Members
Representative). They are the governing body and responsible for all aspects of the governance of
Local 84, including but not limited to, contract negotiations, discipline issues and administering the
day to day operations of the local. The following rules and guidelines are under their purview for
review and enforcement.
I.A.T.S.E. Local 84 Education and Training Program designed to train and educate the members of the
Local and funded by its members, associates and employer donations. All funds collected for the
I.A.T.S.E. Local 84 Education and Training Fund are reserved for education and training and
associated costs in the stagecraft field. This program is responsible for the certification and continued
education of our members.
These rules and guidelines are made without discrimination against any person, and without regard for
race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion or national origin. All selection and procedures shall
be in accordance with procedures set forth herein. If any rules or guidelines conflict with State or
Federal law the laws will take precedence over the rule or guideline. If at anytime there is a proposed
change to these work rules or hiring practices the motion must be tabled until the next meeting so
that the full membership can be notified of the change/motion. All Work rule changes must be
submitted at a meeting, at the office in care of Secretary Treasurer, or via email to
IATSE84@IATSE84.org before the meeting in which it is voted on.
Eligibility and Responsibility
All applicants for membership or job referrals must be at least 18 years of age and must register with
the I.A.T.S.E. Local 84 office. All persons on or applying for placement on the job referral list are
strongly encouraged to have a telephone at his or her place of residence and be able to be reached at
any time. A cell phone is preferred. It is the referent’s responsibility to notify the office of address and
telephone number changes. Failure to notify the I.A.T.S.E. Local 84 office of such changes may result
in the referent losing work and being dropped from the referral list. If there are any questions regarding
pay through individual employers, they should be referred to the Job Steward, Stage Manager or Head
Carpenter. It is the referent’s responsibility to keep any employer and union apprised of all address,
telephone or tax changes.