In the face of a coordinated full-scale attack on public employees and on Americans’ fundamental freedom of association, the Washington State Labor Council is working with its affiliates and progressive community allies to organize a week of action APRIL 2-8. Mark your calendars for these events and make plans to join us as we demand that the bankers and billionaires — and their Republican handmaidens in government — stop the attacks on working people and that they share in the sacrifice as our nation struggles to recover from the economic havoc their greed and malfeasance has caused.

Of special note, SUNDAY, APRIL 3 — 6:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle — Join IATSE Local 15 for Solidarity Night at “Billy Elliott: The Musical.” Living in a coal mining town in Northern England, young Billy Elliot doesn’t take to boxing lessons and is instead drawn to ballet. His father and brother, striking miners, struggle to understand and support his passion for dance. This is a Union production. Actors are members of Actors Equity; stagehands, IATSE Local 15; hair and makeup, IATSE Local 488; and wardrobe, IATSE Local 887; and musicians, AFM 76-493 and other locals. No-host bar begins at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $26.30 to $56.90. For tickets or information, contact IATSE Local 15 at 206-441-1515 ext. 225 or stagerep@ia15.org. Tickets at these group rates are limited, so please get in touch now!

for more information see http://www.wslc.org/upcoming.htm

Monday, April 4th,at 4:30 theatrical unions, led by IATSE Local 15, will rally at Seattle Center and march to the Seattle Labor Temple to remind the world that Seattle is a union town with good labor-management relations. IATSE employers will be asked to affirm their support for workers’ rights.  For more information about this event please contact BR Bigman.
We will have a sign making session at 3:30 at the Center House food court.  Bring your artistic skills and slogan ideas.  Paper stock and pens will be provided.  Please RSVP to Bess: ahfu2@yahoo.com if you can make it to this pre-event.
Volunteer credit hours will be awarded for this event.
This is a chance to get involved and come together to show our  Union pride.  Please come and bring your families and friends.

Int'l Solidarity Event

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers for 2010 Artist Trust Auction Needed

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2010 Artists’ Trust Auction

I am looking for volunteers for the Artist Trust auction coming up in about 3 weeks.

Here’s the details:

Thursday, Feb. 18 — 10 am to 6 pm (cable and hang lights) — 3  stagehands

Friday, Feb. 19 — 4 pm to 10 pm (light focus, hang banners, hang screens & projectors) — 4 stagehands

Saturday, Feb. 20 — 4 pm to 12 am (run of the event) — 2 stagehands

Sunday, Feb. 21 — 10 am to 4 pm — (strike) — 3 stagehands

This is open to non-city card holders.  Please email me at outreach@ia15.org if you are interested.

Thanks in advance,

Laura Seagraves

Outreach Coordinator, IATSE Local 15

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