The Local's mission is to provide the benefits of
safe working conditions, health coverage, and retirement to members.
As a memeber, you can participate in the
government of the Local. You can run for office, vote in elections, and
help form policy for the Local. Members can attend meetings, can speak
on issues affecting the Local, and network with other members.
Members in good standing can
call the job hotlines.
Members' children are eligible to apply for
IATSE and Local 488 scholarships, as well as other labor-affiliated
LOCAL BUSINESS AGENT
How to Join IATSE Local 488
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 jurisdiction
for at least 18 months immediately preceding the application,
and submit proof of that, plus 2 of the following 3:
- A current, verifiable resume of industry
experience, by category and classification.
- Copies of two (2) or more crew lists listing the
applicant, deal memos, and/or paid invoices from different
productions, with corresponding pay-stubs or similar proof of thirty
(30) days employment within one calendar year in each craft category
and classification listed on the application. These do not need to
be union productions.
- Letters of reference from no less than three (3)
prior employers, superiors, or peers, stating the category,
classification, and length of employment, or supply corresponding
proof of same.
If you feel you meet the
qualifications and are interested in joining, please email your
qualifications to the Membership Committee: but please attach any documents. Do not embed them in the email. Call with with any concerns.
If you meet the qualifications, we will send you an application. The
cost to join is $764 ($100 processing, $600 initiation $64 first quarter
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