FAQ

How do I become a member of Local 857?
To become a member, you must work in the jurisdiction of the Local for at least thirty days, and submit an application for membership along with the appropriate initiation and processing fees.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?
The union on behalf of all members, negotiates and enforces the collective bargaining agreements; settles grievances; organizes; supports fair labor legislation; furnishes legal protection; protects you from unfair and illegal activities by your employer; provides retirement and health benefits to you and your family. As a member of the local, you have a voice and vote at union membership meetings. You are provided the dignity and respect you are owed as professionals.

Where is IATSE Local 857?
Our office is located at 13245 Riverside Drive, Suite 350, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

What is the IATSE and Local 857?
IATSE stands for International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada. We are the largest entertainment union, established 1893. Local 857 was chartered under the banner of IATSE on June 1, 1955. Our history can be traced from the reserved seat Hollywood Movie Palaces of the ’50’s to the grandeur of the Music Center Complex in the ’60’s and onward through the ’70’s and ’80’s with the birth of the Shubert Theatre, rock show venues such as the Greek and Universal Amphitheater to the ambitious downtown ‘multiplex’ theatre venue known as the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Our professional expertise has been utilized selling a roster of movies, plays and stage musicals that went on to create entertainment history.

Who so I contact concerning box office labor issues?
You contact the Business Agent of the Local, Sergio Medina.

How do I contact the Business Agent?
You can reach the Business Agent by telephone, fax or e-mail.