Local USA 829 News

New Health Plan C-4 Announced, September 15, 2014.

Please read about the just-announced IATSE National Benefit Health Plan C-4 by clicking below:

IA Plan C-4 Announcement

For more information, read the 2014 IA Health Plan C Benefits at a Glance by clicking below:

2014 IA Health Plan C Benefits At A Glance 2014

NEW! Designer Organizing Drive 2014-15, August 26, 2014.
Please visit this page on the USA 829 website:

For all information and forms necessary regarding the Designer Organizing Drive, running from October 2014 through January 2015.

USA 829 VFX Website Online!, June 10, 2014.

Please click below to visit the VXF website:

Hose & Fan Set-up to Exhaust Diesel Fumes, April 17, 2014.

Hose & Fan Set-up to Exhaust Diesel Fumes from the Marcy Armory


Seen below are photos of what a proper diesel ventilation system looks like, but it also must be engineered correctly.  For example, the system depends on how much air the fan can move (cfm – cubic feet per minute) and the fan's ability to overcome the air-flow resistance of that long yellow duct (static pressure).


Remember: members should always call the NY Business Office212-581-0300 – when they think a situation might be unsafe, or have questions about procedures or materials that they are uncertain about!



Hoses are attached to the exhaust pipe of a diesel-powered crane or lift (at Marcy Armory)
















The hose runs
from the equipment towards a fan, located near an exterior door.




The hose, coming from the equipment, reaches the appropriately-rated fan, near the exterior door.  













The exhaust hose runs from the fan, through the door, and to the outside, ending as far away from the door as possible to prevent blow-back of diesel fumes, and out of the way of pedestrian traffic.


3DS Max NYC User Group, April 16, 2013.
Visit for info about the NYC 3DS Max User Group.   

The direct link for the April 16th event is:

New Website Login for Members, October 4, 2010.

Welcome to the new USA 829 website!

Members: Your log-in data has changed. To log in as a member, you must use the following data:

Username = Your valid e-mail address, as found in the USA 829 member database.
     Contact any USA 829 office immediately to register your e-mail address if they don't already have it. Without that, you cannot log in to this website! Please don't assume that the union has the correct address for you: call them and verify it now.

Password = Your CAPITALIZED First Name InitialCAPITALIZED Last Name Initial +
     last 4 digits of Social Security #.
     Example: the Password for John Doe with SS# of 123-45-6789 would be JD6789.
     The Password is always case-sensitive, so JD6789 will work, while jd6789 or Jd6789 or jD6789 will not.

NOTE: Foreign members have been assigned a Password that uses their initials with their member number instead of the last four numbers of the SS#.