The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Presented by the IATSE Training Trust Fund
Beverly Miller is President of Local USA 829 since 1996, Business Representative of Film and TV in the Eastern Region until 2015, Charge Scenic Artist on commercials, films, scenic in shops and at the Met, serving the members in the office as the Business Representative for Safety and Training since November 2015, Vice Chairperson Selikoff Center Mt. Sinai Advisory Board for Occupational Health and Trustee on the IA Training Trust Fund.
Pat Landers serves as an Associate Business Representative with Local USA 829 overseeing issues related to health and safety, Scene Shops, and more, and serves as a Delegate to the New York City Central Labor Council. Pat worked for 12 years at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN as a Scene Shop Carpenter and Rigger and served in multiple positions, most recently Vice President, of IATSE Local 13. Pat earned a BFA in Technical Theatre-Scenic Design from the University of MN-Duluth and has been a proud IATSE Member since 2003.
Stewards are union leaders who monitor the workplace and are the first to address the everyday problems that rank-and-file workers face. The legal rights of the union, stewards, and other rank-and-file employees come from a variety of different laws, statutes, and documents. Union stewards are protected by this very same act, and—like any other rank and file worker—they cannot be punished for assisting the union. This presentation will explain what is to be expected of an IATSE steward, and the essential qualities that a steward should possess.
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