IATSE Celebrates International Women’s Day
As we celebrate ’sDay, women throughout the world face a triple threat under the pandemic. The threat is economic, as more women have left or been forced out of their jobs.
It’s a health crisis, as more women are caregivers and essential workers, risking their health through exposure to the virus. And the final, silent threat comes by way of gender-based violence and harassment, as more women are forced to quarantine in high stress scenarios with perpetrators, or work under untenable workplace conditions with no recourse.
Let’s ALL commit to truly celebrate women across the globe by working to eradicate these threats! Work to pass ILO Convention 190 today.
― International Vice President, Joanne Sanders and IATSE Women’s Committee Chair.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 150,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.