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Welcome to the forum. It's a predominately British forum- but I'm sure there could be the odd Yank around. Hi from New Zealand :)

 

 

Thank you! Always interesting to see how it's done elsewhere. The IATSE is an international union so there's a decent chance I'll bet. Cheers!

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Welcome to the forum. It's a predominately British forum- but I'm sure there could be the odd Yank around. Hi from New Zealand :)

 

 

Thank you! Always interesting to see how it's done elsewhere. The IATSE is an international union so there's a decent chance I'll bet. Cheers!

 

HI Jesse. Retired member of Local 353 here. I've had many good experiences with your Local 16 Brothers. Worked on and around Broadway theater starting in the late '70s, currently specializing in corporate presentations and TV.

 

Mac Kerr

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There was talk of an alliance between the UK union BECTU and IATSE in the past, but the way the unions work is so different that it didn't happen.

Although IATSE refers to itself as an international union it's really primarily American.

 

I think the closest we have to IATSE here is the Combined Union.

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Although IATSE refers to itself as an international union it's really primarily American.

I always understood the 'international' element of IATSE was that they joined forces with the Canadians north o' their border - nowhere else across any seaboards...

Though of course I could be wrong

 

 

 

 

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IATSE Local 190 here, formerly Secretary-Treasurer and currently recording secretary.

The Blue Room forums are not especially welcoming of we folks from the Colonies.

 

I wouldn't say not-welcoming. The blue room is more biased towards British theatre crew and staff. Although it's the same industry, our equipment and electrical systems have significant differences which makes it much more complex if someone asking a question doesn't mention that they're in a completely different country.

 

It's also worth mentioning that almost every theatre in the UK has an IATSE sticker in it somewhere.

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IATSE Local 190 here, formerly Secretary-Treasurer and currently recording secretary.

The Blue Room forums are not especially welcoming of we folks from the Colonies.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hostile or non-welcoming attitude towards Americans here, and I’ve been here at least 10 years now? It’s simply that the founders of the forum; and I guess the first few hundred members, are from the UK and so naturally the discussion (and jargon) will lean towards British theatre practices, techniques, and experiences. The equipment is pretty much the same, as you of course know, but the care and feeding is different.

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IATSE Local 190 here, formerly Secretary-Treasurer and currently recording secretary.

The Blue Room forums are not especially welcoming of we folks from the Colonies.

 

 

Just because we don't like american electrical connectors, doesn't mean we don't like the people!

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