Yes, you do. Even if you have already taken both classes, we ask that you take the online ones. Consider it a refresher.
If you are interested in borrowing tables, chairs, equipment, or using the CPJ, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Any questions regarding volunteer opportunities should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you are a member of Local 480, you are welcome to join others. Keep in mind that each local has its own requirements to join and that as long as you are a member of Local 480, you will be responsible for quarterly membership dues.
If you’d rather transfer your membership to another local, you can click here to see how to go about doing that.
Once a year, and upon request, the Local provides medics (members only) with 3 shirts and 2 hats.
Send your request, with desired sizes, to email@example.com.
In order to transfer your membership to another IATSE local, you must:
- Have a zero balance
- Send a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org, asking that a transfer card be sent to the local you wish to transfer to. Be sure to list the local, along with its mailing address.
Your acceptance into any other local is based entirely on their requirements. And, remember that you are a member of Local 480 and responsible for quarterly dues until your transfer is completed.
When you work less than 16 days on a show, you are considered a “Day-Player.”
Day players don’t receive the same type of credit that those on the regular crew receive.
After working 16 or more days on a production, you are considered part of the regular crew and thus get a “regular credit” on the show.
Local 480 requires that you show you’ve got experience in the crafts in which we list you. To see proof of that, we require members to provide paystubs showing 16 or more days working in the craft to be listed on two contract productions.
Absolutely. The union will grant a Medical Discount to members who aren’t able to work because of a medical issue. Contact the office manager for more information.
Yes, the union requires all new members to be at least 18 years of age. This applies to both union membership and the Overflow List.
NBFO stands for National Benefit Funds Office.
This is the organization which administers benefits through the other organizations which actually provide them, such as Empire Blue Cross, Delta Dental, Davis Vision, and Wells Fargo. As an IATSE member, this is the organization you’ll work with for anything relating to your benefits.
When you hear someone mention “the International,” they are referring to the IATSE International Alliance (IA), which is the parent organization of all of the IATSE locals. Each local represents members in their jurisdiction while the IA oversees all of the locals.
We wanted to streamline the process of becoming a member for everyone. Having a single path to membership goes a long way toward making the process easier for everyone involved.
Therefore, anyone who is not a current member will need to go through the overflow registration process and take the required classes. For people who are transferring or dual carding, the Overflow List is simply a temporary landing spot until we receive all of the required paperwork to complete their joining process. Often, this is only a few days.
If a production needs more crew than can be filled by union members, the Local will send an email blast to everyone on the Overflow list, notifying them of the job opportunity. If you are available to take that job, you should reply to the job blast as instructed, and your information will be forwarded on to the production for consideration.
More specific information about productions is available only to Local 480 members.
Once you are a member of Local 480, you will be able to see the list of productions currently hiring, along with contact information for the productions. You will also receive any job blasts requested by productions (and will have your information forwarded on to productions if you are available to fill a call), and will have access to the jobs board listing of jobs available. All productions are given access to the roster of active 480 members as well.