(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – Broadway casting directors rallied with union and theater supporters outside the Tony Awards rehearsals at Radio City Music Hall, calling for a union contract. Casting directors are the only Broadway workers without a union, and they do not get healthcare or retirement contributions from the shows they work for. Casting directors are organizing a union with Teamsters Local 817 and are calling on Broadway producers to negotiate a union contract.
Wounded military veterans across the country are being helped by the work that iPods for Wounded Veterans provides.
The new, on-line system for submitting applications for the Academic or Vocational scholarships from the JRHMSF is now available.
Teamsters Local 817, New York, reported hiring an extra 200 nonmember workers in October for total employment of 1,400 people—the highest in the union's 113-year history.
Scholarship applications for the sons and daughters of Teamster members are now available.
The September issue of the Motion Picture and Theatrical Trades division newsletter contains articles about the “Fast 8” filming in Havana, Cuba and the variety of celebrities who sent greetings to the International Convention in June.
The annual Essay Contest for college students, who are the sons or daughters of Teamsters, is now accepting applications.