IATSE Local 488 Celebrates 25 Years

The Keep Film in WA campaign is proud to offer its congratulations to IATSE Local 488 on celebrating its 25th year representing the hard-working men and women behind the scenes.

IATSE represents the vast majority of film and video technicians working in television, movie, and commercial production, and Local 488’s membership currently includes over 650 people working in 18 different crafts. This milestone year kicked off in April, at a signature event held in Portland, Oregon. You can read about the activities of the day right here.

On the occasion of this momentous event, the Keep Film in WA campaign is reminded of the unwavering support that has been provided by all our local unions during the course of this campaign, including IATSE Local 488 and Local 600, Teamsters Local 174, and SAG-AFTRA.

Partnering with the Keep Film in WA Campaign, our local unions have supported the advocacy effort by….

  • Financially supporting Film Day in Olympia
  • Delivering a Letter of Support to elected officials
  • Facilitating a union lobby day in Olympia
  • Passing an official resolution in support of the renewal of Washington Filmworks at the 2016 WA State Labor Council convention 

Having the backing of the working people of Washington’s film industry has been essential throughout this campaign, and we look forward to our continued partnership with local unions as we all work together to Keep Film in WA!