Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2015

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6 PRESIDENT FROM THE PRESIDENT LOCAL LOCAL BUSINESS REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY-TREASURER LETTERS LETTERS TO THE ARTISAN EVENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS THEATER THEATER NEWS NEWS EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS LOOKS LAST LOOKS NEWS HEALTH AND WELFARE NEWS CREW CREW SHOTS CREDITS PHOTO CREDITS HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS AND SHADOWS EDUCATION EDUCATION GUILD GUILD NEWS Now that all is said and done, our internal union elections are over, the results have been posted and we thank each and every member who sent in their ballot and made a differ- ence. Although it's an old cliché, the results should be proof that every one vote does count. 2016 will bring a new generation of members to learn the intricacies of how to run our Local. It is no longer the 1980s, our crafts and the business itself have changed dramatically. We do not, and cannot, stand alone. The foundation of union, business and personal relationships built over the last few years will be strengthened so that we may continue achieving forward steps for our members. I truly look forward to working with these new members and encourage them to attend meetings with open minds and hearts, take a few first meetings to listen and learn. Remember, you were voted upon to represent your brothers and sisters. Sadly, we must also say good-bye and give thanks to some of the outgoing Board members who gave so much of themselves and their time to work for this Local: Hazel C., Maria V., Mary S., Howard B., Andy C., Melanie L., Susan S., Robin B., Steve L., Chanthy T., Kathleen B-Z. We all thank you for your unwavering years of commitment, and hope that if the opportunity arises, you will return. They will learn the protocols of our Constitution and By-Laws, parliamentary procedures, Robert's Rules of Order and prepare to work on significant challenges we will face in the years ahead. Broadening our scope of knowledge about the world around us, the newest challenge to our unions is the Supreme Court case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. This is the most serious assault on union membership in the last few years, and if we do not plan ahead well, the results could be disastrous. The challenge currently regards fee-payers (aka Financial Core) as opposed to full union membership, and even though is presently being battled within the public-sector unions, unless we successfully strategize against this assault, it could mean California could become a right-to-work state and destroy our private-sector unions as well. Contrary to tales told on the set, no one is required to join a union and no one is required to pay any fees that go into politics or political candidates. Nothing in this case will change that. This case is about making it even harder for working people to come together, speak up for each other, and get ahead by negotiating to make the rules about benefits, hours and wages more fair. Politics? Oh yes, because the IATSE, DGA, SAG/AFTRA, Teamsters and thousands of union brothers and sisters from all across California bonded together. We successfully achieved the passing of legislation AB 1839. Our employment is up 31%, more than the last 10 years. The California Equal Pay Act attempts to address pay inequality. However, because it contains out-of-date terms and loopholes that make it difficult to enforce, the California Fair Pay Act was enacted. For example, it eliminates the requirement that the wage differential be within the same workplace, and instead focuses on wage rates for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort and responsibility. Several of the film industry crafts' wage scales were initially based upon gender: hair stylists, costume designers and costumers, and script supervisors all were "women's jobs." Although California law has prohibited gender-based wage discrimination since 1949, that protection only applied to employees who held the exact same jobs. Companies have managed to skirt the law over the years, legal experts say, by giving people different titles or placing them in different offices, even if they perform the same job functions. An important aspect of the new law also narrows the reasons that companies can give for paying men and women differently. Although it will take a large amount of investigation, it's an avenue we will be researching in our decades-long quest to equalize pay between make-up artists and hair stylists. As we all know, "It's not fair!" doesn't matter to the employers. There are no false promises, but we will keep trying. SuSan Cabral-EbErt President Supervising Editor JEff angEll Contributing Writers SuSan Cabral-EbErt tommy ColE randy SayEr Publisher InglEdodd mEdIa Office Manager Kathy SaIn Mailing List Manager dIanE burnS The Artisan is published quarterly by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists, I.A.T.S.E. Local 706, 828 No. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 Phone (818) 295-3933. Fax 818-295-3930 All editorial and photo submissions should be sent to email address: susan@ialocal706.org Advertising: IngleDodd Media (310) 207-4410 muahs@IngleDodd.com www.IngleDoddMedia.com Officers of I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 President Susan Cabral-Ebert Vice President Julie Socash Recording Secretary Vanessa Dionne Secretary-Treasurer John E. Jackson Sergeant-at-Arms Barbara Dally Business Representative Tommy Cole Official Magazine of Hollywood Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists. Published in the Interest of ALL the Members of Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists I.A.T.S.E. Local 706

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