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    Be Advised

    To be early is to be on time, to be “on time” is to be late.  

    Always assume that traffic is going to suck, security will hassle you and parking will be different from the last time you were there.  Things are always changing, Please be prepared and be flexible.  

    Check iatse107.callsteward.com for your Job Steward’s phone number, then please call them in case you are stuck in traffic/being hassled by security/hopelessly lost.  

    If you are hurt on the job in any way be sure to fill out paperwork THAT DAY.  Otherwise, your worker’s comp claim will be disputed and you could end up owing a lot of money.  

    Keep track of your hours and job conditions, compare this against your check and let the Steward know ASAP if you have a discrepancy or a question.  Make sure that your 4.25% 107 union dues are deducted from your check.  If you change your address you need to resubmit paperwork for each employer, the Local 107 and the IA Pension Fund.

    Never assume that you will not need tools for a gig (even if you are on Plywood).  


    Generally wear clothes that do not restrict your movement, that protect your body from injury and the elements, that are clean and in good repair and that are not offensive to your fellow stagehands or our employers.  A standard “Stagehand Uniform” is black pants and shirt (Polo or button down for AV calls) and boots.  Some jobs and clients may require specific footwear or wardrobe such as steel toed boots or a Tuxedo.  Specific needs will be communicated to you upon reference to a job.  Good hygiene is appreciated by all of those around you

    Work Clothes (WC): Casual, clean clothes in good repair; long pants or shorts; a shirt and appropriate work shoes. Clothes with advertisements or offensive pictures or phrases on them may not always be appropriate. When in doubt, wear something else. You can always wear a Local 107 shirt.  

    Neat Work Clothes (NWC): Neat but casual dress. Collared shirt, khakis or casual slacks, clean shoes or boots. 

    Neat Work Blacks (NWB): The same as Neat Work Clothes, but all of the clothes must be Black.  

     Show Blacks (SB): The level of fanciness of the job dictates the level of fanciness of your dress.  If you are working an outdoor festival black shorts and a tee shirt should be fine, but if you are working a high-profile corporate event or symphony concert you might need a black suit.  Our goal is to blend into the background and not be seen while we do our jobs, so, to that end, do not wear reflective material, white socks, studded belts or large flashy jewelry.    

    Suit:  Matching dress slacks and coat with a dress shirt, a tie and practical dress shoes. Women should wear a business suit with slacks, and dress shoes. Skirts are not practical.

    • It is a good idea to keep a pair of show blacks in your car, bag or locker.  You never know when you may get offered a show call or you suddenly need another pair of pants/socks.  

    • Different Venues and Events have different dress requirements.  Stewards request that you wear black pants and a black shirt with no logos (Local 107 logos are okay) for calls at the Paramount.  A/V calls are almost always Neat Work Blacks for load-ins and load-outs and Suits if you are there for the show.  

    • Working outside (Plywood or Stadium Work Calls, Wente Winery) sometimes it is more appropriate and comfortable to wear shorts.    


    Be Professional.  Represent 107 to best of your abilities and remember we are in a service industry!

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    PDF document of start paperwork for new workers and Employers
    Download: L-107 2019 START PACKET 2019 only.pdf

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