Unionists have never enjoyed true security in America. During the early nineteenth century, they got hauled into court for “conspiring to restrain trade.” In the heyday of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, they got accused of fomenting violence and revolution. During the first decade of the Cold War, they had to purge their ranks of radical activists or be slammed as “soft on Communism.” Since the 1970s, they have been condemned as a greedy and privileged “special interest”—even as their numbers and political clout keep dropping.
The Stand Up, Fight Back campaign has been launched as a way for the IATSE to stand up to the recent attacks on our members from anti-worker politicians. The IATSE believes that we must stand up to these attacks and ramp up our voice in politics through waging this campaign. The mission of the Stand Up, Fight Back campaign is to increase IATSE-PAC contributions and the IATSE’s commitment to fighting politicians and policies that do not benefit our members.
The following are the rules for solicitations for contributions to the PAC.
These rules must be displayed, posted, or otherwise noted whenever
contributions are solicited as noted above.
- The signing of an authorization card and the making of contributions to the IATSE-PAC are not conditions of membership in the union nor of employment with the Company and you may refuse to do so without fear of reprisal.
Members of the IATSE locals, and their families, may contribute to the IATSE-PAC. All contributions to the IATSE-PAC are voluntary, and are not tax-deductible.
How to make a contribution:
1. Our Online Contribution System, which is safe and easy.
2. The Credit/Debit Authorization Card.
If you are motivated to encourage Governor Brown to either sign or veto pending legislative action, click here. The link will take you to a page on the Govenor's web site. There you can click "pro" or "con" and you can also write a brief message.