Local Two was originally organized in Chicago on March 15, 1887 as the “Illinois Brotherhood of Theatrical Stage Employees, Inc.”, six years before the formation of the International Alliance, I.A.T.S.E. The Union was then reorganized and chartered under the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators on July 17, 1893 .


Local Two is dedicated to the principles of trade unionism. Among its objectives in promoting trade unionism are:
  • To improve wages and hours of work, to increase job security, and to better its workers’ working conditions. To advance economic, social, and cultural interests.
  • To utilize any and all effective means to protect and continuously improve working and living standards of workers.
  • To promote and support free trade unionism and the institutions of democracy.
  • To protect and preserve the Union as an institution and to perform its legal and contractual obligations.
  • To support and participate in programs of political education and action maintained by labor organizations, and
  • To establish and maintain a constructive and harmonious relationship between members and their employers and promote the stability of the industry.
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