Political Action Committee IATSE-PAC
The IATSE-PAC was created in order for our union and its members to have a greater voice in the political and legislative process. PAC funds allows IATSE members to pursue a legislative agenda that supports our issues.
Who Can Contribute?
Members and employees of the IATSE local unions (and their families), who reside in the United States, may contribute to the IATSE-PAC.
Over the last couple of years, attacks on labor unions have accelerated into an all-out assault on workers across the country. In many states, American workers have been blamed for the financial crises and have been the chief target of many state budget cuts despite corporations recording record profits. In Washington, Congress is making major decisions that affect IATSE families nationwide, concerning issues such as digital theft, funding of Medicare, and collective bargaining. Giving to the PAC allows us to fight for legislation that benefits IATSE members and against legislation that hurts working men and women.
I Pay Union Dues–Why Should I Contribute to the PAC?
A common misconception is that Union dues go towards political activities. Federal Law prohibits the use of union dues for political purposes, so to participate in the political process and have a greater voice on issues impacting you as a member of the IATSE, you must voluntarily give to the IATSE-PAC.
How Do I Contribute?
There are several ways a member can contribute to the PAC. You can go online to the IATSE website and access the portal, or you can fill out the designated PAC forms which can be provided through your Local Business Agents.
How is the PAC Money Spent?
The IATSE-PAC is non-partisan and has supported Democrats, Republicans and Independents who are committed to protecting the institution of collective bargaining, fight to protect the benefits we’ve earned at the bargaining table, and work to secure social safety nets such as Medicare and Social Security
Where do I send my completed form?
If you have filled out a Payroll Authorization PAC form, give it to your employer’s payroll company or employer payroll department. If you have filled out a Credit/Debit Deduction Card, please keep a copy and send the green copy to your Local Business Agent or Local President or send to:
IATSE-PAC c/o PAC Services 150 Post Office Road #2398 Waldorf, MD 20604
“OUR UNIFIED VISION HAS EMBRACED GROWTH AND THE STRENGTH IT BRINGS. IT HAS BROUGHT US CREDIBILITY AND RESPECT AND — MOST IMPORTANTLY — POSITIVELY BENEFITED OUR MEMBERS.”
Matthew Loeb I.A.T.S.E President