Stand with your fellow technicians:
Encore workers are united for equal treatment
In 2017, Philadelphia A/V techs joined together to demand better working conditions, including considerable pay raises and consistent scheduling. They bargained and ratified their first contract, and others have followed their leadership. Their powerful victory inspired technicians in Seattle and Toronto to join IATSE —and momentum in other cities is building. These Encore techs organized to form a union because they knew they deserved better — and we do, too. Now, it’s our time.
By joining together,
Encore Techs can bargain for:
Encore workers deserve industry-leading wages. Currently, Encore employees are earning significantly less than their union counterparts. IATSE Local 11 technicians earn better wages, overtime pay and benefits, and offer ongoing training and certifications to expand your earning potential even further.
Encore workers deserve to have sufficient breaks and substantial meals during long shifts in order to secure the health and safety of EVERYONE at a given job site. Far too often, we are asked to work double shifts, but with no one to help enforce that workers receive proper breaks or nourishment. We are treated like machines, not people, when we endure these poor working conditions, and they can impact our safety and the quality of our work. IATSE Local 11 will fight for our dignity on the job.
Encore workers deserve to know that when we go to work on a job, we will be safe. When certain standards are not met nor regulated, the consequences can be dire, because that’s when mistakes are made and accidents happen. IATSE Local 11 can make sure that workers have safe working conditions, including proper equipment, safety protocols and training, mandatory shift breaks and more.
Encore workers deserve to know that our jobs are secure. IATSE Local 11 can make sure we are never wrongfully terminated, and represent us in any grievance process. In the event of layoffs, the union will fight so that you have proper notice with compensation. IATSE Local 11 also works with a variety of organizations to provide financial assistance and other resources to union members during times of hardship. IATSE 11 even started its own food bank to distribute thousands of meals each month to the members and the community.
Encore workers deserve a voice on the job, which is what has been sorely lacking in the way things are now. We have tried over and over again to voice our issues to management directly, and to collaborate on meaningful solutions — but to no avail. IATSE Local 11 is experienced and effective at negotiating with employers to win workers better conditions, and to give us a say in workplace priorities.