International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts

24 Officers

The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership and of the Executive Board and shall at all times conduct same in accordance with this Constitution and Bylaws and the standing rules attached hereto. For misconduct during the course of a meeting, a member may be summarily fined in an amount not to exceed twenty-five ($25.00) for each separate offense, or at the discretion of the President, may be summarily ejected from the meeting if his or her conduct persists in disrupting the meeting.

In absence of a specific law to govern a given condition the President shall decide the matter in a spirit of fairness and equity, and such ruling shall be enforced unless changed by the Executive Board or the membership.

He/she shall see that all officers perform their duties as prescribed by the Constitution and Bylaws and shall be a member Ex-officio of all committees.

He/she shall, with the consent of the Executive Board, use all moral and financial aid in enforcing the rules, wage scale and conditions of this Local.

He/she shall appoint the members of all committees.

The President shall also be empowered to appoint Delegates to such conventions or trade assemblies (other than those named in Article VI, Section 1 hereof) as shall be of interest and importance to this Local.


In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall assume all duties of the President. In the absence of the President and Vice-President at a meeting, the body shall select a presiding officer.

It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to be in charge of all grievances filed with the Local. He/she shall oversee the call steward. In the absense of the call steward, will assume the responsibility of such.

Recording Secretary

It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to attend all meetings of the membership and of the Executive Board and to keep minutes, but not necessarily verbatim, of the proceedings of such meetings in a book provided for such purposes. He/she shall create and keep a duplicate copy of correspondence between the Executive Board, clients, and the membership, and maintain the files for archives of the Local.


It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to attend all meetings of the membership and of the Executive Board and shall keep the seal in his possession.

It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a true and accurate record of all income and disbursements and all assets and liabilities of this Union.

He/she shall deposit all money in a bank approved by the Executive Board, same to be in the name of the Local, subject to withdrawal by checks.

He/she shall collect all dues, fines and assessments from the members and shall report quarterly to the meeting the standing of all members.

He/she shall deliver to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for auditing purposes all books and papers in his/her possession and shall attend such auditing meetings.

Business Representative

The Business Representative shall supply employers with manpower when called upon to do so. He/she shall keep a correct list of all work given out, as well as a list of the unemployed.

He/she shall report to the Executive Board all alleged violations by members of the laws of the Local.

He/she shall perform such duties as ordered by the membership or by the Executive Board between membership meetings. He/she shall represent the Local in all dealings with employers, but shall at all times be under the supervision of the Executive Board.

Board of Trustees

The books of this Union must be audited every six (6) months by the Board of Trustees, who will make a detailed report of their finding a the next regular meetings. The Board of Trustees is charges with responsibility of seeing to it that any officers and employees of the Union who handle its funds and property are bonded to the extent and in the amount and form required by law. The expense of such bonds shall be borne by the Local. The Board of Trustees shall also be responsible for seeing to it that all books and records of the Local, used as the basis for preparing reports required by law to be filed with the Government, are preserved for at least five years from the dates such reports were filed.

Executive Board

The Executive Board shall investigate all complaints of members and decide, if possible, upon all questions in dispute between employer and employee, accepting any honorable means toward an amicable settlement that may be deemed essential to the best interest of this organization.

The Executive Board shall decide upon all matters referred to them by the membership and their decision shall be binding unless reversed by a majority vote of the members present at a regular or special meeting to the Local. The Executive Board shall act as a trial board of this Local unless the member elects to be tied at an open meeting as provided in Article 12, Section 15 hereof. They shall have the power to summon as a witness any members and those failing to answer may be adjudged in contempt and penalized for same by fine or suspension.


It shall be the duty of the Sergeant-at-Arms to be present at all membership meetings, see that all members present sign in, and see that none but members enter the meeting hall and carry out such instructions as are given to him/her by the presiding officer.