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  F.A.Q - Frequently Asked Questions
 
What geographical area does local 93 cover?

Do I have to join the Union to get work?

How do I get on the list?

Where is the Union office?

What is the Union phone number?

What kind of work is available?

Do I need to have experience to get hired?

What tools should I bring to the job?

What can I wear?

Can I smoke while on the job?

Can I use my cell phone during a slow time while working?

Can I take an emergency call on my cell phone?

Can I get an artists’ / clients autograph?

Can I pick up discarded ‘giveaways’ from trade shows?

How do I become a member?

How much will it cost to join?

What if I have not been working, are my quarterly dues still payable?

I have heard about “assessments”. What are they?

What forms of payment do you accept?

 
 
What geographical area does local 93 cover?
  The eastern half of Washington state, the northern half of Idaho, western Montana.
 
 
Do I have to join the Union to get work?
  No, there is an overhire list. You can get your name on that list and will be called when extra help is needed.
 
 
How do I get on the list?
  Call Pat at 509 999-5073
 
 
Where is the Union office?
  We don't have one.
 
 
What is the Union phone number?
  We don't have one.
 
 
What kind of work is available?
  Production set ups at the Opera House and the Arena. Some trade show and decoration work at the Convention Center and the Interstate Fair Grounds.
 
 
Do I need to have experience to get hired?
  Not necessarily but it helps. Initially, basic intelligence and physical ability is all that is required. Availability is the key to getting into this business. Work is irregular. Calls may come on a Monday morning or a Saturday afternoon. Some calls originate in the late evening. Be prepared to work a minimum of 4 hours.
 
 
What tools should I bring to the job?
  We keep it simple: just bring an 8 inch adjustable wrench (Crescent), a flashlight or headlamp.
A ‘four in one’ screwdriver is handy, but not required.
Most of us carry a multi-tool, like a Leatherman or Gerber.
 
 
What can I wear?
  Long pants, shirts with sleeves, adequate footwear (shoes or boots).
If you can’t tell what is acceptable, we will decide for you. And most likely send you home.

For performances, clean black attire.
If you cant tell what is acceptable, we will decide for you. And most likely send you home.
 
 
Can I smoke while on the job?
  No. Nor inside any building in Washington state. Nor within 25 feet of any building doorway.
 
 
Can I use my cell phone during a slow time while working?
  No. Cell phones are not allowed in the work area.
 
 
Can I take an emergency call on my cell phone?
  You must ok this with the steward,
who will likely direct you to have the calling party call the steward,
who will decide when to interrupt your work.
 
 
Can I get an artists’ / clients autograph?
  No soliciting of apparel, products, photographs or autographs.
 
 
Can I pick up discarded ‘giveaways’ from trade shows?
  No.
 
 
How do I become a member?
  First you must be employed or employable in our industry or you must have worked at least 160 hours with our membership. Then contact the business agent, Jacel Evans, 509-475-3923 iaba93je@earthlink.net
 
 
How much will it cost to join?
  The cost to join is currently $560 dollars, consisting of…
          $400 initiation fee
          $100 international application fee (non-refundable)
          $60 first quarter dues
If you applying for apprentice position, $300 of the $400 initiation fee is deferred until such time that you make application for journeyman status, which must happen on or before your 3 year anniversary.
 
 
What if I have not been working, are my quarterly dues still payable?
  Yes, Quarterly dues are payable whether you are working or not.
Assessments are only paid when working on a project under an agreement.
 
 
I have heard about “assessments”. What are they?
  Assessments are "working dues" paid as a percentage of gross wages (currently 4%).
This is the portion of dues that is used to help pay for the servicing of our agreements.
 
 
What forms of payment do you accept?
  We accept payments by personal check, Money Order, or cash.
 
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