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501 Sumner Street, #605

Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

(808) 596-0227

(808) 591-8213 Fax

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Updated On: Oct 30, 2014
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees,
Motion Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts
WANTED Experienced Stage Technicians to work in All Theaters, Arenas, Shops, Hotels, and Convention Centers. Local 665 will accept resumes from technicians in the area to join our Union. The Entertainment Industry is booming in our area. Job opportunities have resulted in the Local changing the method by which we have traditionally organized people. If you are working in the Entertainment Industry, we are interested in taking you into membership and placing you on the work list.
If you are one of the many people working non-union in the areas that support the Entertainment Industry in the State of Hawaii or have become frustrated in your job because of:
  • Low pay
  • Promised or implied raises which never seem to materialize
  • Irregular or "scattered" hours for which the total compensation fails to meet your family's basic needs
  • Lack of basic benefits such as health care, vacation, retirement account and a pension plan
  • Unsafe or unhealthy workplace conditions
  • Reluctance to call these matters to the attention of your employer for fear of losing your job.
IATSE Local 665 may be the solution for you! IATSE Local 665 is a Union of highly specialized individuals who work behind the scenes in the multimedia collectively known as "Show Business." the letters stand for International Alliance Of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories, and Canada, AFL-CIO... most members simply refer to the organization simply as "The I.A...”. Formed in 1893, the IATSE encompasses more than 120,000 members from locals located throughout the United States and Canada.
If you are interested in obtaining more information about membership, Please contact: IATSE Local 665 at (808) 596-0227 or
How do I join Local 665?
Bring a resumé to the office, fill out referral paperwork, and meet some of the staff.  From there, after an approved 30 days of work on Union jobs, you will be extended an a invitation to join us.
How much does it cost?
The one time initiation fee for Local 665 is $1000 dollars. There is also a $100 non-refundable processing fee.  Quarterly dues are currently $65, but will raise in 2015
Can I join the Union if I work in a non-union theater?
Yes, it is the intent of the Local to strengthen our crew calls by placing the non-union theater technicians on our jobs as Union members.
If I join, will the Union replace me on my current job?
No. The Local is in need of workers, not your jobs. The rates at the Union facilities are Union Scale ($17-$42/hr). We receive overtime after 8 hours a day, midnight (on Stage), and special circumstances on or around holidays.
Why should I join if I already have a job?
Collective bargaining means that there is a team of passionate and motivated individuals fighting for your rights.  It means that if an employer breaks the rules of the contract, there are people behind you to hold them accountable.  It means better pay, safer work conditions, and security for the future.
Will I get Union calls?
Yes. The Entertainment Industry continues to grow in this area and throughout the country. The increase in jobs translates to the need for more skilled technicians.
What are the benefits of membership?
Members can attend the Local's monthly meetings, vote on contracts and officers, run for office, and receive the monthly Newsletter. Members are offered educational and training seminars and throughout the year.
Do I receive benefits?
Members qualify for full health care, medical reimbursement, prescription, eyeglasses, death and disability. The extent of an individual members coverage is based on the amount of work performed on Union jobs. Employers contribute to 665 Health and Welfare, 665 Annuity, and IA National Pension Trust Funds.

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