Local 161 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees aims to obtain the best possible conditions for its members through collective bargaining. These conditions include not only wage issues but pension and welfare benefits as well. The union polices the resulting contracts to make sure the employer adheres to them.
Our members are comprised of Script Supervisors, Production Coordinators, Assistant Production Coordinators, Travel Coordinators, Production Accountants, Assistant Production Accountants and Payroll Accountants, all of whom work on feature films, commercials, television, and documentaries.
Local 161 has jurisdiction in 23 states: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL (except Cook Co), LA, ME, MD, MA, MI (except for Script Supervisors in six counties in the Detroit area), NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV and Washington, DC.