The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada. AFL-CIO-CLC
Since joining the International in 1991, Local 489 has represented IATSE Studio Mechanics in the Greater Pittsburgh area on more than 200 Films and Television Series and countless commercials. We proudly count ourselves among the 362 IATSE Locals in the United States and Canada. We are the skilled union workers behind the scenes of the motion picture industry who make the magic.
As a member of IATSE working under a union contract you are guaranteed safety guidelines, minimum working conditions, equal pay wages, guaranteed overtime pay, health insurance, rest periods, and retirement benefits.
Local 489 is a non-discriminatory union with no seniority list. Our members are hired based on their knowledge and skills. Members enjoy the opportunity for advancement in the industry. 489 is also proud to boast department heads in every craft we represent. We are committed to helping you improve your skills so you are more employable, offer education and safety training, and provide benefits to build your future.
Local 489 is proud of the impact the motion picture industry has had on our region and the Commonwealth. We have workforce training initiatives that provide Pennsylvanians with solid union film careers. We foster relationships between thousands of local businesses who provide goods and services. We proudly showcase the Steel City’s image and imagination to the whole world while exhibiting all that we have to offer in Western Pennsylvania.