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District 2 represents 45,000 members across 49 local unions in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii. Click here for a full listing and contact information for our member locals.


Member Resources

Learn about our health and safety program, workers comp, the IA Training Trust program, and links to many other useful sites including Union Plus benefits, Contract Services and more.


Membership Booklet

The IA District 2 Membership booklet will give you a glimpse of the various skills covered by District 2 locals, and what the requirements are to join them.


Latest Industry and Labor News

Apr. 26 | The Hollywood Reporter

In 1954, Gene Schwam was making $35 per week working for songwriter-turned-publicist Stanley Cowan (brother to legendary publicist Warren Cowan) and he figured if he was going to be broke, he might as well be working for himself.


Apr. 26 | Los Angeles Business Journal

After the pandemic lockdown hit in March 2020, MarVista Entertainment shut down for more than four months.


Apr. 23 | CNN

To the dismay of worker advocates in the United States and around the world, Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama failed to unionize earlier this month, losing by a vote of 1,798 to 738.


Apr. 23 | Shoot Online

In lieu of the traditional awards luncheon this year, the Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) celebrated their 57 year history with a highlight reel spotlighting “Who We Are and What We Do,” and a fundraiser supporting the Local 600 Hardship Fund, raising over $60,000 between donations received from publicists, studios and awards sponsors.


Apr. 22 | The Hollywood Reporter

A night shoot at the Chateau Marmont for Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos was canceled just hours before production was to begin Thursday, April 22, when it ran afoul of a union picket line and a celebrity-fueled boycott movement.


Apr. 22 | Deadline

Cast diversity in films “skyrocketed” last year, according to the latest inclusion report from UCLA.


Mar 25 | Newsweek

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has questioned Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' stance on unions after one of the company's officials scrutinized the lawmaker's upcoming visit to workers in Alabama.


Mar 25 | Variety

Audiences for TV’s biggest award shows may be in decline, but ad prices are not.


Mar 25 | The Hollywood Reporter

All sides are resigned to the fact that every Hollywood major is trying different release models as long as the pandemic keeps up.


IATSE D2 Convention

The 2021 District 2 Convention will be conducted virtually on July 25, 2021 in conjunction with the Virtual International Convention. Delegates should be receiving the Convention Call and Credentials at the end of April. Please ask your Union leadership to forward these items to you as soon as they receive them via email. Additional details to follow when they become available.

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