Center for Union Facts logo

Union Facts

Stage & Picture Operators

Basic Information

Quick Facts

Address

STAGE & PICTURE OPERATORS
207 WEST 25TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10001

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Stage & Picture Operators District 2California-Nevada-Arizona-Hawaii  /  Toluca Lake, CA46,337
Stage & Picture Operators District 10New York  /  Ballston Lake, NY22,503
Stage & Picture Operators District 7Tn-Al-Ga-Fl-Nc-Sc-Ms-La  /  Wilmington, NC8,908
Stage & Picture Operators Local 600Los Angeles, CA8,252
Stage & Picture Operators Local 700Motion Picture Editors Guild  /  Los Angeles, CA7,587
Stage & Picture Operators Local 44North Hollywood, CA6,301
Stage & Picture Operators District 9Wi-Ia-Il-Mo-Mn-Nd-Sd-Ne-Ks  /  Madison, WI5,698
Stage & Picture Operators Local 829New York, NY4,433
Stage & Picture Operators District 14D 14  /  Orlando, FL3,934
Stage & Picture Operators Local 52Astoria, NY3,910

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Financial Information

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which is enforced by the Office of Labor-Management Standards, requires labor unions to file annual reports detailing their operations. Contained in those reports are breakdowns of each union's spending, income and other financial information.

Basic Financials

Total Assets $67,309,228
Total Liabilities $22,228,772
Total Income $71,030,763
Total Spent $71,219,963

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $1,797,284 (-9.5%)
Accounts Receivable $297,479 (-44.4%)
Investments $25,449,553 (+10.3%)
Fixed Assets $20,455,386 (+10.3%)
Treasury Securities $18,955,158 (+4.3%)
Other Assets $292,968 (-17.4%)
Loans Receivable $61,400 (-17.9%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $593,793
Other Liabilities $21,634,979
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $23,998,566
Investments $42,108,562
Supplies $60,999
Loan Repayment $13,400
Interest $662,098
Dividends $0
Rents $299,053
Fees and Fines $1,756,897
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $1,659,759
Affiliates $121,853
Members $349,576
Reinvestments $0
All Others $67,064

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Spending

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) requires unions to report how they spent their money in a number of categories. For the first five, OLMS requires unions to provide detailed information on any recipient that received more than $5,000 per year.

Spending Overview

Spending Breakdown

Representational $7,842,838 (11.01%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $866,785 (1.22%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $509,091 (0.71%)
General Overhead $5,412,796 (7.60%)
Union Administration $2,947,877 (4.14%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,853,008 (2.60%)
To Union Employees $4,971,718 (6.98%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
2002103,506
2003104,102
2004105,180
2006105,366
2007108,386
2008110,784
2009112,424
2010112,466
2011112,461
2012114,542
2013116,185
2014118,829
2015122,139

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
MATTHEW LOEBINTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT$478,199
JAMES WOODGENERAL SEC. - TREASURER$319,194
MICHAEL MILLER JRINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$307,249
JOHN LEWISINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$295,212
SAMANTHA DULANEYIN-HOUSE COUNSEL$250,722
DANIEL DI TOLLAINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$232,312
DEBORAH REIDASST. TO THE PRESIDENT$226,278
JAMES VARGAWEST COAST COUNSEL$220,356
SEAN MCGUIREASST. TO THE PRESIDENT$211,561
WILLIAM GEARNS JRINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$208,558

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

State-level Political Operations, by Party

Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics by way of Transparency Data.

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Crime, Corruption & Racketeering

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts investigations to determine if violations of the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) provisions have occurred.

Investigations are initiated based on various sources such as complaints from union members; information developed by OLMS as a result of reviewing reports filed; information developed during an OLMS audit of a union’s books and records; and information obtained from other government agencies. Investigations may involve civil matters (such as an election of union officers) or criminal matters (such as embezzlement of union funds).

Corruption and Embezzlement Charges

Type of Criminal ActivityNumber of Incidents
criminal charges22
embezzlement charges24
Guilty Pleas23
Indictments11
Officials Sentenced12

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Financial Audits

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has responsibility under the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to conduct audits to determine if unions are complying with the law.

OLMS uses a streamlined audit approach called the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to audit local unions which utilizes specialized records review and investigative techniques to verify LMRDA compliance.

LocalDateView Audit
IATSE Local 675May 23, 2016Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 490March 24, 2016Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 24November 23, 2015Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 363August 20, 2015Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 138July 9, 2015Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 311May 29, 2015Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 25May 18, 2015Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 64April 29, 2015Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 819March 25, 2015Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 2May 23, 2013Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 17June 12, 2012Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 99May 2, 2012Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 9March 12, 2012Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 10January 27, 2012Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 82January 20, 2012Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 6July 27, 2011Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 492July 12, 2011Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 150June 15, 2011Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 883April 26, 2011Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 857April 5, 2011Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 834March 28, 2011Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 46March 8, 2011Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 728February 7, 2011Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 17January 25, 2011Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 750September 30, 2010Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 80July 6, 2010Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 69March 18, 2010Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 311March 4, 2010Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 78February 16, 2010Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 2February 4, 2010Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 1864December 17, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 38September 25, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 331September 10, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 485August 28, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 329August 13, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 481June 11, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 489June 11, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 181May 27, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 39May 11, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 15April 30, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 804April 8, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 751March 30, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 100March 19, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 729February 26, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 767February 11, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 4January 9, 2009Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 769October 2, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 28September 12, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 395June 26, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 488June 19, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 702June 2, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 59May 28, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 820April 14, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 491March 20, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 784February 28, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 830January 30, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 30January 25, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 200January 10, 2008Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 476July 17, 2007Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 50February 12, 2007Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 10September 20, 2006Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 289August 30, 2006Full Audit Text
IATSE Local F-72November 16, 2005Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 24August 25, 2005Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 192BAugust 22, 2005Full Audit Text
IATSE Local 19August 16, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Iatse , Mpt, a and Ac of the U.s. and Canada Local No. 46 Pension Plan
Joint Board of Administration Iatse , Mpt, a and Ac, Local No. 46
37991.9
Studio Mechanics Local 476 Iatse Retirement Plan
Board of Trustees Studio Mechanics Local 476 Iatse Retirement Plan
1,059
Pension Fund of Stage Employees Local 4 Iatse
Pension Fund of Stage Employees
39785.1
Nevada Resort Association Iatse Local 720 Retirement Plan
Nevada Resort Association Iatse Local 720 Retirement Plan, Board of Tr
3,89283.9

Associated Pension Funds

These pension funds are tied to the union according to their name only. There is no formal system for identifying all pension funds associated with a union. As a result, some of these pension fund may not be associated with the union.

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Iatse , Mpt, a and Ac of the U.s. and Canada Local No. 46 Pension Plan
Joint Board of Administration Iatse , Mpt, a and Ac, Local No. 46
37991.9
Studio Mechanics Local 476 Iatse Retirement Plan
Board of Trustees Studio Mechanics Local 476 Iatse Retirement Plan
1,059
Pension Fund of Stage Employees Local 4 Iatse
Pension Fund of Stage Employees
39785.1
Nevada Resort Association Iatse Local 720 Retirement Plan
Nevada Resort Association Iatse Local 720 Retirement Plan, Board of Tr
3,89283.9

Source: Internal Revenue Service.

Union Decertifications

Unionized employees can elect to revoke a union's right to represent them through a process called a decertification. In order to decertify a union, a majority of the unionized employees must vote to remove the union in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Recent Decertification Petitions

Case NumberName/UnionDate Filed
02-RD-104822APOLLO THEATER FOUNDATION
May 10th, 2013
31-RD-001600Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science
January 22nd, 2010
31-RD-001577ABC, Inc.
January 7th, 2008
03-RD-001518Seton Health System, Inc.
March 15th, 2007
12-RD-000928BH & L Decorators, Inc.
August 16th, 2002
12-RD-000836Donald E. McNabb Company, Inc.
February 1st, 2000

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Unionized employees, business owners, managers, and others often bring labor law charges against unions. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversees the porcess of determining if the union violated the National Labor Relations Act.

AllegationCases Filed
8(b)(1)(A) Hiring Halls154
8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access120
8(b)(2) Hiring Hall Related96
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information75
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence67
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))43
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)41
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment30
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)25
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]25
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)21
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions20
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]20
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)16
8(b)(1)(A) Discipline (including charges/fines)/Harassment15
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)14
8(a)(3) Discipline12
8(a)(5) Refusal to Recognize8
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining7
8(a)(5) Failure to Sign Agreement6

Please note that a single case may fall into multiple allegation categories.

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
KCI - Kimmel Center, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
IATSE Local 0250
KCI - Kimmel Center, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
IATSE Local 7015
KCI - Kimmel Center, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
IATSE Local 0170
KCI - Kimmel Center, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
IATSE Local 7030
Forum Enterprises, Inc.
Inglewood, CA
IATSE Local 310032
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Philadelphia, PA
IATSE Local 27
Production Support Services Inc
Saint Louis, MO
IATSE Local 6120
The League of American Theatres And Producers, Inc
New York, NY
IATSE Local 1
Lennie Marvin Enterprises Inc.
Burbank, CA
IATSE Local 15
Metropolitan Theatres
SANTA BARBARA, CA
IATSE Local 50