Amusement Area Employees is a labor Union representing the majority of the non-management employees at Universal Studios Hollywood and the Ushers at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Chartered in 1965, B-192 is an autonomous Local affiliated with the Special Departments of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Motion Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada (IATSE). As a Union member you have certain rights and obligations. You are always welcome to ask questions of your representatives and officers, or to stop by the Union office to pick up a copy of the contract and Constitution and By-Laws. We hope you have a fulfilling experience in your work and become informed and involved in your Union.
Why We Have Unions
"According to the Economic Policy Institute, on average, a worker covered by a union contract earns 13.2% more in wages than a peer with similar education, occupation, and experience in a nonunionized workplace in the same sector." Source: https://www.epi.org/publication/how-todays-unions-help-working-people-giving-workers-the-power-to-improve-their-jobs-and-unrig-the-economy/
"Unions engage in 'Collective bargaining'. Collective bargaining is how working people gain a voice at work and the power to shape their working lives.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, Unions:
- Give workers a voice in policy debates
- Reduce inequality and are essential for low- and middle-wage workers' ability to obtain a fair share of economic growth
- Improve the health and safety practices of workplaces
- Support strong families with better benefits and due process and are good for workers' retirement security"
Local B-192 General Membership Meetings
Our regular quarterly membership meetings for 2024 are as follows:
Monday, March 11, 2024 at 7:00 pm**
Monday, June 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm**
To be admitted, you must have your Universal ID and be an active member in good standing*.
*In good standing means all application fees, initiation fees, dues, and any other financial obligations to the Union must be current and paid in full and the Member must not be on suspension from the Union.
**Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at our Local B-192 headquarters, 4111 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 510, Burbank, CA 91505
Please spread the word to your fellow members. If you have any questions please contact us at Info@B192iatse.org or (818) 509-9192.
Local B-192 Endorsements for 2024 Election
IATSE Local B-192 encourages all eligible voters to vote in the 2024 elections and proudly endorses the following candidates:
- Chris Holden, Los Angeles County Supervisor District 5: https://www.holdenforsupervisor.com/
- Jillian Burgos, Los Angeles City Council District 2: https://www.jillianforthevalley.com/
- Steve Pierson, California State Assembly District 44: https://www.piersonforca.com/
- Sharon Ransom, LA Superior Court Judge Seat 97: https://sharonransomforjudge.com/
- Christmas Brookens, LA Superior Court Judge Seat 115: https://www.christmasforjudge.com/
- Christopher Darden, LA Superior Court Judge Seat 130: https://www.christopherdardenforjudge.com/
- Steven Yee Mac, LA Superior Court Judge Seat 135: https://stevenmacforjudge.com/
- Luz Herrera, LA Superior Court Judge Seat 137: https://luzherrera.com/
For the California Labor Federation 2024 Primary Election endorsements, use this link: https://calaborfed.org/endorsements/2023-ppc-endorsements/
Urge the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to Vote on $25 Living Wage Ordinance
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have read an ordinance that would result in a minimum of $25/hour pay for theme park workers but have yet to vote on the ordinance. It is imperative and urgent that we contact our supervisors to make the vote happen! We urge you to email a letter to your supervisor to help raise the wages of theme park and hotel workers by voting on the ordinance. Universal Studios makes huge profits on the backs of workers who can't afford to make ends meet and struggle with the cost of housing in particular. Too many of our members confront financial, food, and housing insecurities every day!
Use the flyer below to contact the supervisor in your district to urge them to vote in favor of the motion.