IATSE Local 1

Labor Services for New York City

With years of labor experience, contracts with IATSE Local 1, In-House Production has assembled a working stagehand roster with thousands of names. This ensures all your labor needs will be met. Were able to supply qualified and professional personnel from Truck Loaders to Video Engineers. Backed by years of theatrical experience, In-House Production will work at making sure your project stays on the budget, on time, and safe.


New York City, NY

WORK DAY: Employees work day starts at call time.

WORK WEEK: Employees work week is Monday thru Sunday.

MINIMUM WORK CALL: Depending on the employee’s classification, there is an eight (8) hour minimum call. Talk with your Account Manager as to which Minimum Call you are required to have.

BREAKS: All employees shall be granted a paid ten (10) minute paid break in the middle of each meal break. Breaks need not be granted during a performance, presentation, or meeting.

OVERTIME: Work performed in excess of eight (8) hours in a day, or forty (40) hours in a workweek, shall be paid one and one-half (1-1/2x) the straight time hourly rate.

Work performed in excess of the following hours during any work period, shall be paid for in accordance with the overtime rules set below:

Work performed on the sixth (6th) day Saturday shall be paid at one and one-half (1-1/2x) times the straight time hourly rate for the first eight (8) hours, then two (2x) time thereafter.

Work performed on the seventh (7th) day Sunday shall be paid at one and one-half (1-1/2x) times the straight time rate until eight (8) hours then double (2) time until released from duty.

MEAL BREAKS: Employees shall not be required to work more than five (5) hours without being allowed a meal break for at least one (1) hour. One-half (1/2) hour meal break may be given under certain conditions. Meal break shall not exceed one (1) hour in duration. First meal should be no earlier than two (2) hours and no later than five (5) hours. Second meal should be no earlier than three and one half (3-1/2) hours after the end of the first meal and no later than (5) five hours after the end of the meal. Meal breaks can be staggered among members of the crews. Employees are guaranteed two (2) hours of work after returning from meal break.

PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE A MEAL: In the event, an employee is not provided with a meal break, as provided by the union contract, he/she shall be paid at the rate of two (2x) the prevailing rate of pay until such time as an appropriate meal break is taken.

REST PERIOD: Each employee shall be entitled to a rest period of eight (8) consecutive hours after being relieved from duty. In the event an employee is recalled to the same job prior to receiving the full eight (8) hours rest period, such employee returning to work without the eight (8) hours rest period shall be paid three (3) times the prevailing rate until released for the full rest period. TURNAROUND PROVISION TO REST PERIOD can apply under special circumstances. Talk with your Account Manager as to the working of the Turn-Around Provisions

HOLIDAYS: All work performed on the following Holidays by an employee shall be paid at one and one-half (1-1/2)  times employee’s straight time rate of pay. Holiday Days are, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day,  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

TRUCK LOADERS:  Talk with your Account manager as to do's and don'ts of truck-loading.

HIGH RIGGERS: High riggers are paid at a higher rate of pay and can be used by all departments for the purpose of hazardous work. Any employee working within the hazardous guidelines shall be paid at hazardous or high rigging/hazardous rates of pay.

JOB STEWARD: Stage union requires a job steward on the job site at all times. The job steward is a working employee until the crew exceeds twenty (20) employees. At that time, the job steward will become a non-working steward.

IHP REPRESENTATIVE. When required by the client, IHP will supply an IHP representative to supervise the signing-in and out of all labor requested to the job site for the client. The IHP Representative will ensure the requested labor numbers, call times and callbacks are correct, current timesheets are filled out properly, working with the client's representative as to labor calls, daily sheets, dealing with safety concerns, accidents or injury claims. IHP will also deal with concerns of lifts and problems with lifts if lifts are rented through IHP. If requested, IHP representative will be at an extra cost to the client.

All rates and conditions are subject to change without notice. Talk to you representative about rates, conditions, and unforeseen costs.