About Local 835

IATSE Local 835 is affiliated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Motion Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its' Territories and Canada, AFL/CIO, CLC. The IATSE, or IA for short, represents nearly 100,000 members across North America.

In the most general of terms we are referred to as Stagehands. But that one word hardly does justice to the vast array of skilled craftsmen and craftswomen who are loyal IA members. The finest in Film, Television, Broadway Theater, Concerts, Corporate Meetings, Conventions and Tradeshows in North America are produced by the work of IA members. You are invited to visit the IATSE website to learn more about our parent organization.

In Orlando and throughout Central Florida, IATSE Local 835 operates a hiring hall to supply skilled professional convention and tradeshow workers to about 100 different companies. We conduct training and skills certification classes for our members several times each year in cooperation with our contracted employers. This joint effort of the Union and the companies allows us to say with confidence that we provide the most reliable, efficient crews . We also train our Union Stewards and Leads to provide the highest level of jobsite leadership possible.

We strive to maintain positive working relationships with the Show Managers, Exhibitors, Venues and Employers we deal with on a daily basis. We know that it's in everyone's best interest that your show run smoothly. The business and trade publications, our employers and clients regularly tell us we are the best in the industry. While we don't claim all the credit, the phenomenal growth of the Orlando tradeshow market is evidence that we know tradeshows, and we do things right!

Our elected officers and office staff are dedicated to providing the experience, insight and leadership to keep IATSE Local 835 on the top of the industry. Please enjoy your visit to our website, and we hope you'll find it a valuable aid in locating the services and information you need to have a successful show!