In 1928, ATPAM received a charter directly from the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and began its mission of actively and creatively contributing to the success of American theatre. In 1994, with the belief that there is strength in unity, ATPAM overwhelmingly decided to affiliate with the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC. (IATSE). By working together with all of organized labor in the entertainment industry, it is our goal to ensure the betterment of the working lives of our members and to collectively give our talent to the magic that is theatre.
Who We Are
ATPAM members are press agents, publicity and marketing specialists company managers and house and facilities managers who are devoted to the health, vitality and success of staged entertainment of all types. ATPAM is part of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC. As Local 18032 of the IATSE, ATPAM enjoys membership in the largest Union governing the entertainment business and with that, finds itself as part of vital, growing industry that encompasses stage, screen and television.
Where We Are
On Broadway and Off, on the road, at the opera, the symphony, in dance and in cabarets, in big cities and smaller towns, and in the major not-for-profit and regional theatres across America and Canada, ATPAM’s talent shines behind the scenes.
Where We Are Going
ATPAM is expanding. We’re organizing new venues and inviting theatre professionals in today’s new job titles to share our voice, our influence and our community of interest. If you share our love of great theatre, we invite you to join ATPAM and be a vital part of our theatre’s future. As a member of ATPAM you have a voice in the workplace, in your Union and in the theatre community.
Rights and Protection
ATPAM’s negotiated contracts provide you with outstanding rights and protections, including: On the job security Competitive salaries Pension and welfare benefits with employer contributions Paid vacation and holidays Cost of Living Adjustment increases Bond guarantees for outstanding salaries and expenses Grievance and arbitration procedures.
As a member of ATPAM, you also receive:
- Comprehensive health insurance (after meeting eligibility requirements)
- A “portable” pension plan
- An “employer contributed” annuity plan
- 401k plan for Annuity Fund Participants
- Training seminars for career enhancement
- AFL-CIO “Union Privilege” low-interest mortgages, credit card, travel and other discount and savings programs
- Death benefit
- Credit union privileges
- Website with Members Only Area.
ATPAM, Union No.18032, affiliated with IATSE, AFL-CIO, CLC Department for Professional Employees New York State AFL-CIO California Labor Federation California State Theatrical Federation Theatrical Federation of San Francisco Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Chicago Entertainment Industry Labor Council Unions for the Performing Arts New York State AFL-CIO Labor Entertainment Industry Committee International Labor Communications Association AFL-CIO/CLC Central Labor Councils of New York, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington D.C. The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG).