Amusement Area Employees is a labor Union representing the majority of the non-management employees at Universal Studios Hollywood. 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"
COVID-19 and USH Park Closure
Universal Studios Hollywood released the following memo regarding the spread of COVID-19:
For any and all concerns about the COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov
While USH is closed, our office staff will work on call and the Local B-192 office will be closed to foot traffic unless an arrangement is made in advance. We can still be reached by phone at 818-509-9192 and by email at Info@b192iatse.org. If you leave a voicemail by phone, you will receive a response within 24 hours. To reach any of our Union representatives directly, refer to our Union Reps page under the "About Us" section and click on the respresentative's name for email access.
Voting in Los Angeles
As stated in our Constitution, as IATSE Local B-192 members, we aim "to support and promote democracy and free trade unionism" while "securing progressive legislation," and exercising our voting rights is a significant way to honor these objects. For voting information in Los Angeles County, use https://lavote.net/
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, with which our Local is affiliated, has posted its endorsements. They are available via the following link: https://thelafed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/March%202020%20LA%20Fed%20Endorsements.pdf
Local B-192 Contract Books & Spanish Version Now Available
The collective bargaining agreement was ratified by the membership on Sunday, January 27th, 2019; the term of agreement begins January 16, 2019 and ends January 30, 2022. The new contract is in "Documents" here on our website, and printed contract books are available at the Union office. A Spanish translation of the contract is also available in "Documents" and can be printed upon request.
Lynda.com now LinkedIn Learning
Local B-192 is continuing to provide a unique opportunity to participate in the IATSE Education and Training Department's lynda.com courses, which upgraded to LinkedIn Learning in 2019. You can choose from a variety of options, including those listed on the site provided, and it's free of charge for members! For more information, contact our Union office or refer to the website. www.iatsetrainingtrust.org
New B192 Polo Shirts
We know have B192 polo shirts available. Please visit our merchandise page to see how to buy one.
B-192 General Membership Meetings
Our upcoming general membership meetings will be held at 7:00 pm on the following dates:
Monday, June 8th, 2020
The meetings are held at our Union office at 5250 Lankershim Blvd. Suite 600, North Hollywood, CA 91601
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.
Please spread the word to your fellow members. If you have any questions please contact us at Info@B192iatse.org or (818) 509-9192.