IATSE Local 119

IATSE Local 119

Business Agent

Based in Northern California


IATSE Local 119 represents nearly 300 broadcast and production services technicians across Northern California. Our members are the talented workforce behind live sporting, corporate, and in-house events and cover broadcast Technical Directors; Audio, Video, Camera, and Graphics operators; production management personnel; and Board Show technicians.

The responsibilities of the Business Agent include external and internal organizing, contract administration, grievance management, membership advocacy, and other duties related to the goals of the Union. The ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and compile and analyze data is critical. This position is remote and requires travel throughout Northern California and occasional evening and weekend work. The Business Agent reports directly to the Executive Board of Directors.


  • Interpersonal and group communication skills.
  • Knowledge of union workings, labor & contract law, labor relations and political strategies.
  • Proficiency and experience grievance and arbitration processes.
  • Integrity, diplomacy, and good judgment to navigate a complex business.
  • Proficiency with computers and the latest technologies.


  • Leadership in contract negotiations.
  • Employer compliance with collective bargaining agreement.
  • Work with Treasurer to manage Local’s referral list.
  • Attend meetings, seminars, and conventions (local, regional, and national).
  • Visit all venues in our jurisdiction to ensure all safety obligations are fulfilled.


  • Preference given to candidates with knowledge of the broadcast industry and the freelance market.
  • There can be no conflicts of interest with other unions, locals or employers.
  • Year-round residency required in one of the nine Bay Area counties, east to Sacramento and its vicinity, and south to San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties in the Central Valley.
  • Home office or personally provided workspace required.
  • Working automobile and auto insurance required.

Our salary range for the job is $95,000 – $105,000 commensurate with availability and experience, health and retirement benefits included.

Please send cover letter, résumé and references to: mail@iatse119.com.

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