Welcome To IATSE Local 796
IATSE Local 796 came into existence in December 2000 as a handful of freelance television technicians tried to find a way to obtain affordable health insurance and retirement benefits. Their search led them to the IATSE (International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees.) Initially, there was only one company under contract, National Mobile Television. IATSE Local 796 has contracts with LDM Worldwide, Mobile TV Group, Fox Sports SW, PCS Productions, Program Productions, and Alliance Productions. IATSE 796 provides a conduit for hundreds of Texas Television technicians to get health insurance, life insurance, and pension plans. IATSE contracts also include annual pay raises averaging more than 2.5% annually, workplace protection, and representation for those employees who need it. We encourage all dedicated television professionals who want a say in the policies and practices of the Union to investigate IATSE membership.