Stagehands Across the Pond

Crew labor rules and approaches are different in Europe

I well remember my first trip to the United States as a lowly roadie. It was 1983 and I was touring with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd fame.

“We're going to play the Garden,” said a colleague. A fellow Englishman and a veteran of U.S. tours, he'd been to New York's favorite venue many times. “It's a strong Union Hall,” he said. “Teamsters and [IATSE] Local One, strict separation between departments — get your stuff together.”

Register to view the full article

Already a member? .

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish