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Local 98 Membership Procedure

Per President McGovern, effective 10/31/2018, Local 98 will no longer be accepting Transfers from other Locals, until such time a complete review of the transfer process has been completed and approved.

LOCAL 98 Membership Procedure: 

The number of new members admitted to membership per year into IATSE Local 98 will be the number determined annually by the Pathway Committee. To be considered for membership, prospective new members are required to have at least 10 years of work experience with IATSE Local 98 and must be in good standing. The term in "Good Standing" as used in the Local 98 Constitution and By-Laws, shall be construed to mean that the individual has fully complied with all his/her obligations to Local 98 not only financially but in all other regards.

Join Our Overhire List

Are you passionate about the world of entertainment? Do you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment? If you're looking for opportunities to work on exciting projects and events, we invite you to join our IATSE Local 98 Overhire List!

What is the Overhire List?
The Overhire List is an essential part of our IATSE Local 98 community. It consists of skilled and experienced workers in various areas of the entertainment industry, such as lighting, sound, rigging, carpentry, wardrobe, props, and many more. As an overhire, you'll be a valued addition to our core workforce, called upon when productions, concerts, trade shows, and other events require additional hands.

Why Join the Overhire List?
Broaden Your Horizons: By becoming part of our overhire team, you'll have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects and events. From live concerts to theatrical productions, you'll experience the thrill of contributing to some of the most exciting entertainment ventures.

  • Build Your Network: Working as an overhire allows you to forge valuable connections within the local entertainment industry. You'll collaborate with professionals who share your passion and dedication, opening doors to potential future opportunities and career growth.

  • Flexibility and Variety: As an overhire, you have the flexibility to choose when you want to work based on your availability. It's a perfect option if you're pursuing other interests, have a day job, or are a freelancer seeking additional projects.

  • Enhance Your Skills: Our IATSE Local 98 is committed to excellence. By joining the overhire list, you'll have access to continuous learning and skill development opportunities, staying at the forefront of industry trends and best practices.

  • Supportive Community: As part of the overhire team, you'll find camaraderie and support from fellow workers and union members. We believe in fostering a positive and inclusive environment where everyone's contributions are appreciated.

How to Join:
Joining our Overhire List is a straightforward process:

Reach Out: Get in touch with our our business agent at  (717) 991- 7441 or (717) 991-4411 to express your interest in joining the Overhire List.

Let's Get Started!
Joining the Overhire List with IATSE Local 98 is your chance to be part of the magic behind the scenes of captivating entertainment experiences. Step into the spotlight and contribute your skills to a vibrant community of professionals. Together, we'll continue to elevate the standard of excellence in the entertainment industry.

For more information or to begin your journey with us, contact our business agent at  (717) 991- 7441 or (717) 991-4411 or visit our website We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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