216 S. Jefferson St., Chicago IL 60661
- (312) 705-2020
- (312) 705-2011
Local 2 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada, or IATSE (IA for short) is the union that represents stagehands, technicians, and theatrical craft professionals that serve Chicago’s entertainment industry. Since its founding 125 years ago, Local 2 also known as Chicago Stagehands has successfully adapted to a number of significant changes in the entertainment industry. Today, Local 2’s primary mission remains to provide economic security and a safe work environment for its members and their families. Additionally, Local 2 has evolved to become the foremost center for providing the highest-skilled, best-trained, and most productive stagehands and craft workers in the nation. This is due to Local 2’s innovative training programs and emphasis on continuing education and certification.