About Local 798
In 1949, sixteen artists came together to request a charter for Local 798. This union of Make-up Artist and Hairstylist became part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. These founding members,a group of talented, trailblazing artists swiftly became well respected in the industry.
With the advent of live television in New York city, this Local became the benchmark for high-quality, efficient, well-rounded talent to service the growing industry.
In those early days, T.V. was not the only avenue of success for Local 798. Dozens of live theartical houses , and the country's premiere opera company, The Metropolitan Opera, brought employment to our members. Additionally, we take pride knowing that the film business originated in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and years later; Jersey City became the first distant location for the classic film, On the Waterfront. Our members then and now are skilled and versatile in not one, but many genres. This diversification remains at the heart of the Local.
As productions grew and went on location, so did our ranks. With current membership numbering over 1200 artists, and our jurisdiction embracing Maine to Florida, our members are as diverse geographically as we are in our talents.
All meetings will be held at Union office on Sundays at 10:30am.
January 18th 2015
February 22nd 2015 ****(10:00am Start Time)
March 22nd 2015