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I.A.T.S.E. LOCAL 477
Studio Mechanics Local of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC
Honorable Withdrawal Procedures

Sometimes things don't work out!  Perhaps you're thinking that working in movies and television really isn't for you.  You joined the Local, paid the money, keep paying your quarterly stamps . . . but you're just not getting enough work.  You want to try something else.

Don't just walk away and leave us no choice but to expel you.  Find out what it means to take an Honorable Withdrawal from the Local.  This way, when you leave us you're in "good standing" and - if things change and you want to come back into the business someday - you can rejoin Local 477 at minimum expense.  In fact, we'll welcome you back with open arms!

By taking an Honorable Withdrawal, you are considered "inactive."  If you decide to rejoin after two quarters, you'll be required to pay only two quarters to be reinstated.  If you decide to rejoin after six quarters, you'll be required to pay only six quarters to be reinstated.  You will never have to pay more than eight quarters (two years) to rejoin.  It's as simple as that.

You must contact Secretary-Treasurer Nancy Flesher first at or 305/594-8585 extension 2 before submitting your request for an Honorable Withdrawal.  Sister Flesher will answer all your questions and insure that you understand completely how the process works.

If you are seriously considering leaving the Local, here are a few things you need to know aout taking an Honorable Withdrawal:

  • You must be "in good standing" - current in all your financial obligations to Local 477 - when you apply for an Honorable Withdrawal.
  • Upon your written request (by email, fax or regular mail) the secretary-treasurer will send you an Honorable Withdrawal Request form.
  • Please note that on this form you are pledging to discontinue working in crafts covered by Local 477 and the I.A.T.S.E.

Mail the completed form to:

I.A.T.S.E. Local 477 - Attention Secretary-Treasurer Nancy Flesher, 3780 SW 30th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

  • Your Honorable Withdrawal will be entered in your file based on the date this form is received back from you.
  • You will be listed on the next Quarterly Report as honorably withdrawn.

You can access the request form here: Honorable Withdrawal Request.  But please contact Secretary-Treasurer Flesher first at or 305/594-8585 extension 2.

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