Front-of-House Organizing is Heating Up

TORONTO, ON Workers at Fever Candlelight Concerts Toronto are the latest group of front-of-house workers to join IATSE Local B173. They join the front-of-house staff from Cineplex Empress Walk, who voted to join the union in the fall of 2023. Workers at Fever Candlelight Concerts voted overwhelmingly in favour of unionization.

Parent company Fever Labs is the leading global live-entertainment discovery tech platform, investing in live-entertainment experiences. It operates an online platform to sell tickets to these events, shows, and experiences in more than 30 cities around the world.

“This was an incredible journey of worker action and worker solidarity,” said IATSE International Representative Rajean Hoilett. “It has been an inspiration supporting these workers as they formed a union at their workplace.”

IATSE recently relaunched its IATSE Reps FOH campaign that saw significant success prior to the pandemic. Details of that campaign can be found here: With this recent victory, IATSE Local B173 hopes the momentum will continue with more union victories in 2024.

“Front of house workers have a home in IATSE Local B173”, said Local President Susan Parmenter. “We look forward to a successful bargaining process and securing some real wins for these new members.”

Front-of-house workers who are interested in improving their working conditions should contact IATSE International Representative Jeremy Salter at:


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
International Representative Krista Hurdon at 

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