NEW YORK, NY, Apr 30 – The IATSE International General Executive Board unanimously voted Patricia White to the position of International Trustee on April 30, 2013.
Pat has been an IATSE member since 1986 when she joined ACT as a wardrobe employee. She transferred into Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764 on April 24, 1989, where she has served as a trustee and officer since 1995. Pat is currently the President of Local 764, which represents the wardrobe workers on the motion picture and television productions, Broadway shows, operas, ballets, and every type of entertainment in the New York City area. Local 764 also represents the Broadway Child Guardians, the professionals who oversee a child actor’s backstage life.
Pat is currently Department Director of Education and Training and as such, works closely with President Loeb and the General Executive Board to promote the education of IATSE local leaders through the LEAP Program, union skills education at conventions, and IATSE staff training. Equally dedicated to craft training for members, Pat serves as a member of the ETCP Certification Council.
An International Representative since 2007, Pat has worked with many locals of all types, but especially closely with wardrobe locals, to assist them in building stronger local unions and in representing the workers in negotiations with employers. She will join Thomas J. Cleary (Local 2) and C. Faye Harper (Local 834) as IATSE International Trustees.