IATSE gets Disney pyrotechnics

Contract negotiations begin later this month

The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has unionized the employees of the pyrotechnics department at Disneyland.

IATSE announced Monday it had won the majority of votes in an election to represent the 30 employees in the unit. It noted that Disney has accepted the result.

The union said negotiations on a contract will probably begin later this month.

The unit’s comprised of individuals who perform the fireworks and other special effects work (such as “The Fantasmic Show”) for Disneyland. They will join IATSE Local 44.

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