The News Release dated August 5, 2010 stated,

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have entered into an agreement to work together toward common goals.

The pact sets out how the Unions will address organizing efforts, deal with jurisdictional issues and establishes new lines of communication aimed at strengthening the relationship.

A joint committee will be established to oversee the efforts of the two unions, which both service movies and television productions throughout the industry. . .

General President James P. Hoffa has established the Jurisdiction Committee in the following letter to IATSE International President Matthew Loeb:

November 3, 2010

Mr. Matthew D. Loeb
International President
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
1430 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10018

Re: Jurisdiction Committee

Dear President Loeb:

Pursuant to our Mutual Aid and Assistance Pact, I am designating the following individuals to serve as Teamster representatives on the jurisdictional committee, which I understand is tentatively scheduled to meet in Los Angeles on December 1, 2010:

Leo Reed (Chair)
Ron Schwab (Teamsters International Representative)
Tony Cousimano (West)
Tom O’Donnell (East)
W.C. Smith (South)
John Coli (Central)
Al Porter (Canada)

I am certain it will be the first of many productive meetings.


James P. Hoffa
General President