In our continuing efforts to build a stronger Labor Movement we have teamed up with our Siblings in Contra Costa in offering a series of trainings meant to energize your members and assist you in reaching out and spreading our message.

Please consider attending this last Building Worksite Power training sessions put on by the Labor Fed and AFL-CIO Held at:
Sheetmetal Workers Training Facility
4350 Central Place, Ste. B
Friday March 6th from 10 am to 2pm lunch provided!
here is the link to the flier  

Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can make sure we have enough materials and food.


pat fitzimmons

Remembering Patrick Fitzsimmons

Member Patrick Fitzsimmons was born July 12, 1948 and passed away February 20, 2015.  He was a 44 year member of Local 16.  Pat worked for many years at the San Francisco Opera, on the "Streets of San Francisco"  series, and on many features filmed in San Francisco. He later worked at Industrial Light and Magic .spacer



Remembering Angus Sutherland

Angus Sutherland had a heart attack and passed away unexpectedly onFebruary 8, 2015.  Angus worked in the sound department for Local 16 for a couple of years until he had a work accident in 2002 and was no longer able to take calls.He was a talented guitar player and was married to Anne Lakota of Local 16.

Check this link for donation information



Jinx Kidd has sent in a couple of great crew photos from the Golden Gate Theater

GG Theater crew
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GG Theater  crew


The Local 16 Young Worker's Committee is proud to announce the launch of their official website. This space will be the hub for information about who we are and what we do including membership, upcoming events and important resources. Stay in touch with us via email, Facebook, Twitter and now the new web site click here for our link. Thanks for your interest and keep checking back for new features!


Local 16 Training would like to remind everyone of…
With over 3000 courses, there is something for you!

Local 16 currently maintains 10 licenses which are rotated,
on a bi-weekly basis.
Reserve yours today! saves all coursework indefinitely.


Tigi Coyle has sent in a nice photo of the Oracle Yerba Buena Gardens crew!

Oracle Yerba Buena Garden Crew


James Segura has sent in a useful settings guide
for Sharpies in the Electrics Department
Check the Knowledge Database
Electrics page


Mary Magdalene Set Crew SF Opera 2013

Ken Sly sent in this photo of the Mary Magdalene Set

SF Opera 2013 Shop crew.



New Employment Check Off Forms and New Hire Documents have been posted to the website
to be used on every job as of 5/6/2014
Check this link to the forms page.


Nicholas Gerry has posted some links to great electrical training videos on youtube.
you can find the link on the electrical tab on the knowledge database.


Local 16 is helping to lead the campaign to maintain
the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program.

Please take a look at the Back to California web site and sign up
to volunteer for at least one of the many opportunities to assist in the effort.


Peter Thomas of DTC has posted some new training videos!

You can view them at this link.


Great site to learn your knots!
check it out at this link.

Payroll Notice:
If you will be working for Talent Fund Payroll Services you need to fill out special forms for their payroll system. These forms can be found at this link.

This is for anyone who works for the Talent Fund from here on out, but if you have worked and received a check this year they are OK until 2014, thanks!

PLASA Technical Standards Now Available to Everyone for FREE

check this link for more info


A quick heads-up.
The San Francisco Public Library is offering six week internet courses free with your library card. (also free)
They are carried by the site.
Courses include:
Power point 2010 & 2007,
Excel, and Access (under applications)
Comp TIA A+ prep series. (under Technology)


Chris Legrand has submitted a basic electrical and lighting info sheet as submitted it to the knowledge database.

You can find it on the electrics tab.


InfoComm International® is pleased to continue the growth in recognition, acceptance, and availability of the
audiovisual (AV) professional Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) certification program that is recognized
worldwide as the leading AV specialist credential. We will be looking to schedule a CTS training and Exam later this year to be sponsored by the IA Training Trust. We have posted links to the CTS Certification Handbook as well as a Master List of Formulas and Symbology Descriptions

Help support Creative America and their efforts to stop Content Theft! Check out their info at this link.


Web Application for Local 16 Referral Workers
Local 16 has a web application that will allow all of those “Active” workers who have “Out of Work Privileges” in the local 16 database to update their availability and biographical information as well as to see the details of their past year’s employment and the details of any job on which they are currently booked.

To see the web application go to For more detailed information check this link to info page.


New information has been posted concerning the Availability List or Out of Work List
check this link for policy announcement.


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