Updates from Local 764

Patricia White

Posted on November 1, 2013

Patricia White is proud to be a wardrobe worker and has worked for many years as a dresser on Broadway and in the wardrobe departments of soap operas, and elsewhere, when asked.  She has been a member of the IATSE since 1986 when she joined ACT as a traveling wardrobe employee.  She transferred into Local 764 on April 24, 1989 and has served as a trustee and officer since 1995.  She currently serves the membership as Local 764’s President, and as such, oversees the local’s contract negotiations and arbitrations,

chairs meetings of the Board and Membership, represents the local at industry and union functions, and deals with the day-to-day business of Local 764, along with the Business Representative s and other elected officials.

An International Representative since 2007, Pat has worked with locals of many types, but especially closely with wardrobe locals across the United States and Canada, to assist them in strengthening their local unions.  Pat is currently the Director of Education and Training for the IATSE International, and was elected to the post of International Trustee on April 30, 2013.  She is also a member of New York Women in Film and Television, serves on the ETCP Certification Council, and was recently assigned by International President Loeb to take part in the AFL-CIO’s National Labor Leadership Initiative.  She is a Trustee on the International’s Training Trust Fund, which helps to provide craft-skills training to IATSE workers, and is a trustee on the IATSE National Benefit Funds.

Pat loves both her Union work and wardrobe work and the members of Local 764.  She is proud that we have a strong IATSE local union.  Pat deeply believes that unions are what make a middle-class life, with good wages, retirement benefits and health insurance possible for workers in the entertainment industry.