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Labor Partners

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Labor Partners


Team San Jose (TSJ) has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with union labor. TSJ’s exceptional customer service is directly attributable to our staff, as well as our strong partnership with local unions. TSJ entered into an Exclusive Jurisdiction Agreement with several unions to formalize the best practices in our facilities. The result has been a working environment in which both TSJ and labor are committed to maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction, safety standards, and flexibility. Our partnerships ensure that work is performed at a reasonable cost, reflecting the highest level of efficiency, productivity and quality.


Because much of the labor required for your event falls under various union jurisdictions in the TSJ facilities, it is important that you, as well as your contractors and producers, understand these functional roles so that appropriate labor can be provided. The following are the general areas claimed by union jurisdiction.


Freight Handling: Teamsters Local 287

Display Installation and Removal, Signs & Banners, Exhibit Rigging: Sign and Display Workers Local 510

Staging, Rigging, Theatrical Lighting, Sound and Audio-Visual Services and Computer Installation: I.A.T.S.E. Local 134

Food and Beverage Services, Facilities: UNITE HERE Local 19

Usher/Badge Checkers: I.A.T.S.E Local B32

Electrical Services: I.B.E.W. Local 332

Theaters: I.A.T.S.E. Local 134

Hair & Makeup: I.A.T.S.E. Local 706

Wardrobe: I.A.T.S.E. Local 784

Musician: Union Local 6, American Federation of Musicians



Various minimums will apply to most areas of labor and may differ slightly from partner to partner.

  • Straight Time is between 7:00am and 11:59pm every day, except holidays.
  • Overtime is anything after 8 hours in a day, 40 hours in a week or 6 days from the first day worked on an event.
  • Double Time is anything after 12 hours in a day, 60 hours in a week or 7 days from the first day worked.
  • Holidays are automatically counted as double time.

For a detailed list of estimated labor rates, please ask your Sales Manager or see the Facilities User Guide.