At the May 24, 2019 Rigging Meeting, a group of 20 or so riggers elected Josh Roskamp, Randy Sturgis, and Tony Del Barrio to the Inaugural Panel of the Rigging Advisory Committee. The rigging department was asked by the Business Agent and Executive Board to form this panel to better enable communication regarding all rigging-related issues whether good or bad. This panel will also be responsible for scheduling, running, and keeping records of discussion at all Rigging Department meetings.
The initial topics this committee was asked to discuss included (but were certainly not limited to): Rigging Safety Issues, Rigging List Restructuring, Recruiting New Riggers, and Conduct and Duties of Riggers on Calls.
This inaugural panel has made a commitment of one year of service, after which nominations and an election will be held within the committee again. This group is an ad hoc committee of Local 26, which means they serve at the discretion of the President. Any Committee or Panel member who is not performing as directed or fails to work collaboratively with the department will be removed and a new person appointed to take his/her place.
Local 26 eagerly anticipates moving forward with the Rigging Department and its newly-elected Panel to solve issues and create new opportunities for advancement. Congratulations to you all!