Matthew Loeb, international president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, has warned of “severe consequences” due to Donald Trump’s election as president.Loeb said in a statement: “The middle class and working people are in jeopardy of experiencing severe consequences based on the positions and proposed policies espoused by President-elect Trump. Moreover, his anti-union statements virtually guarantee a rough road ahead for Unions and the members they represent.”

Loeb advised IATSE members to stay strong: “The tendency to be discouraged and lie injured licking our wounds must be resisted. Now is not the time to let defeat discourage us from facing head-on the tremendous challenges ahead. We must pick ourselves up by our bootstraps and stand strong.”

IATSE, which has about 125,000 members, supported Hillary Clinton for “her long record of fighting for workers’ rights and working families.”


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