Who We Are The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 46, is a labor union, based in Nashville, TN, representing technicians in the entertainment industry, trade shows, television, and live events. We have served the Nashville area since 1897. What's New at I.A.T.S.E. 46
Brother Tim Brown,
Passed away suddenly on January 27. Tim was a stagehand electrician with Local 46 for 40+ years. He worked alongside his dad, Art Brown, who preceded him in death, for many of those years. Tim was an avid golfer and shuffleboard player. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Brown, sister, Sharon Lavender (Tim), beloved nephews, T.I. (Amy) Lavender and Joey (Jessie) Lavender and great nieces and nephews Hailey, Lindsey, Ty, Chaney, Cade, and Sadie. Visitation with the family will be Monday February 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm at Hickory Chapel Funeral Home 5852 Nolensville Rd. Nashville Tn. 37211. A Celebration of Life service will follow the visitation.
Sisters, Brothers, Kin, & Allies —
Happy New Year to you and yours! We believe a key part of being an active union member
or ally is staying informed. To that end, the IATSE Communications Department is launching
a new weekly newsletter to keep you informed on all things IA.
In solidarity,Team IATSE
Dear Brothers & Sisters,
It is with a deep sense of sadness and regret that I must report to everyone the passing of brother Tillman Copeland, the morning of December 28, 2020, after a battle of cancer. Brother Copeland worked throughout our industry for many years and was loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of working alongside him. Brother Copeland was an amazing forklift operator, CDL driver, flyman, stagehand and brother whose personality was unmatched by any brother or sister. His professionalism and strong union beliefs will always be remembered by all brothers and sisters of Local 46 forever. Tillman was initiated into Local 46 on August 8, 1992 and will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. The thought of not working beside him on the dock or being his “walker” on large pieces of equipment hurts my heart tremendously. So many of us will never forget you Tillman, and the knowledge you passed on to us because we are only stronger and better as a team. Once arrangements are provided, we will let all of you know. Please place Debbie and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace brother Copeland, you were an amazing friend and brother who will never be forgotten by all of us who knew you.
I.A.T.S.E. Local 46
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