Leaving Active Membership

Honorable Withdrawal

Members who are thinking of taking a hiatus from working with IATSE Local 856, but may return in the future are encouraged to take an Honorable Withdrawal. This is the most cost-efficient way to return to the Local.


Members can retire from the Union once they have reached the age of 65. They must retire from all employment within the jurisdiction of the Alliance.


Members who fall more than 2 Quarters behind in dues payments ($250+) end up on the expulsion list. Failure to pay results in expulsion from the union. All benefits are terminated immediately.