Pittsburgh, the birthplace of the American trade union movement gave birth to many of the nation's union organizations. Among these pioneer labor organizations was the Pittsburgh Theatrical Protective Assembly. Later, to be called; Local #3, of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Motion Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, A.F.L.-C.I.O., C.L.C.
Local #3 has contributed to the beginnings of many of our community's performing arts organizations such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust August Wilson Center and others.
The stagehands of Local #3 have maintained the quality of entertainment enjoyed by the citizens of Pittsburgh.