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Labor Info

Tennessee is a right-to-work state that welcomes both union and non-union productions.
Department of Labor Laws and Frequently Asked Questions

Unemployment Security Info

Three methods are used to determine if a company must contribute to unemployment funds.

  1. Are you paying Unemployment Security in another state?
  2. Do you have a total payroll of $1,500 or more in any quarter of the current or preceding year?
  3. Are you hiring an employee for some part of the week for 20 weeks within a year?

Unemployment insurance is 2.7% of taxable payroll for a period of twelve (12) months, up to a maximum of $7,000 for each employee. A minimum of $50 is charges as an assessment fee. For more information or applications, contact the Tennessee Department of Employment Security at any of the following Employer Accounts Offices:

Nashville (615) 741-2621
Memphis (901) 543-7546
Knoxville (865) 594-6380
Chattanooga (423) 634-6220
Tri-Cities (423) 952-2261

 

Union Contacts

East Tennessee

AFM Local 546
Bob Adamcik
1515 East Magnolia Avenue, Suite 406
Knoxville, TN 37917
or
P.O. BOX 5433
Knoxville, TN 37928
Phone: (865) 524-1897

IATSE Local 197
Chuck Ward, Business Agent
4701 Sherbert Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: (865) 687-9135

IATSE Local 851 / Maryville, Alcoa and Gatlinburg
Ed Abbott, Business Agent
1929 Skyline Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
Phone: (865) 982-7348

 
Middle Tennessee

AFM Local 257
Dave Pomeroy
P.O. BOX 120399
Nashville, TN 37212-0399
or
11 Music Circle North
Nashville, TN 37212-0399
Phone: (615) 244-951
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www.nashvillemusicians.org

 

IATSE Local 915
Judy Resha, Business Agent
9115 Monthaven Park Place
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 338-4010

IATSE Local 46
Greg Barbour, President
Buford Manley, Business Agent
211 Donelson Pike
Suite 202, Building A
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 885-1058

A.F.T.R.A
Randall G. Himes, Executive Director
1108 17th Avenue South
P.O. BOX 121087
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 327-2958
NOTE: Authority is statewide.

IATSE Local 161 (Script Supervisors)
Colleen Donahue, Business Agent
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1103
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212 977-9655
Fax: 212 977-9609

IATSE Local 492
Tennessee Studio Mechanics
Peter Kurland, President
Bob Hill, Business Agent
4610 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
or
P.O. Box 90174
Nashville, TN 37207
Phone: (615) 386-3492
Phone: (888) 492-8366
NOTE: Authority is statewide.

S.A.G.
Leslie Krensky, South Region Director and Nashville Executive Director
7300 North Kendall Drive, Suite 620
Miami, FL 33156-7840
800.SAG.0767, option 5, ext. 7077
Fax: 800-844-5439
NOTE: Authority is statewide.

 
West Tennessee

AFM Local 71
John Sprott
2282 Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 272-1746

 

IATSE Local 144
J.W McAfee, Sr., Business Agent
4704 Coro Road
Memphis, TN 38109
Phone: (901) 785-1301

IATSE Local 69
Lonnie Simpson, Business Agent
P.O. BOX 280122
Memphis, TN 38168
Phone: (901) 377-4836

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Teamsters

East Tennessee

Teamsters Local 549
T.C. Bundrant, President/Business Manager
2857 Highway 11W
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: (423) 323-4171

Teamsters Local 519
Dale King, Business Manager
2306 Montclair Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: (865) 546-8373

 

Teamsters Local 515
Robert Logan, President/Business Manager
4431 Bonnie Oaks Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Phone: (423) 894-3630

 
 
Middle Tennessee

Teamsters Local 327
Jimmy Neal, President
Joe Bennett, Business Agent
1006 Russell Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: (615) 781-1630

 
 
West Tennessee

Teamsters Local 984
Edward Houston, Secretary-Treasure
3020 Sandbrook Street
Memphis, TN 38116
Phone: (901) 398-2329

 
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