To assist you in planning your participation in your show, we are certain you will appreciate knowing in advance that union labor will be required for certain aspects of your exhibit handling. Please refer any questions you may have to an on-site GES Management employee. We will be happy to assist you in any way possible.
Teamsters Union Local #631 has jurisdiction through a labor agreement with GES for the erection, touch-up painting, dismantling, and repair of all exhibits when this work is done by persons other than your full time company personnel. This work is to include wall coverings, floor coverings, pipe and drape, painting, hanging of signs and decorative materials from the ceiling, placement of all signs and the erection of platforms used for exhibit purposes. Local #631's jurisdiction does not cover the placement of your products on
display, the opening of cartons containing your products, nor the performance, testing, maintenance or repairs of your products. If full-time company personnel are utilized to set an exhibit, they should carry positive company identification, such as a medical identification card or payroll stub. This rule prohibits the utilization of workers hired from a non-union agency or company. To secure labor, please utilize the GES labor forms enclosed.
Teamsters Union Local #631 has jurisdiction through a labor agreement with GES for the loading andunloading of all trucks, trailers and common and contract carriers as well as the handling of empty crates and the operation of material handling equipment. It also has the jurisdiction of the unloading, uncrating, unskidding, leveling, painting and assembly of machinery and equipment as well as the reverse process. GES has the responsibility of receiving and handling all materials and empty crates. It is our responsibility to manage docks and schedule vehicles for the smooth and efficient move-in / move-out of the trade show. GES will not be responsible for any material it does not handle. An exhibitor may hand carry material provided they do not use material handling equipment to assist them. When exhibitors choose to hand carry material, they may not be permitted access to the loading dock / freight door areas.
Electricians do electrical work, electrical sign hanging, and lighting without dimmers. Electricians always hang electrical hanging signs including rotating and header. Video monitors and plasma screens are installed by electricians unless a live feed is required. In the case of live feed requirements, Stagehands must perform the work. Electricians distribute power from the source to the booth space. An electrician must be called for 1 (one) 20A / 120VAC. Exhibitors may hang up to 4 (four) small clip-on lights per total booth space. Electricians must be called for distribution of power and hook-up for total combined wattage within booth space exceeding 1 (one) 20A / 120VAC including concealed and over/under carpet wiring. Electricians distribute and hook-up all 208V and 480V power. Electricians hoist Teamster assembled signs weighing 300 lbs. or greater at LVCC. SES hoists signs weighing 200 lbs. or greater at the Sands Exposition. Trusses Ground supported, stand alone, whose sole purpose is overhead distribution of electrical equipment is to be installed and removed by the electricians. Suspended trusses, with motorized hoist and non-dimmable and nonprogrammable lights are electrician's work.
Stagehands handle programmable theatrical lighting, production, related rigging, and audio-visual. Suspended trusses with or without legs, that contain dimmable or programmable lighting, studio or motion picture lighting, sound system projectors, video wall, special effects equipment, and laser lighting are to be installed and removed by the stagehands. If the above list of equipment is not present on the truss, then it is either Teamster or Electricians as stated above. Meeting room ground support truss with Stagehand's equipment is Stagehand's responsibility.
Our work rules prohibit the SOLICITATION OR ACCEPTANCE of tips in cash, product or gifts in kind by any employee (union or non-union). Our employees are paid appropriate wages denoting professional status, therefore tipping of any kind is not allowed.
Customer acknowledges that the show site and surrounding areas are active work zones. Customer, its agents, employees and representatives are present at their own risk.
GES expects the highest standards of integrity from all employees. Please call our confidential Always Honest hotline at 800-443-4113 to report fraudulent or unethical behavior.