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Show Site Work Rules

Union Information

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.
All decorating, display, drayage, rigging, and production / audio visual work related to conventions, trade shows, promotional displays and consumer shows are performed by the Denver Theatrical Stage Employees Union, Local No. 7, IATSE.

Display & Exhibit Work - Installation, Dismantling and Decorating

Full time employees of an exhibiting firm may install and dismantle their own respective company display*, if such work can be completed in less than sixty minutes and without the use of mechanized tools. However, these employees must have badges from Show Management.
Any outside or additional labor required for installation, dismantle or decorating of displays is the sole responsibility of and all related work is to be performed under their contract with IATSE, Local 7 members. Non-union temporary personnel acquired from local temporary agencies will not be allowed to perform any type of work that is covered under the union contract.
*Product display and placement is not included in these work rules and is the exclusive right of full time employees of an exhibiting firm.

Freight Handling Jurisdiction

It is Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) responsibility to manage docks and schedule vehicles for the smooth and efficient move in and move out of the exhibition. Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) will not be responsible, however, for any materials they do not handle.
Exhibitors may handle their own hand-carried materials in and out of the GES. Any material requiring the use of equipment for delivery, i.e., dollies, fork lifts, will be handled by labor through IATSE, Local No. 7. Equipment and labor is arranged through . Dock space is limited at the GES, and it is under the control and authority of Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES).

In General

Exhibitors are allowed to do the technical work on their machines such as fine line balancing, programming and cleaning. Craftsman at all levels must be instructed to refrain from expressing any grievances or directly challenging the practices of any exhibitor. All questions originated by labor are to be expressed only to Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) and/or the Exhibit Manager. Exhibitors are asked to refrain from voicing labor complaints directly to craft personnel. Any questions regarding contract labor should be directed to the Exhibit Manager or Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES).
The person in charge of you exhibit should carefully inspect and sign all work order forms. If there are any questions about billing, bring the questions to the Exhibit Services Contractor and discuss it with the person in charge of your exhibit.

Gratuities

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.

Work Zone

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.

Always Honest Hotline

GES requires the highest standards of integrity from all employees. Please call our confidential Always Honest hotline at 866.225.8230 to report fraudulent or unethical behavior.