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.
GES has a friendly, skilled, quality conscious and productive labor force in
Fountain Hills,. GES Phoenix is in partnership with the International Alliance of
Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE). Members of this union claim
jurisdiction over all set up and dismantling of exhibits, furniture installation,
pipe and drape, hanging of signs and laying of floor coverings. In addition
to utilizing the service of the Official Contractor, exhibitors may use fulltime
company personnel to assist in certain aspects of display erection.
The services of outside display houses can be utilized as long as they
comply with notification, safety and insurance provisions.
AZ is a "right to work" state. However, union labor is required for
certain aspects of your exhibit handling; the following is a description of
the work rules and an outline of jurisdiction.
The unloading and delivery of all display related materials, machinery and
equipment from the convention site docks to the exhibitor's booths and
loading out from the exhibitor's booths to trucks at the docks must be
performed by the Official Service Contractor. Exhibitors may “hand carry”
items into the convention site, provided they do not use material handling
equipment to assist them (e.g. dollies, luggage carts, hand trucks).
All booth and aisle cleaning is the jurisdiction of the Official Service
Facility may provide some or all of the following services: electrical,
plumbing, compressed air, sign hanging, cleaning of certain areas and
phones. Their work rules and union jurisdictional issues would apply for
these services. Should you have any questions concerning the service
jurisdiction of any of the facilities please call GES at 800.475.2098.
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 (866) 225-8230 to report fraudulent or unethical behavior.