When planning participation in your San Antonio area show, please be advised that union labor will be required for certain aspects of your exhibit handling. To further understand the jurisdiction of various unions in the State of Texas, please read the following information regarding Decorators Union 756 and Teamsters Local 745.
The Teamsters union has jurisdiction for all material handling within the boundaries of the convention facility. They unload all trucks or vehicles, deliver the material to your booth and remove and reload materials at the close of the show. Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) will provide members from the Teamsters union as needed.
Exhibitors are allowed to hand carry what one person may carry in one trip, provided they do not use any material handling equipment, such as forklifts, flatbeds, dollies, etc. GES Representatives will have sole responsibility in determining the loading and unloading procedures on the dock of the respective facilities.
Installation and Dismantle Labor
Display union personnel will provide labor for the installation and dismantling of your exhibit. Full-time employees of the exhibiting companies are allowed to set their own exhibits without assistance from this union. However, any labor services that may be required beyond that which your regular full-time employees can provide must be rendered by union labor. Labor can be ordered in advance by returning the enclosed labor form, or once you’re on site, at the GES Servicenter.
Electrical labor includes wiring, hookups, interconnections, electrical signs, videotaping, camera operations, (including audio and lighting), and television and VCR connections. Assembly, installation and dismantling of anything using electricity as a source of power is the responsibility of union personnel. The specific contractor is chosen either by the respective facility, or an established contractor chosen by Show Management. Please check this site for further information regarding the installation and dismantling of any electrical needs you may have.
Plumbing is also an area covered by the facility, or by an established contractor chosen by Show Management. Responsibilities for all plumbing supplies, including air, water, waste and venting are covered by union personnel. Please check this site for information regarding the installation and dismantling of any plumbing needs you may have.
If you encounter any difficulty with any laborer, or if you are not satisfied with the work performed, please bring this issue to the attention of the Show Manager or the GES Servicenter staff. Please refrain from voicing complaints directly to the craft personnel.
The personnel in charge of your exhibit should carefully inspect and sign all Work Order forms. If there are any questions about an item on your invoice, please bring the invoice to the appropriate GES Servicenter personnel and discuss it with the personnel in charge.
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.
Always Honest Hotline
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.