To assist you in planning your participation in your New York area show, we are certain you will appreciate knowing in advance that union labor will be required for certain aspects of your exhibit handling.
Teamsters handle freight at the exhibit hall. They unload trucks or vehicles. Teamsters also provide rigging of machinery, moving services and spotting machinery in booths. Customarily, this service must be ordered as needed at the exhibitor's expense.
Carpenters and Expos handle the erection and dismantling of all display and exhibitor booths. This includes all display work as well as crating and uncrating of machinery and equipment. Carpenters and Expos handle installation of drape background, table skirting and other items of a decorative nature. Carpenters install all carpeting and floor coverings, either rental and/or exhibitor owned. Expos deliver freight, furniture, and floor covering.
Electricians handle all electrical work, which includes supplying power lines to your booth, connecting equipment to outlets and installing signs or headers that are lighted, unless they are permanently a part of the exhibit back wall. Exhibitors and their full time personnel will be able to screw their own light bulbs in any of the fixtures in their booths, with the exception of neon. Exhibitors and their full-time personnel will be able to assemble and install lights in their exhibits, as long as they are products made by their company, and as long as those fixtures will not be energized.
Contrary to popular belief, exhibitors are allowed to do some work within the privacy of their own booths. This guide should help. Any exhibitor or his full time employees may set up and take down "pop-up" displays, provided they are no longer than 10 feet, and can be handled by one person using no tools and completing the job within 1/2 hour. Exhibitors are allowed to unpack and repack their own product (if in cartons, not cases or crates). They can carry into their booth merchandise that one person can hand carry in. This does not mean that if an exhibitor has 50 cartons in a truck, he can make 50 trips to his booth. Exhibitors are allowed to do the technical work to their machines, such as balancing, programming, cleaning of machines, etc.
Table coverings as well as booth equipment must be made of a non-flammable material. All decorative materials must be fire resistant and in accord with the standards established by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. Certificates attesting to the fact that all materials referred to above have been flameproofed in accordance with Section C-19-161.1 must be notarized and submitted upon request. Flameproofing which is not in accordance with the New York City Administrative Code is a violation and unacceptable.
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 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.