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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. To help you understand the jurisdiction that the various unions have in the State of Texas, we ask that you read the following information.
   Dallas: Decorators Union 756 and Teamsters Local 745
   Austin: IATSE Local 205 / Teamsters Local 657
   San Antonio: IATSE Local 76 / Teamsters Local 657
   Houston: Carpenters Local 551 and Teamsters Local 988

Teamster Labor

Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) will provide members from the Teamsters union as needed, who have 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.
Exhibitors may hand carry what one person can 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

Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) will provide Display union personnel to provide labor for the installation and dismantling of your exhibit. Full-time, bona fide, employees of the exhibiting companies are allowed to set their own exhibits without assistance from this union. Any labor services that may be required beyond what 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 on show site at the GES Servicenter.

Electrical Labor

Electrical labor includes wiring, hookups, interconnections, electrical signs, video taping, camera operations, (including audio and lighting), and television and VCR connections. Assembly, installation and dismantle 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 kit for information regarding the installation and dismantling of any electrical needs you may have.

Plumbing

This area is also covered by the respective facility, or an established contractor chosen by Show Management. Responsibilities for all plumbing supplies, to include air, water, waste and venting are covered by union personnel. The specific contractor is chosen either by the respective facility, or an established contractor chosen by the Show Management. Please check this kit 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.

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.