USA 829's MEMBERSHIP CANDIDATE PROGRAM
WHAT IS THE MC PROGRAM?
In recognition of the multiple barriers to union membership facing young designers, USA 829 has recently created the “Member Candidate” (MC) program. The Member Candidate program grants union membership to individuals who complete six Off-Broadway League Assistant contracts or work 120 days total on an Off-Broadway League Assistant contract in a three-year period. Once a candidate has completed these requirements, they are granted admission to the union at a greatly reduced rate.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
MC Candidates can start earning money on each Off-Broadway League assistant contract on top of their fee that goes towards building a union healthcare account. Also, assistants that finish the program are granted admission to the union at a greatly reduced rate (currently approx. $425, which includes union dues for the first two quarters).
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Nothing! The MC program is free.