teamsters-logoThe Labor Connection, LLC is a U.S. Navy veteran owned and operated business, giving 1% of our profits to charity. With a combined over 30 years of AV and production experience in the Chicagoland area, The Labor Connection is your perfect partner to help navigate the often murky waters of Chicago’s Union workforce.  With our intimate knowledge of the city’s outstanding venues as well as a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations of our skilled labor force, we are happy to help you plan your next event. We work with our clients ahead of time to help maximize your budget, and offer insights and assistance in planning out your show.  By reviewing floorplans, equipment lists, and schedules ahead of time we can help ensure that there are no surprises onsite and that your production comes off without a hitch.

 

Your event staffing & union workforce experts

Audio Visual Production Labor, Stagehands, Live Event Crewing Experts!

With over 30 years of  combined AV and production experience in the Chicagoland area, The Labor Connection is your perfect partner to help navigate Chicago’s Union workforce. Specializing in Convention, Trade Shows and Entertainment Industries.

Chicago Event Staffing

What We Do

We take great care in our event staffing and union labor planning to ensure that our clients have all the information necessary to make decisions, plan efficiently and most importantly organize a successful production.

Evaluation & Consulting

The Labor Connection has long standing relationships with the various labor Unions, business agents, and members. We have a complete understanding of our Union contracts, and we work with our clients ahead of time to help maximize your investment by offering insights and assistance in planning your show.  By reviewing floorplans, equipment lists, and schedules ahead of time, we can identify who has jurisdiction of work, provide clarification of “gray” areas, help avoid any penalties, and ensure that your production comes off without a hitch.

Onsite Support & Accurate Budgets

In the live event industry, change is inevitable. Whether the truck is late due to weather, the venue is down to one freight elevator, or the general session speaker is going long and putting your crew into overtime, The Labor Connection are professionals at mitigating and accommodating change. We know what to look for and will have a liaison onsite during load-in/out who understands the venue, is in contact with the crew, and keeps you up to date on any changes to your labor budget.

Bonded Payroll and Insurance

The Labor Connection is the signatory employer of your Union labor and consider them TLC employees. We are responsible for all payroll bonding, worker’s wages, benefits, health insurance, workers comp insurance, and timely processing and delivery of payroll. Our dedication to seamless event staffing and union workforce planning helps give more time back to your team.

Our Partnerships

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