Below are press links regarding our recent lawsuits, Christa Valdez and Madeleine Lauve v. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (“IATSE”), IATSE Local 480, and Jon B. Hendry and Michelle Labounty v. IATSE, IATSE Local 480, and Jon B. Hendry. #timesup
Suit Accuses NM Union Leader of Sexual Harassment
One of New Mexico’s most prominent union leaders has been accused of harassment and discrimination by a former employee, who also alleges that the state’s largest film industry union abetted his behavior.
In Suit, Former Employee Accuses Film Union Official of Sexual Harassment
Christa Valdez alleges Jon Hendry harassed her, touched her inappropriately and attempted to block her from finding other work in the industry after the union fired her.
Former Employee Accuses Union Leader of Sexual Harassment
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former union employee has accused a prominent figure in New Mexico’s film industry of sexually harassing her, touching her inappropriately and attempting to block her from finding other work after the union fired her. Christa Valdez, in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, accuses Jon…
Former Employee Accuses Union Leader of Sexual Harassment
A prominent figure in New Mexico’s film industry is accused of sexually harassing a former union employee and attempting to block her from finding other work after the union fired her.
IATSE’s Albuquerque Local Boss Accused Of Sexual Harassment In Lawsuit
The head of the IATSE local in Santa Fe, New Mexico has been accused of sexually harassing the union’s outside public relations rep and then terminating her contract after she complained. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Santa Fe, Christa Valdez claims that Jon Hendry, business agent of IATSE Local 480…
Union Leader Accused of Sexual Harassment
The powerful head of a major labor group in New Mexico is accused of sexual harassment. Jon Hendry, the president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, faces a lawsuit alleging he sexually harassed and employee and created a hostile and discriminatory workplace environment. Christa Valdes…
As New Mexico IATSE Boss Faces Sexual Harassment Suit, Dissidents Want Him Removed From Office
A groundswell of opposition has risen up against Jon Hendry, the IATSE union boss in New Mexico, in the wake of sexual harassment allegations that surfaced earlier this week. A movement has begun calling for his ouster, and Deadline has been inundated with calls from members complaining that he runs…
Union Leader, Accused of Harassment, Out at State Federation of Labor
Over the weekend, an official at the IATSE — the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — said it had opened an investigation into the claims.
Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Ousted As President Of New Mexico AFL-CIO
Jon Hendry, the business agent of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, NM who is facing sexual harassment allegations, has been removed as president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor AFL-CIO. “Jon Hendry is no longer in the position of NM State Fed President, and the AFL-CIO does not have jurisdiction o…
Hendry Out as AFL-CIO President
Jon Hendry, one of the most prominent union and film industry leaders in the state, is no longer president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor, an AFL-CIO spokeswoman said Tuesday. The news comes in the wake of a lawsuit filed last week alleging harassment and discrimination by Hendry toward a former employee, Christa Valdez.
NM Democratic Party Chairman Resigns Under Pressure
Under pressure from top state elected officials due to his response to two recent sexual misconduct claims, New Mexico Democratic Party Chairman Richard Ellenberg abruptly resigned from his post Tuesday.
Embattled New Mexico Dem Party Chair Resigns Amid Pressure
The embattled chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico has resigned. Richard Ellenberg announced his resignation in a letter Tuesday following a state party convention where he was accused of questioning the credibility of sexual misconduct allegations against a union leader.
State Dem Chair Resigns After Questioning Sexual Harassment Claim
The chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico resigned Tuesday amid criticism of his handling of recent claims of sexual harassment against a Doña Ana County Commissioner and a former New Mexico Federation of Labor president Jon Hendry. The labor organization is a key ally of Democrats in the s…
Ellenberg Out as State Dem Chair; Second Woman Joins Lawsuit Against Jon Hendry and IATSE Local 480
Second woman joins lawsuit against Jon Hendry and IATSE Local 480.
IATSE New Mexico Boss Jon Hendry Facing New Harassment Allegations As Second Woman Comes Forward
A second woman has come forward with allegations that Jon Hendry, the boss of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, NM, sexually harassed her. Hendry, who until recently was one of the most powerful labor leaders in the state, was ousted as president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor AFL-CIO on Monday af…
Second Woman Joins Lawsuit Against Film Union Official, Claiming Sexual Harassment
Madeleine Lauve, who says in the lawsuit that she was an employee of IATSE Local 480, charges that its longtime business agent, Jon Hendry, subjected her to “discriminatory conditions, including
Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Sidelined Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Jon Hendry, the embattled boss of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, is no longer running the day-to-day operations of the union in the wake of sexual harassment lawsuits filed against him. The union will hold a general membership meeting on Sunday to decide whether or not Hendry should be removed from of…
Film Union: `Protection’ of Local Chapter is Priority
A New Mexico film union is anticipating significant turnout at its membership meeting this weekend in light of a lawsuit against its business agent, the union itself and its parent organization. In an email to…
Conflict Of Interest Questions Have Long Swirled Around New Mexico IATSE Boss Jon Hendry
EXCLUSIVE: A near-fatal crash of a craft services truck in 2015 that left a woman with disabling and disfiguring injuries is reviving conflict of interest questions that have swirled for years about Jon Hendry, the embattled boss of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe. Hendry, who was ousted as president of…
Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Resigns Amid Sex Harassment Scandal
Facing almost certain firing, Jon Hendry, the longtime business agent of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment. News of his resignation came today at a raucous membership meeting, which had been called to consider his ouster. The local’s president, Doug Acto…
Film Union Agent Resigns After Two Women File Suit
Jon Hendry, long one of New Mexico’s most visible labor and film industry figures, has resigned from his position as business agent at one of the largest unions in the state.
Embattled Hendry Resigns From Union Post
In a statement, IATSE Local 480 said: “The local does not condone acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind and strongly condemns such behavior.”
Hendry Out At IATSE Local 480
Jon Hendry is out from his post with the union that represents film and television crews in New Mexico. Hendry resigned after a woman filed a lawsuit alleging he sexually harassed her. Another woman came forward and added her name to the lawsuit. A statement provided to media said it was a “voluntar…
New Mexico Ex-IATSE Official Accused of Sexual Harassment Still Casts Long Shadow
In recent months, the #MeToo movement has derailed the careers of big-name stars and studio execs right and left, but the impact isn’t limited to the rich and famous. One such case is affecting those in the below-the-line film and TV production community in New Mexico. Jon Hendry, a longtime fixture…
Jon Hendry, Former IATSE Boss In Santa Fe, Hit With Third Sex Harassment Suit
EXCLUSIVE: Former Santa Fe IATSE boss Jon Hendry has been hit with a third sexual harassment lawsuit – this one by a former assistant who accuses him of a laundry list of other allegations, including racketeering and campaign finance violations. Hendry, once the most powerful labor leader in New Mex…
Third Woman Accuses Former Film Union Leader of Harassment
A lawsuit against Jon B. Hendry levies allegations of sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and other misconduct.
Third Woman Sues Former Labor Leader, Film Union
A third woman has taken legal action against Jon Hendry, claiming the former labor leader sexually harassed her and retaliated when she rejected his advances, among other allegations. Michelle Labounty said in Santa Fe district…