The local 494 of IATSE's mission is to maintain the atmosphere of solidarity among its members with the following purposes:
-Guarantee optimal, fair and suitables working conditions that lead to achieving the best wages, working hours and guaranteeing their job security.
-To contribute to their social, cultural, professional and economic interests.
-Establish smooth and harmonious relationships between its members and their employers.
-Participate in the activities that are necessary to strengthen the labor movement of the film industry of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
-Promote the development and growth of its workers, fostering their fortification by directing initiatives for the creation of jobs and coordinating promotional and marketing efforts to attract foreign film projects, in addition to collaborating with public and private institutions related to the Film Industry of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
The local 494 of the IATSE constitute a Group Union of workers of al craft (except Camera) of the Film industry of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Island, whom it represents and from whom it defends its interests before public-private organizations and society itself. It promotes the improvement of the competitiveness of these professionals through cooperation, training and encorage opportunities for the benefit of its members.