IATSE Made a Deal with Producers. Union Members May Not Buy It.

IATSE Made a Deal with Producers. Union Members May Not Buy It.
Saturday evening IATSE claimed victory with a “landmark” tentative agreement with the AMPTP for new three-year contract for its West Coast Film and Television Workers, who were prepared to go on strike in just little over 24 hours. Negotiations still continue over the Area Standards Agreement, governing production in major production hubs like New Mexico, Georgia, and Louisiana.

While the deal is tentative, and specifics have yet to be made public or shared with members, IATSE is touting victories on a number of its core issues:

Achievement of a living wage for the lowest-paid earners Improved wages and working conditions for streaming Retroactive wage Increases of 3 percent annually Increased meal period penalties Daily rest periods of 10 hours without exclusions Weekend rest periods of 54 hours Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Holiday added to schedule Adoption of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

“This is a Hollywood ending,” said Loeb in the press release.
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