Iatse, Labor

Iatse, Labor

IATSE to Hold a Strike Authorization Vote Amid Stalled Contract Talks

IATSE to Hold a Strike Authorization Vote Amid Stalled Contract Talks

9/21/2021 3:18:00 AM

IATSE to Hold a Strike Authorization Vote Amid Stalled Contract Talks

The vote, which would allow international union president Matthew D. Loeb to order a strike if members authorize it, will be 'nationwide,' according to the union.

The vote, which allows international union president Loeb to order a strike if members authorize it, at the very least pertains to all 13 West Coast locals of the union that are currently in talks for a three-year basic agreement, a group that includes Locals 44, 80, 600, 695, 700, 705, 706, 728, 729, 800, 871, 884 and 892. IATSE represents over 150,000 entertainment workers in the U.S. and Canada, including editors, grips, operators, cinematographers, sound technicians, costumers, make-up, hair stylists, writers assistants, script coordinators and others. Loeb, who was re-elected in July, has led the union since 2008.

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IATSE uses a delegate system for strike authorization votes, wherein each Local has a particular number of delegate votes and if 75 percent or more of that Local’s eligible members vote to authorize, all of those delegate votes are counted as a “Yes.”

The decision arrives after a protracted summer of stops and starts in negotiations between the union representing much of the industry’s crew members and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which bargains on behalf of the studios and producers and whose lead negotiator is AMPTP president Carol Lombardini. Though talks began in mid-May, they were delayed twice before resuming again in mid-August, after which point the union began warning members that its negotiators and producers remained “very far apart” in their vision for a contract. The basic agreement expired on Sept. 10, though members have been informed to continue to work under their old agreement until told otherwise. headtopics.com

The AMPTP and IATSE negotiators were set to meet again early this week.The Hollywood Reporterhas reached out to the AMPTP for comment.Though both the union and the AMPTP are subject to a press blackout during negotiations and specifics on the talks are being kept under wraps, the union has told members that sticking points include codifying adequate rest periods, more compensation from streaming and “new media” projects and funding for its pension and health plan.

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Long past due but, sadly, not sure the members will vote to strike

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IATSE Calls Strike Authorization Vote, as AMPTP Balks at Latest Contract Offer IATSE on Monday called for a strike authorization vote, after the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers declined to respond to the union’s latest contract offer. The vote, assum… IASolidarity That AMPTP statement really makes us sound like greedy bastards! IATSEstrong Oh they BALKED at giving people meal breaks and rest periods so they don’t die driving home, and a living wage for skilled craftspersons?! Yeah sounds real unreasonable you hacks

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