BREAKING: An 11th-hour deal has been reached to avert a strike of film and television crews. A strike would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.
Union members said previous contracts allowed their employers to force them to work excessive hours and deny them reasonable rest via meal breaks and sufficient time off between shifts. Leaders said the lowest paid crafts were receiving unlivable wages and streaming outlets including Netflix, Apple and Amazon were allowed to work them even harder for less money.
Details of the new contracts were not immediately revealed.The union reported on Oct. 4 that its members had voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, setting off industry-wide fears, but negotiations immediately resumed between IATSE and the AMPTP.
A Monday strike deadline was set on Wednesday when talks stagnated, but the union said subsequent negotiations were productive.It would have been the first nationwide strike in the 128-year history of IATSE, and would have affected not just the Los Angeles area and New York but growing production hubs like Georgia, New Mexico and Colorado. headtopics.com
During negotiations, many prominent names in entertainment spoke out in favor of the union’s demands, including Octavia Spencer, Mindy Kaling and Jane Fonda. The Directors Guild of America issued a statement of solidarity too, signed by the likes of Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Ron Howard and Ava DuVernay.
___AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr contributed to this story from Pittsburgh. Read more: The Associated Press »
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UnionStrong AP News editor's where is the money? Epic 400 Billion reportedly scammed from Covid 19 relief fund. What was the deal…? What did the union get in return? That's good. If people didn't get their shows they might realize what pickle their in. phew closeone They could go on strike and it could last for years and I would never notice nor give a crap !
3 % raise per year, w/5% percent inflation is a wage cut. 14 hour days is not 8 hours or even the minimum 12 that workers expected and 54 hours weekends mean Fraturdays are still here. Rotten deal. Nobody cares. Damn, as happy as I am they made a deal, the trouble it would have caused if they actually made it to the strike could have really helped disrupt shit and could have helped all steiling workers
I still don’t know all the details yet, but this is a step in the right direction for us. Leadership has given up so much just to get contracts signed over the past 20 years. This should be the start to turn things back to where they were. I wouldn’t count on it. Expect a NO vote from membership.
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*Reminder: Members still must vote whether to ratify the contract or not. lesgo After COVID the studios & stations decided to forgo a little bit of their profit to pay fair wages. Great that they’re talking & trying to work together to improveworkingconditions. Not “just as”, “because of”. Oh a strike of film and television crews is going tostrike fear into the hearts of everyone 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
Needed to keep the masses distracted What a shame that would’ve been NY IATSE theater ppl are breathing a sigh of relief. I hope they got what they want and deserve.
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Hollywood crews union nearing a deal with studios that would avert a strikeIATSE is close to a new contract with the Hollywood studios, which would end a months-long standoff that threatened to trigger an historic strike that would have halted productions nationwide Over-whelming detail I see repeated in this issue is that workers are being forced into 14 hour shifts by 'studios' who don't seen to care about safety or family time It really sounds like someone needs to hire better schedulers. No other industry just shrugs at this kinda crap A lot of IATSE members are sighing while reading this thinking they were really looking forward to seeing their families and getting decent night's sleep next week between picket line shifts DONT BELIEVE IT UNTIL YOU HEAR IT FROM IATSE DIRECTLY!