Union calls deal to avert strike ‘a Hollywood ending’ as negotiations continue for workers in other parts of country
The association representing manufacturers made a tentative offer with the International Alliance of Theatrical Phase Worker (IATSE), a union representing approximately 60,000 movie and tv employees, consisting of specialists and craftspeople, IATSE revealed Saturday.
“I can confirm we reached an agreement that will keep the industry working,” Jarryd Gonzales, representative for the Alliance of Movie and Tv Producers (AMPTP), stated in a declaration to CNN. “At this time, we are not sharing details of the agreement.”
AMPTP is the group representing manufacturers.
An eleventh-hour offer in between manufacturers and a union representing specialists and set employees to prevent a West Coast strike resembles something out of a motion picture, union management stated.
“This is a Hollywood ending,” IATSE International president Matthew Loeb stated in a composed declaration. “Our members stood firm. They’re tough and united.”
“We went toe to toe with some of the richest and most powerful entertainment and tech companies in the world, and we have now reached an agreement with the AMPTP that meets our members’ needs,” he included.
Neither the union nor AMPTP launched precise information of the tentative pact, which should be validated by union subscription. Nevertheless, IATSE stated the offer consists of “a living wage for the lowest-paid earners” along with “retroactive wage increases of 3% annually.”
“Increased meal period penalties,” “daily rest periods of 10 hours without exclusions,” and “Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Holiday added to schedule” were likewise consisted of in the tentative contract to name a few arrangements.
IATSE vice president Mike Miller argued TV and film producers will also benefit from the deal.
“This settlement allows pre-production, production and post-production to continue without interruption,” Miller stated. “Workers should have improved morale and be more alert. Health and safety standards have been upgraded.”
While the offer prevents a Hollywood walkout, the union says negotiations continue on a separate contract called the Area Standards Agreement for people who work on films and TV shows produced in other parts of the country, including New Mexico, New York, Georgia and Louisiana.
CNN’s Megan Thomas and Sandra Gonzalez added to this report.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.