IATSE Continues Bargaining With AMPTP; More Basic Agreement Talks Set For June

IATSE has concluded its first week of negotiating a new three-year deal for its nationwide locals.

The union shifted its focus this week to the Area Standards Agreement, which covers 23 locals across the U.S. excluding Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.

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According to IATSE, talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers centered around classification and wage adjustments, subcontracting, working conditions and benefits enhancements.

Talks on the ASA are expected to pick back up on Tuesday and run through the end of next week.

IATSE still has some points to nail down in the Basic Agreement, which encompasses the 13 west coast studio locals. Those talks are expected to resume on June 3.

“This negotiation is fundamentally about ensuring the employers respect our right to get off our feet and get some rest during a long workday, to get home safely and see our families and have some economic stability. The work will continue next week when we resume our talks with the employers,” International President Matthew D. Loeb said in a statement to members Friday.

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