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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 01:14 PM

IATSE Sets Strike Date for 60,000 Film and Television Workers, Ratcheting Pressure on Studios

Source: Variety

Negotiations to prevent a strike that could bring the film and television production business to its knees are going down to the wire.

Matthew Loeb, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said early Wednesday that unless an agreement is reached, 60,000 union members will begin a nationwide strike against the major studios on Oct. 18 at 12:01 a.m. Such a work stoppage would be catastrophic, halting production across the U.S.

Union members are demanding better hours and working conditions, saying that the surge in production over the past decade has led to long hours and dangerous situations on set.

Loeb said the union will continue bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers this week in the hopes of reaching an agreement that addresses core issues. The unions are seeking a 10-hour turnaround between shifts for all workers, as well as a 54-hour turnaround on weekends. They are also seeking increased meal penalties, as a way to force productions to stop for lunch, and an end to discounted rates for streaming services.



Read more: https://variety.com/2021/film/news/iatse-sets-strike-date-film-and-television-workers-1235088054/

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Sedona Oct 13 OP
Cozmo Oct 13 #1
LudwigPastorius Oct 13 #2
2naSalit Oct 13 #3
Roy Rolling Oct 13 #4
2naSalit Oct 13 #5

Response to Sedona (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 01:51 PM

1. I stand with IATSE, always

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 03:06 PM

2. Full solidarity with my union brothers and sisters!

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Response to Sedona (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 03:08 PM

3. OMG!

The sacred cow of entertainment might be disrupted! Whatever will the world, especially for merikkans, do without that sacred entertainment?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 05:52 PM

4. If you Wanna Whine

Start Your own thread. I am one person who will be out of a job for the fourth time in two years from pandemic, floods, pandemic 2, hurricanes, and now maybe a strike.

The thread is about a looming strike, your anger at the entertainment industry is noted, but not helpful for Democrats. The entertainment industry is one of the few industries left with strong unions, and workers in those jobs deserve support for their working conditions, not heckling about their career choice.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:02 PM

5. Your misinterpretation of my message is noted.

It was aimed at the whiners, fyi.

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