October 13, 2021
(Reuters) – Workers behind the scenes of Hollywood movies and TV shows will launch a national strike next week unless contract negotiations with producers are settled, their union said Wednesday.
If the agreement is not reached by 12:01 PDT on October 18, the International Alliance of Theatrical Film and Theater Labor Union (IATSE), which represents about 60,000 off-screen workers, including cameramen and make-up artists, will threaten to suspend work. let’s start doing …. To ruin a major studio, IATSE President Matthew Robe said.
Hoping to reach an agreement on a new contract by Monday’s strike deadline, the union will negotiate with producers this week on issues such as reasonable breaks, meal breaks, and salary increases for people at lower wage levels. continue. Robe said.
“But the pace of negotiations does not reflect a sense of urgency,” Loeb said in a statement. “Without the end date, we could continue talking forever. Our members are worth addressing their basic needs right now.”
The Film and Television Producers Alliance (AMPTP) says the studio is working hard to keep the industry alive, which has provided home entertainment escapes for many remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Told.
AMPTP spokesman Jarryd Gonzales said: Last week, 90% of IATSE members cast ballots and more than 98% of the returned votes voted for the strike.
The union wants to reduce working hours, which can be up to about 14 hours a day, as demand for TV shows and movies grows, especially on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Disney +, Apple TV +, and Amazon Video. I am.
In the early days of streaming and online media, we are demanding higher wages for workers in streaming projects, which are lower wages than jobs on mainstream and cable television programs under a contract signed in 2009.
During the recent major strike in Hollywood by film and television screenwriters during the three months from late 2007 to early 2008, all screenplays were forcibly shut down and the television network became comedy and drama. Was rebroadcast.
(Report by Barbara Goldberg, New York, edited by Aurora Ellis)
Hollywood crew will go on strike next week unless a contract with the producer is signed
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