Today, Wednesday October 13th, 2021, IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb announced that that a strike date had been set for 12:01 am PDT Monday, October 18th for Locals working under the Hollywood Basic and Area Standards Agreements (including Local 600 and Local 700, who work under these agreements in New York):
LOS ANGELES, CA — International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees International President Matthew Loeb announced today that unless an agreement is reached, union members will begin a nationwide strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on Monday, October 18 at 12:01 a.m., PDT.
Loeb said the union will continue bargaining with the producers this week in the hopes of reaching an agreement that addresses core issues, such as reasonable rest periods, meal breaks, and a living wage for those on the bottom of the wage scale.
“However, the pace of bargaining doesn’t reflect any sense of urgency,” Loeb said. “Without an end date, we could keep talking forever. Our members deserve to have their basic needs addressed now.” Last week, IATSE members who work in television and film production at 36 IATSE local unions across the country voted to authorize the union’s international president to call a strike if contract talks didn’t result in a new contract for 60,000 film and television workers. Voter turnout was 90 percent, with 98.6 percent of those voting in support of authorizing a strike.
What should Local 764 Members do?
Local 764 will continue to update the membership with news from the International on the negotiations for these two contracts.
For questions about your job, and how this strike affects you, you may contact Taylor Savary in the Local 764 office. Please leave a detailed message if leaving a voicemail/sending an email so that Taylor can best direct your questions and get them answered as quickly as possible.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-957-3500 x0
PAST LOCAL 764 EMAILS AND OTHER RESOURCES MAY BE FOUND ON THE MEMBERS’ SECTION OF THE LOCAL 764 WEBSITE www.ia764.org