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Archive for tag: IATSE

Negotiations are underway for a new IATSE film and TV contract.

13 March, 2018 (17:42) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

    by David Robb March 13, 2018 10:59am Negotiations are underway for a new IATSE film and TV contract. The current pact expires July 31, but a strike is considered unlikely: In its 125-year history, the IATSE has never launched an industrywide walkout. There’s a new wrinkle this year, however. In the wake of […]

IATSE’s Albuquerque Local Boss Accused Of Sexual Harassment In Lawsuit

8 March, 2018 (15:22) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

    by David Robb March 8, 2018 1:50 pm The head of the IATSE local in Albuquerque has been accused of sexually harassing the union’s outside public relations rep and then terminating her contract after she complained. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Santa Fe, Christa Valdez claims that Jon Hendry, business agent of […]

Art Department Staffers Petition AMPTP For Pay Raises, Call For “Livable Wage”

5 March, 2018 (21:55) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

        by David Robb March 3, 2018 9:49am Saying that “it’s time for pay equity,” some 1,700 underpaid art department coordinators and their fellow IATSE members have signed a petition calling on the union to demand significant pay raises for ADCs in the union’s upcoming contract negotiations with management’s AMPTP. An historically […]

NYC Blasted for Not Pulling Film Permits During “Bomb Cyclone”

4 January, 2018 (21:12) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb January 4, 2018 8:22pm SAG-AFTRA’s offices in New York City were closed today due to the “blizzard conditions and inclement weather” that slammed the east coast, but city officials didn’t think the “Bomb Cyclone” blasts of Arctic air and wind were bad enough to pull film permits – much to the […]

It was a good year for Hollywood’s unions, except for two things

30 December, 2017 (18:37) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb December 29, 2017 1:41pm It was a good year for Hollywood’s unions, except for two things: Donald Trump and the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal that came to involve many of their members as both victims and perpetrators. How the unions responded tested their mettle like never before and will continue to do […]