A day after ending one walkout, IATSE has launched another. The union today went on strike against the producers of a City National Bank commercial shooting in Los Angeles. IATSE is telling its members not to render services for the shoot’s production company, Powershot Productions, until a deal on a union contract is reached.
“We remain hopeful that the company will respect its crew and sign a contract,” the union said in a statement.
The strike is just the latest in the IATSE’s ongoing campaign to organize nonunion productions in the city. Last week, the union led a walkout of safety trainers at the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund. That strike was settled Tuesday, and the instructors returned to work.
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