2024 IATSE-AMPTP Pre-Bargaining Update

Ahead of IATSE’s upcoming negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) beginning on March 4, 2024, the union is issuing the following update:

This week, the IATSE Negotiating Committees for the Hollywood Basic Agreement and the Area Standards Agreement continued their ongoing work:

  • Analyzing member feedback gathered through bargaining surveys, local union meetings/town halls, digital communications, and one on one conversations
  • Identifying members’ unique collective priorities
  • Formulating a comprehensive package of proposals and strategic planning based on those priorities.

In other words, the Negotiating Committees — consisting of IATSE members representing each of the 38 involved local unions in addition to subject experts, staff, and elected leaders — remain engaged drafting the proposals that address the issues members brought to the committees through the democratic process.

The Communications Subcommittees launched two microsites, basic.iatse.net and asa.iatse.net. At launch, these resources included roadmaps of the negotiation process, historical context and past priorities, in-depth negotiation educational videos, and a toolkit featuring “Many Crafts, One Fight” campaign branding. The sites are living documents and will be updated with new information, resources, and announcements regularly.

The Negotiating Committees’ goal is to educate and inform the IATSE membership through direct communication. IATSE Members should continue to expect to receive accurate and up-to-date information before the press or the general public.

For future bargaining updates, look for direct communications to come via email through your local union, and in some cases subsequently published on the official microsites, IATSE.net, and/or official union social media channels.

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 170,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

For more information please contact:
General: comms@iatse.net
Press: press@iatse.net


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