Landmark tentative agreement reached for IATSE West Coast Film and Television Workers before Strike Deadline

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LOS ANGELES – A nationwide strike that would have started Monday was averted today when the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) reached a tentative three-year agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for The Basic and Videotape Agreements which affects 40,000 film and television workers represented by 13 West Coast IATSE local unions.  The proposed contract addresses core issues, including reasonable rest periods; meal breaks; a living wage for those on the bottom of the pay scale; and significant increases in compensation to be paid by […]

Union Colours for Drayton Entertainment as Scenic Painters Vote to Join IATSE

TORONTO, ON – Scenic artists/painters at Drayton Entertainment have voted unanimously to join IATSE Local 828, which represents scenic artists and prop builders throughout the Province of Ontario. The decision from the Labour Relations Board of Ontario was issued on October 14, and awards Local 828 jurisdiction for all Drayton Entertainment’s scenic artists/painters “engaged in painting and/or […]

Strike Date Set for 60,000 Film and Television Workers

Unless an Agreement is Reached, IATSE Members Will Begin Nationwide Strike on Oct. 18 at 12:01 a.m. (PDT) 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 […]

Commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day

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Indigenous People’s Day reimagines the formerly named Columbus Day and shifts from a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity for reflection on the experiences and history of Native Americans and to reveal a more accurate history of the United States that is taught in schools, museums and public spaces. For many years, Columbus Day has […]

Stagehands and the Kennedy Center’s Management Reach Agreement on a New Contract

WASHINGTON – Following late-night bargaining Friday and a unanimous vote to strike earlier this week, stagehands represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 22 have reached an agreement for a new three-year contract with management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  The agreement was ratified by the union’s membership […]

North Shore Music Theatre Stagehands Prevail in Strike for Livable Wages

North Shore Music Theatre stage crew thrilled to return to dazzle audiences Beverly, MA – Tonight, the show will go on at North Shore Music Theatre. Experienced stage crew will return to work tonight with their heads held high after reaching a new interim agreement with theatre management that will ensure well-deserved wage increases for […]


Local 11 members strike

The show will not go on at North Shore Music Theatre as dozens of stagehands walk-off job.   NSMT owner Bill Hanney allegedly took over $4,000,000 in taxpayer-funded pandemic loans and grants while paying staff peanuts **This action is unrelated to the ongoing film and television negotiations with the AMPTP** Beverly, MA — The show will not […]

Schiff, Padilla and 118 Members of Congress Call for Improved Wages and Working Conditions for Behind-the-Scenes Entertainment Workers

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), along with 118 Senators and Members of the House sent a letter to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers urging the association to negotiate collaboratively and in good faith with Hollywood craft workers advocating for improved wages and working conditions on […]

At least $1 million for Cineflix workers in class action lawsuit proposed settlement

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Deal could include first-ever union contract in Factual TV TORONTO (Sept. 27, 2021) – Two of Canada’s top media and entertainment unions say they’re pleased with the proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit that will see Factual TV company Cineflix pay workers at least $1 million – and possibly sign a union collective agreement […]