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IATSE Covers “Gravedancers” With A Contract Following An All Night Bargaining Session

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Continuing the IATSE’s organizing blitz, International Representatives Scott Harbinson and Dan Mahoney made their way to Greensboro, NC to face off with the sub-million dollar horror film, “Gravedancers”. Working with Local 600 Eastern Regional Director Chaim Kantor and Local 491 Business Agent, Ben Adams; an agreement was reached during an all-night negotiating session that followed a successful job action. The picket line was supported by key union and non-union personnel alike, leaving the employer no choice but to recognize the union and bargain.

The agreement provides for full, retroactive benefits; a one-time wage bonus and a contractualstructure that provides for overtime, meal penalty, turn around and all of the other considerations professional crew persons have worked to establish throughout the industry.

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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 160,000 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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