IATSE Issues Statement of Support for Teamsters, Hollywood Basic Crafts

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees issued the following statement in support of the Hollywood Basic Crafts, which includes Teamsters Local 399, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40 (IBEW), Laborers International Union of North America Local 724 (LiUNA!), United Association Plumbers Local 78 (UA) and Operating Plasterers & Cement Masons International Association (OPCMIA) Local 755 as these unions continue their negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP) on Monday:

“Throughout IATSE’s negotiations with the studios, the Teamsters and Hollywood Basic Crafts locked arms with us — even jointly negotiating our shared MPI benefits at the table with us for the first time in decades.

As the Teamsters and Hollywood Basic Crafts resume negotiations with the studios, we reiterate our full support for the Hollywood Basic Crafts’ fight for fair wages, safe working conditions, AI protections, bolstered benefits, and more — just as their unions have supported us.

We urge the AMPTP to negotiate in good faith and come to fair agreements that address the unique priorities of the Teamsters and Hollywood Basic Crafts. Nothing moves without the crew.”

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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.

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General: comms@iatse.net
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