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IATSE Locals Unanimously Ratify New Hollywood Basic Agreement

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Los Angeles, July 3 – The 14 Hollywood-based locals representing over 38,000 members of the IATSE working in motion picture and television production have ratified the new Hollywood Basic Agreement with the AMPTP.  The three-year contract, which will go into effect August 1, 2012, is the result of negotiations that began March 7 and concluded April 12.

IA President Matthew D. Loeb stated, “The AMPTP knew we were going to stand fast on several important points in the negotiations and this agreement represents a fair and equitable contract for our members.”

Loeb added,  “This is a strong contract at a time when unions in both the public and private sectors are under fire nationwide.  We have protected our members in all the areas we cover and look forward to keeping our members working. 

“We exceeded standards significantly, especially in health contributions.” 

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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.

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