IATSE Organizes Spanish Language Commercials in Los Angeles

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More than 60 workers in motion picture and television production ended up receiving health and retirement benefits when two Spanish-language commercial productions were organized by the IATSE in Los Angeles.

Members reported the commercials for Walmart and AT&T to the IATSE, both in production last week. After the IATSE and local unions visited the sets, the companies were signed to the Commercial Agreement without a need for a strike. Not only did the crew receive benefits, but now every commercial these production companies produce will be done union from now on.

Since the 67th Quadrennial Convention in 2013, the IATSE has emphasized the importance of better working conditions for workers in the entertainment industry. 

To answer the question, “Can we organize Spanish language projects?” The answer is “Sí se puede!”

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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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