Negotiations Update: Hollywood Basic General Negotiations Week 3 Wraps With New Bargaining Dates Expected In June, ASA Talks Set to Start

Graphic: IATSE Communications / Photo: Greg Gayne, IATSE Local 600

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) completed a third week of Basic Agreement General Negotiations on Thursday following their restart on April 29th.  

Bargaining topics this week included retirement and health benefits, as well as further exchanges around artificial intelligence (AI), wages and working conditions, subcontracting, the Videotape Agreement and Sideletters.

IATSE’s goals during these negotiations remain enhanced contract language covering safety, subcontracting and working conditions, guardrails around the deployment of new AI technologies and updated contract terms that ensure economic stability for members and their families.

International President Matthew D. Loeb stated, “We are working toward setting additional bargaining dates to continue to negotiate the deal our members deserve. Talks remain ongoing and we are focused on achieving the goals we came to the table with: improved wages and safer working conditions, consistent funding for our benefit plans, reasonable AI and subcontracting protections, and appropriate enhancements to our Videotape Agreement and Sideletters.”

The Hollywood Basic Crafts, which includes Teamsters Local 399, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40 (IBEW) and Laborers International Union of North America Local 724 (LiUNA!), among others, joined the IATSE Basic Negotiating Committee for the benefits portion of the talks on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Talks now shift to the Area Standards Agreement (ASA) negotiations starting May 20. Meanwhile, Basic Agreement negotiations are expected to restart in early June. Both agreements expire July 31 and the Negotiating Committees are not interested in an extension.

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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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