International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees International President Matthew Loeb announced today that unless an agreement is reached, union members will begin a nationwide strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on Monday, October 18 at 12:01 a.m., PDT.
Loeb said the union will continue bargaining with the producers this week in the hopes of reaching an agreement that addresses core issues, such as reasonable rest periods, meal breaks, and a living wage for those on the bottom of the wage scale. Read full statement ➔
Following late-night bargaining Friday and a unanimous vote to strike earlier this week, stagehands represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 22 have reached an agreement for a new three-year contract with management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The agreement was ratified by the union’s membership at a meeting today.
“This was a long hard slog, but we now have a contract we can live with that protects our members and gives the Kennedy Center the relief it needs to recover from the pain caused by the pandemic,” said IATSE Local 22 President David McIntyre. Read more ➔
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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (American Federation of Musicians Local 40-543) is relocating yet another show due to a labor dispute between management at the Music Center at Strathmore and IATSE Local 868 ticket sellers.