Theatrical Stage Employees ( IATSE ) and the union's 14 Hollywood locals approved a new three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The 38,000 union members in those locals are camera operators, set decorators, grips and others who work behind the scenes on movies and TV shows
IATSE President Matthew D. Loeb said the Hollywood Basic Agreement “represents a fair and equitable contract for our members.”
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.
The new contract goes into effect Aug. 1.