An eleventh-hour deal between producers and a union representing technicians and set workers to avoid a West Coast strike is like something out of a movie, union leadership said.
“This is a Hollywood ending,” IATSE International president Matthew Loeb said in a written statement. “Our members stood firm. They’re tough and united.”
“We went toe to toe with some of the richest and most powerful entertainment and tech companies in the world, and we have now reached an agreement with the AMPTP that meets our members’ needs,” él agregó.
Neither the union nor AMPTP released exact details of the tentative pact, which must be ratified by union membership. sin embargo, IATSE said the deal includes “a living wage for the lowest-paid earners” así como también “retroactive wage increases of 3% annually.”
“Increased meal period penalties,” “daily rest periods of 10 hours without exclusions,” y “Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Holiday added to schedule” were also included in the tentative agreement among other provisions.
IATSE vice president Mike Miller argued TV and film producers will also benefit from the deal.
“This settlement allows pre-production, production and post-production to continue without interruption,” Miller dijo. “Workers should have improved morale and be more alert. Health and safety standards have been upgraded.”
While the deal prevents a Hollywood walkout, the union says negotiations continue on a separate contract called the Area Standards Agreement for people who work on films and TV shows produced in other parts of the country, including New Mexico, Nueva York, Georgia and Louisiana.
The last major Hollywood strike was in
2007 after the Writers Guild of America failed to reach an agreement with AMPTP
. It impacted everything from movie productions and TV series to late-night shows and lasted