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IATSE locals ratify new contract with Hollywood producers

July 03, 2012|By Ben Fritz
  • IATSE's new contract with Hollywood producers provides for a 2% annual wage increase and a 20% raise in employer contributions to the union health plan. Above, picketers protest outside the production offices of Origina Productions in Burbank in February. Two unions, the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees and the Teamsters, had gone on strike.
IATSE's new contract with Hollywood producers provides for a 2% annual… (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles…)

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents more than 38,000 behind-the-scenes workers in the film and television industries, has ratified a new three-year contract with Hollywood producers.

Fourteen Hollywood locals, which represent IATSE members in professions such as camera operator, set decorator and grip, unanimously approved the new contract, which provides for a 2% annual wage increase and a 20% raise in employer contributions to the union health plan.

However, members with dependents will be required to pay healthcare premiums for the first time as part of a deal to close a deficit in the union's health and pension plans.

The three-year contract, tentatively agreed to by union leaders and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in April, goes into effect Aug. 1.

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