July 3, 2012 |
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.
December 17, 2012 |
The dispute between the newly formed Pac-12 Network and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is escalating. IATSE, which represents over 100,000 crew members who work on movies and TV shows, will set up picket lines outside college games at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday and Saturday and at USC's Galen Center on Thursday, according to sources close to the union. The union earlier this month declared a strike against the Pac-12 Network, contending the network was using non-union crews, who are generally paid lower wages and don't have benefits.
August 17, 1991 |
Should Bart Simpson join a union? In an effort to win converts to the union cause, a Hollywood guild orchestrated the filing of a lawsuit Friday on behalf of animators who work on "The Simpsons"--even though the cartoonists are not union members. With the help and support of Local 839 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes (IATSE), one current employee and one former employee of Klasky-Csupo, Inc.
August 1, 2012 |
Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" is now yukking it up with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. IATSE, the union representing crew members who worked behind the scenes on film and TV shows, said Wednesday that technical employees of “The Daily Show” have unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The contract is the culmination of negotiations between IATSE and the producers of the hit made-for-basic-cable series after voluntary recognition of the union by the employer, IATSE said.
June 9, 2012 |
Crew members from the new Los Angeles-based reality TV show "The Great Escape" walked off the job after talks between producers and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees broke down on Friday. IATSE, which represents technical workers who operate behind the scenes on films and TV shows, has called a strike against the TNT series, alleging producers have blocked efforts to bring union benefits to the show's crew. "By obstructing the IATSE's organizing efforts, the union has declared the show and company off-limits for its members," IATSE said in a statement Saturday morning.
May 26, 1991
Bruce Willis' remarks that unions, presumably including his own Screen Actors Guild, have put a "gun to (the) head" of the producers and thereby become the chief reason for the atrocious costs of making movies were vicious, uncalled for and untrue ("Bruce & Joel's Q & A Adventure," May 19). The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes is the largest union in the entertainment field. Our people are so-called below-the-line employees: camera and sound crews, editors, electricians, grips, special-effects people and many others.