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IATSE Says It Remains “Very Far Apart” On Terms For A New Film & TV Contract With AMPTP

IATSE Says It Remains “Very Far Apart” On Terms For A New Film & TV Contract With AMPTP

IATSE leaders say they remain “very far apart” on a wide range of issues in their negotiations with management’s AMPTP for a new film and TV contract.

“After more than six weeks of negotiation over a period of four months, it remains clear that the employers are unwilling to resolve our priority issues – living wages, reasonable rest, meal breaks, sustainable benefits and streaming – aka ‘not so new media,’” IATSE president Matthew Loeb and leaders of the union’s 13 West Coast studio locals said today in a message to their members.

“Despite first person testimonials, specific examples and our multiple counter proposals in response to the employers’ stated concerns, we remain very far apart,” they said. “We have made some progress, but the employers have indicated they have done all they need to do.”

The current contract, which had been set to expire on July 31, was extended to Sept. 10 to

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