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    IATSE Tells Members “Assume There Will Be A Strike”; Union Prepares Latest Contact Proposal For AMPTP As Monday Deadline Looms

    Unique: Hollywood peaks tonight, talks are on between IATSE And this AMPTP Continue early next week in hopes of deferring the strike that could bring most industries to a standstill. “Let’s say there will be a strike and hope there isn’t,” local 800 members were told this afternoon at two planned virtual townhalls.

    “It looks about 50/50 right now, but that can change pretty quickly either way with the mood in the room,” another source close to the talks announced to Deadline. Earlier this week, it sounded like the owner of NBCUniversal Comcast The biggest obstacle was the solution. However, the overall situation has become more fluid once again – up to a point

    With the union setting October 18 12:01 AM as the deadline for its members to stage a sit-in, the ball will soon be in the producers’ court again.

    Deep in search of a deal to avert a Tinseltown Def Con One, IATSE negotiating team led by union boss matt loeb AMPTP is working on submitting its latest proposal for a new three-year agreement to cover issues of increased pay, meal break penalties, increased rest periods and more for the likes of assistants and script coordinators.

    “We have had an exchange with our employers and are preparing our response to them,” Art Directors Guild members were informed Thursday. Sources close to the talks confirm that AMPTP is expecting a new proposal from the IATSE leadership later today or earlier tomorrow. the speed at which AMPTP heads carol lombardini Responding to that response can set the time for the final 60 hours of the conversation.

    At the same time, with more than 21 picketing sites planned for Monday morning, IATSE sent members a detailed FAQ on what to do, what to take home, where to be next week and what financial assistance they are eligible for. may or may not be. strike event. Despite some generational tensions over what actually went on strike, nearly 90% of eligible guild voters in the 60,000-member bargaining unit voted for strike authorization between October 1 and 3. As a result, even the likes of Vladimir Putin could not get through in their rigged elections, with 98% of the smooth and legally-run IATSE vote falling back in favor of giving Loeb and other leaders the strike authorization they requested.

    After sitting on its hands for weeks, AMPTP returned to the virtual bargaining table with IATSE the day after the vote results were announced on October 4. :01 On Monday, it looks like the shutdown will begin and the signs of picketing will increase.

    For this, members are being asked to ensure that their time cards are completed and if they can, take their belongings and kits home on Fridays at the end of the day.

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