IATSE President Matthew Loeb says the union will be on strike on Monday unless a deal is reached over the next few days.
Loeb said the union will “continue to negotiate with producers in hopes of reaching an agreement this week that addresses core issues, such as reasonable rest periods, meal breaks and a provision for those living on the lower side of wages.” living wage.”
He added, however, that “the pace of the bargain does not reflect any sense of urgency,” and that “without an end date, we can talk forever. Our members deserve to meet their basic needs now.” “
The union has also introduced a “strike clock” which you can view here:
Union members voted overwhelmingly last week to give Loeb the right to call a strike if contract negotiations do not result in a new contract for 60,000 film and television workers. 98.6% of people voted in favor of authorizing the strike, with 90% voting.