Moviegoers and rated audiences can breathe a sigh of relief: the workers’ strike in Hollywood was averted at the last minute. The International Alliance of Platform Workers, an international union of film crews representing tens of thousands of filmmakers, announced an agreement with production companies on its website yesterday.
IATSE President Matthew Loeb announced in a statement that the three-year agreement was “the end of Hollywood”. The agreement has not yet been ratified by union members.
The strike was called off at the last minute
The Association of Production Companies, the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers, confirmed the deal to CNN without giving any information. The union, which represents cameramen as well as costume designers and costume designers, said earlier it would strike at midnight today.
Samuel L. Many movie stars and senators such as Jackson and politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren publicly supported the call for a strike. It may be the first nationwide strike by the union since 1945. The last minute included working hours that were too long and practically unregulated for the union.
Unusual working hours
According to IATSE, the deal offers a “significant wage increase” and a “living wage for those at the bottom of the pay scale”. Daily rest periods are also agreed.
Hollywood is notorious for having unusual working hours that many employees find difficult to reconcile with their personal lives. Recently, however, a growing number of employees on the Internet have shared shocking stories. Cameraman Scott Cyracusano accused production companies of treating film crews as “spending capital.”