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Hollywood TV, Movie Producers’ Contract With Stage Workers Ratified by Union

IATSE locals sign off on a new Basic Agreement which will run through 2018, just like the directors, writers and actors’ guilds

The 13 local unions representing more than 43,000 IATSE stagehands have ratified a new contract with Hollywood TV and movie producers, the union said Tuesday.

The basic agreement between the members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) runs for three years.

“The new contract represents significant gains and continued security for the welfare and livelihood of the members it covers,” said IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb.

Key provisions of the 2015-18 Basic Agreement include annual wage and pension increases, and no cuts or increased costs to the participants of the health plan. The two sides reached an agreement in April.

Substantial improvements in working conditions for new media productions were also made, according to the union. The Directors Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America have all signed off on pacts that cover the same time period.