IATSE Has a Deal – But Many Members Aren’t Satisfied by the Early Details

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Union leaders will have to convince a skeptical rank-and-file

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IATSE has averted the first Hollywood strike in its history by reaching a deal with Hollywood film and TV producers on Saturday less than two days before the union’s deadline. But while full details of the agreement are still to come, many rank-and-file members have expressed early skepticism and disappointment at what they have heard so far about the deal.

On both social media and in conversations with TheWrap, several below-the-line Hollywood workers in IATSE said they are not pleased with working condition issues like lunch breaks and turnarounds detailed in the memo sent out on Saturday night announcing the three-year deal.