A totally, unnecessarily unacceptable agreement on the conclusion of the ongoing negotiations on the basic agreement was reached this morning. I`ll send several e-mails. A brief note that now touches on the main points of the agreement: Website: www.iatselocal80.org e-mail: gro.016068125998laco1606812599lesta1606812599i@lia1606812599m1606812599 Interlocutor: Thom Davis, Business Representative Entertainment Companies are created to make a profit. However, in pursuit of this objective, the interests and well-being of skilled artists and craftsmen who serve the entertainment industry are often threatened or, in many cases, totally neglected. Therefore, the goal of the Art Directors Guild Local 800 is to improve the quality of life of its members through “collective bargaining.” Simply put, if we are united, we are able to negotiate wages, working conditions and benefits that are fair and equitable. Health and welfare, pensions and minimum wage schedules and working conditions are negotiated by the union in most of our collective agreements, and employers make contributions on behalf of insured workers in accordance with these agreements. If the interim contract were to be ratified, it would be a follow-up contract for the current three-year contract for 13 Hollywood residents, including Cinematographers Guild Local 600, Publisher Guild Local 700 and Art Directors Guild Local 800. In total, the contract has more than 43,000 employees. The negotiations took place under an information blackout. IATSE usually reaches an agreement with the AMPTP well before expiry, so the fact that negotiations remain open has been interpreted as a sign of the difficulty of reaching a compromise, amid profound changes in the functioning of the entertainment business.
In 2015, IATSE reached an interim agreement more than three months before its expiry. In 13 western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming), being placed on the Industry Experience Roster (also called “IER” or “Roster”) to work or be hired for an IATSE contract project is a prerequisite. The Roster is a list of union members who have recorded a certain amount of work experience in a given mission. Once individuals have been admitted to the Roster, they can work on IATSE contract projects and are entitled to join their local project. The Roster is managed by the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF). Contract services are available to comply with the terms of collective agreements between film and television industry unions and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). We provide services to individuals working under the collective agreements of 14 local unions of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the five basic Crafts unions, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Website: www.local706.org e-mail: gro.6160681259907lac1606812599olai@1606812599ofni1606812599 1st person: Randy Sayer, Business Representative- Ext.
1100 Email: gro.6160681259907lac1606812599olai@1606812599reyas1606812599r1606812599 2. Contact: Polly Lucke, Roster Business Representative- Ext. 1101 E-mail: gro.6160681259907lac1606812599olai@1606812599ekcul1606812599p1606812599 people who perform covert work as an artistic director or assistant under a local collective agreement 800 or IATSE can apply to be a member 30 days after the start of the job.