IATSE Members Brace for Possible Strike: ‘There’s No Logical Reason to Work Crews to Death’

As contract negotiations stall between the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, crew members have taken to social media to share their support for a possible strike action and for the terms that IATSE is demanding in the next deal.Health plan funding, pension plans, rest breaks, longer turnaround times between production hours and concessions to shorten the workday are among the agenda items that IATSE are seeking for union members.Charlese Antoinette Jones, who counts “Raising Dion” and “Judas and the Black Messiah” among her costume design credits, says the biggest issue for her is pay equity.

It was only in 2019 on “Raising Dion” that she started making scale.“I didn’t get per diem sometimes on out-of-town jobs.

I found out white production designers were getting per diem and I wasn’t,” she says.

“That’s the racial implications of it,

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