Reprinted from an IATSE press release on October 12, 2017. It is unattributed.
Congratulations to those who stood strong on the Mustang picket lines! After negotiations went late into the night, today the crew returns to work with the benefits of a union agreement in place! Working conditions such as 10 hour daily turnaround, weekend turnaround, triple time after 15 and strong meal penalties are in effect, and for those on distant location, they will now receive idle day pay. All those in IA-covered positions will also receive a day’s pay for the lost day of work.
And finally, the aggressive member of production who was the source of our unfair labor practice charge has been fired. Now that this is a union production, IATSE members are now permitted to service this production.
Organizing makes us stronger!
IATSE Pickets Legende Films’ ‘Mustang’ Production, Wins Contract
Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on October 13, 2017.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has won a contract on the Legende Films drama Mustang after crew members in Carson City, Nevada, walked off the job and took to the picket line. “After negotiations went late into the night, the crew returned to work with the benefits of a union agreement in place,” the union said Thursday.
IATSE also said that an “aggressive” member of the production team “who was the source of our labor practice charge has been fired.” Strikers also will get a day’s pay for the lost day of work. The new contract includes a 10-hour daily turnaround, weekend turnaround, triple time after 15 work hours and meal penalties.
“Now that this is a union production, IATSE members are permitted to service this production,” the union said.
The film, from French producer Alain Goldman through his Legende Films, stars Matthias Schoenaerts as a convict who trains wild mustangs as part of a rehabilitation program and Susan Sarandon as the prison therapist. Goldman could not be reached for comment.