ACE Comes Out in Support of IATSE as Strike Vote Nears: ‘The Status Quo Isn’t Working’

By Guild Staff

 

American Cinema Editors on Monday offered a strong statement of support for IATSE as the union moves toward a strike authorization vote this weekend.

The 13 Hollywood locals, including MPEG, are asking members to support a strike after multiple rounds of talks with AMPTP, the unit representing producers, failed to produce a new Basic Agreement, stalling over issues such as pay increases and rest periods. An extension to the current contract expired Sept. 10.

“Adequate sleep, reasonable turnaround times, meal breaks, sustainable health and retirement benefits and living wages are the basic building blocks of a healthy industry and benefit producers as well as crew,” ACE, the 71 year-old honorary society for film editors, wrote in a statement.

After voting this weekend, results will be reported Oct. 4.

The entire ACE statement follows:

American Cinema Editors stands in solidarity with IATSE as it advocates for fair and appropriate working conditions for the thousands of crew across the country who play a vital role in the creation of film and television. Adequate sleep, reasonable turnaround times, meal breaks, sustainable health and retirement benefits and living wages are the basic building blocks of a healthy industry and benefit producers as well as crew. The status quo isn’t working and needs to change to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all. Remember to vote YES and rally industry friends and colleagues to do the same. Together we create the change.
 

 

 

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