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Vice Employees Go Union!

September 21, 2017

Post-production employees working on video for Vice Media have now won union representation! On Thursday, the company officially recognized the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, as the representative for its East Coast employees working in post on the company’s digital content […]

Contract High – Deluxe Digital Cinema Technicians Win Raises, Respect

August 4, 2017

In a nondescript Burbank falafel joint on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in July of last year, co-workers crowded around an impromptu conference table made up of several four-tops pushed together. A tacky film adhered to the furniture, as is typical of greasy spoons. Sweaty forearms clung stickily to gummy tabletops. […]

Flipping Reality – There’s Power in Post

June 7, 2017

In February 2013, about a year before the formation of the Guild’s Membership Outreach Committee, I and the other editors and assistant editors of the fourth season of Swamp People (2010-present) returned to work under an IATSE contract after a four-day work stoppage that “flipped” the previously non-union show. […]

Digital Cinema Employees Demand Deluxe Raise Wages

January 23, 2017

The delegation of nearly twenty employees delivered a petition from the company’s roughly seventy unionized employees, calling upon their employer to negotiate in good faith to bring wage rates in line with industry standards. […]

Building the More Perfect Union

December 2, 2016

Along with the Guild’s Board, during his tenure, Kutak has overseen much transformation at the local as it has adapted to the upheavals and constant change that are a given in the entertainment industry. […]

Destiny’s Child

December 2, 2016

I was born and raised in a union family, specifically IATSE Local 683. I saw first-hand the benefits of working union. […]

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