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AI, Wages Discussed In Latest Week of Talks

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AI, Wages Discussed In Latest Week of Talks
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IATSE West Coast Locals and main Hollywood studios and streamers tackled points together with AI and wages of their newest week of common negotiations, the union reported to members on Friday.

The 2 events additionally mentioned working situations, the difficulty of corporations allegedly subcontracting work that IATSE believes is roofed beneath its contract to exterior events, IATSE’s Videotape Settlement (which covers some actuality exhibits, sport exhibits, awards exhibits, stay TV and half-hour exhibits) and sideletters that the union desires to dispose of.

The union didn’t present any extra particulars on the substance of those conversations in its Friday message, which nonetheless positioned the talks as progressing successfully to this point. The union’s worldwide president, Matthew Loeb, stated in a press release that the union had been “constructively participating” with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers, which bargains on behalf of studios and streamers with Hollywood unions.

“The objective of those negotiations is to make sure that our contracts hold tempo with the fast evolution of the leisure trade. In lots of instances, the language within the earlier agreements not works for our members,” Loeb said. “We’re constructively participating with employers to improve it and adapt our contracts to present working situations.”

A union insider added to The Hollywood Reporter that the talks have been described as extra productive to this point than 2021’s spherical of negotiations, which stretched out over many months and culminated in an awesome strike authorization vote from crew members. (The union didn’t finally strike, however as a substitute reached a last-minute deal that was controversial with its members.)

THR has reached out to the AMPTP for remark.

The union instructed its members Friday that discussions will proceed for West Coast Locals till Could 16, after which level the union will pivot to bargaining its Space Requirements Settlement (which covers a bunch of Locals exterior of New York and the West Coast). At present, there are not any plans for the Fundamental Settlement talks to stretch past Could 16.

The Space Requirements Settlement discussions, set to happen between Could 20 and Could 31, will cowl lots of the identical points that West Coast Locals are at the moment discussing with employers — together with AI, wage will increase, working situations, pension and well being contributions and job safety. Present iterations of each the Fundamental Settlement and Space Requirements Settlement are scheduled to run out on July 31.

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