2024 Basic Agreement Negotiations

Welcome to our negotiations page, your go-to hub for the latest updates and information on ongoing discussions. Here, members can access up-to-date information to stay informed and engaged through the negotiation process. 

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General Negotiations Begin:

 


Hollywood Basic Local Negotiations Update: Local 705 Becomes 11th To Reach Tentative Agreement With AMPTP (April 19, 2024)

The Motion Picture Costumers, IATSE Local 705, reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on Wednesday. Read full update


Hollywood Basic Local Negotiations Update: Local 728 Joins 700 and 892 In The Latest Group To Reach Tentative Agreements (April 12, 2024)

With the close of Local 728's in-person negotiations, now 10 of the 13 West Coast Studio Locals (80, 600, 695, 706, 729, 800, 700, 728, 871 and 892) have reached tentative agreements with the AMPTP. Both Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700, and Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, reached their tentative agreements on April 5. Read full update


Negotiations: Where We Are & What's Next (Video) (April 9, 2024) 


Hollywood Basic Local Negotiations Update: Local 871 Reaches Tentative Agreement, 728, 892 and 700 to Continue Talks (April 5, 2024)

Following three days of in-person negotiations, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 871 reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on their craft-specific issues on Wednesday. Now seven of the 13 West Coast Studio Locals (80, 600, 695, 706, 729, 800 and 871) have reached tentative agreements with the AMPTP. Read full update


Hollywood Basic Local Negotiations Update: Locals 80, 706 Reach TentativeAgreements with AMPTP, Basic and Area Standards Schedules to Shift in May (April 2, 2024)

Last week, three West Coast Studio Locals of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) reached tentative agreements with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, Local 706, reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP on March 27 while Local 80 reached a tentative agreement with the employers on March 28. It was previously announced Local 695 had reached a tentative agreement with the employers on Monday, March 25. Read full update


Hollywood Basic Local Negotiations Update: Local 695 Reaches Tentative Agreement With AMPTP, Other Locals’ Talks to Follow (March 26, 2024)

Following a day of in-person negotiations, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 695 reached a tentative agreement on the Locals’ craft-specific issues, Monday. IATSE International Vice President Mike Miller commented, “I applaud the leadership shown by Local 695’s Negotiating Committee. Their work to prepare thoroughly for this round of negotiations helped pave the way for this tentative agreement." Read full update


Hollywood Basic Local Negotiations Update: Locals 600, 729 and 800 Reach Tentative Agreements With AMPTP (March 22, 2024)

This week marked the successful conclusion of in-person bargaining with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Locals 600, 729 and 800 and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). These Locals have reached tentative agreements with employers on their craft-specific issues. Read full update


Bargaining Update: Local Negotiations Day #3 (March 20, 2024)

Today marked the conclusion of our bargaining team's in-person local negotiations with the AMPTP regarding our Camera and Publicist Agreements. We've reached a tentative agreement on Local 600 specific issues. We wish the remainder of the West Coast Studio Locals best of luck as they negotiate their local specific issues. Read full update


Bargaining Update: Local Negotiations Day #1 (March 18, 2024)

Today marked the beginning of our Local Negotiations with the AMPTP. Led by our chief negotiator, National Executive Director Alex Tonisson, we entered local negotiations fully prepared with our proposals for the Camera, Publicists and Amendment Agreements and ready to respond to proposals put forth by the AMPTP. Read full update


Local 600 Negotiations Media Kit (March 13, 2024)

On Monday, March 18, your Local 600 Bargaining Committee will kick off Local Negotiations with the AMPTP. We encourage you to show your support and solidarity for your bargaining team by posting messages of solidarity on social media. Your communications team put together a media kit with shareable content. Use the hashtags #IStandWith600, #Local600Strong and #IASolidarity in your posts and tag us at @ICGLocal600.


Bargaining Update: End of Week #1 (March 7, 2024)

Week One: IATSE-AMPTP Hollywood Basic Agreement General Negotiations and Joint MPI Benefits Update. Read full update


Negotiating Benefits: The Current State of Our MPI Plans (Video) (March 5, 2024)


Bargaining Update: MPIPHP/Basic Benefits Negotiations (March 4, 2024)

Today, at 2 pm (PST), the Negotiating Committee members representing IATSE’s 13 Hollywood Locals, Teamsters Local 399, and Basic Crafts met with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to begin negotiations relating to the shared Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans (MPIPHP). Read full update


Pre-Bargaining Update: "Many Crafts, One Fight" Solidarity Rally on Sunday, March 3 (February 21, 2024)

IATSE, the Teamsters, and the Hollywood Basic Crafts will host a pre-negotiations kickoff rally on Sunday, March 3 at Woodley Park in Encino. All the below-the-line unions are committed to addressing the unique priorities of each craft, and we are united in our fight to win on issues that affect all of us like economics, sustainable health and retirement benefits, safe working conditions on and off set, among other issues. Read full announcement


Pre-Bargaining Update: Negotiations Begin on March 4 (February 14, 2024)

Ahead of IATSE’s upcoming negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) beginning on March 4, 2024, the union issued the following update. Read Here


Pre-Bargaining Update: IATSE Launches Basic Agreement Negotiations Website (February 8, 2024)

As part of the upcoming negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the IATSE has launched a new microsite for the Hollywood Basic Agreement at basic.iatse.net. The site will be regularly updated. We encourage you to visit frequently to stay informed and engaged with the latest developments.


Contract Action Team (CAT)

In preparation for the 2024 Basic Agreement Negotiations, Local 600's Member Outreach Sub-Committee assembled a Contract Action Team (CAT), which is involved in the critical two way member-to-member communication to help spread the word on important bargaining-related information and get feedback from the membership. To join the CAT, please fill out the CAT Commitment form.


Thank You for Your Participation in the Local 600 + IATSE Surveys

Your survey responses will assist the IATSE and Local 600 Bargaining Committees in formulating proposals in preparation for the 2023 Basic Agreement Negotiations. Thank you all for your participation in these surveys.


Frequently Asked Questions

1) Who are the 13 Hollywood Locals?

The bargaining unit is made up of the thirteen Hollywood Locals, including the three national Locals 600, 700 and 800. The 13 Hollywood Locals are as follows:

  1. Property Craftspersons (44)
  2. Studio Grips (80)
  3. Cinematographers (600)
  4. Sound (695)
  5. Editors (700)
  6. Costumers (705)
  7. Make-Up & Hair (706)
  8. Lighting Technicians (728)
  9. Set Painters/Sign Writers (729)
  10. Art Directors (800)
  11. Script Supervisors (871)
  12. Studio Teachers (884)
  13. Costume Designers (892)

2) Are negotiations the same at every level?

No. The negotiations are typically broken into two parts: Local negotiations and General negotiations. However, for the first time since 1988, IATSE, Teamsters & Hollywood Basic Crafts will bargain pension and health benefits together with the AMPTP. Read more here.

Local negotiations address proposals that are specific to a Local Union (e.g., mandatory staffing of a Still Photographer). Our National Executive Director has been the chief spokesperson during these negotiations.

General negotiations address issues that affect all Local Unions (e.g., benefits and meal breaks). During those negotiations, the bargaining unit is represented by the IATSE President Matt Loeb as chief negotiator, with Vice President Michael Miller assisting. 

3) Who bargains the Basic Agreement for the 13 Hollywood Locals?

The IATSE bargains the Basic Agreement for the 13 Hollywood Locals.

4) Does a single entity bargain for all Hollywood Locals?

The 13 Hollywood Locals bargain their own Local Agreements.

5) Who bargains for the employer?

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) bargains for the employer. The AMPTP is a trade association that represents over 350 television and film producers in collective bargaining negotiations with entertainment industry trade unions that include, among others, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), SAG-AFTRA, the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America and the American Federation of Musicians.

6) Who is on Local 600's Bargaining Committee?

Bargaining Committee

Bargaining Committee Subcommittees

7) How can I send a question to the committee?

Email us at BargComm24@icg600.com.


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