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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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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