IATSE Updates Bargaining Schedule With AMPTP As 3 More Locals Aim To Make Deals This Week

Another week, another round of local negotiations for IATSE.

The union is about halfway through talks for each of its 13 west coast studio locals. As Deadline previously reported, six of the locals have now reached tentative agreements with the AMPTP, including three last week.

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Locals 728 and 871 began bargaining on April 1. Also scheduled for this week is Local 892. Local 700, the Motion Picture Editors Guild, will continue talks this week after deciding to extend negotiations.

IATSE is also adjusting its upcoming bargaining schedule to put talks for the Basic General Agreement before the Area Standards Agreement. Negotiations for the Basic General are now slated to run from April 29 to May 16, and the ASA talks will happen from May 20 to May 31.

Deadline understands the change in the schedule is for continuity purposes, as many of the local-specific issues are more closely aligned with the Basic General Agreement, rather than the ASA. Previously, ASA negotiations bookended IATSE’s talks with the AMPTP, so this is not viewed as a departure from the norm.

“This revised schedule will help ensure that all Locals covered under the ASA and Basic Agreements have ample time to address their craft-specific issues with the employers,” IATSE International Vice President Mike Miller said in a statement. “I also want to commend the Negotiating Committees of the West Coast Studio Locals who have already reached tentative agreements with the AMPTP for their hard work and dedication.”

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