Deluxe Unit at Sony Votes to Unionize

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IATSE’s Editors Guild secured an overwhelming vote.

Seven months after Sony sold its Colorworks 4K post house to Deluxe Entertainment, workers at the unit, still based on the lot, voted on Wednesday, 92 percent to 8 percent, to unionize with IATSE’s Local 700, the Motion Picture Editors Guild, the union announced.

“Postproduction professionals recognize the value of having a voice at work,” said Rob Callahan, national organizer for the guild, “and today they spoke resoundingly. Deluxe prides itself on offering world-class postproduction talent to its clients, and we look forward to sitting down with the company to negotiate a world-class contract for those employees.”

The bargaining unit consists of about 30 postproduction artists and technicians. According to the union, many of them are former Colorworks staff who took a cut in pay and benefits when Sony transferred control of the formerly unionized facility to Deluxe earlier this year.

"Deluxe has deep respect and appreciation for the talent and character of our employees, and we look forward to continuing our relationship as we transform and grow our business," said the company in a statement.

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