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IATSE, Commercial Producers Reach Deal on TV Contract

Major crew union IATSE and a group representing producers of commercials have reached a tentative deal on a new three-year contract for TV commercials nationwide. IATSE jointly announced the deal with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) on Wednesday after negotiations concluded the previous week. The agreement will retroactively extend from Oct. 1, 2022 […]

Commercial Producers Ink Neutrality Agreement With IATSE Over Unionizing Workers

Crew union IATSE and the bargaining representative for commercial production and postproduction companies, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, have inked a neutrality agreement for organizing production workers on TV commercials. The grassroots group Stand With Production, which has collaborated with IATSE on the organizing campaign, announced the deal to its supporters in an email […]

Commercial Trade Group Tells Producers: TV Union Drive Uses “False Messaging”

Nearly a week after commercial production workers publicly launched a unionization effort, the president and CEO of the trade organization that negotiates with labor groups in the field has taken aim at the effort, arguing that its recent communications use “false messaging,” “exaggerated examples,” and are “designed to apply pressure” to freelancers to participate. In […]

After Commercial Walk-Off, a Major Union Drive for Production Workers Begins

Over the course of a few days in October 2021, as they were watching film and TV crewmembers unionized with IATSE threatening to strike, a producer and production supervisor working on a major commercial job contemplated taking their own stand. Erin Wile and Cheyenne Cage were working on a multimillion-dollar ad campaign for a major […]