BA 2018. Major Gains – No Pains

What's in the BA?

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Better Wages

IATSE members will see a $750 million wage increase total throughout the course of the basic agreement, meaning more money in your pocket

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Better Benefits

The Basic Agreement secures $153 million more in health benefits. At a time when health care across the nation is under assault, this plan will dramatically increase employer contributions to our health

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Better Working Conditions

This new plan mandates significant improvements in working conditions, including rest periods and new media working conditions.

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The BA on Wages
  • $750 Million in new money directly to workers over 3 years (2018-2021)​

  • 3% wage increase each year

The BA on Benefits
  • Increases in contributions to the Motion Picture Industry Health and Pension Plans (MPIPHP)

    • $153 Million in total new money going to the MPIPHP over 3 years

    • Approx. $62M in new money from Major Studios and $90M in new money from companies that currently don’t pay residuals (Netflix, Amazon, etc.)

  • Retains 10% pension increase negotiated in 2015

  • Benefit contributions increased to 12 hours per day for each 6th and 7th day worked for On-Call employees, a net gain of 9 extra hours of benefits a week

  • No increase in costs for members

    • Burden and costs of funding the health and pension plans remain with big studios, not the small businesses

  • 13th/14th checks for eligible pre-2009 retirees.

The BA on
Working Conditions
  • Rest, Rides, Rooms

    • Increases rest period to 10 hours for hourly and weekly, on and off production crews

    • Increases rest period to 9 hours for hourly and weekly Post Production crews

    • NO changes to existing rest period violation penalties

    • Guarantees rides or rooms after 14 worked hours​​​, and after 12 hours worked in the secondary zone

  • Better New Media

    • Creates ​new mid-tier SVOD level with specific terms and conditions that previously were up to individual negotiations

    • Full Basic Agreement applies to streaming features with budgets over $30 Million

    • Eliminates the New Media Roster​​

How to Vote

BY THE NUMBERS

9.3%

Total Wage Increase

$750 M 

In New Wages

$153 M

More in Health Benefits

10%

Pension Increase Protected