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AFM Stands in Solidarity with IATSE

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) stands in solidarity with members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) in their fight for a fair contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

“IATSE members are key behind-the-scenes workers in film and television production, and they deserve a fair agreement that provides acceptable wages, benefits, and working conditions when employed by the producers. AFM musicians stand shoulder to shoulder with IATSE!” states Ray Hair, International AFM President.

IATSE, the union that represents 52,000 skilled crew and craftspeople, notified members that its negotiations with major studios representative AMPTP had stalled, and they would seek to authorize a strike vote against film and television productions on Friday, October 1.