IATSE Local 488
Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest
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  • Covid 19 Motion Picture Return To Work Agreement
    Updated On: Dec 07, 2020

    After months of negotiations, the IATSE Locals, DGA, Teamsters and SAG-AFTRA have reached agreement with the producers. Attached to this message please find the complete Agreement and a separate Summary document. This is meant to be a living document and contains an Enabling Clause which requires the parties to meet one month and then every two months following, to make additions, tweaks, and changes. The Agreement currently goes thru April 2021.

    As you read through this, and more importantly return to work with these protocols, we hope you will take note of Covid-19 protocols and procedures that don't work or which are not addressed in the Agreement. Please pass on notes, suggestions and comments to your Business Agents, so that we can address these concerns with the International.

    This Agreement supercedes any and all Covid-19 Health & Safety Plans & protocols developed by the studios/producers. 

    Highlights and big wins in the Agreement are:

    • $250 stipend for testing on non-work day
    • Defintion of the Zones and Testing
    • Up to 10 days of Paid Sick Leave and benefit payments per employer for eligible Covid events
    • $20 per hour for training on non-work day

    Also IATSE International President Loeb has issued a Directive Regarding Covid-19 Safety Protocols which all members must follow.

    Please contact Melissa and cdavid with questions or concerns about the Agreement.

    And please use your voice with your job Steward, and the Covid Compliance Team on your project, to bring up any concerns and point out potential job hazards related to Covid-19 as they happen.

    Be well and wear your PPE!


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