Technicians employed at Los Angeles area Deluxe and Technicolor Film Labs have ratified Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees contracts.

IATSE said more than 900 individuals are covered under three-year Local 683 contracts, which increased wages and benefit contributions as set forth under the basic agreement negotiated earlier this year.

The below-the-line union also said seniority provisions were maintained, Technicolor employees will be granted sick days for the first time ever and Deluxe employees have been given floating holidays.

“Although the employers extricated themselves from the multi-employer bargaining unit, the IATSE was still able to maintain the wage and benefit agreements negotiated under the Hollywood Basic Agreement,” said IATSE prexy Thomas Short.

Local 683 Business agent Daniel Quiroz Jr. spearheaded the negotiating team.

The Hollywood Basic Agreement was ratified in February by members of 19 West Coast locals repping more than 20,000 members. The three-year pact went into effect Aug. 1, with increases in hourly contributions to the pension and health plans for the first time in 20 years and a hike in base rates of 50¢-per-hour in the first year, followed by a 2.5% rise in the second and 3% in the third.