Film and television parking production assistants and coordinators held a labor rally Thursday outside NBC-Universal headquarters in Gotham.
Group gathered in the afternoon in city’s Rockefeller Center seeking recognition as a union, which would allow the assistants to negotiate with congloms and studios in the same manner as TV and movie production crews. Parking PA’s and coordinators do not presently possess union recognition or bargaining rights.
“Parking PAs and coordinators, who provide service to TV shows such as “Law and Order,” and “The Sopranos” and upcoming films such as “P.S. I Love You”, and “Spiderman 3,” carry out the hazardous duty of clearing parking space for film and television trailers, trucks and other vehicles on the streets of New York, often facing physical and verbal abuse in the process,” said a statement from the UAW, which is repping the group.
News comes amid growing labor strife among creators and studios in Hollywood.