IATSE has reached a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract covering behind-the-scenes workers employed on Broadway and in national touring productions.
“The tentative agreement is quite broad and has gains for all of the various crafts and jurisdictions that fall under the agreement,” said IATSE president Matt Loeb. “The negotiations committee that encompassed both Broadway and Touring technicians, and represented the various crafts such as stagehands, wardrobe, and hair and makeup, helped craft this agreement to address the broad scope of issues and concerns of the various members and their crafts.”
The union said that when the new contract is finalized, it will provide increased wage rates and benefits, clarification on prop supervisors representation on Broadway, updated conditions, and in the final year of the agreement, compensation for nonperformance calls will begin at the first hour worked.
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The 700-member Broadway League is the national trade association for the theater industry and includes theater owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theater industry.
Disney Theatrical Productions stages Broadway and touring productions of such shows as “The Lion King,” “Frozen” and “Aladdin.”