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The Saturday event will bring hundreds out to support a ‘Yes’ vote regarding the upcoming strike authorization.
Hundreds of car owners will have their vehicles painted with pro-union messages in Hollywood on Oct. 2, as voting by movie and TV workers is underway on a historic strike authorization in a fight for livable wages, reasonable working conditions and a more secure economic future.
The parking lots of Locals 600, International Cinematographers Guild, and Local 700, Motion Picture Editors Guild, will be set up for drive-through painting of vehicles from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT. The locals are the two largest of the 13 Hollywood locals represented by the IATSE. The Guilds are located across the street from one another at 7755 and 7715 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Union representatives and workers will be on hand for interviews. A similar event at Local 700 on Sept. 26 drew more than 400 vehicles.
“We are thrilled to be co-sponsoring this event with Local 600,” says Cathy Repola, National Executive Director of Local 700. “This is a perfect time to team with all of our brothers, sisters and kin everywhere, to stand together and seek the changes to working conditions that we all deserve, and to make our industry healthy for years to come.”
“IA Solidarity is not an empty tagline,” says Rebecca Rhine, National Executive Director of Local 600. “It is real, and you can feel it across the entire industry on and off set. We share one goal with our colleagues and neighbors at Local 700, which is to prevail in this fight for basic rights and decent working conditions.”
The results of the strike authorization vote are due Oct. 4.
Local 700, IATSE, represents 8,500 workers mainly in the post-production crafts, including picture editors, sound and music editors, and re-recording mixers, as well as technical directors and story analysts.
Local 600, IATSE, represents approximately 9,000 members who work in film, television and commercials as directors of photography, camera operators, digital imaging technicians, visual effects supervisors, still photographers, camera assistants, film loaders, all members of camera crews and publicists.
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