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ADG 800 Board of Directors Also Supports Strike Authorization

September 30, 2021 04:58 | By

Art Directors GuildOn Friday, Sept. 24, the Board of Directors for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, Local 800) also voted unanimously on a resolution to support the IATSE call to vote for a strike authorization, joining two of the other locals that make up IATSE

You can read the entire resolution by ADG below:

“Whereas, the IATSE International Bargaining Committee has asked its membership to vote to authorize a strike; and

Whereas, the AMPTP has refused to consider our proposals for a living wage, reasonable rest, and sustainable benefits; and

Whereas, the successful acquisition of such a contract will greatly benefit our membership, our future membership, and ensure dignity at the sunset of all of our careers; and

Whereas solidarity among the thirteen Hollywood Locals is essential to maintain, in order to achieve our goals through a collectively-bargained agreement which supports the basic needs and rights of our members as human beings; and

Whereas, we recognize that a strike – a grave and momentous undertaking – should be the last weapon in our arsenal to be used to gain a favorable contract;

Therefore be it resolved, that we, the Board of Directors of Art Directors Guild IATSE Local 800, support a “Yes” vote on the authorization of a strike, to be used as may be required by the President and the General Executive Board of the IATSE on our behalf in the 2021 Basic Agreement negotiations with the AMPTP, and wholeheartedly urge our membership to vote in favor of such authorization.

In Solidarity,”

Board of Directors
Art Directors Guild
IATSE Local 800

And it’s signed by:

Nelson Coates
President

Jim Wallis
Vice President

Rick Nichol
Treasurer

Judy Cosgrove
Secretary

as well as

Cate Bangs
Casey Bernay
Miranda Cristofani
Kristen Davis
Sarah Gonzalez
Mimi Gramatky
Ellen King
Martin Kline
Alan Kobayashi
Rachel Robb Kondrath
Clint Schultz
Dionisio Tafoya
Shelley Wallace
Korey Washington
Timothy Wilcox
and Mark Worthington