Negotiations for Covid-19 Safety Agreement Continue Between DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters

In September 2020, the various Hollywood unions negotiated the proper conditions for production to resume safely after the pandemic shut down most production in March of that year.

That would be the very first COVID Return to Work Agreement made with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE), SAG-AFTRA, and the Basic Crafts Union, including the Teamsters Local #399, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

That agreement was updated in 2021 but was scheduled to end on September 30 i.e. yesterday.

DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, the Teamsters and Hollywood Basic Craft have agreed to continue negotiations with last year’s agreement remaining in effect until those negotiations can be resolved with an updated Return to Work agreement to reflect the current state of the pandemic.