Late last night, IATSE, one of Hollywood's largest labor unions settled on a new contract for its members. This resulted in them calling off Monday's strike, what would have been the first strike in it's 100+ year history. Add this to workers from John Deere, Kellogg, and Hospitals nationwide going on strike and a pattern emerges; organized labor is having a moment!
Earlier today Time published an article detailing the conditions that led to this pro-union atmosphere. Chief among those listed are grueling hours, a tight labor market, and a groundswell of support for them — all while their companies see soaring profits. We encourage you to support these striking workers by not crossing picket lines and boycotting their company's products.
As members of Local 2714, North Riverside Firefighters Union, continue to negotiate a new contract, we are hopeful that this atmosphere helps to quickly reach a fair contract. We continue to document their struggle and any donations to the film are greatly appreciated!