IATSE has reached an agreement with the Broadway League and Disney Theatricals on what they call pink contracts, I am told exclusively. .
Earlier IATSE had authorized a strike against the theater organizations which would have caused a walkout among stagehands. and a lot of backstage personnel like make up artists.
But cooler minds have prevailed. Broadway could not afford shows shutting down so soon after the pandemic break. It would have been ruinous.
With SAG AFTRA on strike and the Writers Guild, the calamity of a third strike did loom greatly. The IATSE workers had already settled some of their issues, but outstanding ones included better pay for touring shows. Touring is a huge part of the theater world now, with productions hitting all parts of the country and bringing shows to people who can’t make it to New York or Los Angeles.
Here’s the official statement
“The IATSE International and the Broadway League and Disney Theatrical Productions have reached a tentative agreement for the “Pink Contract”, pending ratification by the bargaining unit. The agreement covers theatrical technicians employed by the League and Disney on Broadway and on touring productions.”
More to come, keep refreshing…