Major Crew Union IATSE and a group representing ad producers have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract for national television commercials.
IATSE jointly announced the agreement with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) on Wednesday after negotiations concluded the previous week. The agreement will extend retroactively from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2025, with new contract language taking effect October 30.
Details of the agreement were not immediately available and will be released to IATSE and AICP members in the coming weeks.
During the negotiation process, the union and the AICP also negotiated a television neutrality agreement. commercial production workers organizing under the Stand With Production banner, as The Hollywood Reporter Previously reported. This agreement essentially means that the AICP will not oppose workers’ union efforts and has agreed to formally recognize the group of workers if a third-party arbitrator finds a majority have signed union cards.
“I am delighted that the AICP and IATSE were able to come together and resolve the issues,
agree the terms and conditions of a successor commercial production agreement. He is
also very important that we have agreed to a process that ensures a genuine majority of our
trusted production teams are empowered to decide how they will engage with their employers,” AICP President and CEO Matt Miller said in a statement.
IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb added, “I’m thrilled that we were able to not only
reach an agreement that ensures industry stability and meaningful improvements for our
members, but also provide the self-employed in the commercial production service with a fair
possibility of deciding on trade union representation themselves.