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September 26, 2021

Local 706 Basic Agreement

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In production, it seems that there are no longer two related divisions than hair and makeup. Makeup artists and hairdressers belong to the same union of IATSE – 706. They share the same work trailer, stay the same hours on set, and often even work at the same time on the same actor. In the early morning, after weeks of negotiations, IATSE and AMPTP reached the best basic agreement in decades. It was controversial on many levels, but AI members ended up having more union benefits than ever before. In the end, 13 West Coast IATSE locals voted orally to support the deal, and one of them couldn`t do so (but that`s their prerogative). For the vast majority of those who have given their consent, the treaty is therefore very good. Your Local was represented by a team of business representatives and make-up artists and hairdressers democratically elected at the general assembly and who worked for months on proposals that best represented AI members with other AI members (camera, handle, electro, customers, art directors, set decorators, etc.). It wasn`t an easy process, but with Tommy, Randy and Sue, the team of Darrell Redleaf Fielder (h), John Goodwin (mu), Daniel Curet (h) and Karen Westerfield (mu) learned the processes and protocols necessary for successful negotiations. We commend them for dedicating the time they needed to train and engage, they talked about the members and did an outstanding job. In fact, it was the people in the room where no one encouraged or threatened to hold a strike vote. Hairstylist X, who prefers to remain anonymous in the face of fear of professional reprisals, says that each department “works the same hours and both have particular artistic skills.” Hairstylist Y, also anonymous, continues to point out the pay inequality and finds that stylists must “go to school for 1600 hours and be authorized by the state of California, but makeup artists do not need to have references, and yet they are paid.” In addition, hairdressers have to pay to regularly renew their licenses, to work on union projects, while makeup artists do not need to have formal training or regulated references.

Please note that you will not be able to upgrade to Journeyman on the Industry Experience Roster until you complete the Artist Training Series make-up series. State of industry experience (according to I.A.T.S.E. Contract, paragraph 68) A person is entitled to industry experience status after entering into 30 business days (from the first day of employment) with one or more producers over a period of three hundred and sixty-five (365) calendar days in Los Angeles County. . . .

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