IATSE Union Votes to Authorize Strike, Putting TV and Film Production on Notice

Crew members seek better working conditions and higher wages from streaming platforms

The surge in streaming viewership has been a boon for producers and for companies that are building out direct-to-consumer streaming platforms. But the behind-the-scenes workers that keep Hollywood production running say they aren’t reaping those benefits—and they are threatening to strike to win better working conditions and better pay.