TV, Film Workers Set Oct. 18 Strike Date as Negotiations With Studios Stall

Union representing 60,000 employees say they will walk off the job unless their demands for better working conditions are met

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The union representing tens of thousands of behind-the-scenes Hollywood workers says its members will walk off the job in less than five days unless studios and streaming companies meet their demands.

The announcement, made today, marks the latest elevation in an ongoing standoff that threatens to grind most television and film production to a halt.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents 60,000 crew members belonging to more than a dozen local chapters, said today that it was prepared to strike as soon as Oct.



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