The union representing 60,000. Film and TV production workers says that it will strike Monday if the demands of its contract are not met.
Matthew Loeb, President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees stated in a statement that the union will continue to bargain with producers this week in hopes of reaching an accord.
“However, the pace of bargaining doesn’t reflect any sense of urgency,” Loeb said. “Without an end date, we could keep talking forever. Our members deserve to have their basic needs addressed now.”
The union demands that producers address numerous issues such as worker hours, pay, and leave time.
In response to the threat of strike, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers released a statement.
“There are five whole days left to reach a deal, and the studios will continue to negotiate in good faith in an effort to reach an agreement for a new contract that will keep the industry working,” Jarryd Gonzales, a spokesman for AMPTP, was quoted by various news outlets.