In an official press release from the IATSE echoing Loeb’s tweets, he expressed that while he and his colleagues are more than committed to continuing negotiations with the AMPTP, they felt it was necessary to give their potential strike a concrete date, given how the months of ongoing talks up to this point have still not led to any substantive agreements. “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.” G/O Media may get a commission The IATSE’s demands of the AMPTP largely focus on higher minimum wage for workers across the board and well as a more generous allotment of downtime in between the start and stop times of production days. Additionally, the IATSE’s members have been pushing for a more egalitarian classification for streaming productions, whose employees have typically been paid less than their counterparts working on traditional television productions. While it’s currently unclear how the AMPTP might respond to the IATSE’s escalation, the next steps seem quite simple to understand at this point. Wondering where our RSS feed went? You can pick the new up one here. Advertisement Damon Ellison See author's posts Love0 Share Tweet Share Pin Like this:Like Loading... Related Continue Reading Previous Muslim foreign ministers to make women’s rights plea to Taliban – The GuardianNext Ohio woman with stage 4 liver disease denied lifesaving transplant surgery over vax requirement – Fox News Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.