IATSE + Black Film Archive
Film curator Maya S. Cada deserves her own newsletter (fortunately, she runs one), but IATSE looms large this week, too, as entertainment workers prepare to vote on a history-making strike.
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“Recently there was a very real thread where an assistant asked what other assistants do to supplement their income, because even after working 60+ hours a week, they didn’t have enough money to buy any food or gas. The thread was so depressing. People were dropping their favorite food banks and the best places to sell their blood/plasma. 100s of comments. This is one of the most profitable businesses in the world.”
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“We are at a stage where the employers have made this struggle about power, not reason.”