Iatse Pink Contract Rates

If you are a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) or are looking to hire unionized production crew members, you may have heard of the “pink contract.” This term refers to a specific contract agreement negotiated by IATSE with employers in the entertainment industry, outlining the rates and working conditions for various behind-the-scenes jobs.

The pink contract rates may vary depending on the region and type of production, but generally cover positions such as grips, electricians, and studio mechanics. These rates are set to ensure that union members receive fair wages and benefits, as well as to prevent employers from exploiting their labor.

For example, a pink contract rate for a grip on a basic motion picture production in Los Angeles as of 2021 is $47.02 per hour, plus additional pay for nights, weekends, and overtime. An electrician on the same production would receive a rate of $45.91 per hour. These rates may be adjusted depending on the size and budget of the production, as well as any special requirements for the job.

It is important to note that pink contract rates are negotiated through collective bargaining between IATSE and employers, and are not set by law. Therefore, it is up to the union to advocate for fair wages and working conditions for its members.

Overall, the pink contract is an important tool for ensuring fair treatment and compensation for unionized production crew members in the entertainment industry. By setting and negotiating rates, IATSE can help prevent exploitation and create a more equitable workplace for all involved.