Contracts talks between IATSE Local 22 and the National Theatre are going down to the wire this week. The current contract expires at midnight this Friday and negotiations are set for Thursday and Friday. “While we have made some significant progress during the last five months there are still some significant points that need resolution,” said Local 22 president Chuck Clay. However, “if there is no substantial positive movement” in this week’s talks, the local’s members have approved other options.
DC fire fighters won a significant victory last week when the DC Court of Appeals ruled in their favor in a long-running dispute over overtime. The Court affirmed Local 36's position that DC fire fighters should receive overtime after 42 hours of work in a week, as negotiated in their contract...