Local union members -- members of IATSE 487 -- walked off the DC set of Sharknado 3 on Wednesday in solidarity with the film’s crew striking in Los Angeles. Filming on the latest satirical disaster film was underway near the White House when the strike occurred. The LA crew is striking for representation with IATSE to ensure health and pension benefits, which the crew of Sharknado 2 had. “Representatives of the IATSE and its local unions will be present whenever and wherever this production attempts to film in and around Washington, D.C.,” said IATSE’s Dan Mahoney.
photo courtesy IATSE