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Teamsters Local 817 MOA Changes and Updates

Teamsters Local 817 has ratified their Locations Agreement, which becomes effective retroactive to July 1, 2020 and expires September 30, 2021. We have outlined the changes below, which will assist in updating your budgets and calculating employee benefits and requirements when hiring for future productions.

Elimination of Article 14 – Special Conditions for Entry-Level Location Assistants

Benefits will be required on behalf of all individuals employed as a Location Assistant on or after January 1, 2021 pursuant to Article 11 (Health and Welfare & Pension Contributions), Article 12 (Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans) and Article 13 (MPIPHP IAP), regardless of the number of days that individual has worked as a Location Assistant.

New Fringe Rate

The MPI Individual Account Plan under Article 13 increased by 0.5% from 2.0% to 2.5%.

New Minimum Hourly Wage Rates 

WAGE SCALES

Effective

July 1, 2020

 

Television

For a television production with a running time of no more than 30 minutes with a budget of less than $1,500,000; For a television production with a running time of no more than 60 minutes with a budget of less than $3,000,000. 


Low Budget Television

Theatrical

 

Low Budget Theatrical

TIER ONE

Production costs of no more than 2 million dollars ($2,000,000) 

 

TIER TWO

Production costs of over 2 million dollars and not more than 6 million dollars ($2,000,001 to
$6,000,000)

 

TIER THREE

Production costs of over 6 million dollars and not more than 10 million dollars ($6,000,001 to
$10,000,000)

Assistant
Location
Manager
$28.89 $27.45 $30.34 Negotiable*
$29.05

$29.57

Location
Scout

$27.51

$26.13

$28.89

Negotiable*

$27.49

$28.01


Location
Department Coordinator


$22.02

$20.92

$23.12

$17.64

$21.79

$22.31


Location
Assistant


$17.73

$16.85

$18.62

$16.72

$17.77

$18.29

 
*Rate is subject to negotiations between employee and Employer but shall not be lower than the Location Department Coordinator Rate.

Update to Article 16 - Waiver of NY Earned Safe and Sick Time Act

The New York Waiver of Safe and Sick Time Act and similar laws now include both Safe and Sick time.

If you have any questions, please contact our Labor Relations team at LaborRelations@gslate.com.


The information in this communication is general in nature, and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice rendered by GreenSlate, LLC. The reader should contact his or her attorney, CPA, or tax professional prior to taking any action based upon this information.

GreenSlate
17 December 2020

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