Possible TV and film crew strike could impact productions in Chicago
CHICAGO - In a historic decision, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have voted to authorize a strike.
The decision could shutter TV and film productions in Chicago and around the world.
There has never been a strike in IATSE's 128 year history, but on Monday, 98 percent of workers voted in favor of going on strike.
A walkout could be avoided if a deal is reached on a new contract. Union employees said they want better paid, reasonable rest periods and guaranteed meal breaks for workers on streaming projects.