What’s in a union contract?
A union contract is negotiated between a group of employees, through their designated representatives, and their employer or employers. Contracts address all represented employees’ terms of employment: wages, benefits, hours, and other working conditions. IATSE contracts set minimum rates (scale rates) for each covered classification, specify the health and retirement benefits an employer provides its employees, spell out overtime and premium time provisions, and generally insure that employers adhere to established industry standards.
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