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“No operating machines handling unfair films”

Photo caption: A Maryland theatre production staged by members of Local 19 in 1910.

The IA convention passed a resolution calling for organization of all aspects of motion picture production, and further stating that “Moving Picture Machine Operators of the IATSE must refuse to operate machines handling unfair films.”

The Alliance was clearly sending out a warning that, if necessary, it would resort to a secondary boycott.  It was a signal that the IA would use all its might and resources to move forward and organize Hollywood.