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AFL Clarification reverses 1945 Ruling

Photo caption: Wagon wheels are given authenticity through the application of “cobwebs.”

Source: The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The AFL three-man committee on jurisdictional disputes in Hollywood issued its “clarification” of the set erection issue.  Construction was awarded to the Carpenters and assembly to the IA. The clarification reversed in part the 1945 ruling that supported IA’s position.  Under continuing pressure by the Carpenters Union, the three-man AFL committee issued an “interpretation” of the “clarification,” which further eroded the 1945 award to the IA.