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First collective bargaining agreement with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences covering the technical crew

In 1998, IATSE signed its first collective bargaining agreement with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences covering the technical crew employed for the Academy Awards presentation. The Academy decided to hire its own crew directly and recognized the IATSE.  The IATSE prevailed in an Article XX proceeding brought by NABET.  The AFL-CIO ruled that NABET has no continuing right to represent the employees because the Academy is a separate and distinct employer.