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IA workers go on strike at four of ten major TV producers

Photo caption: IATSE 41st Biennial Convention, August 1952, in Minneapolis, Minnsota.

Source: Schawang Photo

In February, 1952, IA workers went on strike for an hour at four of the ten major producers: Ziv, Crosby, Wisbar and Screen Televideo.  All ten producers then signed a contract that was equal to that enjoyed by IA members working in theatrical movie productions.

This was a major breakthrough for our Alliance.  By the summer of 1952, one quarter of the IA membership in Hollywood was employed in television film production.