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National Labor Relations Board election determines IA represents studio workers

Photo caption: A film editor inspects film at Warner Brothers studios.

Source: National Archives

The National Labor Relations Board ordered an election to determine who would represent studio workers - the Alliance or a splinter group, the United Studio Technicians Guild. The final vote in that election was 4,460 for IATSE, and 1,967 for the USTG.  Despite the cloud over Alliance leadership, studio workers knew which organization would best represent them in the ongoing struggle with producers.  A 10 percent increase for all IA workers and a completely closed shop were negotiated.