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Strike against Columbia Pictures

July 8, 1933, IA Local 695 called a strike against Columbia Pictures, seeking recognition and an established wage scale.  About 400 courageous IA members walked out of the major studios that afternoon.  Their brief walk-out halted production on two feature films for a short time.

Local 695 sought the right to bargain for Columbia’s sound technicians.  The studio refused. On July 20, Local 695’s business manager issued an ultimatum to all member companies of the AMPP - pay a standardized wage scale or face a strike.  The AMPP again refused.  On July 24, 1933, all IATSE locals walked off the 11 AMPP studios in support of Local 695.