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Studio Basic Agreement redrawn in August, 1933

The daily rate was reduced, and the producers’ association signed with the IBEW for all sound and electrical work.  Grip and property work was taken from the IA Local 37 and given to the Carpenters Union.

The results were devastating.  In just a few short months, Local 695 dropped from several hundred members to just over 60.  Local 37 declined from several thousand to around 40. Estimates are that the overall membership of the Alliance in the Hollywood studios dropped from 9,000 to just 200.