Music supervisors at Netflix, who’re looking for illustration by IATSE, as we speak filed for a union certification election with the National Labor Relations Board. According to the union, an “overwhelming majority” of music supervisors at present or just lately employed by Netflix requested that the streaming big voluntarily acknowledge their union, “a request Netflix has declined.”
Per the union, “This is the first time music supervisors have taken their case to the labor board, where they intend to win an opportunity to make their voices heard through a democratic, official board election.”
In June, 75% of music supervisors industry-wide requested the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers to voluntarily acknowledge IATSE as their collective bargaining consultant, however the AMPTP refused. Music supervisors are actually focusing on Netflix for a unionization vote, with the union noting that Netflix is the biggest employer of music supervisors of any studio represented by the AMPTP.
The obligations of music supervisors embrace curating the music utilized in a project, guiding the creation of unique songs, working intently with composers and securing licensing for using a project’s music.
“Their creative vision is behind some of the most beloved moments in film and television,” IATSE stated in a press release. “But, as the importance of music in media has grown, their responsibilities have expanded, their conditions have deteriorated, and their pay has stagnated.”
According to the union, Netflix’ music supervisors “are joining together to set standards and address longstanding issues for those in the craft,” together with:
• Be handled pretty and equitably in comparison with their unionized co-workers
• Gain entry to Industry Healthcare and Retirement plans
• Standardize Pay Rates to tamp down on discrimination and pay disparities
• Address buildings that allow studios to delay staff’ pay for months at a time
• Have a seat on the desk to barter with employers in good religion
• Win an enforceable and codified union contract