Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Universal City AMC Workers Vote to Join IATSE

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Workers at the Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood voted to join the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). A majority of 37 employees voted in favor of joining IATSE and six voted against. Ushers, cooks, bartenders and all other non-management employees of the theater are part of the group that is set to join IATSE, and the workers are primarily concerned with wages and scheduling issues.

“We are incredibly happy that the workers at the AMC Citywalk theater banded together to join IATSE with an 86 percent majority yes vote in the recent union election,” Universal Cinema AMC crewmembers Savannah Copeland and Maria Lubanovic said in a statement. “These past few months have shown how dedicated the crewmembers are not only to improve the workplace for themselves, but for everyone around them. It is truly inspiring to see how much they care for each other.”