Upcoming strike authorization vote could affect 1,600 NM film workers

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SANTA FE, N.M. – The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees could seek a vote to authorize the 60,000-member union to call for a strike.

The announcement is not a call for a strike but is a vote to authorize one. According to a Santa Fe New Mexican report, the vote could come as soon as October 1 and could affect 1,600 New Mexico members who are a part of the state’s Local 480 chapter.