Union Agreement Ratified Between Members of TYT’s Bargaining Unit and IATSE

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TYT celebrates this moment of progress and looks forward to continued collaboration with its employees and growing its relationship with IATSE

We were pleased by how the conversations transpired and are happy to have reached an agreement that we believe all sides are very happy with…”

— TYT founder and CEO Cenk Uygur

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — TYT (TYT.com) announced today the ratification of a union bargaining agreement between the company and IATSE by its employees who are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, concluding negotiations that began in June 2020.

TYT appreciates the value and hard work its employees bring to support the company’s mission to boldly pursue truth, challenge the establishment and drive positive change. With the ratification of an agreement, TYT looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively with its employees to achieve these objectives.

TYT’s Chief Administrative Officer Jack Gerard praised both sides for their handling of the negotiation process. “I’m proud that we were able to consider each other’s perspectives, listen to each other’s needs, and find workable approaches that recognize the contributions of our team, while allowing the company to continue its focus shining a light on progressive values and driving positive change,” he said.

IATSE Vice President Michael Miller said, “We appreciate the cooperative way both sides worked together to achieve the common goal of reaching an equitable agreement. We look forward to inviting these new members into the IATSE and establishing a long-term productive working relationship with the company.”

For nearly two decades TYT has regularly highlighted the importance of worker rights, whether around issues of higher wages, workplace safety or union organizing. TYT has always supported workers’ right to organize and is proud to be part of this progress. Providing a platform to amplify the progressive cause has been central to TYT’s mission and an attitude of collaboration by all team members has been instrumental in helping TYT become America’s largest progressive network.

TYT founder and CEO Cenk Uygur shared, “We were pleased by how the conversations transpired and are happy to have reached an agreement that we believe all sides are very happy with. We’ve always felt that we had an excellent relationship with our employees and we’re looking forward to a long and positive relationship with IATSE as well.”

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ABOUT ‘THE YOUNG TURKS’ AND TYT
TYT is America’s largest online progressive news network and the #1 most engaged news and politics network. The award-winning network is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 500 million views a month.

Most recently TYT received the Audience Honor in the Shorty Awards for Best in Live Event Coverage for their coverage of the 2020 Election. The Damage Report with John Iadarola was a 2021 Webby Honoree for Social Media Presence. Dr. Rashad Richey was most recently awarded with the Global Icon Award by the Black Media Honors and was recognized with an award by the White House for his work with gang-affected and gang-affiliated youth and social advocacy.

Cenk Uygur was recognized by Mediaite on their list of Most Influential in News Media 2019. Host Ana Kasparian was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List and The Daily Dot’s 20 Women of YouTube list. The Young Turks was recognized with a Webby Honoree for News and Politics: Series and Channel, won the Audience Honor for Overall YouTube Presence in the 2018 Shorty Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Award for News and Politics – Series. Over the years, TYT has been recognized by the Streamys, Webbys, and Shorty Awards. The Young Turks was awarded the Imagen Vision Award and the Vote It Loud Fifth Estate: Champion in Media Award for Best in New Media in 2016. In 2015, The Young Turks was named to Variety’s FameChangers List (No. 7) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen List (No. 1 in the News category).

TYT includes owned and operated and partner shows such as The Young Turks, The Damage Report, Indisputable, TYT Investigates, TYT Sports, Happy Half Hour, and more.

TYT’s 24/7 programming is available on YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Xumo, Twitch, Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Samsung TV Plus, and more.

TYT is also available as a podcast on the Acast app, Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and more.

ABOUT IATSE
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE) was founded in 1893 when representatives of stagehands working in eleven cities met in New York and pledged to support each other’s efforts to establish fair wages and working conditions for their members.

Today, we work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry.
We are more than 150,000 workers strong in virtually all arts, media, and entertainment crafts, and our mission is to improve all entertainment workers’ lives both inside and outside the workplace.

Julie Avancena
TYT Network
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