If You Support Workers’ Rights, You Have Another Reason to Watch The Daily Show

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has long been one of the funniest, well-written comedy shows on television. And it just got better:

IATSE is pleased to announce that technical employees of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart have unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.

The contract is the culmination of negotiations between IATSE and the producers of the hit made-for-basic-cable series following voluntary recognition of the union by the employer.

The bargaining unit consists of camera operators, video technicians, audio technicians, graphic/chyron (character generator) operators, technical directors, audio assistants, video assistants, videotape/EVS operators, utility technicians, teleprompter operators, costume designers/stylists, and makeup/hair stylists.

The contract provides the represented employees with health and retirement benefits for as well as the continued maintenance of all existing conditions.  IATSE and its represented crew look forward to a continued constructive and mutually cooperative relationship with the “The Daily Show.”

IATSE (The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts), an affiliate union of the AFL-CIO, represents 113,000 theater, film, and television employees worldwide. We join them in welcoming our new brothers and sisters of The Daily Show crew to the labor movement.

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