Ten Hour Turnaround
The new HBO Entertainment Contract has created a dangerous precedent by reducing the rest period turnaround time from ten (10) hours to nine (9) hours in Article XVII-Rest Periods. We, the undersigned, feel that the 10 hour turnaround is sacrosanct and should never be put on the negotiating table. It is not a monetary issue, on the contrary, it is a safety issue. Anything less than 10 hours should be considered dangerous and non-negotiable. We urge the Local 764 Executive Board, including President Patricia White and Business Representative Frank Gallagher, and the International to use all of it's resources to protect the 10 hour turnaround. The industry cannot afford any more injuries or deaths as a result of "sweatshop" conditions caused by insufficient rest periods.