Hollywood producers, union to meet after vote authorizing strike

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By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Camera operators, make-up artists and other behind-the-scenes workers on Hollywood films and television shows voted resoundingly to authorize a strike if they cannot reach agreement with producers on a new contract, their union said on Monday. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) which represents some 60,000 off-screen workers, said that 90% of its members cast ballots and more than 98% of the votes returned were in favor of authorizing a strike. The vote strengthened the hand of IATSE leaders in stalled contract talks with t…

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