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MLK Day Finally Arrives As Paid Day Off For Most Hollywood Workers

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On Monday, most workers in Hollywood will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday for the very first time.MLK Day, observed on the third Monday in January, has been a national holiday since 1986, but it hasn’t been a paid day off for many in the industry until now.

It’s still not provided for in most of the unions’ major collective bargaining agreements.IATSE, representing some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers, won MLK Day as a paid holiday in its new film and TV contract, which was ratified in November.

IATSE president Matt Loeb said, “The IATSE has led other entertainment industry unions and guilds by adding Martin Luther King, Jr.

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