No. It's not the score of a recent football game! It's the difference between the average wage (and cost of benefits) of a UAW-represented auto worker in the U. S., versus the average wage of an auto worker in Mexico!!
One might think that with this kind of wage disparity, all auto manufacturing would head south of the border, and the US auto industry would disappear......Kinda like we heard would happen in the visual effects industry.
But, the US auto industry seems to be making a resurgence.
And, despite predictions that visual effects would all move to India and China and New Zealand and London and Vancouver; employment in Southern California is actually increasing and expanding (at least according to my friend Joe Harkins).
You know, as long as companies in LA remain in business, we might as well ask them not to utilize the Employer of Record, or the 1099. And, since the Affordable Care Act (better known as "Obamacare") will require employers to provide medical coverage; it might make sense for those employers to make peace with IATSE and take advantage of our affordable plans.
All we ask is for a chance to sit down and talk. If the NBA can do it, we can too!!!