“Sexual Harassment in the workplace is not to be tolerated or taken lightly. In light of the recent reports regarding the alleged harassment of many A-List actresses by Harvey Weintstein, we must not forget that sexual harassment will not be tolerated towards ANY hardworking women or men on set. Sadly, many Below-the-Line workers experience the same sort of treatment and harassment and we want to remind our Sisters & Brothers that if you feel you are being harassed by anyone on set you have every right to and should report the incident immediately to your Employer. Should you feel your claim is not being handled properly, or feel that you are being retaliated against for reporting, I want each Member to know that you have your Union supporting you every step of the way. No person should experience any form of harassment on set and we take any and all claims very seriously. We will assist you to the best of our ability in order to protect our Members and remedy the situation as quickly as possible.
We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment and as a Teamster you are expected to treat every crew member with respect no matter the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or national origin. We are stronger together and we expect our Members to stand up for one another on and off set.” – Secretary-Treasurer Steve Dayan
Check out this article by The Hollywood Reporter shedding some light into the dark reality of sexual harassment on set experienced by Below-the-Line workers.