Redstone 8 strike ends with $12.50 an hour base pay

PARK CITY, Utah — After two weeks on strike, the employees at the Redstone 8 movie theater in Kimball Junction are settling with local management at a minimum wage of $12.50 an hour.

The employees were able to increase their base pay by $2 from their previous minimum wage of $10.50 an hour.

“Due to economic factors, a number of employees need to return to work,” said Zannia Kenny, an employee at the theater and organizer of the strike. “While this is still notably below the wage of many Park City businesses, it will make a significant difference in the welfare of every employee, and demonstrates for each of us the value of workplace organizing.”

Kenny guessed that the theater will likely return to normal operating hours within two weeks. During the strike, the theater was under limited hours as only three managers in total were working there.

“Organizing will continue, with the aim of maintaining an informed and workforce,” she said. “Even if not on strike, every employee deserves to know their worth, their importance, and their protections under the law.”

Redstone 8 plays a key role in the Sundance Film Festival. Half of the theater’s eight screens are used for the festival.

Under MIT’s living wage calculator, $15.31 an hour is considered the living wage for all of Summit County.

Metropolitan Theatres, the parent company of Redstone 8, has not returned Townlift’s request for comment.

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