NEW YORK, Aug. 1 — IATSE is pleased to announce that technical employees of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart have unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.

The contract is the culmination of negotiations between IATSE and the producers of the hit made-for-basic-cable series following voluntary recognition of the union by the employer.

The bargaining unit consists of camera operators, video technicians, audio technicians, graphic/chyron (character generator) operators, technical directors, audio assistants, video assistants, videotape/EVS operators, utility technicians, teleprompter operators, costume designers/stylists, and makeup/hair stylists.

The contract provides the represented employees with health and retirement benefits for as well as the continued maintenance of all existing conditions. IATSE and its represented crew look forward to a continued constructive and mutually cooperative relationship with the “The Daily Show.”