New York, Oct. 17 – United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts and the major Studios announced today the ratification of a new three year agreement covering the Union’s 3,800 members. The new contract, which was unanimously ratified by the voting members, includes 2 percent annual wage increases and increases in health contributions. The contract will run through September 30, 2015 and applies to Scenic Artists and Designers, Art Directors, Costume Designers, Shoppersons, Art Department Coordinators, and their respective Assistants working in feature film and television production in the City of New York, Nassau County and the Meadowlands area of New Jersey.