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Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 & Basic Crafts To Begin Contract Talks With AMPTP This Week – Deadline

Negotiations for a brand new movie and TV contract protecting Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 and the Basic Crafts unions will start this week with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.

The present contract had been set to run out July 31 however was prolonged to permit for industry-wide return-to-work discussions and IATSE’s longer-than-expected negotiations for its personal movie and TV pact. The Basic Crafts unions embody IBEW Local 40, Studio Utility Employees Local 724, Studio Plumbers Local 78, and Studio Plasterers Local 755.

Steve Dayan, Teamsters Local 399’s secretary-treasurer, has named Lindsay Dougherty because the lead negotiator. Dougherty, who’s Local 399’s recording secretary, business agent, and organizer, was just lately elected as a Western Region vp of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

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“At a time when major corporations like Disney, Apple, Amazon, and Netflix are raking in record profits,” Dougherty mentioned. “It’s essential that those helping to build their success achieve fair and sustainable wages and working conditions.”

“After member contract surveys and regular meetings with our rank-and-file steering committees, we have our marching orders from our members,” he continued. “We expect these negotiations to be tough as we fight for the gains our members deserve. As lead negotiator and representative for Teamsters Local 399 and the Hollywood Basic Crafts, my ultimate goal is to protect, preserve and improve the lives of Hollywood Teamsters and all members of the Crafts. I’m grateful to lead the charge on behalf of our members in this negotiation cycle.”

The first bargaining session between Teamsters Local 399 and the AMPTP will start with the ‘Black Book’ settlement protecting drivers, animal trainers/handlers, wranglers, dispatchers, mechanics, and auto-service employees within the movie and TV {industry}.

Negotiations for Local 399’s location managers and casting professionals will comply with.

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