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

Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 & Basic Crafts To Begin Contract Talks With AMPTP This Week
Negotiations for a new film and TV contract covering Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 and the Basic Crafts unions will begin this week with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.

The current contract had been set to expire July 31 but was extended to allow for industry-wide return-to-work discussions and IATSE’s longer-than-expected negotiations for its own film and TV pact. The Basic Crafts unions include 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 as the lead negotiator. Dougherty, who is Local 399’s recording secretary, business agent, and organizer, was recently elected as a Western Region vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

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“At a time when major corporations like Disney, Apple, Amazon, and
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