Hollywood Basic Crafts Unions Announce Tentative Agreement

Hollywood Basic Crafts Unions Announce Tentative Agreement
A coalition of Hollywood crafts unions announced on Friday evening that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract.

The coalition of five bargaining groups represents about 7,500 electricians, drivers, plumbers, laborers, animal trainers and others. The three-year agreement must still be approved by a vote of the membership.

No details of the contract were released. The unions are expected to reveal the terms of the contract to members ahead of the vote.

The negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers began in December, shortly after the 60,000 members of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees narrowly ratified their new contract. The Hollywood Basic Crafts unions — Teamsters Local 399, Ibew Local 40, Studio Plumbers Local 78, Laborers Local 724 and Studio Plasterers Local 755 — bargain their own agreement separately from IATSE.

The Basic Crafts negotiations brought none of the fireworks of the IATSE talks. The latter saw a breakdown in talks,
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