Teamsters Local 399 will start talks next week
Teamsters. That pact, which expires Sept. 30, included a 2% hike in minimums along with gains in employer pension and health contributions. Contract covers about 500 casting directors and associates in Hollywood and New York. The Teamsters were able to obtain the first union contract in 2005 for casting directors following an organizing campaign that lasted three years. Earlier this month, location managers and scouts repped by the Teamsters ratified a three-year deal with production companies on a successor contract covering about 600 employees in the Western states. In July, about 3,000 Hollywood Teamster drivers and four other basic craft unions ratified a three-year successor pact.
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