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Scouts find new pact

Location managers find deal

This article was updated on May 12, 2006.

Three months before the expiration of the current deal, Hollywood’s location managers and scouts have endorsed a deal for a new three-year contract.

In a Tuesday night meeting, the tentative agreement — which includes a 2% wage hike in the first

year and 3% in the second and third — received approval via a 132-39 vote. The managers and scouts are repped by Local 399 of the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters, which also represents drivers, casting directors and animal wranglers.

Negotiators agreed last year to extend the location managers’ three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers for an additional year with a 3% wage hike and a 50¢ increase in pension and health contributions.

The one-year extension made the contract’s termination date match with that of the Basic Hollywood Agreement for the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Members of IATSE ratified a new three-year deal in March.

The pact also includes hikes in the health and pension contributions similar to those in the IATSE pact and an increase in the daily car allowance to $70 from $60.

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