DATE: January 28th  


Teamsters Local 399 and the Hollywood Basic Craft Unions have reached a Tentative 3-year Agreement with the AMPTP covering Entertainment Industry Workers across the 13 Western States   

Los Angeles, CA – Teamsters Local 399 and the Hollywood Basic Crafts reached a 3-year tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture Television Producers (AMPTP).  This agreement affects film and television workers represented by Teamsters Local 399, IBEW Local 40, LiUNA! Local 724, OPCMIA Local 755 and UA Local 78. The Hollywood Basic Crafts Unions jointly bargain both general and local union specific issues.  

Negotiations, which began on December 6th, 2021, concluded January 28th, 2022. Teamsters Local 399 Secretary-Treasurer and Chairperson of the Basic Crafts Steve Dayan appointed Lindsay Dougherty, Teamsters Local 399 Recording Secretary, and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Western Vice President-elect as lead negotiator in this round of negotiations.  

The Hollywood Basic Crafts bargaining committee, including rank-and-file members, are unanimously recommending the agreement for ratification. Details of the tentative agreement will be shared at the respective membership ratification meetings to be held soon.  


Hollywood Basic Crafts, comprised of Teamsters Local 399, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40, Laborers International Union of North America Local 724, United Association Plumbers Local 78 and Operating Plasterers & Cement Masons International Association (OPCMIA) Local 755, collectively represent close to 7,500 members working in the Entertainment Industry. This coalition represents a range of classifications from Drivers, Dispatchers, Electricians, Catering, Laborers, Cement Masons, Plumbers, Animal Trainers /Wranglers and more who all service the Motion Picture and Television Industry.