IATSE, Teamsters, IBEW, LiUNA!, OPCMIA, and UA to join together ahead of negotiations for an all-Hollywood solidarity rally.  

Los Angeles, CA — Announced today, the Hollywood crew unions will host a pre-negotiations kick-off rally on Sunday, March 3rd at Woodley Park in Encino. Bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers will begin the following day on Monday, March 4th.

Behind every production is a skilled team of technicians, artisans and craftspeople that make up the crew that brings episodic television or feature films to life. In this year’s negotiation cycle, the crewmember unions are committed to addressing the unique priorities of each craft represented in the fight to protect, preserve, and improve economic gains, retirement and health benefits and safe working conditions on and off set.   

This year’s bargaining cycle marks the first time since 1988 that IATSE, Teamsters and the Hollywood Basic Crafts will jointly bargain health and pension benefits for their members under the shared Motion Picture Pension and Health Plan. From there, IATSE will continue negotiations of their IATSE Hollywood Basic Agreement and the IATSE Area Standard Agreement contracts and local union specific issues. Teamsters and Hollywood Basic Crafts are expected to bargain with the AMPTP in early June for their Local classification specific issues.

Hollywood crewmembers were greatly impacted by last year’s dual strikes by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA. Despite being collateral damage to the prolonged negotiations and work stoppage of last year, crewmembers’ part of IATSE, Teamsters and the Hollywood Basic Crafts have shared they will be bargaining from a position of strength and leverage with the AMPTP; reminding Hollywood, that nothing moves without the crew. This rally is an opportunity to show the collective power, skill and resilience of crewmembers and recognize the important contribution to filmmaking each craft behind-the-scenes brings to production.

The rally is open to all of Hollywood labor as a show of solidarity and support for this year’s bargaining cycle in Hollywood:  

WHAT:  Negotiations Kick-Off Crewmember Rally with Speaker program including prominent Labor Leaders.

WHO:  Organizing Unions are IATSE, Teamsters, IBEW, OPCMIA, LiUNA! and UA on behalf of their members about to enter negotiations with the AMPTP. All of Hollywood Labor are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

WHERE:  Woodley Park Section 1: 6076 Woodley Ave, Encino, CA 91316

WHENSunday, March 3rd

  • Start Time: 10AM
  • Speaker Program: 11AM – 12PM

REGISTRATION LINK for members and general public: bit.ly/ManyCraftsOneFightRally

For those who cannot attend, this rally will also be live-streamed. More information regarding the livestream will be forthcoming.

PRESS RSVP: For media that plans to be in attendance, please email amy@ht399.org to confirm coverage of the event and to receive additional parking information and press check-in details.



The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 170,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit iatse.net


Teamsters Local 399 represents 6,500 members in the Motion Picture Industry in California and New Mexico including drivers, animal trainers/handlers, wranglers, dispatchers, DOT admins, location professionals, casting professionals, chef assistants, mechanics, auto service, warehouse workers and more.


 The Hollywood Basic Crafts is 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 8,000 members working in the Entertainment Industry. This coalition represents a range of classifications from drivers, electricians, catering, laborers, cement masons, plumbers, animal trainers /wranglers and more who all service the Motion Picture and Television Industry.