Quixote Studios, which rents trailers and trucks to the movie industry, announced that it has reached a resolution with the Teamsters Local 399 in its recent labor dispute, after the Teamsters set up a week-long informational picket and called for a boycott of Quixote as well as its recently acquired Movie Movers division.
Under the agreement, the Teamsters will represent a number of Quixote drivers and dispatchers. In addition, there will be a secret ballot election in the near future in which Quixote warehouse workers can decide whether they want to be represented by the Teamsters in a labor agreement.
Quixote had complained that the union was trying to organize people who have never been represented by the Teamsters, including mechanics, woodworkers, techs, warehouse workers and cleaners.
But according to a statement from Quixote, “Both sides were determined to reach an accord without further delay in order to send a message to studios, production companies and advertisers that it’s business as usual for production in Los Angeles and throughout California.”
“This has been a major distraction for our industry,” said Mikel Elliott, Quixote CEO. “It is now time to focus on the passage of AB 1839 and get back to work.”