Freelance casting assistants may soon get the protection they deserve. Over 100 casting assistants recently confirmed a National Labor Relations Board election. A few months ago, the Teamsters expressed support in representing them.

If a majority of the group votes yes, they’ll go under Teamsters Local 399 in Los Angeles and Teamsters Local 817 in New York. Voting begins July 19th from members who’ve at least 15 days on a studio project in the last 12 months. A resounding yes would lead the casting assistants to joining the bargaining already consisting of casting directors and associate casting directors.

Teamsters are set to negotiate a new casting agreement in August, as their contract concludes at the end of August.

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