The 2,100 Teamsters who drive the trucks that keep Hollywood in motion went on strike early today in the second major entertainment industry walkout this year.
Teamsters and members of the Crafts Services Union, including the laborers Local 724, plasterers Local 755 and electrical workers Local 40, who also declared a strike, were barred from entering studio lots. At dawn, more than 100 Teamsters picketed at the Santa Monica Pier, where an episode of the NBC series “Hunter” was being filmed. Another picket line was set up outside the Hollywood offices of “Hunter” producer Stephen J. Cannell. Representatives of Teamsters Local 399 and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers met until 1:45 a.m. in an unsuccessful effort to head off the strike.