After much saber-rattling and strike threats, Hollywood's casting directors said Feb. 2 that they will decide whether they truly want to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. That decision

(The Hollywood Reporter) -- After much saber-rattling and strike threats, Hollywood's casting directors said Feb. 2 that they will decide whether they truly want to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. That decision will be made in an election to be conducted under the auspices of the National Labor Relations Board.

If the outcome is affirmative, the industry has agreed to allow the casting directors to join the Teamsters.

The arrangement was made possible by an agreement between the casters' allies in the Teamsters and industry negotiators with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers. The compromise ends threats that the casters would walk off the job, and have their picket lines respected by Teamsters including drivers and location managers.