Steve Dayan Wins Teamsters Local 399 Election, Unseats 24-Year Incumbent

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 5:21pm PDT

Steve Dayan has won the Secretary-Treasurer job at Local 399 Hollywood by 299 votes over long-term incumbent Leo Reed. In election results released today, Dayan received 1,308 votes to Reed’s 1,009 in the union race. Reed had held the Sec-Treasurer post for 24 years — eight three-year terms. The battle between the two was bitter as Reed dismissed Dayan in July as Local 399′s Business Agent after he announced his intention to run against the incumbent. Dayan had been Biz Agent since 2000. The challenger went after Reed by announcing a need for “new leadership with fresh innovative ideas that move us forward together” in his campaign literature. Dayan’s Members First slate took the Local Presidency and three trustee gigs. Ed Duffy and Rosie Falcon of Reed’s slate took the VP and Recording Secretary jobs. Teamsters Local 399 reps more than 4,500 location managers, drivers, casting directors and animal wranglers in the LA County area.

Here are today’s election winners: Read More »

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Teamsters Local 399 Ratifies New 3-Year Contract With Producers

By | Sunday July 22, 2012 @ 3:21pm PDT

Teamsters Local 399 this morning ratified the new 3-year contract with the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producers. The vote was the latest in a series of ratifications by various unions covered under the new contract with … Read More »

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Teamsters Strike Action Against ‘The Voice’ Averted: Tentative Pact With Local 399

By | Sunday July 22, 2012 @ 2:27pm PDT

UPDATE: A strike action against NBC‘s The Voice has been averted after Teamsters Local 399 and production execs reached a tentative agreement on … Read More »

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Unions Plan Strike Against Spike TV’s ’1,000 Ways To Die’

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 2:01pm PST

Freelance writer Dominic Patten is a Deadline contributor.

Spike TV’s 1,000 Ways To Die might soon learn what it’s like to be The Biggest Loser. Teamsters Local 399 and IATSE said today that they plan to take action against 1,000 Ways producer … Read More »

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All Basic Crafts Unions Ratify New Pacts

By | Wednesday August 18, 2010 @ 5:13pm PDT

Last night, members of Local 755 were the fifth and final of the Basic Crafts unions to ratify the tentative agreement reached Saturday, July 24, 2010 (Teamsters Local 399 were the first to ratify, doing so on July 25). In response to ratification by all of the Basic Crafts, the … Read More »

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Teamsters Local 399 Ratify Contract Today; Moguls Were Never Worried About Strike

By | Sunday July 25, 2010 @ 11:49am PDT

Full story coming…

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