Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today joined more than 400 members of Local 399 in Hollywood, California for their First Quarter General Membership Meeting. Local 399 represents more than 4,800 members in the motion picture industry. (See more photos here)
"The leadership here at Local 399 has negotiated a number of great agreements in the past year. From the black book agreement for our drivers to the new agreements for our location managers and casting directors - these agreements are outstanding," Hoffa told attendees. "And Local 399 has always been at the cutting edge of organizing new areas of production. It's amazing to see all of the new work that the streaming industry has brought to our members. From Netflix to Amazon Prime and HBO and Showtime, there is plenty of work to keep our members busy."
Hoffa swore in new Local 399 members at the meeting and also congratulated the local on helping the industry restore California state film tax credits for $3.3 billion through 2025, which will secure more work for Teamster members.
“It’s an honor to have General President Hoffa with us today. As you can see by the turnout everyone agrees with me,” said Steve Dayan, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 399.
Hoffa was joined at the event by Tommy O'Donnell, Director of the Teamsters Motion Picture Division and President of Local 817 in New York, and Randy Cammack, President of Joint Council 42.