JUST ANNOUNCED: 399 Members First Slate for the 2020-2022 Term!
Greetings Sisters & Brothers,
I am proud to announce our 399 Members First Slate for the 2020-2022 Term! Each Member on our Slate has been chosen because they possess the passion and leadership experience that is necessary to fight for our Members for the next 3 years. We don't take the opportunity to represent you lightly. We believe it is of utmost importance that our collective experience and relationships built on a Local, National and International level are what ensures the strength of our Members on set, in the enforcement of our Contracts, across the bargaining table, at our State Capital when fighting to bring work home to California and with our International Brotherhood of Teamsters in the preservation of our jurisdiction.
I have had the distinct privilege of serving at Local 399 for the past 20 years as a Business Agent and Organizer, and now serving for the past 6 years as your Principal Officer. I have seen the intricacies of our Industry first hand, and have taken pride in being able to navigate situations to the benefit of our Members, to the best of my ability.
We work in a complicated Industry, bargaining with some of the largest Entertainment giants that are constantly adapting to the ever changing world around us. Our Members need leadership that is not only committed to these fights ahead, but also leaders that have the knowledge and experience to lead the charge.
Our 399 Members First Executive Board, coupled with our entire Administration and Staff, are some of the best in the business. Highly skilled, dedicated and each bringing their own industry experience, passion and expertise.
It's not enough to simply talk about change and possessing leadership qualities. It is about putting in the work and making the tough decisions to help ensure the entirety of our Membership thrives. As our Industry continues to grow and change, our Members deserve experienced leaders to work alongside our Membership in order to preserve the gains of our past, and best equip our Membership for the benefits of our future.
We can't do this alone. 399 Members First is about just that -- keeping you, our Members, first in all decisions. We need your voice, vision and vote to achieve just that. Ballots will be mailed out on or around September 20th. Join us and vote, 399 Members First. More Election details coming soon.
Lastly, we want to take a moment to thank our former Recording Secretary Rose Falcon for her dedication to our Membership as the Recording Secretary at Teamsters Local 399 for the past 27 years. We wish her a healthy, and happy retirement and we are beyond grateful for her support and guidance and passion for our Membership through the years. We also want to thank former Trustee Calvin McDowell who is stepping down from his role on the Executive Board in order to make room for a rank-and-file Member. As you know, Calvin has since stepped up to represent our Members as a Business Agent for Commercials, Music Videos, Quixote Drivers, Quixote Grip & Lighting and ABC Office and will continue to do so. We are grateful to have him serve on our Administration representing our Members in this capacity. Thank you to both Rose and Calvin for serving Teamster Local 399 Members in this important role.
Running for Re-Election on 399 Members First Slate