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

15 October 2013 5:21 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

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 »


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Steve Dayan Tops Leo Reed for Teamsters Leadership

15 October 2013 4:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Longtime business agent Steve Dayan has beaten Leo Reed for secretary-treasurer of Local 399 of the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters following a spirited campaign.

Reed has held the post — the top leadership slot at the local — for 24 years, or eight three-year terms. Local 399 reps over 4,500 drivers, location managers, animal wranglers and casting directors, mostly in the Los Angeles area.

Dayan received 56% of the vote and will assume his new post on Jan. 1. A total of 2,354 ballots were cast or better than half of the eligible members.

“Anytime you get over 50% turnout in a union election, that’s huge,” Dayan told Variety. “I’m thrilled and honored. It’s time for the membership to come together and moved forward.”

Reed had dismissed Dayan from the business agent post, which he had held since 2000, in July after being informed that Dayan intended to challenge him in the upcoming election. Dayan headed a “399 Members First” slate, »

- Dave McNary

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