Boycott of Quixote is called off as both sides express desire to keep production in California rolling and work together to help pass California Assembly Bill 1839, The Expanded Film and Television Job Creation Act
Mikel Elliott, CEO of Quixote Studios LLC, and Steve Dayan, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 399, today announced a resolution in their labor dispute.
The following is statement from Quixote:
Local 399 and Quixote Studios are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached and the dispute between the parties is over. Both sides were determined to reach an accord without further delay in order to send a message to studios, production companies and advertisers that it's business as usual for production in Los Angeles and throughout California
Unfortunately, it is the workers in our industry that have been caught in the middle of all this. The leadership of both Quixote and Local 399 took this to heart and displayed remarkable restraint and a willingness to compromise for the greater good of all stakeholders.
The Teamsters and Quixote have agreed for the Teamsters to represent a number of Quixote drivers and dispatchers. In addition, per the rules of the National Labor Relations Board, there will be a secret ballot election in the near future in which Quixote warehouse workers can decide whether they want to be represented by the Teamsters in a labor agreement.
"This has been a major distraction for our industry. It is now time to focus on the passage of AB 1839 and get back to work," said Mikel Elliott, Quixote CEO.
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