The Hollywood Reporter, Jul. 7
Netflix says it will cut back on depictions of smoking in its shows in the wake of a report that called out the streamer for the number of instances in which characters use tobacco in shows like Stranger Things.
Forbes, Jul. 6
Labor unions are critical pillars of liberal politics. Are they equally strong pillars of climate politics and, in particular, the Green New Deal?
Business Insider, Jul. 1
You may have noticed some labor disruptions in the headlines.
Hollywood Reporter, July 01
The organization behind the Oscars has worked to dramatically expand its member roster over the past several years to become more inclusive and globally focused.
Variety, June 26
Broadway musicians have succeeded in earning their largest wage increase in over two decades.
Deadline, Jun. 14
Cinematographers Guild president Steven Poster lost his bid for reelection last month, which will soon bring an end to his 13-year reign as Hollywood’s longest serving union president. In an exclusive exit interview with "Deadline," he reflects on his legacy, and looks ahead to the future of the guild and the industry.
Louisville Courier Journal, Jun. 16
The 11th Flyover Film Festival is set for takeoff. The annual celebration of movies with ties to the Bluegrass State will feature six films, and for the first time, each is helmed by a female director.
Washington Post, Jun. 15
New Mexico’s film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.
IndieWire, Jun. 15
As it gears up for its theatrical release after a successful and extensive festival tour, “This Changes Everything” is giving a taste of the many big names set to speak out about Hollywood’s long-standing gender problem in the enlightening and wide-ranging new documentary.
Deadline, Jun. 14
With Season 2 of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Amy Sherman-Palladino decided to take her show on the road, leaving cinematographer M. David Mullen to adjust to new environments.
Columbia Journal, Jun. 7
In November 2017, staffers at Vox Media announced a union drive. In January 2018, the company recognized the Writers Guild of America East; three months later, management and union representatives entered talks over the terms of a union contract.
Boston Review, Jun. 6
Measured by the course of history over the last half century, the arc of the economic universe has bent badly toward injustice.
Variety, Jun. 3
Hollywood studios broke their silence last week, threatening to leave Georgia if a controversial new law banning abortions after six weeks goes into effect next year.
New York Times, Jun. 3
President Trump ran for office as a champion of American workers and a friend of labor unions, but his administration has systematically favored employers at the expense of workers.
New York Daily News, Jun. 3
Gov. Cuomo’s rocky relationship with organized labor has hit a few rough patches early in his third term as tensions boiled over following the breakdown of the Amazon deal, a bitter fight over campaign finance reform and overtime issues at the MTA.
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