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(Variety, Aug. 19)

Over the past few months, Facebook has managed to surpass the domestic ad revenue of Comcast, CBS Corp., Disney, and 21st Century Fox.

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(Variety, Aug. 17)

The study, released Wednesday, found that 81% — or 619 of 863 — of all first-time episodic directors were male during a seven-year span.

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(NY Times, Aug. 17)

Unions are strong, and bring benefits that cocktail servers and hotel workers in other states can only dream of.

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(LA Times, Aug. 16)

Just as animation is becoming an increasingly lucrative medium, animators say their working conditions are worsening.

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(NY Times, Aug. 15)

A series of articles outlining potential measures that could bring about wage equality in the workplace.

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(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Aug. 13)

The effort will deploy thousands of canvassers and result in hundreds of thousands of voter contacts.

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(Honolulu Civil Beat, Aug. 12)

The deal with the United Public Workers guarantees its members can continue to work under their current collective-bargaining agreement.

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(NY Times, Aug. 11)

In a full-throttled rejection of Donald J. Trump’s economic policies, Hillary Clinton on Thursday accused him of feigning a connection to the working man, while advocating policies that would “work for him and his friends, at the expense of everyone else.”

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(NY Times, Aug. 11)

Mr. Trump, as a prominent and active developer, can take advantage of some of the most generous tax breaks in the federal tax code to reduce his reported income to near zero, or even report a loss.

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(THR, Aug. 10)

HBO's Richard Plepler, Ted Sarandos, A+E's Nancy Dubuc, AMC's Josh Sapan and NBCUniversal's Bonnie Hammer debate the industry's 'Game of Thrones'-style fight for viewers, dwindling ratings, monetization, and innovation.

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(Variety, Aug. 10)

As programming costs continue to bulge, big players have been forced to rethink the core building block of pay TV: the bundle.

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(Washington Post, Aug. 9)

The blue-collar voters Trump is courting so ardently may well start to notice that while he warms their hearts with his tough rhetoric on trade, he has other interests in mind when it comes to handing out money.

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(LA Daily News, Aug. 6)

After decades of film and TV production fleeing to more generous jurisdictions, local unions report capacity employment and vendors are back in thriving business.

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(Bloomberg, Aug. 4)

Richard Trumka trusts Clinton to keep her word about free trade.

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(Variety, Aug. 5)

Torrentz, one of the Internet’s oldest and most popular piracy search engines, has disabled its search functionality and bid adieu to millions of fans.

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Save the Date!
Aloha, Delegates!

The 75th IATSE District 2 Convention is going to Hawaii!

Where: Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Dates: Friday June 7 – Sunday June 9

Rooms starting at $295
Conference Rates Available 3 days prior and following the convention – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Call for group rates & reservations: (808) 921-4611 and mention IATSE District 2 Convention for your group discount

The hotel website is under renovation, and will not be available for bookings for this event.

For photos from last year’s D-2 convention, Click Here

Spread the Word
for Women’s Health

The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.

Share the Heart Health flyer and learn more about how you can help at GoSpreadTheWord.com.

Injured or Sick?
Need Help with Bills?

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance by paying the rent or paying down your bills until you can get back to work, click here to find out more about this valuable organization. Cases are reviewed quickly and confidentially.

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