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(AZ Central, May 11)

Arizona's economy is doing well for now and is expected to post its best year in a decade, state economists said Wednesday.

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(Variety, May 11)

The EEOC began conducting interviews with female directors last fall.

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(Variety, May 10)

The WGA West board of directors told the 8,000 members Tuesday that they plan to seek a bigger cut of the $49 billion in 2015 profits from the top six media conglomerates.

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(NY Times, May 5)

The effort begins a process that could lead to a merger of the SEIU and AFSCME, an outcome that would create the nation’s largest labor union, with some 3.6 million members.

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(Variety, May 5)

Although women directors fared better in the independent arena than when working for the studios, their numbers haven't increased above the record set in 2011-2012.

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(Bloomberg, May 4)

The company is working on a paid subscription service that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet.

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(Variety, May 4)

All signs point to TV grabbing a bigger share of ad commitments this year — a turn of events that will spark jubilation in Hollywood and among TV’s New York-based ad-sales operations.

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(Variety, May 4)

The exec director says the ICG is focusing on training and access, inviting women to consider an area of the business they might not have thought about as a career option.

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(The World, May 3)

More than 95 percent of hotel workers on the Las Vegas strip and downtown are unionized. And many think the Trump hotel should get in line.

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(THR, April 3)

SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have extended the expiration of the master contract by two days to Saturday night.

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(Arizona Daily Star, April 2)

The Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families campaign must collect 150,642 signatures from registered voters by July 7 to qualify the proposal for the November ballot.

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(NY Times, April 1)

Led by New York and California, several states are planning the increase.

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(NY Times, March 31)

The shift away from conventional jobs into these more distant employer-employee relationships has accelerated in the last decade, a change in behavior that has profound implications on social insurance.

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IATSE D2 Convention

The 2020 IATSE D2 Convention has been changed from an in person event to a virtual convention. Anybody who purchased airfare or hotel accommodations for the event should cancel them. Virtual sessions will be held Saturday Oct. 24 and Sunday Oct. 25, 2020. Details on the virtual convention will be sent to the Local Unions as soon as they become available. Please send questions to ebrown@iadistrict2.org.

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