(The Guardian, July 4)
Working people will not be exploited as a talking point for a man offering up our future for his own gain, writes AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
(THR, June 30)
Invitations went to such women as Sara Bennett, who won a VFX Oscar for 'Ex Machina,' and 'The Neon Demon' cinematographer Natasha Braier.
(LA Times, June 30)
Tying the knot with Lionsgate could provide Starz with a larger pipeline of content and could further protect Lionsgate’s earnings from box-office whims.
(Labor Notes, June 29)
One Hawaiian nursing home lashed out at workers with a bogus charge that they'd gone on strike. Then the workers went on strike for real.
(Pacific Business News, June 24)
Films shot and produced in Hawaii will pump millions of dollars into the state's economy this year, according to the state film commissioner.
(Phoenix Business Blog, June 23)
Arizona added nearly 76,000 jobs, which was good enough for a 2.9 percent growth rate. That marks sixth best in the country.
(Deadline, June 23)
After a strike action of less than one day, IATSE hase secured a union contract with Powershot Productions over a City National Bank commercial that was being shot in L.A.
(THR, June 21)
A swing vote at the regulatory agency talks about "real flaws" in the original plan and hints at support for an emerging alternative proposal from the cable industry.
(IATSE, Q2 2016)
The latest issue covers what the IATSE is doing to get out the vote.
(Deadline, June 21)
IATSE said today that safety trainers at the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund have returned to their jobs after a three-day walkout, and classes are resuming.
(West Hawaii Today, June 17)
May’s unemployment rate of 3.9 percent was down from 4 percent in April and 5.4 percent in May 2015.
(NY Times, June 17)
The state is the latest from across the country to add licensing requirements for a bewildering variety of jobs, requiring months or years of expensive education, along with assessing costly fees.
(THR, June 16)
The merger will create one of the largest payroll-services companies in Hollywood.
(THR, June 16)
A judge figures out the meaning of "producer" and "employer" in Hollywood.
(AFL-CIO, June 16)
The endorsement reflects a comprehensive, democratic process initiated a year ago to capture the interests of the working people the federation represents.
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