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(LA Times, June 8)

SAG-AFTRA said that long hours, coupled with the need to record loud and strenuous noises such as violent screaming and inhuman voices, were damaging the vocal cords of its members.

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(Variety, June 8)

A Variety investigation into new scripted shows for the 2016-17 season reveals that 90% of showrunners are white, and almost 80% are male.

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(Variety, June 8)

The merger, announced Wednesday by SAG-AFTRA, comes four years after members of SAG and AFTRA voted to unite their separate unions, creating SAG-AFTRA. The new plan will go into effect at the start of 2017.

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(EtCentric, June 7)

Delays hurt aftermarket sales, which often account for the lion’s share of a movie’s revenue, mainly because it opens the door for piracy.

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(Deadline, June 5)

"Her death is empowering crews to say something if they see something,” said Legendary Entertainment VP of Production Safety Jim Economos at the Produced By Conference in L.A.

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(IATSE, June 3)

Members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) workers are fighting for a fair contract at OFS, in Norcross, Ga., and Sturbridge, Mass.

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(Phoenix Business Journal, June 3)

The U.S. Department of Labor funding also will be used to engage industry and other partners to expand apprenticeship to new sectors and new populations.

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(LA Times, June 3)

In the last week, the Culver City-based studio has made moves to significantly restructure the top ranks in both its film and television units.

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(Washington Examiner, June 2)

The ruling will give labor unions added leverage over businesses by making it even harder for employers to push back against a strike while staying within the law.

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(Variety, June 2)

The pact goes into effect on Oct. 1 and covers commercial production across the U.S. Thursday’s joint announcement said contract modifications include industry standard wage and benefit increases.

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(Variety, June 1)

Various division heads will now look at their departments to see if the work of the employees who are leaving can be reassigned or will require new hires.

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(NY Times, June 1)

Women in the field are using several strategies in an effort to overcome gender inequity.

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(KHON, June 1)

Aqua-Aston unlawfully disciplined two employees for talking about the union on work time, a hotel executive illegally intimidated and threatened workers in employee meetings, and the company illegally threatened workers for passing out pro-union leaflets to guests.

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(NY Times, May 30)

A federal rule on overtime pay endangers a practice in fields like publishing and movies, where low wages are accepted for a kind of apprenticeship.

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(NY Times, May 27)

Workers received a commitment to create about 1,500 new union positions in the US, and the inclusion of some 65 Verizon Wireless retail workers in the new contract, a first for the company.

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IATSE D2 Convention

The 2021 District 2 Convention will be conducted virtually on July 25, 2021 in conjunction with the Virtual International Convention. Delegates should be receiving the Convention Call and Credentials at the end of April. Please ask your Union leadership to forward these items to you as soon as they receive them via email. Additional details to follow when they become available.

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