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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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(NY Times, May 26)

A US Court of Appeals struck down an arbitration clause that banned employees from joining together as a class and required workers to battle the employer one by one outside of court.

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(Bloomberg, May 26)

Creating own TV streaming service would rival Netflix, Amazon.

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(Deadline, May 15)

The Western Executive Director of the Guild since 2010, will be elevated to the top job on November 1.

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(THR, May 12)

A list of what's coming back, what's canceled and all the new additions to the 2016-17 schedule for Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and The CW.

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(Variety, May 12)

Hulu and YouTube were revealed to be in talks with NBCUniversal, Viacom, Fox and others on creating cable-channel packages to deliver via broadband.

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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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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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