Hollywood Unions Slam
Court’s ‘Shameful’ Janus Ruling

August 17, 2018

As organized labor was left fuming after the Supreme Court’s late June decision in ‘Janus v. AFSCME’ that public service employees don’t have to pay union “agency fees,” Hollywood guilds planted a flag of defiance, writes Erik Pedersen in ‘Deadline Hollywood.’ […]

California’s ‘Seismic Shift’ on Workplace

June 12, 2018

In a ruling that could change the workplace status of people across the state, the California Supreme Court made it harder in late April for employers to classify their workers as independent contractors, write Maura Dolan and Andrew Khouri in the ‘Los Angeles Times.’ […]

Hollywood Women Launch
Anti-Harassment Plan

February 16, 2018

Driven by outrage and a determination to correct a power imbalance that seemed set in stone just a few months ago, prominent Hollywood women took matters further. Some 300 female actors, agents, writers, directors, producers and studio executives formed an ambitious, broad-based initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond. […]

Weinstein Scandal Could Be Industry Game-Changer

December 8, 2017

Sexual misconduct charges against Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein began in early October, when the board of The Weinstein Company, which he founded with his brother Bob, dismissed him after lurid complaints about his behavior — going back decades — emerged in “The New York Times” and “The New Yorker.” […]

Trump Takes Aim at Obama Labor Legacy

August 4, 2017

President Donald Trump is taking major steps to change the direction of federal labor policy, positioning the National Labor Relations Board to overturn several high-profile Obama-era labor decisions, writes Noam Scheiber in “The New York Times.” […]

Hollywood Loses Its Tax Breaks

February 15, 2017

“As the new year dawned, the only federal tax incentive designed specifically to keep film and TV production in the United States has lapsed,” writes David Robb in Deadline Hollywood. “The program had been giving tax breaks to investors for shows shot in the US for more than a decade, but it ended on the first […]

In Wake of Election, Labor Reaches Out to Trump

December 2, 2016

Donald Trump stunned the very establishment he had railed against by defeating Hillary Clinton and becoming president-elect in the general election November 8. His election raises fundamental issues about the future of unions. […]

Clinton Offers Vision for Economy, Rebukes Trump’s

August 1, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in late June that if Congress does not close tax loopholes that give significant advantages to the wealthy and corporations, she will have the Treasury Department take up the issue — if she is elected […]

Unions Luck Out in Supreme Court Tie

June 1, 2016

A case that seemed poised to lower the boom on public unions ended in a 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court at the end of March, delivering a big victory to unions, writes Adam Liptak in The New York Times. When the case was first argued in January, the Court’s conservative majority seemed […]

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