Hollywood Guilds Flex Their Muscle

May 9, 2017

“The [WGA] agreement underscored the leverage that unions still possess in the film and TV industries and highlighted a new wave of labor unrest,” writes David Ng in The Los Angeles Times. “SAG-AFTRA is set to begin its own contract negotiations this month, with talks expected to focus on such issues as […]

CEO Pay Still Dwarfing Pay of US Workers: Union Report

May 9, 2017

Chief executives of S&P 500 companies surveyed were paid on average $13.1 million last year, 347 times the pay of the average US worker, according to the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of US labor unions. That gap was up from 335 times worker pay in […]

WGA Leaders on Both Coasts Approve New Contract

May 5, 2017

The WGA’s new film and TV contract was approved tonight in Los Angeles by the board of the WGA West and in New York by the council of the WGA East. It now goes to the guilds’ members for final ratification, which is all but guaranteed. […]

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