What Happens If Obama’s Overtime Expansion is Reversed?

November 20, 2016

CBO finds that reversing the rule would strip nearly 4 million workers of overtime protections. According to the report, there are nearly 4 million workers whose employers will be required to pay them overtime when they work more than 40 hours […]

DGA, AMPTP Talks to Begin December 5

November 18, 2016

The Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on Thursday announced they will begin formal contract negotiations on December 5. The parties have been engaged in informal discussions to define the issues for negotiations for the 2017 theatrical and […]

Several Hundred SAG-AFTRA Strikers Hit Insomniac Games

November 18, 2016

In its third action in a month-long strike, as many as 400 SAG-AFTRA members picketed video game producer Insomniac Games at its Burbank offices on Thursday. “This is the member- ship saying to the companies, ‘We want a fair contract,’” […]

When Thomas Hart Benton Worked for Disney

November 18, 2016

Christmas is coming, and Taschen, the German-based publisher of art books as collectible luxury objects, is playing Santa—big time—with a lavishly packaged, hernia-inducing tome titled “The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968.” […]

Key GOP Senator: Replacing ObamaCare Could Take Years

November 18, 2016

Senator Lamar Alexander is predicting it will take years to repeal and replace ObamaCare, with Republicans needing support from Democrats to approve a new healthcare law. “I imagine [it] will take several years to completely make that sort of […]

Brenner: This is Not a Drill: Labor Braces for the Trump Era

November 18, 2016

“Donald Trump’s win is the gut-punch finale to a surreal election season,” writes Mark Brenner in CounterPunch. “For thousands of rank-and-file activists the outcome is even more bitter after the inspiration and energy stirred up by Bernie Sanders’ […]

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