Vice Employees Go Union!

September 21, 2017

Post-production employees working on video for Vice Media have now won union representation! On Thursday, the company officially recognized the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, as the representative for its East Coast employees working in post on the company’s digital content […]

Reporting on Labor in the US Media

August 27, 2017

“Labour as an issue has been really absent from the media coverage,” explains Michelle Chen, contributing writer for The Nation. “Business reporting, whatever we call economics reporting now, is focused on financial markets. And we know from our everyday lives that financial markets is not where […]

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.” […]

Contract High – Deluxe Digital Cinema Technicians Win Raises, Respect

August 4, 2017

In a nondescript Burbank falafel joint on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in July of last year, co-workers crowded around an impromptu conference table made up of several four-tops pushed together. A tacky film adhered to the furniture, as is typical of greasy spoons. Sweaty forearms clung stickily to gummy tabletops. […]

Trump Takes Steps to Undo Obama Legacy on Labor

June 20, 2017

President Trump is taking a major step to alter the direction of federal labor policy, positioning the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a series of high-profile Obama-era decisions. By filling two vacant seats and swinging the board from […]

Ehrenreich: The Divisions of Labor

February 23, 2017

“The working class, or at least the white part, has emerged as our great national mystery,” writes Barbara Ehrenreich in The New York Times. “Traditionally Democratic, they helped elect a flamboyantly ostentatious billionaire to the presidency. ‘What’s wrong with them?’ the liberal pundits keep asking. Why do […]

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