Machinists, Pratt & Whitney Ratify New Labor Agreement

December 4, 2016

The union representing approximately 2,600 Pratt & Whitney employees in Connecticut have ratified a new labor contract. Members from two locals of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers approved the deal […]

Uber, Lyft Oppose Seattle’s Draft Union Rules

November 24, 2016

Seattle on Wednesday issued proposed rules governing which app-based taxi drivers could vote to unionize, drawing rebukes from both Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. Seattle is the first major city to open the door for ride-hailing and taxi drivers […]

Loomis: Union Decline and Trump’s Rise

November 16, 2016

“Hillary Clinton won [Nevada] with the help of the labor movement, and in particular, with the help of Culinary Union, which put on an aggressive campaign to mobilize its 57,000 members to vote for Democrats,” writes Erik Loomis in The Atlantic. “Clinton won by a large margin in Nevada and […]

Big Labor Unions Step Up Presidential-Election Spending

October 18, 2016

US labor unions are plowing money into the 2016 elections at an unprecedented rate in a frenzied effort to help elect Hillary Clinton and give Democrats a majority in the Senate. According to the most recent campaign-finance filings, unions spent […]

New York Uber Drivers Secure Unemployment Benefits

October 14, 2016

In September 2015, Uber driver Levon Aleksanian welcomed his second child into the world. Two days later, he said, the ride-hailing giant terminated him. Now, in a move New York City’s taxi driver’s union and others are praising, the New York state […]

I Cut My Teeth on Kinescopes

August 1, 2016

My interests in film and theatre started at Roy Elementary School in Northlake, Illinois, when I got to do lighting for school plays. […]

The Doc Workers of New York: Pushing for Union Jobs Editing Non-Fiction

June 1, 2015

The documentary form has been around since the beginning of cinema, and over the past 15 years, pundits have bruited this past decade and a half as “The Golden Age of Documentaries.” No matter the platform — theatrical, television or online — documentary has transformed itself from the margins to the mainstream as a galvanizing and provocative art form. […]

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