New Directors Guild Deal Tradeoffs, Residuals Impact Revealed

March 31, 2020

The Directors Guild of America sent its new three-year agreement out to members earlier this month for ratification, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The move has not previously been reported. Voting closes on Thursday at 6 p.m. PT. The guild’s board of directors voted unanimously to recommend […]

House Approves Landmark Pro-Union Labor Bill

March 31, 2020

In a major victory for IATSE members and working people across the United States, the House of Representatives on May 6 passed H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act on a bipartisan basis. The PRO Act will restore fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that give workers a voice on the job so they can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits, a more secure retirement and […]

Amazon Fires Warehouse Worker Who Staged Walkout

March 30, 2020

Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk. The decision prompted a rebuke from New York Attorney General Letitia James, who called on the National Labor Relations Board to investigate. James said her office is also considering legal options […]

IATSE Revises Health Plan to Allow Emergency Withdrawals

March 26, 2020

The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan has been temporarily revised to aid members as they navigate through the coronavirus crisis. Motion Picture Editors Guild national executive director Cathy Repola outlined these revisions in a message sent to members on Wednesday. She also warned: “For those that need […]

Paradigm Signs 5-Year Agreement with Writers Guild

March 24, 2020

Paradigm has reached an agreement with the Writers Guild of America, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The pact, which runs through April 2025, is based on the standard franchise agreement offered by the WGA, with a few key gains for Paradigm: Packaging fees will be allowed until December 31, 2021 (the longest extension an agency has attained yet) and it can own 10 percent (up from […]

AFSCME Endorses Joe Biden

March 23, 2020

One of the country’s largest public-service unions endorsed former vice president Joe Biden on Monday, further consolidating a key part of the Democratic coalition around the leader in the party’s nomination contest. The 35-member executive board of the American Federation of County, State and Municipal Employees met Monday afternoon, speaking by teleconference because of […]

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