Ri-Karlo Handy, Editors Guild, The Urban League Team Up with Mentorship Program

July 3, 2020

The history of labor unions and social change in America are obviously deeply entwined. Now a portion of that alliance is marching to increasing inclusion and opportunity in Hollywood with studios, streamers and Tyler Perry. The Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700 has teamed up with SunWise Media co-founder Ri-Karlo Handy and the LA Urban League […]

WGA Leaders Endorse Tentative Deal with Producers on New Film and TV Contract

July 3, 2020

Writers Guild of America leaders have endorsed the union’s tentative deal negotiated last week with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. In an email message Friday morning, union leaders said that “both the WGAW Board and WGAE Council voted unanimously to recommend the contract.” Earlier last week, the WGA and […]

L.A. Public Radio Station KCRW Secures First Collective Bargaining Agreement

July 2, 2020

Employees at Santa Monica-based KCRW-FM, which airs news and music from Santa Barbara to Palm Springs, have completed their first collective bargaining agreement, the latest action in a growing move in public radio and podcasting to unionize. The group We Are KCRW said in a tweet Thursday that it had reached a tentative agreement on a […]

The Hidden Women of Animation

July 1, 2020

In an absorbing new book, women take their place alongside the most famous Disney writers and animators, including the group referred to by Walt Disney as his “Nine Old Men.” […]

Cathy Repola: Crisis Shows Us How Resilient We Are

July 1, 2020

Turning the focus specifically to the membership and the inevitable return to work in the entertainment industry, we must be diligent in ensuring that work sites are completely safe, and that all safety and health protocols now being newly established are adhered to without exception. […]

Salon: Why Labor Unions Make People Less Racist

July 1, 2020

“Compared to non-union workers, union members have higher wages and smaller gender and racial wage disparities,” writes Matthew Rozca in Salon. “Now, a new research paper finds that stronger labor unions have an anti-racist side effect: white union members feel less racial resentment against Blacks than their non-union counterparts. The paper published in the American Journal of Political Science, called […]

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