About Jeffrey Burman
Jeff Burman served on the Guild’s Board of Directors from 1992 to 2019. He is now retired. He can be reached at jeffrey.s.burman.57@gmail.com.

Notorious Union Busting Firm Hired by Google

January 23, 2020

“Google, the Silicon Valley search giant, has hired IRI consultants, a market research firm notorious for aggressive union busting, likely in response to multiple recent employee protests,” writes Svenson Stiffelsen in his self-named blog. “IRI Consultants has been hired by several companies to stop workers from forming unions […]

Opening Arguments in Weinstein Trial Begin

January 22, 2020

New York Assistant District Attorney Meghan Hast described a pattern of repeated sexual assault by producer Harvey Weinstein, telling jurors in her opening argument Wednesday that they will come to see the famous Hollywood producer as “a sexual predator and a rapist.” The jury […]

APA Agency Signs Agreement with the WGA

January 21, 2020

Another full-service agency and Association of Talent Agents member, APA, has reached a deal with the WGA. The agency, which immediately will resume its representation of writers, also said it will bring the Television and Motion Picture Literary businesses together under the banner of APA Scripted Literary. APA is the latest member of the Association of Talent […]

King Understood the Power of Unions

January 21, 2020

On what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr. King was one of his era’s most fearsome […]

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