Teachers Union Makes 2020 ‘Recommendations,’ Not an Endorsement

February 21, 2020

The nation’s second-largest teachers union, the American Federation of Teachers, said it will encourage local and state chapters to back Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) or former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic nomination. […]

Post Production Employees at ‘The Young Turks’ Announce Unionization by IATSE

February 19, 2020

Production and post-production workers at The Young Turks, the online network offering news from a progressive, left-leaning perspective, have organized a union through the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. TYT, founded in 2002 by chief on-camera personality Cenk Uygur, produces a variety of programs, including its flagship […]

House Approves Landmark Pro-Union Labor Bill

February 18, 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 a safer workplace. […]

Weinstein’s Lawyer Wrote an Article Addressing Jurors; The Judge is Unhappy

February 18, 2020

Over the weekend, just days before jurors in the Harvey Weinstein case were set to begin deliberations, his lead defense lawyer, Donna Rotunno, wrote an opinion piece imploring them “to do what they know is right.” The article in Newsweek magazine infuriated the Manhattan district attorney’s office, and on Tuesday the lead prosecutor called […]

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