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 […]

House Approves Landmark Pro-Union Labor Bill

March 24, 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 […]

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 […]

Governor Gavin Newsom Orders All Californians to Stay at Home

March 20, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered Californians to stay at home, marking the first mandatory restrictions placed on the lives of all 40 million residents in the state’s fight against the novel coronavirus. The governor’s action comes at a critical time in California, where 19 people have died and […]

Biden Wins Endorsement of UFCW

March 20, 2020

Joe Biden won the endorsement of a prominent union on Friday as he steams toward the Democratic presidential nomination. The former vice president earned the backing of United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents 1.3 million workers in the health care, grocery, retail and other industries. The union is just the latest in a string of labor groups to back the former vice president, who has […]

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