Filming in Los Angeles Down Nearly 10 Percent in Early 2019

April 18, 2019

Filming in Los Angeles is on the decline. According to a newly released FilmLA report, on-location shooting in the Greater L.A. area is down 9 percent in the first quarter of 2019. The cause for the drop is a simultaneous slowdown in feature, television […]

Volkswagen Abandons Union Neutrality with Anti-UAW Letter

April 18, 2019

Employees showing up to work this morning at the country’s sole Volkswagen plant were read a letter from the company’s top management expressing their opposition to unionization. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by Labor Notes, stresses […]

Uber Settles Driver Lawsuit for $20 Million

April 18, 2019

The settlement in O’Connor v. Uber, if approved, will end a 6-year class action California labor lawsuit over worker misclassification. The affected drivers will receive approximately 37 cents per mile driven for Uber. Significantly, however, Uber has not agreed to re-classify drivers as employees for benefit […]

WGA Sues Big Four Agencies Over Packaging Fees

April 17, 2019

The WGA had filed a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the four major packaging agencies, accusing them of violating state and federal laws with respect to the fiduciary duties to their writer-clients. Tony Segall, the general […]

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