WGA Leaders on Both Coasts Approve New Contract

May 5, 2017

The WGA’s new film and TV contract was approved tonight in Los Angeles by the board of the WGA West and in New York by the council of the WGA East. It now goes to the guilds’ members for final ratification, which is all but guaranteed. […]

Pickard: Saving Net Neutrality from a Captured FCC

May 5, 2017

”Killing net neutrality is a top-down corporate power grab,” writes Victor Pickard in The Nation. “There’s absolutely no need to repeal it. The protection has tremendous public support.  If Trump’s populism were anything more than a charade, we’d […]

US Unemployment Benefits Drop 19,000 to 238,000

May 4, 2017

The Labor Department says weekly jobless claims dropped by 19,000 to 238,000, the lowest level in three weeks. The less volatile four-week average edged up by 750 to 243,000. Overall, 1.96 million Americans are collecting unemployment benefits […]

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