AFL-CIO Criticizes Activision CEO

August 5, 2019

The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest union federation, has called out Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and his 2018 salary after massive layoffs earlier this year, according to Patrick Shanley in The Hollywood Reporter in June. Nearly 800 employees lost their jobs in 2019. […]

Beginnings and Endings

June 7, 2019

It’s well known, and often cited, that of all the filmmaking crafts, editing is the only one that did not exist before the advent of moving pictures. In fact, editing was actually created in the process of making those early films — first within the movie camera (or kinetograph or cinématographe) and then after the film was developed and printed, in the phase that became known as post-production. […]

Bernie Would Ban Anti-Union Laws

June 7, 2019

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) announced in early April that if elected, he would ban so-called right-to-work laws. Slightly more than half of US states currently have laws on the books banning unions from negotiating contracts that require all members who benefit from a union […]

Personal Effects: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Interaction

June 7, 2019

One of the social media companies competing for my ever-diminishing supply of attention sends me almost daily e-mails imploring me to log onto its site so that I can build an online simulacrum of my professional network. Those e-mails egg me on with a declarative catchphrase: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” […]

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