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 […]

Cinematographers Guild Elects John Lindley President

March 15, 2020

Cinematographer John Lindley has been elected president of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) national executive board. His election follows the February 14 resignation of Lewis Rothenberg just slightly more than half a year into his term. Lindley will complete Rothenberg’s three-year, to which he was elected last year after defeating longtime guild president […]

NLRB Limits Companies’ Liability for Franchisee Labor-Law Violations

February 26, 2020

A US labor board on Tuesday finalized a rule that will make it more difficult to hold companies liable for unlawful labor practices by franchisees and contractors, reversing a more worker-friendly Obama-era standard criticized by business groups. The rule by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which was first proposed […]

‘The Young Turks’ Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not to Unionize

February 25, 2020

Top leadership at the progressive news network The Young Turks held an all-staff meeting at its office in Culver City, California, on February 12. The regularly scheduled gathering was supposed to deal with personnel matters, but instead the focus turned to the staff’s nascent union campaign, which had just gone public. […]

TAP: Bloomberg’s Troubling Record on Unions and Workers

February 22, 2020

Billionaire presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg released a labor platform on February 15 that aligns with the Democratic Party’s stance. It includes support for the PRO Act recently passed by House Democrats. But his comments made in several interviews since he left office demonstrate a clear antagonism toward workers and labor unions. […]

James P. Hoffa Won’t Stand for Re-Election as Teamsters President

February 22, 2020

Teamsters union President James P. Hoffa said he won’t stand for re-election when his current term ends in March 2022, after more than two decades atop the powerful labor group. Hoffa’s exit would open up the race to … the Teamsters for a Democratic Union, a group that has opposed Hoffa’s leadership, [which] is running a slate […]

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