AFL-CIO Sues OSHA to Demand Standard for Worker Protections

May 19, 2020

The AFL-CIO on Monday filed a petition to compel the Labor Department to issue an emergency temporary standard that would offer stronger protection for US workers against the coronavirus as states begin to reopen. The labor group is asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to immediately […]

IATSE Hires Epidemiologists to Consult on Return-to-Work Procedures

May 18, 2020

IATSE has hired a trio of epidemiologists to consult the union on best practices for workers in the entertainment industry to safely return to work in the era of COVID-19. “We want everyone to get back to work as soon as possible, but we need to do it right,” says IATSE international president Matthew Loeb. “We are working with these epidemiologists and employers […]

Hollywood Giants Plan More Cost-Cutting, Brace for Pandemic Recession

May 14, 2020

With Hollywood first-quarter earnings season now wrapped, sector giants have made clear that more of the financial pain of the novel coronavirus pandemic will, as expected, hit their results for the current second quarter, which started after the initial virus impact in March. With revenue dragged down across divisions — from the closed theme park units and […]

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces Working Group to Help Reopen Film and TV

May 8, 2020

On Friday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the launch of a series of working groups across key industries, including film and TV. The mayor said each of these groups has already been working for weeks, and their aim is to offer “guidance from experts on how we [reopen] safely.” The working groups are “assembling a tool kit with key health and […]

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