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HAWAII: Kaiser Union Workers Stage Rally Over Failed Contract Talks

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 18)

Unite Here Local 5, representing 1,900 Kaiser employees, said it didn't make headway in negotiations with the state's largest health maintenance organization since resuming bargaining in April.

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TV Streamer Gets Huge Victory on Road to Compulsory License to Broadcast Networks

(THR, July 17)

FilmOn wins a potential landmark ruling — one that will set up a high-stakes appellate showdown with the broadcast establishment.

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Hollywood Movie-Crew Peeper Filmed Dozens of Unwitting Naked Women

(Jezebel, July 17)

A search warrant alleges that AD Kevin Thomas Roy was in possession of a hard drive containing 40 videos and over 400 photographs from hidden cameras.

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2015 Primetime Emmys: And the Nominees Are …

(Emmys.com, July 16)

The full list is here.

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ARIZONA: Strippers Sue Metro Phoenix Clubs Over Labor Practices

(AZ Central, July 16)

In the Valley, Christie’s dancers have banded together in a class-action labor-rights lawsuit in federal court, in what has become a growing and lucrative area of legal practice around the country.

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SAG-AFTRA Heats Up Campaign Against Non-Union Commercials

(Variety, July 16)

SAG-AFTRA caught 40 non-union commercials being produced by advertisers already signed to the commercials contracts — and turned all of those into union commercials.

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Paramount’s Shorter Movie Windows: Bold Move or a Bad Precedent?

(Variety, July 16)

The deal is symbolically significant, even if it is unlikely to radically alter the business, because it represents one of the first times theater owners have agreed to a plan that impinges on their turf.

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NEVADA: Nevada Jobless Rate Under 7 Percent for First Time Since ’08

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 15)

June brought the 54th straight month of year-to-year job gains across Nevada, with every major sector except mining adding positions.

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California Adds 22,900 Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.3%

(LA Times, July 15)

Employment rose 3%, or 461,800 jobs, year over year, according to the California Employment Development Department.

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Whistleblower Forces Changes to 'Allegiant' Battle Scene That Could Put Child Actors At Risk

(Deadline, July 14)

No one was seriously injured during the first day's shoot, but quick action by a witness - and the intervention of representatives from IATSE Local 479 in Atlanta - might have averted a disaster.

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