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Labor’s Might Seen in Failure of Trade Deal as Unions Allied to Thwart It

(NY Times, June 13)

The labor movement’s unusual cohesion across various sectors of the economy helped derail the trade deal in Congress.


In Piracy Fight, Google Dealt Huge Defeat in Canadian Appeals Court

(THR, June 12)

Web giant ordered to remove search links to certain pirate sites around the globe.


Richard Crudo Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

(Variety, June 10)

Crudo has served for the past two years and filled the post between 2003 and 2006.


Fact: Union Members Earn More Money

(Gawker, June 10)

If you are not in a union, you are leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars in lifetime earnings on the table.


NEVADA: Switching Unions to Get Easier for Nevada Employee Groups

(Las Vegas Review Journal, June 10)

Union representation elections almost certainly will increase in frequency thanks to a recent rule change that requires fewer votes for workers to change bargaining groups.


ARIZONA: Unions to End Contract with Tucson-Based Asarco

(Arizona Daily Star, June 5)

The United Steelworkers union, which leads the group of eight unions representing Asarco workers at five sites in Arizona and Texas, said in a message to union members Friday that the contract will now end June 20.


Exposing the Employment Ploy at Concert Promoter Live Nation

(LA Times, June 5)

Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a large and growing problem.


Box Office in China is Soaring to New Highs

(LA Times, June 5)

Moviegoers shell out $2.6 billion on tickets so far this year as multiplexes multiply.


10 TV series, pilot filming in California to get new production tax credits

(LA Daily News, June 3)

The 11 TV productions were chosen out of 37 that applied by what’s being called a jobs ratio protocol. That means they were ranked by wages to below-the-line workers in California and payments to vendors, among other criteria.


California Company pays Hawaii Workers $100k in Back Wages

(Pacific Business News, June 2)

After a federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, a California-based ventilation and air-conditioning company paid 58 workers in Hawaii more than $99,000 in back wages.


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District 2 is Going to Hawaii in 2015!


Save the Date!
July 10-12, 2015

District 2 is holding its 2015 convention at the beautiful Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, located directly on Waikiki Beach. Convention dates are July 10-12, 2015. We hope all of the Districts delegates can join us in laying out the course for the upcoming year.

Special IA District 2 group room rates of $295 are available for three days prior and three days after the convention subject to room availability. Bring the family. Make your reservations soon! Cutoff date is June 10, 2015.

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