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Nevada AFL-CIO Opposes Proposed Margins Tax to Fund Public Schools

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 2)

Also known as the Education Initiative, Question 3 would impose a two percent business “margins tax” designed to raise an estimated $700 million a year for public schools.


Caution Advised on California’s TV, Film Credits

(LA Times, May 1)

To date, California's film and television tax credit program has funded about 270 projects, generating an estimated $4.75 billion in economic activity.


Las Vegas Helping Lead Charge in Fight to Reform Minimum Wage

(Las Vegas Sun, April 27)

Las Vegas has become a hotbed in the national campaign to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.


Hawaii Lawmakers Closer to a Deal on Minimum Wage While Budget Stalls

(Honolulu Civil Beat, April 23)

The Hawaii Senate has endorsed a $10 minimum wage.


Arizona's Job Recovery Remains on Slow Climb

(AZ Central, April 23)

Arizona gained a net 47,800 jobs through March.


Governor's Business Director Gives Thumbs Up to Film Industry

(LA Times, April 24)

Kish Rajan, director of the Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development, offered some reassuring words to film commissioners and industry executives in California.


Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California

(NY Times, April 17)

Lawmakers across the country are wrestling with the efficacy of these programs and how generous they should be in luring film and television production to their states.


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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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2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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