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Alabama Vote Is Rare Win in the South for the U.A.W.

(NY Times, Sept. 23)

Workers at an auto parts plant in northeast Alabama cited issues such as wage caps and growing use of temporary workers in their vote to join a labor union.


Hollywood Adjusts Netflix Strategy as Cord-Cutting Fears Grow

(Bloomberg, Sept. 22)

Fox CEO says 'thinking is evolving’ and plans more deals with Hulu.


ARIZONA: The real unemployment rate? 44 percent of Arizona adults not working

(Phoenix Business Journal, Sept. 18)

Arizona usually ranks in the bottom 10 U.S. states for percentage of working-age persons actually working.


MPTF, Delta Air Lines Partner on Emergency Assistance Travel Program

(THR, Sept. 18)

The multi-year deal provides travel assistance to Foundation members and their families.


NEVADA: Nevada Leads Nation in Private Sector Job Growth

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sept. 17)

The latest labor statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show Nevada added 45,100 jobs during the first quarter of 2015, equating to a growth rate of 4.4 percent.


Research Points to Internet Impacting TV Ratings, Ad Revenue

(Etcentric, Sept. 11)

According to new figures released by Moffett Nathanson Research, the growth of online ads will have a significant impact on traditional television and other media.


Plane Crash on Tom Cruise Movie Set Kills Two Crew Members

(LA Times, Sept. 11)

A film starring Tom Cruise was struck with tragedy Friday when a small plane crashed in Colombia, killing two crew members.


Summer Movie Piracy Rises: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Tops 2015 Downloads

(Variety, Sept. 10)

Digital pirates have been more active in swiping illegal copies of top Hollywood releases this summer compared with last year, according to new data.


Women and Minority TV Directors Rank Low Among First-Time Hires, Study Shows

(LA Times, Sept. 10)

A new study looking at the TV hiring underbelly has some not-so-shocking results: Women and minority television directors are at a disadvantage in getting their foot in the door.


California’s Bid to Bring Production Back to State Striking Gold

(Variety, Sept. 9)

Now that the California Film Commission has unveiled the first round of feature films to receive incentives under the state’s recently expanded tax credit program, producers are indicating that the new scheme is an anti-runaway success.


How an Area’s Union Membership Can Predict Children’s Advancement

(NY Times, Sept. 9)

Children born to low-income families typically ascend to higher incomes in metro areas where union membership is higher, a study shows.


ARIZONA: Rising Arizona membership gives unions something to cheer for Labor Day

(Tuscon Sentinel, Sept. 8)

Analysts said the rise in Arizona union membership, from 122,00 workers in 2013 to 138,000 in 2014, was driven by an overall increase in jobs, as the state rebounds from the recession.


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Spread the Word for Women’s Health

The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and HealthyWomen on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
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Injured or Sick and Need Help with the Bills?

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance in times of extreme need to people working in the entertainment industry. Many IATSE members have benefited over the years from this grant program.
If you are injured or sick and need assistance paying the rent or paying down your bills until you can get back to work, click here to find out more about this valuable organization. Cases are reviewed quickly and confidentially.
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2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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