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Nevada Unemployment Rate Down to 7 Percent

(Las Vegas Review Journal, June 17)

The state's Department of Employment, Rehabilitation and Training reported 5,300 Nevadans entered the work force last month, which helped bring the jobless rate to 7 percent.


California Labor Commission Rules Uber Driver Is An Employee, Not A Contractor

(NPR, June 17)

In a decision that could have major implications for the entire sharing economy, the California Labor Commission has ruled that a San Francisco Uber driver is a company employee, not a contractor.


Live TV Booming Again Thanks to Musicals, Gameshows, Sitcoms

(Variety, June 17)

With today's TV listings overflowing with choices, breaking through the clutter is an ever-present dilemma.


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.


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