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NEVADA: Can Labor Survive Nevada's Republican Party?

(The Atlantic, Feb. 18)

For the first time in decades, the GOP controls the state's assembly, the senate, and the governor's mansion—and they're targeting unions.


‘Midnight Rider’ Accident Still Resonates One Year Later

(Variety, Feb. 18)

Such improvements as a pair of new safety apps, as well as more sets incorporating safety guidelines on call sheets have increased awareness of safety on set.


ARIZONA: Arizona’s Economy Poised to Warm Up in 2015, Reports Say

(Arizona Republic, Feb. 16)

Robert Kavcic, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, sees Arizona's economy advancing 3.5 percent in 2015, beating expected U.S. growth of 3.1 percent.


'Grand Budapest', 'Guardians', 'AHS: Freak Show' Top Make-Up & Hair Stylists Awards

(Deadline, Feb. 15)

Disney’s Guardians Of The Galaxy and Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman took home top film honors tonight at the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards.


California Film Commission Unveils Details of How Tax Credits Will Be Awarded

(Variety, Feb. 13)

The jobs ratio, a competitive ranking system in which money would go to projects that promise a proportional return in employment, will be the amount of a project’s planned qualified wages divided by the amount of the tax credit they are seeking.


How Live Nation Exploits Low-Wage Workers to Stage its Concerts, Festivals

(Washington Post, Feb. 13)

At some of its venues, the promoter uses independent contractors paid as little as $10 an hour to do tricky, dangerous jobs.


NEVADA: Nevada Board Gives Up Supermajority Rule for Switching Unions

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Feb. 12)

A state board overseeing public worker union elections said it will change its 13-year-old policy that requires a supermajority for one union to oust another, noting that it was “a failed experiment.”


ARIZONA: Phoenix Area Adding Jobs at Sluggish Wage Levels

(Arizona Republic, Feb. 11)

More Phoenix-area residents are going back to work, but local residents generally aren't earning a lot more money.


‘Kickboxer’ Crew Members Receive Pay 2 Months Late

(Variety, Feb. 10)

About 180 union crew members on the remake of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s “Kickboxer” have received their pay — two months after the wrap of filming in New Orleans.


Digital Jobs Help Drive Hollywood Employment to Highest Level in Decade

(LA Times, Feb. 10)

A surge in digital entertainment jobs from new online shows on Amazon, YouTube and other new-media outlets has helped drive employment in Hollywood to the highest level in a decade.


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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.

Click here to make your reservation.


2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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