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Can 20 Million YouTube Fans Make ‘Smosh: The Movie’ a Hit?

(NY Times, June 25)

A generation of Internet stars is making the leap to full-length feature films, with Hollywood betting their fans will follow.


How Unions Improve the Lives of Every Worker

(Huffington Post, June 23)

The history of the Fair Labor Standards Act shows that labor understands that we are all in this together, and if you're organized, you can make life better for all workers.


IATSE Launches Safety Hotline Program

(IATSE, June 22)

The IATSE Safety Hotline is meant as a safety net for when the employers' reporting plan breaks down.


Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1% in May

(Pacific Business News, June 18)

Hawaii’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in May, compared to 4.5 percent in May 2014.


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.


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