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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.


Gale Anne Hurd: There Are "No Excuses" for What Happened to Sarah Jones

(THR, Feb. 8)

Sunday at the Society of Camera Operators Awards, Hurd urged on-set safety as Birdman's camera operator won the feature competition.


Anthem Health Plan Hack Ensnares Hollywood Unions

(THR, Feb. 5)

The breach may affect DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE members who are subscribers to Anthem’s Blue Cross plans.


HAWAII: Governor Taps Hoshijo as Deputy Director of Labor Department

(Hawaii Civil Beat, Feb. 5)

Gov. Ige has yet to name the head of DLIR, but has found who he wants to be No. 2.


DGA President Paris Barclay Leads Guild’s Progress on Diversifying Workforce

(Variety, Feb. 5)

Barclay’s also pleased that overall gains in TV programming are translating to more money in the pockets of the 15,000 DGA members.


As Drone Use Takes Off on Film Sets, Concerns for Safety Arise

(Variety, Feb. 4)

On film sets, drones are steadily gaining altitude - with what aerial companies say are a tight set of controls over their use.


IATSE Protesters Descend On ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Screening At ArcLight

(Deadline, Feb. 3)

About 15 people chanted “Do right, ArcLight” during the noisy but peaceful demonstration, which drew police and onlookers.


Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

(Variety, Jan. 28)

22 top media executives address the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable.


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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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