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ARIZONA: Minimum wage increase impacts Arizona

(Daily Wildcat, Oct. 31)

The change is a 15-cent increase from the previous wage at $7.90 and 80 cents higher than the federal minimum wage at $7.25.


‘Midnight Rider’ Crew Kept In Dark Over Safety, Federal Investigation Reveals

(Deadline, Oct. 30)

Specific details of what happened on the tracks were revealed in a play-by-play report by OSHA.


Studios to Reap $6.8 Billion From SVOD Syndication in 2015

(Variety, Oct. 24)

Projections issued Thursday from RBC Capital Markets estimate Netflix, Amazon and Hulu will spend a collective $6.8 billion on programming in 2015.


CALIFORNIA: L.A. Area Sees Surge in Location Shoots for TV shows

(LA Times, Oct. 22)

A jump in area TV shoots underscores L.A.'s growing reliance on the industry as film work has moved elsewhere.


Jerry Brown Appoints Thomas Davis, Michael Nyman to Film Commission

(Variety, Oct. 22)

Davis, the third international VP of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Executive Board and business manager at IATSE Local 80, joins the commission.


Directors Guild Leaders Approve Deal on Commercials Contract

(Variety, Oct. 22)

The deal is similar to the DGA’s new contract for film and TV, which went into effect in July.


Hawaii Jobless Rate Falls to 6-Year-Low of 4.2%

(Honolulu Star Advertiser, Oct. 20)

The last time the state's jobless rate dropped lower was during the early stages of the recession in July 2008 when it was 4.1 percent.


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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.

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2014 IATSE District 2 Membership Booklet

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