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ARIZONA: National Labor Board Accuses Asarco of Unfair Practices

(Arizona Daily Star, Nov. 4)

The federal government is charging Tucson-based copper mining giant Asarco with unfair labor practices for its handling of negotiations with its Arizona employees for a new union contract.

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Why Warner Bros.’ Misfire ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ is So Troubling for the Once-Dominant Studio

(LA Times, Nov. 2)

The studio, one of Hollywood's largest, is not in crisis, but its vaunted brand has been bruised by a rash of misfires this year.

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In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’

(NY Times, Nov. 1)

Over the last 10 years, thousands of businesses across the country — from big corporations to storefront shops — have used arbitration to create an alternate system of justice. There, rules tend to favor businesses.

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The Mystery of the Vanishing Pay Raise

(NY Times, Nov. 1)

The share of corporate income going to workers is at its lowest level since 1951.

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CALIFORNIA: Film Tax Credits, New Media Outlets Help Revive L.A.'s Entertainment Economy

(LA Times, Oct. 31)

California's decision last year to offer more generous tax incentives for film and TV production is being credited for a sharp uptick in location shoots across Los Angeles.

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NEVADA: Trump Sues Culinary, Bartenders Unions

(Nevada Public Radio, Oct. 29)

The Culinary Union has been pushing to unionize Trump's hotel.

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ARIZONA: NLRB Rules Tucson Taxi Drivers Eligible to Unionize

(Arizona Daily Star, Oct. 29)

The association initially petitioned the NLRB for employee status in 2013. Their petition was rejected, but the group requested and won a review.

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Amazon Prime Now Drivers Claim They Were Paid Below Minimum Wage

(Huffington Post, Oct. 28)

Who's paying for the delivery service? "Down-on-their-luck low-wage workers," says the drivers' lawyer.

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HAWAII: Hawaii labor officials take a look at Ala Moana Center construction site

(Pacific Business News, Oct. 27)

The state said that the misclassifying of construction employees as independent contractors, or simply paying them in cash “off-the-books,” could affect Hawaii’s contractors, workers and state funds.

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Jam Productions vs. Stagehands

(WBEZ, Oct. 21)

Details are sketchy, but the two sides are squaring off for a union fight.

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YouTube Unveils Ad-Free Subscription Service, YouTube Red

(LA Times, Oct. 21)

YouTube, the pioneer of free online videos, is jumping into the subscription streaming market with YouTube Red.

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NBC's Comedy Hub: Who Will Pay Extra for Digital Laughs?

(THR, Oct. 21)

Despite having only two comedies in its primetime lineup, the network is promising more than 20 original, digital-only genre series for its new niche service.

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73rd Annual IATSE D-2 Convention
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Aug. 5-7, 2016

Spread the Word for Women’s Health

The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and HealthyWomen on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
 
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Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance in times of extreme need to people working in the entertainment industry. Many IATSE members have benefited over the years from this grant program.
 
If you are injured or sick and need assistance paying the rent or paying down your bills until you can get back to work, click here to find out more about this valuable organization. Cases are reviewed quickly and confidentially.
 
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