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An Idiot's Guide to Inequality

(NY Times, July 23)

If you don't have time for Thomas Piketty's comprehensive best seller, here's a quick five-point take on the gap between the rich and poor.


Box-Office Slump: Hollywood Facing Worst Summer in Eight Years

(THR, July 23)

Domestic box office is down 20 percent in the U.S. as "Sex Tape" goes limp and, for the first time since 2001, no film crosses $300 million.


How Rupert Murdoch-Owned Time Warner Would Impact Hollywood: Creatives Speak Out

(THR, July 23)

Leslie Moonves, Jerry Levin and more weigh in as Murdoch's courtship of Time Warner spreads fear and an unsettling skepticism through the creative community: "Whenever Mr. Murdoch is involved in something this substantial, I go to Mass."


Smaller Cable Networks Plan Their Survival Under the Feet of Giants

(NY Times, July 20)

Faced with a worrisome loss in negotiating power, lesser players like AMC and Discovery Communications are seeking ways to secure their own relevance.


Nevada Urged to Fix Minimum Wage Loopholes

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 18)

Workers thought to be be cheated out of either a higher wage or health insurance.


Women Aren't Making More - Men Are Just Making Less

(AZ Central, July 18)

A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report notes that Arizona has one of the highest rates of female participation in the labor market.


Hawaii Unemployment Rate in June Declines to 4.4%

(Pacific Business News, July 18)

June's jobless rate was unchanged from May, labor officials said.


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Our Members
at Work


We’ve gathered photos from our affiliates across District 2 – a display of our members on the job and on the picket lines from 2014. Click here for more pictures. (Requires PowerPoint Viewer )



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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