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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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Decline In Unions Weakens US Middle Class, Reduces Income Mobility Between Generations: New Research

(IB Times, Oct. 20)

A working paper published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests a “strong, though not necessarily causal” link between the power of labor unions, the well-being of the middle class and income mobility between generations.

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Cinematographers Guild Hires Rebecca Rhine as its First Female Executive Director

(LA Times, Oct. 19)

The International Cinematographers Guild has tapped veteran labor official Rebecca Rhine to run the 7,700-member union.

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ARIZONA: Arizona Minimum Wage Holds at $8.05 for 2016

(AZ Central, Oct. 16)

The nation's low inflation over the past year kept wages from rising.

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NEVADA: Stay Ordered in Changes to Nevada's Minimum Wage Law

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Oct. 16)

A district court ruling making significant changes to Nevada's minimum wage law as it relates to health insurance has been put on hold until the issues are resolved by the Nevada Supreme Court.

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HAWAII: McTeacher’s Nights: Teachers Unions Say No To School Fundraisers

(Hawaii Public Radio, Oct. 15)

Some of the critics who have signed on to the letter argue that McDonald's benefits from these fundraisers more than the schools.

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TV Station Owners May Get a Windfall from Selling Broadcast Airwaves

(LA Times, Oct. 16)

Your favorite local TV station may be worth a lot more if it goes off the air.

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Hollywood Applauds L.A. Crackdown on Civilian Drone Use

(THR, Oct. 15)

L.A. now prohibits flying an unmanned aircraft within five miles of an airport without permission, flying it 400 feet above the ground or within 25 feet of another person or flying beyond its operator's visual line of site.

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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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